It is hard to believe it’s the end of May, and at the same time, it has been a LONG month since our last Share Four Somethings. In a few days, we will have a 7th and 9th grader in our house and I’m soaking up every minute of these last few days of 6th and 8th grade.
I’ve loved taking my guys shopping this month. Thanks to Kohl’s sales and major growth spurts both boys need for new clothes was easily fulfilled with individual shopping trips. Watching them walk in with a plan, pick different clothes to try, and walk away with new outfits was a fun step in seeing them become more independent.
This month Rachel Held Evans died. She was way too young and she leaves behind a loving husband and two toddlers. She also leaves a legacy of challenging some of the thinking of traditional church leaders and asking hard questions. Often labeled divisive and a heretic, Rachel Held Evans was still an important voice in American Evangelicalism. I LOVED Ed. Seltzer’s article in Christianity Today. Reflecting on Rachel: Why She Mattered
Here is a portion of Ed’s article: ” Yes, Rachel Held Evans stirred the evangelical pot in ways that were uncomfortable and distressing. However, for me, she made me think and she made me better. She pointed out my logical fallacies and forced me to defend my assumptions. And when she appreciated something, she said it. She was always looking for the good in people, and didn’t hold back when she found it. “
This month I learned that there are actual facts and figures that prove the coaching life is more stressful on marriage than many other careers. This, of course, was not a surprise to me but it is always nice to have data to back a theory!
I really appreciated with Stephanie Clinton had to share this month over at The Glorious Table. Her post How to Disagree Well speaks directly to the heart of what seems to be tearing the church, our communities and our country apart these days. The unwillingness to leave space for the chance that we may not have all the answers.
I’m linking up with Heather Gerwing for another month of Share Four Somethings. Head over to her blog to see what others are sharing!