A Coffee and Some Whoa Moments Friday
- It has been almost four weeks, and there are still moments when upon catching sight of my tattoo in the midst of some everyday task, I think, “What’s that on my arm?” before I remember oh, yes – I have a tattoo. (I’m still rather pleased with it, by the way.)
- For those of you on Twitter, aren’t there times when you are pleasantly baffled to find certain people are following your account? I had that when Emily Wierenga started to follow me. I’m not sure why she did so, but it has proven to be a good thing for me as she is a fantastic writer. She recently wrote about her heart-wrenching miscarriage for Prodigal Magazine. It is a startling piece – so unexpected and harsh and painfully real, even for those who have never experienced such an event. Her words knocked the breath out of me and lodged within my heart all at the same time.
- Krista Bjorn’s blog Rambling Tart is, as the blog header says, filled with stories of the building of a beautiful life filled with great food, brave travel, and inspiring photography. And like Emily, she doesn’t tuck away the sharper, sadder pieces of life either. In A Time for Grieving, a Time for Celebrating she invites her readers to share in the far-too-soon loss of her best friend and cousin Danielle.
- Page CXVI is making their entire music library available for free download until the end of this month. Every song, every hymn they put their own unique stamp on may not be your cup of tea. But there is something grace-filled and bold about such a gesture. (Their album Lullabies is becoming a particular favourite of mine.)
*Photo Credit: Jacob Gube ©2009 (Flickr via Creative Commons)