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A Coffee and You Can Do More Friday

A Coffee and You Can Do More Friday

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Photo Credit: Connie Ma ©2014 (Flickr via Creative Commons) The theme of my week seems to be “You Can Do More!” (I say that even after having a rather crappy Tuesday). So here are some things that have helped and are helping me push past excuses and “Blergh!” moments and other potential distractions:

  •  Last summer Olan Rogers went on a different kind of a tour, which my husband, youngest niece, and I were all bummed to have missed joining up with by one day when it hit Seattle in early August. But the documentary short Olan put together about the Eat a Slice With Me tour gives a taste (ha!) of the rather epic undertaking. Block off 10 minutes and 20 seconds and watch it here.
  • Chase Mielke doles out some excellent advice (and needed tough love) in his blog post What Students Really Need to Hear. Don’t think you can pass over this because you’re no longer in school. There is excellent advice here no matter what stage of life you may find yourself in.
  • Eventually you may be able to listen to every song on Needtobreathe’s album Rivers in the Wasteland via this blog (Never say never!). It’s simply still my favourite album, and the song Brother encourages me to get up and help other where and when I can.
  • Julie Shreve writes beautifully about abiding, harvests, and pruning in Work Your Fields at her blog The Esau Project (which has the brilliant tag line “No longer trading our future for temporary satisfaction.”). I have a hard time abiding and allowing pruning more times than I care to admit, you guys. Seriously. It helps me to know I’m not alone in it.

So there you go. (Sometimes ending a blog post is hard. As my older niece likes to say, “The struggle is real.”)

Happy Friday!

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