I made it back for the second edition of Here and There. This post is a collection of some of the good, true, beautiful and just plan ‘ol funny I run across on the internet throughout the week. If you have something that left an impression on you: made you laugh, made you think, made you cry, or even made you mad, leave it in the comments. (If you are reading this post by email, you’ll need to click “Read More” to see all the links.)
Here and There: Shake it Off and Off and Offer it Up
This is Leo’s favorite song. He’s loved it since in the womb…really. When I was pregnant with him, the children and I would watch and listen to God of Mercy and Compassion almost daily while we were learning it. Now at almost three, he begs to watch it, belts it out in the car or around the house and lights up when we sing it at church.
Have you seen this hilarious video, The Evolution of Dance? So funny!! A great laugh to start the weekend off with.
My friend Kellie wrote a beautiful “Happy Birthday Letter” to her daddy who died nineteen years ago. It’s beautiful.
Bobbi at Revolution of Love has a great post about her Lenten resolutions. She also posts lovely, warm looking pictures from her daily walks…by the ocean…in the sunshine…with gentle breezes.
In case you missed it, this week I wrote about the time Chris called me a hypocrite…and he was right–Book of Sirach: Pay Attention to What You Say.
God is working on me (working me over) about my gentleness. Thankfully He’s being gentle because I know the lessons could be so much harder.–Bible Quotes: Let Your Gentleness Be Known.
I also wrote about Removing Soul Dust. Due to weather or Spring plans, my thoughts have turned to the ways the earth renews by sloughing a layer of dirt either through erosion or when we dig it up to plant something. I can see the resemblance between that and my soul.
And of course I’ve been spending time in my Bible. I am really enjoying the practice of Bible Journaling, so much so that I’ve also been journaling in my daily devotional, Divine Intimacy: Meditations on the Interior Life for Every Day of the Liturgical Year.
Have a great weekend and I will see you tomorrow for my weekly Sunday post, Daybook Online Journal.
Oh and the title…Have you seen this video of a police officer unknowingly singing/dancing to Shake it Off? Good stuff. Along the same lines, we used to have a priest who always told the story of when he would get hurt, his mother would always say “those three little words” he hated to hear…“Offer it up.” Well, that’s what I’m going to practice this Lent…Shaking it off and Offering it Up.