Jun 10, 2011

worth reading 06.10.11

People ask me why I tweet, and while there are a lot of different reasons, one of the main ones is because of all the different blogs and bloggers I've discovered. There is plenty of junk on the internet, and there are plenty of ways to waste my time. But there are also places worth stopping by on a regular basis because the truth that lives there is inspiring.

Here are a few of the posts that have inspired me this week. If you have a second [c'mon, you know you do], check out any one of these. And if you have more than a second, check them all out.

  1. I loved Joy's fresh perspective on what it means for us to guard our hearts. As a person who loves to love big, it's been a concept I've struggled with. I think she unpacks it with grace, truth, and humor. As per usual.
  2. One of my favorite people, first on Twitter, then on Tumblr, then as a blogger, and now as a dear friend is Lauren. Her friendship is a treasure, and her wisdom blows me away on a regular basis. Her post on pre-marital sex is FANTASTIC. Please, please, please, man or woman, married or single, please read it.
  3. I also loved Lauren's post on rest. It is simple, and it is true.
  4. I was drying my hair this morning, praying about my own relationship history. I asked God for help understanding what healing looks like and what it looks like to honor Him within romantic relationships. And then I found this post by John Piper, entitled "No More Scarlet Letters." I love the way God answers prayer.
  5. And last, but certainly not least, there is Miss Ally Spotts. She is delightful and insightful. Her post on how to deal with a difficult break up was full of wisdom.
So there you have them: my must reads of the past few weeks. I hope they encourage and challenge you as they have done to me.


Matt Shedd said...

Lauren's posts are both true and amazing!

Haley said...

Matt, glad you liked them! She's quite the truth teller, that Lauren.

Joy Eggerichs said...

You are too good to me ya know that? Thank you for your constant belief, encouragement and prayers. See your face soon?

Bon Bon said...

I'll definitely have to check these out! Thanks for the heads up:-) xoxo