collecting the best…

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

As always, click through to read more than the snippet I’ve posted. Did one of these speak to you like it did me? Let me know!

Tiger Mothers or the Making of Velveteen Mothers - Ann Voskamp at (in)courage
”There are Tiger Mothers and there are Dragon Mothers, but if the years can be used to make a woman only into this: a Velveteen Mother. A Velveteen Mother — made Real by the years — the way grace can happen to you. And not all at once — but you become. And grace becomes you. To be just a Velveteen Mother: worn and weathered down to the exquisite beauty of the frame of the Cross.”

Halloween and Hot Chocolate - Family Matters
”What is the best day of the year to get to know the majority of the people living in your neighbourhood? It’s not Christmas Morning. Or Easter Sunday. Or the first day of school. The best day of the year to build community is on Halloween.”

change the world {{day 21}} :: suffer - Chatting at the Sky
”But consider those you admire, those who live with passion and intention – do they have a story of suffering? It may not be an outward, public brokenness, but I would venture to say that the world changers are well acquainted with grief. A seed must fall deep into the ground, breaking in the darkness of the damp earth before it can spring up and burst forth with life, full and new. And so the suffering of this broken life does not in itself bring about change, rather it is how the suffering is handled in the hands of the broken.”

A Sister's Eulogy for Steve Jobs - Mona Simpson for the NY Times
”Even as a feminist, my whole life I’d been waiting for a man to love, who could love me. For decades, I’d thought that man would be my father. When I was 25, I met that man and he was my brother.”

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