five friday links

Friday, May 25, 2012

Five links this week – ones I’ve been hanging on to for awhile, savoring over and over again from my bookmarks, one that are newer, and almost all of them moved me to tears. Maybe you won’t have that reaction, but if you do, I offer my apologies in advance.

Meditations on a Messy Life - Lisa Qualls for Empowered to Connect: "When we love people, we invite their brokenness and mess into our lives. Mess is inconvenient; it takes our time, energy, and sometimes money to make it better. Despite our efforts, the mess cannot always be fully contained. It spills over and touches the people who dare to stand near.”

Until a Better Love - Shaun Groves: “We know there’s a better love, a more profound and generous and beautiful love, but this love is all we have sometimes. And this is family isn’t it? Commitment that isn’t circumstantial, whose roots wriggle way down to stretch deeper than feeling, relationship with a memory longer than the present moment.”

one thing that will make your soul explode - chatting at the sky: “Our souls were not made for fame. Our souls were made for the Famous One. O God, save us from ourselves.”

Is Living a Good Story Always Exciting? - Rachel for Prodigal Magazine: “Instead, I think, a good story is about loving others, even when it’s hard. It’s about learning from them. It’s about having hard conversations about race, poverty, justice, love, pain. And doing something about that hard stuff. A good story is told in the quiet moments of laughter, love, and perseverance.”

And finally, my favorite clip of the week. Maybe it’s stupid to tear up when one of your favorites leaves a TV show, but I couldn’t help myself. Goodbye, Kristen Wiig – we’ll miss you on Saturday nights!

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