Friday, May 2, 2014

{7QTs} Books, Blog Posts, and Getting Me a Banana Suit!

Linking up with Conversion Diary for another dose of 7 Quick Takes:

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{1} I need a banana suit.  Jen is giving one lucky blogger one:

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{2}  I'm loving Something Other Than God!  I'm about halfway through it, and I'm already trying to figure out what the non-awkward way of giving it to family and friends who are questioning the faith.....IS there a non-awkward way?  Lemme know if you think of it, because I'm seriously considering a bulk order. 

That gift card would buy me 2 more copies of Something Other Than God - just saying.

{3}  Speaking of SOTG - I was a little irritated to wait a couple days past the release to get my pre-order, but after hearing how early Micaela pre-ordered and that she still didn't have it, I feel like I should maybe be binge reading my copy.  But, it's so good, I want to read it thoughtfully.  I'm finding particular pieces staying with me as I go about my day, and I'm enjoying mulling them over.

Although I am hiding out a bit more to get some reading in.

Don't rat me out - k?

{4}  Have you ever had one of those moments when you've cringed about pushing the "Publish" button?  Fumbling Towards Grace had one of those moments that she shared with us, and I'm so grateful she did.  It was beautifully written and reminded me of where I fit into a more peaceful, more loving world - because I do, we all do.

{5}  Then I hit "Publish" myself on something that seems to have hit a few people square in the heart.  No greater honor as a blogger than sharing something that feels a little scary and difficult and finding that God used those words to speak to someone's heart.  A few of my fellow bloggers shared the post, and it's now gone my version of viral - with nearly 10x the views as an average post.  So incredibly humbled that I was used as an instrument to say something that mattered to so many.

{6}  Do you know Kelly?  She has one of the best senses of humor ever.  Go dig around on her space, and start with the really strange costume.  Maybe she needs the banana suit more....

{7}  And now, are you ready to be totally annoyed at yourself for having succumbed to curiosity and listened to this?  Do it! Click on it!  My girls and I rock out to this in the car on our satellite radio.  While you watch it, picture a 30-something mom and two girls dancing at the stoplight next to you. 

*Note*  If shaking gummy bear butts offend your sensibilities, avert your eyes at 1:02 and 2:18....or just listen while you surf other things. 

You're welcome for the brain rot!  Have a wonderful weekend - special prayers for all those making a First Holy Communion this weekend, and all the mamas frantically preparing for such festivities!

Now, go stop by Jen's!


  1. I'm a new visitor to your blog since your post went viral - thought it was excellent! Gave me a lot to think about.

  2. We love the gummy bears. The Nuki song is often sung about. :)

    1. Haven't heard the Nuki song, will have to look it up :)


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