i am generally inspired, amused, educated or enlightened by a number of posts on the internet any given week and link to them via the social medias.

but the week time is busy for a lot of people and so you might find that you got to the end of it and missed out on some of the posts that otherwise might have interested you.

so as i look back to this past week, here are some of the stand out posts that i have seen wandering around the internet, or hanging out on this blog:

MOST HONEST:

Confronting the Lie: God Won’t give you more than you can handle – Nate Pyle is honestly one of my favourite guys to read and in this piece which was written a year ago he confronts the idea that God will not give you more than you can handle in a real, rough and honest piece

 

MOST INSIGHTFUL:

Science says Lasting Relationships come down to 2 Basic Traits – i found this look at relationships really insightful and a good read for anyone actually with some definite practical steps for me to work on in my own marriage

 

MOST INSPIRING:

Book Review for Sale: This story of a young man sitting at the side of the road, giving book reviews to passers by and then trying to sell them the books as a means of raising money.

 

FOR PARENTS:

You Just Broke Your Kid. Congratulations – Dan Pierce, the Single Dad Laughing, almost breaks the internet with this piece inspired by watching a dad treat his son badly in a shopping line

To Be A Dad – Meet Dave Gale – in a similar vein, i actually enjoyed this piece by Dave Gale responding to the phrase, ‘To Be A Dad’ even more, especially as he lets his children know that he will love and protect their mother [especially from them]

Dear Parent: About THAT kid… – just read this today actually – for parents of young children who are at school, this is a powerful read displaying the heart of a teacher who deeply cares for your child

 

BEST KEPT SECRET:

The Koeksuster of Faith [or what happens when i doubt?] – Having been asked to write something on Doubt, i came up with this two parter, which went largely unread in a week filled with great posts, but still hoping more people will jump in and engage on the issue of Christians and Doubt – is it okay? am i okay?

 

MOST PERSONAL:

How to win the Lottery [guaranteed!] – Short piece on a time of prayer and discernment that tbV and i had in our home this week with friends and family as we looked to hear from God in terms of where and how to live next

 

MOST POLITICAL:

Dubula ibhulu: Shoot the Boer/Farmer [and why we need to embrace this song] – My friend, Nkosi Gola, continues to spark things up in the Reconciliation conversation by suggesting that a song, described by many as hate speech, has a significant place in our story
MOST POETIC:
The Twitterer Poem – Lay in bed one morning and decided to write a poem in Twitter in lines of 140 or less characters and this was the result.

 

THE PEOPLE WITH TOO MUCH TIME ON THEIR HANDS [TPWTMTOTH]:

This Guy Paints Random Characters Into Old Thrift Store Paintings – David Irvine gets creative and has a lot of fun inserting popular characters and scenes into classic artworks, giving them new life

Artist Removes One Letter From Famous Movie Titles and Illustrates the Results – Austin Light takes some classic movies and simply by removing one letter from each title comes up with some fun new premises for films which he cleverly illustrates, favourites being ‘Mr and Mrs Sith’ and ‘Beauty and the Beat’

 

MOST LIGHTHEARTED FUN:

Kevin Spacey’s Celebrity Impressions with Jimmy Fallon – Watch Spacey and Fallon battle head to head with this Halloween-themed Impression-off.

 

MOST EYEBROW-RAISINGLY RIDICULOUS [and reflective of how bizarre this internet fame thing is that we’ve created]

Alex From Target – struggling with insomnia the one night, i eventually ended up googling this story i had seen floating around the internet and could not believe how random and scary a simple act of social media could so quickly become

 

T-SHIRT I WOULD MOST LIKELY WEAR:

veg

 

STRANGEST SEARCH TERMS PEOPLE TYPED INTO GOOGLE TO ARRIVE AT MY BLOG THIS WEEK:

weird chicken

stampede of animals

ecards about grammar

shadows blocking the sun

mudpies in the slum tattoo

 

INSPIRATIONAL TWEETS OF THE WEEK:

‘God didn’t say loving our neighbors would be easy; He said it would work.’ [@bobgoff]

‘If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.’ [Derek Bok]

‘Was late to my first Fight Club last night so missed the intro rules. Still, Fight Club was brilliant and I’d highly recommend Fight Club.’ [@joshxhowie]

 

Shout out to my friend and fellow Bloggerist, Lily Dunn and her piece she wrote on Going viral: On Wanting to Give Up

 

What about you? What blog posts or articles caught your eye this week? What has been making you think or laugh or be challenged or go, ‘Wo!’? What have you written on your blog that is worth taking a look at?

Leave us a link in the comments for our weekend reading…

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