Saturday, March 12, 2011

Good Reads

It's Saturday. Time for another edition of "Good Reads" where I give you some weekend reading assignments from across the blogosphere.

First up: Amanda. Amanda is a new blog friend who actually knows someone I know! Small world, huh? I love this post about simplifying your life because, well, I read it and realized that I'm pretty good at it. My life (aside from the crazy travel I've been doing this year) has always been fairly simple and organized. I can't handle chaos.

Next, Jon Acuff. The Stuff Christians Like guy has a new blog, and this is his first post. About perfectionism. And getting things done. This kind of convicted me:

"90% perfect and published always changes more lives than 100% perfect and stuck in your head.

The things you create and actually share will always out perform the things that stay stuck in your head or your desk or your laptop. You might love the ideas you have inside you. You might be blown away by how awesome they are, but if you don’t share them, it doesn’t matter."

Finally, my friend, Mary, is hosting a series called "Remarkable Faith." Each week she'll write about one aspect of faith, and she's inviting you to join in too. This week was "baptism" which I missed because I was out of town, but there are lots of interesting topics on her list. I'll probably join in for some of those weeks, and I think you should too (if you have a blog, that is).

The list is short this week because when I got home and opened up my reader I had over 200 blog posts on my list to read. And because I like to keep things simple, I simply (get it?!) deleted them and started over. There's just no way I could catch up on all that reading and do all the other stuff I had to do (like laundry).

Anyway, I'm back in business now, and I'll be back to posting again on Monday, so I hope you'll join me. Lots of fun to be had next week!

Have a great weekend!



  1. Thank you for the link! I can't wait to hear about your trip, by the way. :)

  2. Love, love the Jon Acuff quote.

    Welcome home, Shelly.


  3. Aww, thanks for posting this! Wish I'd written it! :)
    Going to check out the others. Have heard good things about Jon Acuff...