Weekly Links

Weekly Links is a new segment where I share what I’ve been reading and other internet resources that I hope you find helpful. Please share your own links in the comments!


Politics & Culture 

“There’s a reason Joseph Stalin had gulags, right?”

“In Iran itself, where authorities hoped the American killing of Qasem Soleimani would unite ordinary Iranians behind the regime, the opposite has come to pass. Waves of antigovernment protests spread across the country as authorities first launched an awkward and unconvincing effort to cover up Iran’s shooting down a Ukrainian passenger jet—killing 176 people—then tardily admitted it. Cities all over Iran witnessed spontaneous demonstrations with crowds chanting, “America is not our enemy,” ripping down posters of Soleimani, and calling for death to the supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.”

“Taiwan has no restrictions on religion, while in China churches are required to register and are under CCP’s watchful eye.”


Beauty & Style

I wear jeans a lot…like, most days. Because I get so much wear out of one pair, I prefer spending a little bit more on my jeans. I like a thicker quality blue jean fabric (which tends to be at least $50+) and many of the high street brands use a blend of fabrics (which might be great if you like a lot of stretch! Just not my cup of tea.) I happened to luck out on an Old Navy pair recently that had all the things that I like in a pair of blue jeans: that stiff quality of fabric, high-waisted, and still really comfortable. These (below) are a great light wash (perfect for spring!) and are on sale right now. Also, I included the fun teddy bear zipper jacket (with pockets) that I got for Christmas and wear on chilly days over a t-shirt or button down.

old navy high waisted jeans
Old Navy High-Waisted Lightwash Jeans
teddy bear zip jacket
Amazon Teddy Bear Zip Jacket (with pockets!)

Everyday Theology

If you missed it from earlier this week, I wrote on the seasons of life when God feels silent…

when God is silent
READ HERE

Hope y’all have a good weekend! 

Weekly Links: March for Life trailer and pro-life resources

Weekly Links is a new segment where I share what I’ve been reading and other internet resources that I hope you find helpful. Please share your own links in the comments!


With the March for Life just around the corner on Friday Jan. 24th at our nations capitol, it seems the debate on the legality of abortion as a “right” is reaching its boiling point. It is my personal opinion that 2020 will be the year that we see PP v. Casey (as the current ruling upholding Roe v. Wade) overturned at the Supreme Court level, but only time will tell. While we wait, let’s educate ourselves on the reality of the industry and the laws (and media narrative) that enable it to flourish, and let’s also continue to pray for hearts and minds to be opened to the truth.

For further reading:

When Hollywood “thanks” Satan, it isn’t a joke: Laura Perrins take on The Golden Globes “demonic celebration of abortion”

Do you know where your money is going? “Planned Parenthood is Wasting Hundreds of Millions of Your Taxpayer Dollars”

Being pro-life isn’t a partisan issue, but the Dems treat it like one: “The Future of the Pro Life Democrat”

Local Take: “The Fundamental Abortion Question Isn’t What You Think”

👇BONUS 👇

Favorite Pro-Life Follows on Instagram:

  • Christina M. Bennett – known as @blackprolifewoman, she is a writer and speaker with a powerful personal testimony of her own mother choosing life!
  • Lila Rose – founder of LiveAction, the leading pro-life advocacy organization of our day (great place to start to become educated on the topic.)
  • Elisha Krauss – media (and fashion) maven who embodies the pro-life ethic–strong women who love their families!
  • Abby Johnson – former Planned Parenthood director turned pro-life leader (the movie Unplanned was based on her story!)

What are you reading/watching/listening to this week? Share your links in the comments!

 

three things: to live that cozy life (plus some extras!)

three things cozy life

So glad you decided to swing by! Here’s a *virtual* cup of something warm and delicious. Most of my current days are spent working on final papers for the semester (reading and writing and editing some more) while also thinking about what dessert I’m going to make for Thanksgiving. Last year I did the classic move of two (homemade, of course) pumpkin pies, but this year I want to do something a little more Southern. Maybe Pecan? Ooh…even better…Jackson Pie! YUM.

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Thoughts on the French/Ahmari debate (or, why the struggle for conservatism will endure)

Did y’all watch the David French vs. Sohrab Ahmari debate last Thursday? I finally got around to watching the replay (above) over the weekend and boy howdy was it fun.*

(*Fun is a relative term. Do you find political/religious pundits trying not to punch each other in front of a tense crowd, fun? If so, you’ll love this!)

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three things: for thinking women

Here’s the thing about blog writing. It gets under your skin a bit and seeps into the corners of your life. You may be living a perfectly normal day: refilling another cup of coffee, responding to an email, taking a walk to the mailbox, choosing the right pair of shoes for the busy day ahead…and then THE question weasels its way in-between the daily tasks, “Should I write about this?”

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America, the Tween: will we ever grow up?

america the tween

Hey y’all, I know we are living in a weird time for our country. It feels like we’re going through puberty or something, right? Lots of emotions and yelling matches and growth spurts and then we all crash for like, ten hours of sleep and a sandwich before the cycle starts all over again. The early teen years are rough but they’re also amazing- remember what it was like to have all night conversations with your best friend about whatever existential crisis you were facing at the moment? It was like you were waking up to the whole wide world around you and your own small, but significant, place in it.

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