hearty breakfast sandwich from jeffreyw
I know I am running VERY late with this post today, but we have been scurrying around like mad trying to get ready for the start of school tomorrow. However, I really like this week's feast of links, so I didn't want to skip altogether.
Breakfast sandwiches for Sunday afternoon? Why not?
On to the links!
Unfolding the newspaper
World Vision reports that Gaza was already in a humanitarian crisis before the escalation of conflict between Israelis and Hamas. CNN reports on the unbearable suffering among children there as World Vision tells of the inability to get aid to families there, as well as WV-sponsored children who have died in the conflict. It's hard to watch this video, but it puts a very human face on what is all too easily spoken of in political theoreticals. (CNN)
Things to think about
"One of the most remarkable things about the Bible is that in it we find the narrative told from the perspective of the poor, the oppressed, the enslaved, the conquered, the occupied, the defeated. This is what makes it prophetic. We know that history is written by the winners. This is true — except in the case of the Bible it’s the opposite! This is the subversive genius of the Hebrew prophets. They wrote from a bottom-up perspective." -- My problem with the Bible, Brian Zahnd
Catching up with neighbors (posts from y'all!)
I love the project that is The Common Table. Melissa shares one simple way to keep kids busy while the grown-ups visit. Even though my girls are older, I know they would love this! The Kids' Table, The Common Table
Most of you know I have a love/hate relationship with contemporary Christian music. Well, maybe not so much hate as major eye-roll. But sometimes I love it. And I love the perspective on it that Katherine shares in Why I Listen to K-LOVE Radio at The Christian Century.
This one, oh goodness. You think it's about wake-boarding, but of course, it's not really about wake-boarding. Best thing I read all week: all of life's metaphors, Hollywood Housewife
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Over 30 Simple Random Acts of Kindness Ideas, Thirty Handmade Days
I haven't told you all about this, but I started a board for parents of public school families and invited some other bloggers to join me in sharing pins with all kinds of great ideas and inspirations! Follow us here: public school parenting
Also from this week:
Over in the Facebook community this week, we discussed favorite romantic comedy pairings and got quite a kick out of things you can't do when you're not a toddler (my girls have probably watched that video a dozen times!). As always, thanks for liking, commenting, and sharing what you see on the Facebook page. It keeps SortaCrunchy in your Facebook feed!
Yes, Instagram! I had taken the summer off from IG, but I am very happy to be back there. Most liked on Instagram this week was this:
Looking forward to this week
Here we are! The start of school! I have so many thoughts on how wonderful our summer was, even though we pretty much did NOTHING. I am the usual bittersweet mix of happy and sad that my girls are headed back tomorrow, but I do have to say I am absolutely looking forward to the familiarity of ROUTINE!
Hope July ended on a high note for you and that August is off to a brilliant start!