Saturday, October 5, 2013

Voices worth hearing: links

Today's post comes in just under the wire. Phew. To make up for it, here's a picture of Caden playing peek-a-boo inside a basket. You are welcome.

Anyways, a few links for your Saturday of some voices and words that resonated with me this week.
"Human beings are so made that the ones who do the crushing feel nothing; it is the person crushed who feels what is happening. Unless one has placed oneself on the side of the oppressed, to feel with them, one cannot understand."  – Simone Weil.

*Thomas - A modern day desert father  from Micha Boyett
*On food stamps, local schools, and my all white friends via D.L. Mayfield
Would Jesus be cool with keeping poor kids in orphanages? from Jamie the Very Worst Missionary 
How the Christian orphan care movement may be enabling child abandonment - Kristen Howerton
Closing the Empathy Gap, Restoring Sight to Colorblind

"Kids, especially teens, need mentors they trust, separate from their parents. These role models provide guidance and help them prepare for their adult lives by helping them lay the foundation now." - What's needed to prepare your child for the future

“Authenticity is a collection of choices that we have to make every day. It's about the choice to show up and be real. The choice to be honest. The choice to let our true selves be seen.” – Brene Brown 


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