Archives - 11 May 2017, Thursday

  • No Really, You Still Deserve Me Time

    frmheadtotoe.com 11 May '17, 7pm

    may already know this but I mentioned in a recent post about how it’s honestly difficult for me to set aside time for treating myself, especially now that I have a baby. There will always be a million excuses in my head for all the tasks that need to be completed which is only compoun...

  • Eeek. People are so Self Centred

    Eeek. People are so Self Centred

    hollyjean.sg 10 May '17, 5am

    You know, when I was on my own, I would hold doors open for others and let others enter the lift first etc, that sort of thing. I wouldn't even think of it, it's just a regular thing. It doesn't cost me anything (hardly a few seconds of my time) to be polite/considerate. But now when ...

  • Contagious Courage

    crystalstine.me 09 May '17, 4pm

    She walked confidently into the room and looked at the scene. Wading pools, water slides, 50-foot towers filled with water guns, hoses, buckets, and all manner of sprayers filled the space. To the left, a large shallow pool full of toddlers played on four slides. Further in front of u...

  • Patriarchal values and the death penalty

    rachelzeng.wordpress.com 06 May '17, 8am

    Our friend above is pro death penalty. Don’t agree with you Rachel. It is very easy to be on the other side of the fence and talk about love and goodwill and be all goody goody. Yes this should be the base for humanity but for humans not for demons. Punishment also has it’s place and ...

  • Nestlé Commercial Video Stars for the Day!

    sakuraharuka.com 05 May '17, 2am

    Soooo there are times whereby I take so long to blog about some events or holidays that I go "ahhhh forget it... so long ago already" and just give up on writing about it hahaha. I'm sure many of my fellow bloggers can relate to this. This was probably going to be one of those unrecor...

  • Thai Festival (4-7 May) at Royal Thai Embassy

    Thai Festival (4-7 May) at Royal Thai Embassy

    just once, on the day it opened, and found that it wasn’t very different from our usual pasar malams except that it was on a bigger scale. Today, I popped by the Thai Festival at the Royal Thai Embassy along Orchard Road, hoping to find Thai food and trinkets sold by actual Thai people

  • The Grandest Love of All

    proudduck.com 03 May '17, 5am

    GRANDPARENTS are God-sent. They are the ones with home-made kuih raya all year long, they are the ones with juicy stories about our parents, and they are the only ones who can tell our parents off for not getting us that nice handbag we’ve been eyeing. I was lucky enough to experience...

  • The Seismic Shift from Striving to Responding

    crystalstine.me 02 May '17, 4pm

    I had blogged for years, but one wintery day, I decided to get serious about writing instead of it just being a hobby. I designed a new website and started penning a book. Soon I was writing all hours of the night. I felt invigorated. My husband commented on my pleasant demeanor (as o...

  • Proactiv Three Step - Treat and Fight Blemishes | S T Y L E S U Z I

    stylesuzi.com 02 May '17, 12pm

    I often scroll through my Instagram feed and find myself muttering to myself, if only my skin was that flawless. I, just like everyone else have insecurities and for me, my skin is one of those. Over the years I’ve gone from combination skin to sensitive skin and due to my bad diet, l...

  • Everyday Play Experience

    hollyjean.sg 02 May '17, 3am

    A good part of my week is spent doing the laundry and ironing. So I've made it part of her play experience as well. Grappling with the laundry basket (sometimes heaped full of clothes), is great exercise for her. The large physical movements (when she reaches into the basket to sort a...

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  • Everyday Play Experience

    hollyjean.sg 01 May '17, 1pm

    A good part of my week is spent doing the laundry and ironing. So I've made it part of her play experience as well. Grappling with the laundry basket (sometimes heaped full of clothes), is great exercise for her. The large physical movements (when she reaches into the basket to sort a...

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  • One-on-One Personal Training - The Beginning | Operation

    One-on-One Personal Training - The Beginning | Operation

    sakuraharuka.com 28 Apr '17, 1am

    Finishing up my current fitness programme this week ✌

  • "We Believe in Mystery": Raising Kids in Faith

    rachelheldevans.com 27 Apr '17, 4pm

    I’m in the final throes of finishing the next book and will be largely offline for the next few weeks, but I wanted to share a book that came across my desk that I loved and think you will too. In Faithful Families: Creating Sacred Moments at Home , Rev. Traci Smith, a Presbyterian pa...

  • The Bible was ‘clear’…

    rachelheldevans.com 27 Apr '17, 1am

    “Wherever we have the races mixed up in large numbers, we have trouble….These religious liberals are the worst infidels in many ways in the country; and some of them are filling pulpits down South. They do not believe the Bible any longer; so it does not do any good to quote it to the...

  • The Path from Striving to Serving - a #holyhustle guest post by @mckdbooks

    The Path from Striving to Serving

    crystalstine.me 25 Apr '17, 4pm

    I’ve discovered one secret to moving from striving to serving. The only problem is, I’m not naturally good at it. My family is well aware that I am not very observant. When my husband and I were first married, we lived in a duplex that had a short walkway with small patches of dirt on...

  • Instagram VS Reality. Who's in the lead in 2017?

    Instagram vs Reality

    fourfeetnine.com 25 Apr '17, 11am

    I love Instagram! Do you love Instagram? I love how pretty Instagram photos are. A couple of years ago Instagram was full of boring hipsterish photos of autumn leaves or sunsets or whatever. And nobody edited their photos and only used Instagram’s inbuilt filters. Boring! Nowadays Ins...

  • Bookyboo - Personalised Books for Family & Children

    sakuraharuka.com 24 Apr '17, 1am

    We've read countless books but how amazing is it to be part of a story where you are the main character and hero??! It must be such a magical feeling and Bookboo personalised books helps to bring that magic alive for families and children. Based in Singapore, they are the first ever b...

  • Thou Shalt Not Let Thyself Go?

    rachelheldevans.com 23 Apr '17, 10am

    In my quest for biblical womanhood , I’ve found that sometimes there’s as much to learn from what the Bible doesn’t say as there is to learn from what it does say. Today’s post is about something the Bible doesn’t say . Back in 2006, Pastor Mark Driscoll made headlines when in respons...

  • Teologi utan hjärta är lika illa som teologi utan hjärna. Kan man få båda, tack. https://t.co/mseHIXSmuS

    The Scandal of the Evangelical Heart

    rachelheldevans.com 22 Apr '17, 12pm

    Perhaps in reaction to the “scandal of the evangelical mind,” evangelicalism of late has developed a general distrust of emotion when it comes to theology. So long as an idea seems logical, so long as it fits consistently with the favored theological paradigm, it seems to matter not w...

  • .@netgrace_org Background interview with Boz Tchividjian from 2013, including about the curriculum project.

    No More Silence: An interview with Boz Tchividjian of G.R.A.C.E.

    rachelheldevans.com 20 Apr '17, 10pm

    BT: The greatest failure of the church/Christian organizations when it comes to responding to abuse is institutional self-protection. Too often Christian institutions have been willing to sacrifice the individual human soul in exchange for the protection of their own reputation. What ...

  • Teabag Face Scrub

    bubzbeauty.com 20 Apr '17, 12pm

    Remember a little while back I told you guys about my crazy breakouts? I went to the dermatologist and was given some medication that made my skin scar like crazy. I was getting lots of dark brown spots along my jaw line and I was absolutely horrified. Immediately I stopped taking it ...

  • For Parents of Doubting Children (a guest post from my dad!)

    rachelheldevans.com 19 Apr '17, 5pm

    This week we are talking about how changes in faith affect our relationships. As I've spoken with college students around the country, I’ve found that many are struggling with parents who react defensively to their questions, doubts, and new ideas. Oh how I wish these parents could ta...

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  • Leaving Home: Escaping the Stay-at-Home Daughters Movement (by Samantha Field)

    rachelheldevans.com 19 Apr '17, 4pm

    When I was doing my research for A Year of Biblical Womanhood , I encountered the stay-at-home daughters movement within fundamentalist Christian circles. People often describe such staunchly patriarchal movements as "fringe," but what many fail to realize is that, though movements su...

  • Rachel Held Evans

    rachelheldevans.com 19 Apr '17, 3pm

    Rachel is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com Site Content - Copyright 2007-2016 Rachel Held Evans, all rights reserved

  • 4 Common Misconceptions About Egalitarianism

    rachelheldevans.com 19 Apr '17, 2pm

    Simply put, the difference between my views and those of most complementarians is that I don’t believe God requires women to assume “traditional” gender roles in order to please Him. (I put “traditional” in quotes because our conception of what constitutes “traditional” is typically i...

  • My Parents

    rachelheldevans.com 18 Apr '17, 2pm

    It’s far and away the most common question I get asked. You pose it in the comment section, at book signings, during the Q&A session after a talk, in emails and tweets and handwritten letters. What about your parents? you ask. Do they approve of all these changes in your faith? How ha...

  • “Tip 2: Show them the “before and after” effects of their work” @laurabooz #holyhustle https://t.co/Uzzu8IDeWx

    3 Happy Ways to Teach Your Children How to Hustle

    crystalstine.me 18 Apr '17, 10am

    I’m sitting here at McDonald’s during my daughter’s Youth Group meeting on a Sunday evening. I have one hour to write this post and I’m determined to crank it out. “America’s Funniest Videos” is playing on the large screen TV and there’s an annoying beeping in the background, but I’m ...

  • Holy Week for Doubters

    rachelheldevans.com 17 Apr '17, 12pm

    It will bother you off and on, like a rock in your shoe, Or it will startle you, like the first crash of thunder in a summer storm, Or it will lodge itself beneath your skin like a splinter, Or it will show up again—the uninvited guest whose heavy footsteps you’d recognize anywhere, a...

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  • Women of the Passion

    rachelheldevans.com 16 Apr '17, 5pm

    As requested, links to each of last week’s posts on the women of the Passion: Part 1: The Woman at Bethany Anoints Jesus “We cannot know for sure whether the woman who anointed Jesus saw her actions as a prelude to her teacher’s upcoming death and burial. I suspect she knew instinctiv...

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  • "Today's Journey": Thoughts on Healing from Grace Biskie

    rachelheldevans.com 16 Apr '17, 9am

    After three years of married life, a Daddy-like dude came into my life which brought every single Daddy issue I had right back up to surface level. I went to a conference called "Guilt & Shame: Adult Survivors of Sexual Abuse." Absolute hell on earth. It was misery. In my small group ...