Archives - 07 October 2017, Saturday

  • Plans to Prosper

    crystalstine.me 07 Oct '17, 2pm

    Social media is an amazing way to share your story and the work God has given you to do, but it can honestly be a massive time suck. I’ll be honest and tell you that the first thing I do in the morning is reach for my phone to scroll through Instagram. I love the community there, but ...

  • Inside Mark Driscoll’s disturbed mind

    rachelheldevans.com 05 Oct '17, 7pm

    “This thing has become a bloody mess. You quasi-homo thinking men have screwed the whole thing up. But, thank you for making my point so clearly. I am not a woman. So, scrap all you want. Hurl insults. Throw your petty theological darts. Have a good cry. Whatever. But do not lose sigh...

  • sunshine and lemons - fashiontoast

    fashiontoast.com 04 Oct '17, 9pm

    sunshine and lemons Oct 4, 2017 Lounging in the Tuille bikini

  • Time Management: Holy Hustle Style

    crystalstine.me 02 Oct '17, 12pm

    This is my fifth year participating in the Write 31 Days challenge, and my third year hosting it. The community of writers from around the world who gather to tackle this each October – they are some of my favorite people on the internet. They are brave, thoughtful, inspiring, and kin...

  • Giveaway time

    I WANT TO GO HOME (Novel Giveaway)

    hollyjean.sg 02 Oct '17, 4am

    On the 11th of March, 2011, Yasuo Takamatsu lost his wife to the tsunami during the Great East Japan earthquake. Since that fateful day, he has been diving in the sea every week in search for her. Compelled and inspired to share his story, I Want To Go Home is a journey from Singapore...

  • Home Gym & Fitness Equipment Shops in Singapore:

    Home Gym & Fitness Equipment Shops in

    sakuraharuka.com 02 Oct '17, 3am

    There are many reasons why people build their own home training space. Convenience is definitely a major factor. With your own home gym, you can work out any time of the day, right in the privacy and comfort of your own home. You don't have to jostle with the crowd at commercial gyms,...

  • The Women of Holy Week, Part 2: The Woman at Bethany Anoints Jesus

    rachelheldevans.com 01 Oct '17, 7pm

    They say that of the five senses, smell is most closely linked to memory. The phenomenon has something to do with the olfactory bulb in the brain’s limbic system and how it forever links the scent of soap and freshly-cut lavender to the security of your grandmother’s guest room. Scent...

  • when i don't feel good in a scarf

    when i don't feel good in a scarf

    proudduck.com 29 Sep '17, 1pm

    No 2. I still struggle with this. I generally don’t like beach holidays because I’m scared of the ocean. But ever since wearing the headscarf a few years back I dread beach holidays. No hijabi wants to say it but we all struggle to dress for the beach and we usually look really awkwar...

  • How Do We Balance It All?

    crystalstine.me 27 Sep '17, 2pm

    A few weeks ago I sent out an email asking you to share what you’re struggling with most right now. Hundreds of you responded and it was an honor and a privilege to hear from you. I suppose I shouldn’t have been surprised when the number one thing so many of you shared was the same as...

  • such a wonderful person ! #duckcosmetics

    #duckcosmetics

    proudduck.com 26 Sep '17, 12am

    I just got back from the dUCk cosmetics store (that’s right, we are launching cosmetics now – gahh I really hope you follow me on Instagram because if not this would be the first time you’re hearing of this haha). The rest of the team are still there because there’s still so much they...

  • one of those days

    proudduck.com 26 Sep '17, 12am

    Hmm, Im reminded of my umi. She didnt always watched TV with us. But to have her by our side when abah worked night shift, I truly felt protected and my weekend was awesome. We had only TV3 Friday movie, 9pm until 12. Aau Teater Legenda on TV1. Or something on TV2. No Astro, anyone? H...

  • Looking to welcome a younger crowd or ex-evangelicals into the #mainline church? Here are tips for church leaders:

    7 Ways to Welcome Young People to the Mainline

    rachelheldevans.com 25 Sep '17, 7pm

    It’s been such a thrill to see my Washington Post op-ed, “Want millennials back in the pews? Stop trying to make church ‘cool’” generate so much conversation over the last few days. Thanks for sharing it so widely! One common and helpful pushback to the article has been the question: ...

  • Esther and Vashti: The Real Story

    rachelheldevans.com 23 Sep '17, 11am

    When I was a kid, I imagined Esther to be something of a beauty pageant contestant. I figured that, in addition to her twelve months of beautification, she must have performed a talent and answered questions from a glass bowl before winning the heart of a love-struck King Xerxes. I ne...

  • @SarahGPerry Have always enjoyed this piece written on this very thing

    In praise of my unspectacular, pre-Pinterest wedding

    rachelheldevans.com 20 Sep '17, 12pm

    My friends and I were lamenting our dated nuptials at a baby shower the other day, joking that Pinterest may become the leading cause of divorce among women desperate enough for a do-over. “I got married six years ago, but I still have a wedding board on Pinterest,” one sighed. “Our m...

  • New Season Picks to Freshen Up Your Wardrobe

    New Season Picks to Freshen Up Your Wardrobe

    karencheng.com.au 20 Sep '17, 5am

    I’m a little embarrassed to say this, because it could come out wrong. I made this wish list mindful of my age haha! What I mean is, I’m someone who’s in the “mid-thirty approaching forty age group”. In terms of personal style… I’m already happy, confident and bordering on not-giving-...

  • The Gospel Coalition, sex, and subordination

    rachelheldevans.com 20 Sep '17, 3am

    Nothing could be further from the truth! Wilson conveniently leaves out the fact that the Shulamite girl in Song of Songs initiates much of the action in the romance. She is the first to speak in the poem, declaring, “Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth” (1:1). She actively s...

  • Not Your Average Lipstick: 3 New Lip Color Trends - Michelle Phan – Michelle Phan

    michellephan.com 19 Sep '17, 3pm

    You can binge read my story book HELIOS : FEMINA here ► http://bit.ly/HeliosFem Starring ☾ IAMKARENO YouTube: http://bit.ly/1D5zWtz Instagram: http://bit.ly/1OkHKeC Snapchat: @iamkareno Karen's Makeup Look: https://youtu.be/Sp2Eoyw_EMw Hair by Mimi the Haistylist Instagram: https://ww...

  • Six Words You Should Hear Today

    rachelheldevans.com 18 Sep '17, 7pm

    Too many corners of the Church have been infected with a legalistic, performance-based view of God in which God stands over our lives with crossed arms and a disappointed scowl, applauding only when we get everything just right and rendering judgment on everything we do wrong. Some pa...

  • For the sake of the gospel, drop the persecution complex

    rachelheldevans.com 18 Sep '17, 1pm

    Reality Check #3: Facing disagreement is not the same as facing persecution. Conservative Christians are right about one thing: public opinion has shifted on same-sex marriage (particularly within the Church), and this means they are more likely to encounter pushback when they insist ...

  • On Forgiveness and Abuse

    rachelheldevans.com 17 Sep '17, 2pm

    Dan and I were talking about this yesterday, and Dan put it like this: “An apology is for the benefit of the bully/ abuser. Forgiveness is for the benefit of the victim. It releases the victim from lingering damage caused by past abuse. But it's a mistake to tell anyone in an abusive ...

  • "All right, then, I'll go to hell”

    rachelheldevans.com 12 Sep '17, 4pm

    I felt good and all washed clean of sin for the first time I had ever felt so in my life, and I knowed I could pray now. But I didn't do it straight off, but laid the paper down and set there thinking- thinking how good it was all this happened so, and how near I come to being lost an...

  • Gluten Free Chocolate Brownies with No Extra Sugar

    Gluten-Free Chocolate Brownies (With No Extra Sugar)

    karencheng.com.au 10 Sep '17, 10pm

    I’m not sure what to call these, as they are a slight variation of my Gluten-Free Chocolate Cake Recipe , which I have featured on my blog many times before! I made this recipe, because I needed something NOT TOO SWEET to throw into lunch boxes , and for quick on-the-run snacks . My b...

  • Everyone’s a Biblical Literalist Until You Bring Up Gluttony

    rachelheldevans.com 10 Sep '17, 3am

    It’s hard for me to flatly condemn divorce, for example, when I know of several women whose lives, and the lives of their children, may have been saved by it, or when I hear from people who tell me they would have rather come from a broken home than grown up in one. We have a natural ...

  • Creativity in the Small Spaces

    crystalstine.me 10 Sep '17, 12am

    I met Emily through the hope*writers group and have loved getting to know her. She has an incredible passion to encourage moms, and she has written a very special guest post just for YOU, my holy hustle crew. For all of us who feel overwhelmed and aren’t sure how we’re supposed to “do...

  • It amazes me that this remains controversial: "Is God a man?"

    Is God a man? (a brief response to CBMW’s accusation of heresy)

    rachelheldevans.com 05 Sep '17, 3pm

    "You saw no form of any kind the day the Lord spoke to you at Horeb out of the fire. Therefore watch yourselves very carefully, so that you do not become corrupt and make for yourselves an idol, an image of any shape, whether formed like a man or a woman, or like any animal on earth o...

  • Church Story: "I hold all these things in my heart" (by Jerusalem Jackson Greer)

    rachelheldevans.com 02 Sep '17, 9pm

    Today I am just thrilled to share a really powerful and relatable guest post from my friend and fellow sojourner, Jerusalem Jackson Greer. Jerusalem is a writer, speaker, nest-fluffer, urban farm-gal, and author of A Homemade Year: The Blessings of Cooking, Crafting and Coming Togethe...

  • The Bible was ‘clear’…

    rachelheldevans.com 02 Sep '17, 8pm

    “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...

  • My tips on flying with babies

    Flying with Babies

    hollyjean.sg 02 Sep '17, 10am

    Myla has new luggage from Friso! Let's go!!!  TRAVEL. Myla's first time in Scotland Expose your child to a world of experiences. A new adventure awaits at every destination. Myla Rae's second time in Phuket But first... you have to get there. And flights (especially long haul) are al...