Welcome to a new series on the blog. The Weekend Wrap Up will be sort of a digest of the blog week, a highlight of some of my favorite blogs and other odds and ends. I hope you enjoy!
Blogs I Wrote
With the short holiday week, I only wrote two blogs this week:
On Nouns, Verbs and a Writer’s Identity: This was a special one for me as I discuss the dreaded label of “writer”. I talk about how the verbs of what I do cannot not define me. I look to the nouns of who I am to get my identity. A lot of commenters were able to identify (pun intended) with this one.
How Quoting Can Compromise Credibility: I’m a sucker for alliteration so I loved this title. I talk about my love of quotes but how, if you’re not careful, over relying on quotes can compromise your credibility. There were a lot of great comments and quotes on this post.
Blogs I Read
My True Bollywood Story: Part III by Katie Mae: If you haven’t already heard:
My fiancé (is it just me that feels weird saying that word?) Katie wrote a beautiful post about our engagement story. Check it out and give her a virtual high five in the comments.
Everyone’s Frozen by Michael Perkins: New handwritten goodness by Mr. Perkins. I’ve missed these.
Why Good Writing Is Like Good Fireworks by Jeff Goins: Jeff wrote an excellent piece comparing the wonder of fireworks to the thrill of a good read.
Welcoming Special Needs Families by Jason Wert: My buddy Jason wrote an excellent piece for Ministry Matters about dealing with special needs families in the church. He lays out 4 practical and feasible steps that churches can take to minister to these families. I’m proud of Jason for accomplishing one of his goals for the year!
Books I Read
Velvet Elvis by Rob Bell: I flew up to West Virginia to drive down to Florida with Katie. I forgot to bring the book I was reading so I looked in my Kindle on the iPhone. Low and behold, I found this book which I got as a free download awhile back. I read it in 3 days. It was actually really good. I definitely would have had BIG problems with this book just 3 years ago but my mindset (and maturity) has changed quite a bit. If you haven’t read it, I recommend it as a great challenge to the status quo. Eat the meat, spit out the bones.
Miscellaneous Blog Stuff
I changed the blog up a bit recently. I moved the navigation up to the top, I removed the categories from the menu and I switched the content over to the left side. I also added a few new pages:
Guest Posting: If you’re interested in submitting a guest post for this site, check out the new page. I provide all the deets which are necessary to contribute.
What was the best post you wrote this week?
What was the best post you read this week?