09 March 2014

Week Recommendations #10

Renouncing It All
How should Christians see life? How do we approach decisions, conflict, success, and loss? John Piper looks at Paul's familiar statement--"I count everything as loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord” (Philippians 3:8)--and summarizes life into four responses that elevate Christ as all we need and desire.

How to Count It All as Loss by John Piper at Desiring God

Culture Shock, Culture Pain, and Culture Stripping
So what happens when the initial shock wears off? What about when you've adjusted to a new culture but still feel a deep hurt that just cannot be culture shock because you know the country now. . . This is a good read for those who have experience life overseas and continue to feel the growth that such exposure and adjustment and acclimation brings.

Beyond Culture Shock: Culture Pain, Culture Stripping by Rachel Pieh Jones at A Life Overseas

More Than a Mere Man
Ready your heart to worship. Or press play and let the movie help you. It's amazing...because it's true.

Something More from Moving Works on Vimeo.

Love From a Mom with Older Kids
Even though I have preschoolers and a toddler at home, I really enjoyed reading this perspective of a mom who has passed the stage of organized chaos and entered the school years. Afterward, I just wanted to hug her and say, "You get me! Thanks for seeing us at eye level." (And yes, this is the second recommendation this week by this amazing woman.)

When All the Other Moms Still Have Babies by Rachel Pieh Jones at Brain, Child

Perfect Timing for Your Cheapest Ticket
Are you traveling this year? Do you know when the best time is to shop for online tickets? This article claims to know the pristine moment for that low price.

The Best Time to Book a Plane Ticket at The Huffington Post

Here, At Home
And on this blog this week, we looked at resources for this season of Lent and sang nursery rhymes with our third culture kids. :) Oh, and we oooohed at this photo and then nodded to the truth of its quote. Thanks, Plato.

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