Monthly Archives: October 2013

All the Feelings

Quote from Rachel Held Evans’ weekly roundup of notable posts in the blogosphere. This one about peacemaking I’m going to share with my kids.

The icky work of peacemaking is about leaning into discomfort and swallowing your pride. It’s the scary undertaking of feeling ALL the feelings–and choosing love anyway. It’s sticking around for tough conversations when you’d rather stab a pillow.

via Sunday Superlatives 10/20/13.

I especially like the line about “feeling ALL the feelings”. That swarm of emotions that immediately well up when you’ve been hurt or disappointed is a tough storm to navigate. Calling it out so kids know to look out for it might help them choose how to respond.

Just Enough Religion

Quoting from another blog, as that author lists interesting quotes he’s read in the book “The Thousand Autumns of Jacob DeZoet”. I thought these were particularly cool:

“We have just enough religion to make us hate, but not enough to make us love…” p. 395

“He could sell sheep shit to shepherds.”  p. 440

via TYWKIWDBI “Tai-Wiki-Widbee”: “The Thousand Autumns of Jacob DeZoet”.