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Too Good Not To Share

This online world makes it possible for you to read these words. I love it. But sometimes, sometimes it gets to be too much.

This month I came upon some great advice, real people stories actually, of how they are learning to use the internet for all the good. And sometimes this means setting limits, making changes, and making hard choices.

And in this same current, I went deeper, beyond social media and the internet to the heart matter. These links were too good not to share.

Like sunset fires on the beach, these links are too good not to share! Don't miss them!

Meg shares so much of her heart for writers, but really it applies to all of us. She talks of buckets and how much we can really hold. But the ability to hold something doesn’t mean we should. Don’t miss her story about her bucket and the day she quit twittering full-time. Read it here. It will change you if you let it.

This:

“Wherever we are called to, we don’t have to feel obligated to copy others, compete, or kill ourselves over.  We can participate in the wonderful things God has given to mankind within healthy and good limits that bless instead of drain.”

Amen?

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Hannah tells her story inspired me to go beyond the screen to focus on people. This online world is good, but the real world, real people are so much better. In The Age of Idleness, Hannah brings to light the beauty and necessity of what’s real. She defines it perfectly.

“I think we can either participate in each other’s lives relentlessly or we can watch from the sidelines. Life never called us to the sidelines. It never asked us to watch people go through life from behind a screen. So when did we bench ourselves? When did we accept 2-d versions of ourselves as being enough for other people?”

Don’t miss this treasure.

You need to read these three online finds that are too good not to share! Click To Tweet

What is the rest of your summer for? Even beyond summer, what is this season for? Aimee at Middle Mercies talks about the importance of foundations. Sometimes we need to strip everything else away and take a look at the foundation we’re building on. We need to make sure it’s strong and true.

“The choices we make in summer to rebuild, renew, and repair our lives will build a life that is solid, healthy, and strong. The busy rhythm of fall will be here before we know it, and now is the time to build a solid foundation of wellness in our bodies, souls, spirits, and homes. What we build in the summer can help sustain us creatively and emotionally when the fall schedule begins.”

Read On Summertime: Repairing the Foundation today.What will you do with the rest of your summer?


What amazing things have you found online that are too good not to share? Tell us in the comments!


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About Becky Hastings

I am emotional and logical. I am strong and dependent. I am a juxtaposition of head and heart exploring it all through writing. And in all my mixed-up ways I am loved. I’m here to tell you that you are, too. Just the way you are.

14 Replies

  1. I love the reminder in this to participate in the lives of others. These look like great testimonies of how we can apply balance in our lives.

    1. Becky Hastings

      I needed that reminder too! It seems so easy to participate on a screen, but making time to truly look someone in the eye makes a huge difference! So glad you’re here today (even if we are on screens!)

  2. I will try to read these links but haven’t as yet. I appreciate you sharing these nuggets and encouragement. Stopping by from Godsizeddreams

    1. Becky Hastings

      So glad you’re here today! I hope you have the chance to read a few of the links! Have a beautiful day!

  3. Becky, these are great reminders and I appreciate the links to the articles. Meg’s was excellent! I’ll try to read the others as well. Thank you for reminding us of what is truly important – real in person relationships!!! Blessings!

    1. Becky Hastings

      Thanks Leslie! It’s always great to find treasures on this great big internet! So glad Meg’s words resonated with you!

  4. Great links, Becky : ) I extra appreciate Hannah’s quote! So true!

    1. Becky Hastings

      Thanks friend! Hannah’s quote stirred deep in me too….still is 🙂

  5. Becky, what a surprise! I love how these three can go in tandem with each other very well. I was so isolated for a while that I had forgotten how rich face to face community really can be. And I love the post about foundations too. Thanks for sharing, you are such a blessing!

    1. Becky Hastings

      So very grateful we have connected! And so funny to feature one another this week!

      Have a wonderful day!
      xo

  6. Thanks for sharing these links, Becky. The quotes are great- hope to check out the full posts later.

  7. How sweet of you to share theses links. It seems I keep hearing from one source or another to focus on people. I love when God confirms His directions like that.

  8. I love how all the links you chose lead us back to basic truths that are foundational to each of us. Regardless of our walk in life or the season we’re in, we can apply them. Thanks, Becky.

  9. What a great idea, Becky. Loved all the links you shared, thanks for letting us know about these. Hope you’re having a great summer. ((xoxo))

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