//T H O U G H T S
What is going on with this crazy weather? It's almost like something is happening to the planet... Anyways, it was seriously a high of 72 yesterday and tomorrow we are supposed to get a few inches of snow. What is this nonsense?!
I really enjoyed celebrating International Women's Day this year. Although I wasn't able to participate in A Day Without A Woman, I felt like I still kicked some major ass on Wednesday. I was able to give a Grand Rounds presentation in a male-dominated department in on campus which was really empowering. I hope, as women, we continue to empower one another, even if that empowerment looks different for each of us.
//P O P U L A R L A T E L Y
Betsy joined us last week to talk a bit about Judaism. It was really nice to have a different voice on the blog and I was really encouraged by some of the dialogue it started in the comments section.
On Monday I shared 6 must-see documentaries that I discovered last weekend at the True/False Film Festival. I am still having all sorts of feels from last weekend. I'm so thankful for some of the hard conversations that these films have started with our friends.
//G O O D R E A D S
Our missional community leaders at church just started going through Gospel Fluency together and it has been really good for me. I have been thinking a lot more about how I speak truth into the lives of others and how my conversations do or do not point to Christ. I am a problem-solver by nature so I'm trying to be conscious of just speaking truth and pointing people to Jesus rather than trying to offer solutions. I highly recommend this book!
Don't Tell Me What Strong Looks Like. Talk about badass women. Kelly Roberts talks a bit about what it's like to be a runner that might not look like the "typical" runner and how she found a way to embrace her own strength in the midst of that.
//A U D I B L E S
If you loved Serial and you're into politics, you love The 45th. It's all about the Trump Administration and what is happening in the White House.
A friend recently suggested the podcast With Friends Like These to me and I love it. Since the election I have had this lingering feeling that I don't have enough diverse political opinions in my life. This podcast brings in guests from liberal and conservative backgrounds to talk about politics, social justice, and the like. It brings together a diverse group of voices that we might not otherwise hear in our current bubbles.
//I N S P I R E
Avoiding Racial Conversations In Interracial Relationships Isn’t An Option In Trump’s America. This was an important read about a topic that I don't often think a lot about. In the next few months I'll have a great guest post on the topic of interracial relationships. I hope you'll come back and read!