Weekend Reading

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Philadelphia Abortion Clinic Horror
“You don’t have to oppose abortion rights to find late-term abortion abhorrent or to find the Gosnell trial eminently newsworthy. This is not about being “pro-choice” or “pro-life.” It’s about basic human rights.
The deafening silence of too much of the media, once a force for justice in America, is a disgrace.”

Complaining as an Act of Faith
“When people say, ‘it’s God’s will’ or ‘God has a plan’, it feels like they are indulging the apathy.  Because what if this is wrong?  What if shit happens and it isn’t what God wants?  What if slavery, bitter water, and starvation actually aren’t God’s design?”

Women in the World: 125 Women of Impact
(Slideshow, super inspiring to flip through though!)

When I Believe in Jesus, then the Bible
“But were all the Scripture to be lost, were we like a sojourning people under a Josiah rule vagabond seekers without a Law, God would be no less God, His Messiah no less His Messiah, His Spirit no less His Spirit.
I love the Scripture, but I love Jesus more. I love the God that Scripture proclaims more than the Scripture itself.”

My Brother, Compassion, Gay Marriage and Me
What if a Christian person, firmly against gay marriage, adopted a gay person as a family member? “Since we do not permit you to enter into a family relationship with the lover of your choosing, since we forbid your own family, we are willing to offer you familial rights as an alternative. We will take you as our own.” Now there’s a Christian principle embodied in love, mercy and shared cost. There’s something that would appeal to the world.”

Let Us Not Be Silent
“I believe in the power of our words, especially when directed towards Heaven. I live for Freedom, for women (and men), in every area of our lives. I yearn for the healing of our lands …”
(this is part of an excellent prayer emphasis for sexual assault awareness month. sign up for the emails.  do it.)

Losing My Religion for Equality…By Jimmy Carter
(thanks Rebecca Gardner for turning me on to this one!)
“The truth is that male religious leaders have had – and still have – an option to interpret holy teachings either to exalt or subjugate women. They have, for their own selfish ends, overwhelmingly chosen the latter. Their continuing choice provides the foundation or justification for much of the pervasive persecution and abuse of women throughout the world. This is in clear violation not just of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights but also the teachings of Jesus Christ, the Apostle Paul, Moses and the prophets…”

Women of the World Conference Tackles Adoption and Orphan Care with Dr. Jane Aronson
“Orphaned children are victims of adult decisions that come about because of desperation, extreme poverty and war, along with natural disasters and disease. All of us must take a moment of responsibility for the millions of children, living without parental care, who will not have what is their birthright: a good education, excellent medical health and an opportunity to have dreams that lead to success and happiness.”

Totally Noshing On:
Honey Oat Zucchini Bread
Brown Sugar Almond Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies
and Chick-pea (chicken for Ben) and rice soup

(I’ve been *almost* totally AWOL from my cookbooks/pintrest board this week and am hoping against hope i can remember how I made these things!)

I did follow this Raw Honey Almond Truffle recipe to the letter though and it was fantastic!

On my ipod:
Ghosts Upon the Earth by Gungor

Scripture I’m chewing on:
The wilderness narrative in Exodus 18-20

So what about you?   What are your top reads of the week?
Your best (or worst) recipes?  Music stirring your soul?

May this weekend bring you sunshine, sleep and the knowledge that you are loved beyond belief.

…and coffee…always good coffee.


photo credit: Alejandra Owens


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