Michelle DeRusha’s Blog: Learning to Listen to your soul http://michellederusha.com/blog/ I have been following Michelle for quite some time. I am now part of her recent book’s launch team and have enjoyed getting to know her better. The last few posts have been so good. I love when a book or a post give words to what you are feeling or thinking, or ones that offer me a challenge to look at life differently. Michelle has many posts that make me say, “What? You Too!” I really enjoyed this week’s post, “Received and Healed.”
“The truth is, to receive is more difficult than it might seem at first glance. Receiving is a posture of openness — arms open, hearts open — which means it’s also a posture of vulnerability.”
Unoffendable: How Just One Change Can Make All of Life Better by Brant Hansen
https://amzn.to/2UnEgPW I have read this book twice and am thinking I need to peruse a third time. His style of writing is deceptively fun and easy, right before he hits you between the eyes (deep in the heart with good truth). My Friday post 12/7/18 was based off of truth from this book. There is freedom in choosing to not be offendable.
“Jesus encountered one moral mess after another, and He was never taken aback by anyone’s morality. Ever.”
“Quit trying to parent the whole world. Quit offering advice when exactly zero people asked for it. Quit being shocked when people don’t share your morality. Quit serving as judge and jury, in your own mind, of that person who just cut you off in traffic. Quit thinking you need to “discern” what others’ motives are. And quit rehearsing in your mind what that other person did to you.
Pursue the Intentional Life by Jean Fleming https://amzn.to/2L4SMI2 I desire to grow old grace-fully. This book encourages me to really think about what that looks like and how to practically pursue that.
Free-Range kids: How to Raise Safe, Self-Reliant Children (Without Going Nuts with Worry) by Lenore Skenazy https://amzn.to/2E9DSPh This book came to me at a perfect time in my parenting. This is one of my favorite parenting books. It is funny and easy to read with much practical commonsense to help parents help their kids become confident human beings. This book was so helpful in helping me realize how much fear and worry were going into my parenting because of exaggerated news reports, and the messages I was I sending my kids. She gives challenges for whatever level of freedom you would like to grow into. Baby steps all the way to free range.
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Free Range Kids! Yes! You were probably the one who introduced this one to me. It was one of the most influential on my parenting.
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