Happy Sunday, dear friends!
I hope you are having a wonderful weekend and are ready for the week ahead! I found everything in this week’s Sunday Share on Facebook and used the “Save for later” feature to read when I was ready. I’m LOVING this new (at least to me) feature! This week we are talking about worship music, cyber-security, parenting, stroller hacks and an awesome craft project. I’m also sharing what I’m most thankful for this week. (Hint: this post’s picture says it all)
Y’all, I love hymns and I love contemporary worship music. They each move me in different ways and this video beautifully blends the two. I poked around a bit and found out that StickYard is based in St. Louis, Missouri and they travel around the country performing. More videos can be found on their website – prepare to get lost in the music.
I’m a big fan of protecting yourself and your data online. When Steven Petrow’s USA Today story popped up in my newsfeed I was intrigued, thinking it would be a recitation of things I already do. Yeah, not so much. Hello, humble pie. I’m taking time this week to beef up my online security and hope you will too. Stay safe out there! (P.S. The video will start playing as soon as it loads. Warning you so you don’t shout out and scare the other people in your home… not that I know anything about that.)
Confession: I belive adventures and risk are essential to a healthy life. I especially think this is true for a healthy childhood. While I will never be able to let my kids roam the neighborhood on their bikes, coming home only when the street lights on like I did, I try to encourage adventure and yes, risk, in their lives. This means I’m usually the mom encouraging her kids to swing higher and try the monkey bars at the playground. Carolyn Paul’s New York Times article takes a look at the way our daughters are discouraged from taking risks and encouraged to be fearful. Taking risks and being scared and doing it anyway are key life skills. Let’s make sure our girls learn them too.
As a parent of two kiddos age five and under, I’ve done a ton of research on strollers over the years. This quick video from Kid’s Safety Network has a ton of stroller hacks I’d never heard of. If you or someone you love has littles, you won’t want to miss this. (Also, I have no idea how the video self-imbedded, so click the link above if you want to check out their Facebook page)
This is one of the sweetest things I’ve ever seen. This fantastic retro camper embroidery hoop art by Flamingo Toes is the perfect mix of kitsch and cute. I love the “get out of town” sentiment and the adorable Airstream. This would be a great girls night out crafting project!
These are all great reads/views, but the thing I’m most excited about this week is that my Dad was finally able to come home from the hospital. Yes, 41 days after the deer ran into his motorcycle, he’s home. He has more recovery ahead of him, but he’s strong and determined to get back in the swing of things. And for that, I’m so thankful.
What’s making you happy this week?
March 6, 2016 at 1:56 pm
Loving your simple, straightforward and faith-filled blog here, Jenna! It’s been a long, long time since our CHS track days, but let me know if you’d ever like to meet up for a run. Or, if you get that GNO crafting group together, I’d love to join you!
March 6, 2016 at 2:03 pm
Thank you so much – I’m delighted you are enjoying it! I’d have to do some serious training before I’d be ready for a run with you, but meeting up sounds great!