Friday Faves

This week’s roundup is a short one! Not because the internet was lacking in awesome blog posts, but because my week was so full (celebrating my son’s 4th birthday, visiting a friend in Madison, brainstorming a new story idea), I didn’t have time to read everything in my Google Reader.

Despite the hectic schedule, these four grabbed me….

Chin-Grabbers for Everyone:

  • In Other Words: Hope and Havingmby Beth Vogt

    I found this short and sweet post super applicable, since the balance is one I’m constantly wrestling with.

  • Haiti, Personal Crisis, and a Manifestomby Jen Hatmaker

    I know. Jen Hatmaker has made the Friday Faves THREE weeks in a row. But I really had to. This one is so incredibly powerful! It reminds me of something I read in my Beth Moore study:

    We can underline our Bibles till our pens run dry without a drop of ink splattering our lives. The self-deception slithers in when we mistake appreciation for application or being touched with being changed…..The Word of God is meant to do more than penetrate. It’s meant to activate. Simply put, the Word was meant to work.

 Chin-Grabbers for Writers:

  • Conscious and Subconscious Actionmby Jessica Nelson

    A new, interesting way to approach characterization. I especially love the concrete examples from the movie, Book of Eli (which I haven’t seen, but would like to).

  • Should All Authors Blogmby Rachelle Gardner

    More thought-provoking thoughts about the ongoing debate on whether or not fiction authors should blog.

Happy Friday! I hope you have a fun-filled, blessed weekend!

If you’re looking for a book to read or you like giving books as Christmas gifts, you can read the first three chapters of Wildflowers from Winter for free. I always like to sample a book before I purchase it!

7 thoughts on “Friday Faves

  1. Awesome quote by Jen H!!! I love that. Thank you for sharing and also for the mention. Book of Eli is (imo) really, really good. Happy birthday to your son!

  2. Loved Beth’s post, and Rachelle’s made me think. Didn’t really change my way of thinking, at least so far as it applied to me, but it’s always good to get other perspectives and join the conversation. 🙂

  3. I loved that post from Beth, too. And Rachelle Gardner’s blog post certainly got a lot of people talking, too!

  4. Oh my gosh! Your little one is 4 already? Wow, these last few years have gone by so fast. There were some great posts this week! Thanks for pointing out a few more.

  5. Thank you for the shout-out, Katie.
    Monday’s post prompted a lot of conversation … so much so, I “bookended” it with a similar quote to wrap up the discussion.
    Looking forward to seeing what others have to say today too.

  6. That blog one sure got me thinking and thanks for pointing out the others.

    Excited about your idea!
    ~ Wendy

    1. Katie Ganshert

      I can’t even tell you how AWESOMELY helpful it was talking to you on the phone yesterday! You are awesome, Wendy Paine Miller.


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