Gluten free everything, more letters to baby, and an adorable nursery

by Lesley on April 5, 2013 · 2 comments

in feel good friday

I wish I had an exciting post to offer you today. But the good news is I’m putting some of my weekly blog writing time towards book writing time. With baby boy’s arrival becoming closer and closer I need to focus on my book. Plus, today we’re on our way to San Luis Obispo for Jonathan’s big marathon!

Here are a few things you should know on this happy Friday:

First, gluten intolerance is a real thing! We suspect Jonathan’s body doesn’t like gluten, but he’s never tested positive for celiac disease. If you think the whole “gluten free” thing is a fad, you need to read this article: 50 Shades of Gluten Intolerance.

Sometimes I think women are afraid to reach out to other women. I’m not sure if it’s the fear of rejection, being too busy, or simply not knowing how, regardless, I love this blog post called Taking the First Step.

Do you like Mumford and Sons? Then you might be interested to read this article about Marcus Mumford’s faith. I think being a celebrity is likely very hard, so that’s all I’m going to say.

Stop Instagramming Your Perfect Life by Shauna Niequist is a must read!  “Because community—the rich kind, the transforming kind, the valuable and difficult kind—doesn’t happen in partial truths and well-edited photo collections on Instagram.” {This post argues for some of the same things I did in The Christian Humblebrag. Similar to what I experienced, this post has gotten many “shares” as well as comments vehemently disagreeing with her argument.}

…Moving right along to another heated topic…

One of the saddest things about the gay marriage debate is how the conversation is dividing Christians. I believe it’s possible for those of us with varying beliefs to still have civil, loving dialogue and to treat ALL people with respect. A church near our house is proving so! Read this Sacbee article about Fremont Church. A long but very worthy read in The Atlantic: Being Gay at Jerry Falwell’s University. And, if you’re looking for an even longer read, I’m just finishing Torn: Rescuing the Gospel from the Gays-vs.-Christians Debate.

Dear Mija: A Letter to My Future Bilingual and Bicultural Daughter, is written by my friend Michelle who is due a few weeks before our little guy.

Speaking of little boys, I love this nursery from 6th Street Design. Our poor second child will not have a nursery when he arrives because he will be (eventually) sharing a room with Anna. Until then, he’ll float around the house in a bassinet.

Happy April! Aren’t you so happy spring has arrived?!

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