Have You Seen? {February 12, 2017}

Welcome to Have You Seen? We’ll review last week and share other posts from around the web. Enjoy rest and renewal while you cozy up for some soul-food reading.

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Remember Sue Eenigenburg? We read her book Burnout and Expectations in book club two years ago. She’s asked for our help on this important topic.

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Last Week’s Theme: Race

A Mixed Perspective + Amy’s Rutabaga Fries by Ashley Felder—”We are a unique family. Even in the States, we stand out a bit; more so in some areas of the country than others. But in China, where we have served for nearly 7 years? We are a freak of nature. A zoo exhibit to stare at and sometimes touch or pet (yes, really).”

Hidden Light by Kimberlee Conway Ireton—”God is present in Scripture, in real life here and now, and also in imagination. The church year happily embraces the intersection of all three with faith that the eyes of our imaginations are at least as clear-sighted as the eyes of our heads and can in fact help us to see Scripture more clearly.” All winners of Invitations From God by Adele Ahlberg Calhoun have been notified. 

Reconciling Race, Slowly by Slowly by Lauren Pinkston—”I wanted to perfect my charitable deeds. I wanted to claim that I didn’t see color. I wanted an easy fix for race relations. But OH THE CLASHES. Messy, uncomfortable, and awkward clashes between my white worldview and—I don’t know—the REST OF HUMANITY.”

Border Crossing by Aliyah Jacobs—”A little girl was walking in front of us towards the other children, as we made our way towards our car. I tried to say hello but she hurried her steps, visibly frightened. She eyed us as she walked and almost started running away as we neared her. In the area where we were living, we were told many of the young children had never seen white people before and so it was frightening to them. I paused to consider the sadness in my heart, the sadness I felt that someone would feel afraid of me because I looked different.”

Let’s Talk About the Ban on Migration {The Grove – Race} by Danielle Wheeler—”Because even though we are a large group of diverse generations, political views, and passport countries, we all share a common bond – we know what it is to be the foreigner. And many of us live and serve among a race that is different than our own. This gives us a unique perspective.”

From Around the Web

6 helpful travel apps

It’s Simply Not True 

Going Home When Everything Has Changed: 10 Tips for Repatriating in the Context of Current Events 

Do You Pray for Your Tuk-Tuk Driver? 

My Pre-Furlough Mind 

10 Myths About Africa Many Americans Believe 

Tips to Learn How to Wait 

Raising a Woman in Ministry 

Introvert Inspiration 

Finally, Why We All Need Spiritual Speech Therapy 

And Now for Next Week

The theme is . . .

We are excited about this week because we have not one giveaway, but four.

That’s right. Count ’em: one, two, three, four.

This week is Author Interview week. Each day we interview an author and you can leave a comment to enter a drawing for that author’s book. Pretty cool!

Even if you’re not a reader, don’t worry, we have tried to find something for everyone. And The Grove? Well, you’re not going to want to miss it.

Join the discussion this week in the comments, on Instagram, and then at The Grove beginning Thursday 6pm EST. Bring your blog posts to link up. We want to hear your experiences and your thoughts!

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