Have You Seen? {February 14th, 2021}

Last Week’s Theme: Bloopers

Language Flubs by Ashley Felder—”I was in language school a few years ago. You know we made some great, funny mistakes while spending 6-8 hours in Chinese every day! My most memorable moment was during tutor time.”

The Storyteller {Book Club} by Rachel Kahindi—”A few Christians worshipping with the other side doesn’t end a war. But that unity in the church…it’s something, and it seems to be a rare something. It’s a human tendency to see the differences between us rather than focusing on the Jesus we have in common.”

When the Blooper Turns into Something Bigger by Elizabeth Trotter—”Fast forward ten years to 2020, the year a tiny strip of RNA brought the world to its knees – and our lives to a screeching halt. Covid-19 may not be all-powerful, but it was still powerful enough to bring us “home” prematurely.”

That Time We Got Bed Bugs by Lily—”Even though at the time it felt like the worst to have to take a week off from doing really important fundraising work to deal with bed bugs, we were also really grateful. It was wonderful to declutter and simplify our house at that stage of our moving process. The best that could happen to us, really.”

From Around the Web

Writing in Past Tense about My Overseas Life

Trusting God’s Sovereignty in the Midst of Trauma

Parenting Seemed Easy Until I had Kids!

Playing with Fire

Finally, Remembering to Laugh, Even Now

And Now For Next Week

The theme is…

“There is no shortage of voices vying for our attention in our hyperconnected world. We are in far greater need for silence and stillness than we are for wisdom from other human beings who are so often eager to share their sage advice.”

Tsh Oxenreider

What voices are you listening to right now?

Are you able to hear God’s voice in the midst of the noise?

How do you determine when you need to listen to others and when you need quiet?

These are the questions on our hearts this week as we center our conversation around the theme of Noise. Our blog posts will dive into the challenges of listening in a noisy world, and the role of discernment in it all.

Your voice is an important part of this community! Add your thoughts in the blog comments or through social media posts this week, using the hashtag #VelvetAshesNoise.

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