- With the release of Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows (part 1) this week, I really loved Tyler Taver's post showing how maybe Harry Potter can offer some object lessons on faith. Normally I read Tyler for funny stuff, but this was pretty insightful.
- My friend Misty opened an Etsy shop where she's selling her soaps. If you're looking for a nice Christmas present and want to support a mom's home business, I suggest you check her out!
- Tara Sophia Mohr hosted a synchoblog about the Girl Effect this week. I've not read all of the posts yet (it's not easy to read some of these sobering statistics and think about my own daughters), but lots of really great stuff there.
- Kristin Tennant reminds us that encouragement is more than just "nice," it's essential. Like her, I'm not a words of affirmation person, so it's easy for me to forget this.
- Matthew Paul Turner tells us about his fascination with goats. And offers an opportunity for us to help families around the world get their own goats through World Vision.
- Rachel Held Evans wrote a spectacular poem about living the way she writes. Really lovely thoughts.
- Quad Mini Jasons (college friend Chuck Larish) has a new song. I encourage you to like him on Facebook. All the cool kids are doing it.
- And in what may possibly be my new favorite phrase, Jonathan Acuff wrote about the Jesus Juke. Seeing this happen both snarkily and for real on the Twitters this week cracked. me. up.
What have you read/written/watched/listened to this week that moved you? By all means, link up your stuff -- I love reading new, interesting blogs!