Friday Five

Before we begin, in case you do not follow me on Twitter, I am thrilled and honored that Wills and Kate chose to name their baby Princess after me.*


1. Restaurants That Will Still Give You Free Stuff on Your Birthday. Many of these require pre-registration, so go ahead and fill out the forms now (some of them give deals year-round, too).  

2. Haley was one of my favorites the season she was on American Idol and I love this rendition of “Creep.” 

3. Surprised by Hope: Why Christians Flocked to “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” an Atheist’s Film. I feel strongly about hope and I really like superhero movies (though I haven’t seen this one yet), so I enjoyed this article by Aaron. 

4. A Tribute to Teen Girl Movies

5. Nobody Famous: What it’s like to have the social network of a celebrity, without actually being famous. Fascinating. (via Popcast)


*Close enough. 

tweets of the month

Tweets of the Month Club | April 2015

Here are the best tweets I read this month. 



Friday Five

1. Why We Love Gilbert Blythe. Agreed, wholeheartedly. 

2. Would You Be From Pawnee or Eagleton? I got Pawnee, of course. 

3. 25 Signs You Grew Up Listening to Christian Music. Yep. #DCTD

4. You’ve Got Mail turned 15. Here’s 10 things you didn’t know about it. 

5. 66 Shocking Clickbait Bible Headlines You Won’t Believe. I had fun with the #ClickBaitBooks hashtag yesterday and my friend Aaron asked me to help with this post. So great. 


Friday Five

1. Needtobreathe has a new live album. If you listen VERY closely, you can hear me singing along. j/k But I was there. Definitely in my Top 5 concerts ever. 

2. Erin Moon is hilarious and also I really like story-telling events. “Dumped for God” combines both of those. You should give it a listen. 

3. Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors were on Jimmy Kimmel the other day and I love it. They sang another song, too, also worth checking out. 

4. When Someone Else Gets the Thing You Wanted. I’ve written on this a few times before, but it’s a lesson I keep having to repeat. 

5. I’m just going to leave this right here. 


Friday Five

1. Email in Real Life. Tripp and Tyler, ladies and gentlemen.  

2. Here’s how to find your Myers-Briggs TV Personality. I’m a CSMH and I have to say, the favorite shows they listed are pretty accurate. What are you? 

3. How to Become Gluten-Intolerant. It’s funny because it’s true. Absolutely true. And worth all 6 minutes.

4. Can We Guess Your Age Based on Your Taste in Books? This was one year off for me, but I’m guessing they don’t have tons of potential ages, so we’ll say it was correct. 

5. Try not to smile while watching this video. on a Friday. Bet you can’t do it. Oh, you think you can? Shut up and dance.

march madness

NCAA Tournament 2015 Winner

Hey, hey! Well, March Madness is over and so are the games that were played in April. 

Thank you to everyone who participated in my bracket challenge! I think this was the biggest turnout ever, thanks in part to every member of Eric’s family playing along. 

But, there is only one winner. And that winner is: 

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Congrats! Just email me via the contact form up there at the top of the page and I’ll email you a $30 gift card to Amazon! 


Good Friday Five

1. I love this piece on Maundy Thursday from Beth Moore on the LifeWay Women’s blog.

2. This is also about Maundy Thursday, by Jessica Buttram.

“Doesn’t he know we’re going to blow it? Doesn’t he know how dangerous and small and fickle and mean we will be, even in the name of his life and death? “

3. In Case You’re a Lent Loser by Jess Connolly is exactly what I needed to read. 

4. On a lighter note, I always like these Peeps dioramas. 

5. I saw this on BigMama’s blog this week and thought it would be the perfect way to end the Friday Five on this Good Friday.  

Happy Easter!

tweets of the month

Tweets of the Month Club | March 2015

The best tweets I saw this month: 



Friday Five

1. Joseph Gordon Levitt will star in Fraggle Rock. Yes, please. 

2. This is kind of long, but worth it. (via Rob)

3. Young Americans Turn to Tea. All I have to say is #TrendSetter. (via Chris)

4. Tom Hanks, ladies and gentlemen. 

(it’s important to note that both my dad and my sister sent me this video separately.) Also, his Woody impression at the end is worth the wait. 

5. Love, love this video of Joy and Annie talking about singleness and the church. There are several times I said “Yes!” out loud while watching this. 



We usually get to see the comedic side of IF:Local hosts Joy Eggerichs and Annie Downs, but today we are excited to sit down with them as they share honestly about their singleness and experience in the church.This is a conversation we invite you to join, please feel free to share your thoughts in the comments below.

Posted by IF : Gathering on Saturday, March 21, 2015