Friday Five

This will be a just-for-fun Friday Five, with nothing serious. For some reason I felt the need to let you know that up front. 

1. If People Left Parties Like They Leave Facebook

2. Which Bennet Sister Are You? I got Lizzie, so clearly this is one of the most accurate BuzzFeed quizzes. 

3. FRIENDS: Rebooted.


5. Nate Bargatze. 


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.


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!


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


Friday Five

1. What If Singleness Is My Fairy Tale? I loved this perspective on living in light of God’s sovereignty.


2. I loved watching Kimmy Schmidt. And I actually told a friend that Kimmy is possibly what I would have been like had I skipped college and gone straight to New York City. I mean, not exactly. I would have been more afraid. Anyway, I liked this article by another homeschooler about her experience compared to Kimmy’s. My homeschool experience was much different, but her perspective is interesting for sure. 


3. A coworker sent me this for a collaborative post we do for work and I loved it so much I’m putting it here, too. 



4. I know your bracket may already be busted, but there’s still time to have a not-busted bracket in the Nashville Coffee Shop Bracket Challenge. #NashCoffeeMadness. Also, remember to vote for your favorite shop. Basically, you can actually shape how your bracket turns out. 


5. Google Feud. It’s like Family Feud, but with Google searches. A great way to waste train for several hours (for the real thing). [via WardrobeDoor]


Friday Five

1. Jami Nato is one of my favorite bloggers and she’s writing a book. She talks a little about that in this post, but I’m linking to it because of what she says about blogging. I feel much the same way (including the part about not writing here in a while [sorry. working on it.]). 

2. Good Friends Feed Our Souls. Yes, they do. 

3. I heart Johnnyswim.

4. Older Men, Younger Men Need You. So, this is about guys, but I really like what Paul said and I think it also applies to women. (Plus, I have guys who read this blog… I don’t know why I’m still explaining this. It’s a good article.)

5. Advice to Writers: Get a Freditorial Team. I do this on a much smaller scale, but I appreciate the categorical breakdown of the friends-who-are-editors that writers need in their lives. I need to bulk up my team. 


Friday Five

1. I thought this was an interesting interview with Stephen Colbert.

2. She’s your collaborator, not your competition. This article is looking at what it means to be a single independent Christian woman, who would also like to get married. 

3. If Wes Anderson directed X-Men.

What if Wes Anderson directed X-Men? from Patrick Willems on Vimeo.

4. It’s the 50th Anniversary of Sound of Music. This article ranks the Von Trapp children, and I pretty much agree 100%. 

5. NEEDTOBREATHE is coming out with a live album, which is fantastic, especially because it’s live at the Fontanel. I was at that show and it was one of my favorites ever. You can preorder now. 

And because this is a new video and I’m still not tired of this song:



Friday Five

What a week.

1. Parks and Recreation, one of my favorite shows, has ended. There are countless articles, etc. on the end of a show like this. One theme I’ve noticed is the fact that Parks & Rec was so joyful. I love what this article says, “In the end, it is one of the best comedies TV has ever seen, and one that stands out from so much of the great shows of this new Golden Age of Television because its default emotion was joy when so many of this era’s great shows are defined by darkness, and its default philosophy was one of optimism at a time when even the best comedies today tend towards ironic detachment.” I also loved this article.

2. A Prayer for When You Barely Have Time to Eat. Amen.


4. How’s everyone feeling about the snow? Laura and I (but mostly Laura) wrote this journal entry about going without coffee/being trapped by ice and snow. 

5. Finally, #thedress. The Internet is a bizarre place, y’all. Here’s the dress in question:

the dress

I only see this is blue and black. However, I know some of you see it as gold and white and somehow this came to the Internet’s attention and people were freaking.out. about it. There are several articles dealing with the science of it that, frankly, bored me. I did skim them enough to know that it has to do with how the cones in your eyes handle light and overexposure or something like that. But I thought it was fascinating that everyone was really bothered by this. And I liked what Mindy Kaling said:

the dress Mindy

I think this is why everyone was freaking out. What they knew, what they believed was undoubtable, was now being brought into question. They were beginning to doubt. 

I don’t really have any link to go with that, I just found it fascinating and it’s all over twitter. Sometimes it’s nice to remember what was The Biggest Deal Ever after we’ve forgotten about it. 


Friday Five

1. Watching “Saturday Night Live” in the Time of ISIS. I don’t know if this article completely reflects my thoughts on this, but it’s something that I’m figuring out. It is hard to live in the whiplash, to know how to react, to know—seriously—what to tweet. I appreciate Tyler Huckabee’s perspective. 

2. Holy Writ. This is a long article, but if you appreciate writing and the art of the comma, you’ll find it interesting. (via Megan)

3. You may have seen this by now, but I love a good mashup. 

4. Counting Marriage as Loss. Love, love this from Lore. It is exactly where I am in so many ways. I am always thankful for writers who say, “Me too.”

5. “Parks and Recreation” is another of my favorite shows coming to an end this season. I really like this article on what Parks and Rec can teach us about faithfully living as a local.