One thing I have missed about blogging is having somewhere to share the pieces that made me think the most from the month–if only to come back myself and see what I was learning about at that time (beyond books). I just have three this month, but sometimes less is more, right?
Verity Podcast on motherhood + asceticism :: “In this episode we dive into the mommy wars: the toxic culture surrounding motherhood and its decisions. Specifically, this episode deals with asceticism and our view of suffering in motherhood. How does God sustain us in this season? Why do we act as if certain decisions are ‘holier’ than others? “
Everything You Know About Obesity Is Wrong :: “The second big lesson the medical establishment has learned and rejected over and over again is that weight and health are not perfect synonyms. Yes, nearly every population-level study finds that fat people have worse cardiovascular health than thin people. But individuals are not averages: Studies have found that anywhere from one-third to three-quarters of people classified as obese are metabolically healthy. They show no signs of elevated blood pressure, insulin resistance or high cholesterol. Meanwhile, about a quarter of non-overweight people are what epidemiologists call ‘the lean unhealthy.’”
Policies, Persons, and Paths to Ruin :: “Is it not baffling, then, that so many Christians seem to be sure that they are saving human lives and freedoms by treating as minimal the destructive effects of the spreading gangrene of high-profile, high-handed, culture-shaping sin?”
Oh! And I’ve been enjoying Chance the Rapper. His song “5 Year Plan” really hit me:
“There’s no time for impatience in your five-year plan
You got time for hesitation in your five-year plan
A lot of **** came at you in a five-year span
If you followed your flight plan, you’d be right here prayin’
Eyes closed, right now sayin’, Lord of Lords
I know you gave abundantly, even gave up your son for me
No need for sacrifice in my plans
And I love to say your name, it come from my diaphragm
I just had to scare ’em off and draw a line in the sand
Anything you gave to me, they couldn’t pry from my hands
Anything you gave to me, I know it’s right for my brand“
I am obviously not a rapper or famous, but these lyrics. Dang. Full song below (pearl clutchers, beware of language 😉).
Happy October, y’all!