Weekend reading: August 2, 2014

Soccer practice

From Instagram: First soccer practice of the season! {You know those families that have perfectly styled hair and adorable outfits wherever they go? Yeah, we’re not them.}

It’s been several years since our oldest played Upward soccer and none of our other girls have played a team sport yet, so this year — despite the craziness that has been our summer — we signed the three big girls up. {Our almost 5-year-old is just excited to tag along — ha!}

Right now, I’m actually looking forward to spending Monday evenings and Saturday mornings at the soccer field, where there’s a fun playground and plenty of grass for Jackson to explore. Let’s see how I feel in September when we’re juggling soccer, Classical Conversations and American Heritage Girls, though!

Here are some of my favorite posts from this week. As always, check out what I’m reading and what I’m pinning to see the other posts that make me stop and think (or, you know, drool…). You’ll find new posts all week long!

Own Your Life

The Joy of Community

Jesus, Religion & Apathy

And be sure to read this post. I think you’re gonna want to delete the Facebook Messenger app if you’ve already downloaded it: The Insidiousness of Facebook Messenger’s Mobile App Terms of Service.

Have a great weekend!

Mandi Ehman is the blogger behind Life Your Way. She and her husband have four beautiful girls plus one baby boy, and together they live, work and homeschool on a little slice of heaven in wild, wonderful West Virginia. Mandi loves coffee, chocolate, easy meals, beautiful things and minimalist spaces.
  • Beth

    I just read the article on owning your successes. I agree to an extent, and then I think, we don’t own any of our successes….God does! We didn’t do anything, and can do nothing through Him. Yes, God doesn’t want us wallowing in self pity, but He also sent us a Helper and wants us to rely on Him alone, not our own strength. Thoughts anyone?