I'm back after an almost 4-month-long blogging break. In that time, I finished up my first year of seminary at Princeton Theological Seminary, drove across the country from New Jersey to California (where I'm now living), hosted a friend from the Netherlands for six weeks, started prepping Dova Academy (aka, we're homeschooling this year) and transferred to Fuller Seminary. Did I mention ministry work? It's been a big one, that's for sure!
There's been so much great stuff floating around online these days! Bible studies, videos from the Olympics, TED and TEDx talks from some amazing minds ... even workouts! But let's face it. All the good stuff tends to get overshadowed and drowned out by the negative junk.
So here's my weekly attempt to make the Interweb world a little bit better. As many Fridays as possible, I'll post a curated list of my favorite positive, encouraging, healthy, inspirational posts from around the web.
My hope and prayer is that with every image you see, video you watch or link you click, you feel a little better and/or you're inspired to move forward in some area of your life.
Without further adieu, here's this week's list:
This adorable woman got her groove back after yoga therapy. The picture is really worth 1,000 words, but click through to the article anyway. At 85 years old, Anna decided to give yoga a try and made significant progress in her quest to recover from severe scoliosis pain.
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Photo credit: Dr. Michelle Bengtson
Photo credit: Sweet to the Soul Shoppe
Photo credit: The Cancer Fighting Kitchen Course
Psychology Junkie brought the www this gem of a post, with all you need to know to help any person you know through a stressful time, based on their Meyers-Briggs Type profile. My "type" is ENTJ and they totally nailed my stress profile. My Facebook friends and I agree that we all need t-shirts or necklaces with our profile types on them! Imagine how much easier that would make our lives :) If you don't know your profile, here's a free online test from Truity that I trust as fairly accurate compared to the in-depth (and expensive) tests I've taken in the past. You can also take a longer test for $29 from the same company, which is still a really good deal and totally worth the cost and time it takes the test. Getting to know your type allows you to get to know yourself (and how you relate to others) better. Valuable relational info!And a final honorable mention...
Photo credit: Psychology Junkie
Unfortunately, someone took the video down before I could get this list posted, but at one point there was a video of Michael Phelps swimming to Super Mario sounds! I totally get copyright, trademarked songs, and all that jazz, but why, oh why did they have to take that video down?!?! Can't we MP-SMB fans just have some fun, for crying out loud!?! So on that, I'll leave you with a new classic, the #PhelpsFace...
Photo credit: Syracuse.com
I hope you enjoyed this first installment of "Friday Faves!" I'll be back next week with more fun from around the web.