Once a month we share articles, books, and things we love at Leigh Kramer’s What I’m Into.
Here are some of my favorites from September and what I’m looking forward to in October.
1 Second Everyday
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Around the Web
This is a great question to ask not only your hurting friends, but any of your friends.
If you’ve downloaded the latest iPhone updates, you know there were lots of changes this time. Here are 10 interesting features. I like the magnifying glass option.
We all like to feel in control, right? David Murray shares seven fears we need to consider about what drives that need.
When I hear people speak in other languages, it sounds like gibberish to me. How might English sound to them? This is a great video using fake English to show us.
• I love to eat, but not cook
Do you plan your meals in advance? This often happens when I try.
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To learn more about our race issues, here are essential book recommendations from people who would know. The list includes Just Mercy by Bryan Stephenson, one of my personal favorites (my review here).
Here are 6 tips when you think you don’t have enough time (or energy) to read more or better books. I’m partial to the last tip. It’s not intuitive, but it works.
Do you prefer print or ebooks? I want both. “A growing share of Americans are reading e-books on tablets and smartphones rather than dedicated e-readers, but print books remain much more popular than books in digital formats.”
If you like a great list of articles to read without scouring the internet yourself, Dave Pell’s newsletter is a great source. He’s witty and has broad tastes. I never read all the articles he shares, but I always read some. Visit online, get it as an email, or read through an app.
• Currently Reading
- Everyone Brave Is Forgiven
by Chris Cleave
- The Underground Railroad
by Colson Whitehead
- The Road Back to You
An Enneagram Journey to Self-Discovery
by Ian Morgan Cron and Suzanne Stabile
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Things I Love
• Handcrafted Gifts
The father of my future son-in-law Trey made (!) this beautifully exquisite bowl for us out of some lumber that my dad had left behind. What a gift I’ll treasure for years and years.
• The Enneagram
I’ve been reading more about this personality typing system and it is so thorough. But in October, I’m stepping it up. I plan to attend a conference by Ian Cron and Suzanne Stabile and their new book, The Road Back to You. So looking forward to it.
Free Enneagram test here.
• Family Shower
Almost all the girl relatives were able to come to the bridal shower at Lindsey’s house for my baby girl Jenna. Such fun seeing aunts, sisters, cousins, grandmothers, and moms come together to celebrate Jenna and Trey’s marriage.
• The Wedding
It’s almost here – the main event! Sunday is the day! A couple weeks ago we did the trial run of hair/makeup and bridal portraits.
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On the Blog
We can’t adequately prepare for the future. But we can hope in God’s future gifts to meet us there.
I’m trying not to be all wedding, all the time. But because it’s near, it’s consuming a lot of my head space. And sparking anxious thoughts.
Behind many of our fears is the lack of control. But the way to overcome fear isn’t to have more control; it’s to replace it with something stronger. Includes quotes from Edward T. Welch’s wonderful book, Running Scared.
Series starts tomorrow! Not as connected to God as you’d like to be? Experience 26 surprising ways to encounter God in just a few minutes per day.
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What was one of your highlights from September? What are you looking forward to in October? Please share in the comments.