These Ladies Write & You Should Read Them

Here are some great posts from around the internet this past week. Seriously worth your time to read ‘em…


jamie wright brain on hugs

This one from Jamie Wright - “This Is My Brain On Hugs.” It makes me happy that I’m not the only one in the world who makes hugs completely terrible.


jen hatmaker

This post from Jen Hatmaker, “The Mythical They.” This fits nicely with last week’s “The Danger of a Single Story.”


tamara lunardo

This post by Tamara Lunardo, “I Don’t Care Where She’s Been – Now I’ve Got Her.” It’s an excellent reminder of how much God wants His kids.


angela hagebusch how unfortunate

This post from Angela Hagebusch – a reflection from her recent trip to San Diego – “How Unfortunate.” If this doesn’t stir up some emotion in you, you’re prolly a zombie.


AND NOW IT’S YOUR TURN: What did you watch or read online this week that captured your heart and attention? Share your favorites below in the comments.

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4 Comments to These Ladies Write & You Should Read Them

  1. I loved Angela’s- the personal example was so compelling and we’ll remember that for sure! Also the phrase “now I’ve got you” sticks with me. :)

  2. Agree with Shari on Angela’s post. I appreciate Angela’s recognizing that the event was a teaching moment for her children.

    On the hug post: Brian are you just assembling views to justify your stance on hugging. Remember real men hug; even in UFC the guys hug after the match.

  3. Danielle Pridgen

    In light of the conversation I’d have to recommend these song lyrics by a guy named Bradley Hathaway. This is a spoken word/ song entitled “The Hug Poem.” Enjoy..

    “I read about how You touched them and they were healed.
    Or even if someone just touched your cloak, they were forever changed.
    You let a broken women bathe your feet in her tears.
    And you washed your best friend’s feet.
    I’m just wondering though.. did you ever just hug people?

    I mean, I know that it’s a silly question and all. I am sure You would have. Why wouldn’t You have?
    But its one of those things that was never mentioned and it got me thinking about it. And about how whenever there was a touch from you sins were forgiven and sickness fell.

    I think I’m caught up on my sins.
    And last time I checked all my body parts were properly working, I’m nothing special here.
    I’m just a kid with a heavy heart, oh these passing sunrises and sunsets.

    I don’t think Our encounter would have ended up in Your gospels or anything.
    Because all I really need is a hug. And that’s ok for me to imagine right?
    That’s not conflicting with any sort of theology is it?
    Ok good, then hug me.

    But not one of these side-ways, one arm around the neck type hugs.
    Or the ghetto right hand clasp fists, elbows to chest, pat-pat on the back-back.
    Or the you put your right arm over my left arm, and I put my right arm over your left arm, and we make this weird sort of diagonal thing..
    Nah none of those.

    Take your old school carpenter arms and throw them over my upper body. leaving my arms dangling. underneath yours. somewhere and I can barely. move them. because you’re squeezing me. so. hard…
    But don’t pick me up and make my back pop. Because I hate it when people do that.

    And then hold me, hold me here in Your arms until I start to cry because I WANT TO CRY.
    But I just can’t seem to do it on my own.
    I have been teary eyed once recently, but not even enough for a drip down my cheek.
    There’s just hurt in my soul that needs to be purged. So hold me here in this hugging pose until the pain is flowing from my eyes and nose.”

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