Trippin’ Through The Web Thursdays

I ended up catching the family plague last weekend. I am recovered enough to travel and hang out with some friends at a conference. So this week the list is short and sweet. Enjoy. And as always, feel free to post your own in the comment section.

1. Coaches, parents, and guardians: what kind of language do you use to motivate your children when they play sports? Marti Oti Sears makes a compelling argument about why we should watch our language in the post entitled, “You Play Ball Like a … Sexist.”

2. “And the thing about meausuring sticks, girl? Measuring sticks try to rank some people as big and some people as small — but we aren’t sizes. We are souls. There are no better people or worse people — there are only God-made souls. There is no point trying to size people up, no point trying to compare – because souls defy measuring.

You can’t measure souls.

And the moment you try to measure souls — you try to usurp God. And ain’t nobody needs reminding of who it was that tried to usurp God. Measuring people is always devilish work – and carrying around a measuring stick is a bit like carrying around a pitchfork.” This is a wonderful post by Ann Voskamp.

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