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Favorite Phrase Friday {October 21, 2011}

I read a lot of blogs.  I love reading and at this point in my life, I don’t have more than a few minutes at a time to actually read…so blog posts are perfect.  Often I will read a post that really resonates with me and one bit will just jump out at me.  Here are some of my favorite phrases from this week.  Click on their names to read the whole post.

Note the stove clock and his baffling hours and minutes. Where did this day go? I am in a good place, but still. Another one slipped away. –from Stephanie at Adventures in Babywearing

Magical days must be tasted in gulps.
Or savored sweet and slow.
from Suzannah at So Much Shouting, So Much Laughter

My hubby called it a dreamstorming session. I like that. Because if it had been a brainstorming session, my brain would have told me our dreams are too big, impossible.  – from Kristen at We Are THAT Family


I didn’t have to be something amazing in my own eyes or even the eyes of the world.
It was OK to be me. Imperfect, unique, flawed and unremarkable me.
by Melissa Michaels on (in)courage

Yes, our house is full of kids. And it’s only going to get fuller. But that doesn’t mean it’s chaotic or deafening or unorganized.
Well, not all the time anyway. –from Sarah at Ordinary Days

I may sometimes disappoint myself and my kids as a mother, but I do a lot of things right, too – like acting like a total goof ball and reminding my children you’re never too old to laugh, sing, dance, or jam out in a minivan.  –from my real-life-pre-blogging friend Kate who is just as adorable and sweet as she sounds in her posts

Sometimes you find a post that seems like it was written just for you.  When you find posts like that, it’s impossible to pluck out one small phrase and so below you’ll see a handful of snippets from Suzannah’s post Media Literacy & Christian Wordlview: Why Sheltering Won’t Suffice but really, you should go read the whole thing.  Really.

If we want to succeed in the task of raising children to become competent adults, then we must strive to teach them how to think instead of what to think.

What if instead of drawing lines and saying “no,” we engaged media alongside the young people we influence?  What if we provided fewer answers and asked more questions?

Training kids to engage critically with media seats them in the powerful position to become change agents.  Engaged consumers are a force to be reckoned with.  Empowering young people to make their own informed choices (when the time comes) is far better than their being steered by the marketor well-meaning Christians.

Christians should be at the orefront of making and shaping culture–not hiding from it.

Do you have any favorite phrases from this week?
I’d love to hear about them.