What We Read This Week

Each week, we bring you interesting stories from around the web. Here’s what caught our eye this week!


Everyone: Please Stop Praying to the Universe

It occasionally is discovered that a person has been offering prayers to the universe. Perhaps this person is simply giving thanks, or maybe this individual is trying to get something out of the exchange, like a promotion at work, or a piece of exotic furniture of some kind. But whatever the circumstance may be—and perhaps this person has even been you, at times—there is something very important to consider before praying to the universe. Predominantly this: The universe isn’t God.  Read Full Article

From Word on Fire


Jimmy Fallon – Caught Red Handed

There is nothing worse than being caught in the act when you’re up to no good. You can’t lie about it, you can’t take it back, all you can do is pray for forgiveness. Tonight Show” host Jimmy Fallon asked his viewers if they had ever been caught red-handed and their responses on Twitter were hilarious. Here are 17 of the funniest and/or most embarrassing Tweets. Read Full Article

From Good Is


11 Women Shaping the Church

Every International Women’s Day, Sojourners has the honor and challenge of selecting the women who are most inspiring us in the ways they are leading the church, and through it, the world. This year’s group of women includes pastors and artists, professors and activists, lawyers and painters. Collectively, they are shaping the church into a more inclusive, daring, honest, and action-oriented community of believers. We thank them for it. Below, learn why their work is so important, and pray along with these leaders as you receive their blessings for 2019. Read Full Article

From Sojo


Chick-fil-A is Selling Fish Sandwiches During Lent

If you are observing the 40-day period of Lent, which kicked off this week, then you may be refraining from eating meat on Fridays, as is the tradition. But, what if your TGIF tradition involves pulling through the Chick-fil-A drive-thru for some fried chicken? Well, we’ve got good news. Sort of. Chick-fil-A is offering a loop-hole during Lent. Read Full Article

From Relevant Magazine


25 Great Things You Can Do for Lent

Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent, the 40 days of preparation for the Easter season when Christians are called to deepen their spiritual lives through the practices of fasting, prayer, and almsgiving. The belief is that our consistent participation in these practices — like exercise we do for our physical health — improves our spiritual well-being by stripping away all that is unnecessary and becoming more mindful of how God is working in our lives.  Read Full Article

From Busted Halo

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Author:Wood Lake Publishing

At Wood Lake Publishing we are passionate about supporting and encouraging an emerging form of Christianity, which is rooted in ancient wisdom and attentive to the movement of spirit in our day. Visit us online at woodlakebooks.com


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