Growing in Grace is a monthly roundup of links I enjoyed/benefited from around the web.
A Quick Fix for Low Self-Esteem :: "Here’s a quick fix for low self-esteem, a tried and true pick-me-up: Say something negative about another person."
How Much Longer Do We Have? :: The subtitle of this article is "Living By Faith While Our Son is Dying." It is a devastating, heartbreaking piece woven with hope and despair. There is also a brief (7-minute) documentary this family created that is definitely worth the watch.
10 Terms to Know to Become a Conscious Consumer :: I found this extremely helpful. It is not meant to induce guilt as this whole conversation is largely based on conscience, but it gets an interesting conversation started.
Standing Against a Destructive Misogyny Threatening Our Children :: "I was reluctant to write about this because it is so awful and embarrassing even to acknowledge. But there it is. It is reality, and it is all around us. ... The sexual revolution which promised to liberate has given birth to a destructive misogyny that is now being soft-pedaled as “normal” by the likes of Teen Vogue."
Still Jesus (A New Album From Shai Linne) :: This killer new album just released last Friday (and is causing some interesting waves in Christian hip hop). My favorite song is definitely "Startling Mystery."