Happy Labor Day weekend!
If you’re looking for some reading over your 3-day, here are four pieces I enjoyed recently.
1. In 43 days, I’ll be running a half marathon for Team Living Room on World Hospice Day. Each day, they send out a short story of one of the guests they’ve served. They are beautiful and inspiring. In fact, they are the reason I managed to eek out a very unfun 5.5 miles in today’s muggy disgustingness. Read them all here.
2. This piece looks at the ways poverty affects the cognitive faculties.
“Poverty imposes such a massive cognitive load on the poor that they have little bandwidth left over to do many of the things that might lift them out of poverty – like go to night school, or search for a new job, or even remember to pay bills on time.”
“The condition of poverty imposed a mental burden akin to losing 13 IQ points.”
3. This isn’t brand new, but I still think it’s cool. It’s a soccer ball that generates electricity.
4. I have a friend who is involved with The Junia Project, a community of men and women advocating for biblical equality. She wrote a nice piece called “How I Became a Christian Feminist.” Next week, I’ll be wading into this topic a bit with the 5 things I wish every male egalitarian pastor would do.
Happy holiday weekend! Don’t melt!