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7 Quick Takes Friday – 8/17/2012

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I’m currently reading Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain. As an introvert who’s life has largely been shaped by my introversion, I’ve found myself nodding in agreement to many of her statements and conclusions. The portion I read today talked about how the evangelical church is geared towards extroversion. In questioning how many evangelicals must see introverts, she surmised: “If you don’t love Jesus out loud, then it must not be real love. It’s not enough to forge your own spiritual connection to the divine; it must be displayed publicly.” I’ve often wondered if other introverted believers feel like they’re not seen as “spiritual” as others?

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Sometimes I’d really like to fast-forward through the toddler years. Yes, I know that these years will pass all too quickly, I’ll wish that I could have them back this small and cuddly, blah blah blah…knowing that doesn’t make difficult parenting days any easier.

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Speaking of my little munchkins, I love these smiles…

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I recently started a Couch to 5K program. I was terrified to even try this since it’s been almost two years since I’ve worked out regularly. But it turns out that chasing after my boys and lugging around my 26lb 10-month-old has given me more of a regular workout than I thought. Will I actually become a runner?

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Why does everyone talk about baby weight but nobody talks about marriage weight? Or is it just me? Please someone tell me that you also gained some weight after kissing your single years good-bye.

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It’s been almost a year since I’ve had my hair cut. It’s nice and long now, which I actually like. I definitely need a trim, but I’m glad that I get to do my hair like this (found via Pinterest).

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Here’s another gem from Pinterest. So now I have a real purpose in pinning: to prepare for my future millions!

Funny Somewhat Topical Ecard: Thanks to Pinterest when I win the lottery I'll be prepared to show my new real estate agent, stylist, and personal chef exactly what I want.

1 thought on “7 Quick Takes Friday – 8/17/2012”

  1. Love the new blog – you ARE a runner….and it was not until I took a Leadership course with the Army, that I learned it was perfectly fine to be an introvert…..up to that point I had felt deficient because of it….that it was in our style to ‘take it all in, analyze’ and reflect’ over things… ‘introverts’ make GREAT writers as the ideas and thoughts are well thought out! Oh – and I LOVE those smiles too – precious.

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