the friday features: september 2, 2016.

The Friday Features exist to fuel you with you sparks of joy and propel you toward the things that matter as you head into your weekend. If you’d like to submit an article to be included in the features, you can send me the link here.

For When You’re Feeling A Little Helicopter Mom-ish: Family Christian Introduces New Protective Christian Bubble™ For Children by The Babylon Bee

For the Swamped by Their Schedules: Making Peace with Time by Me for The Influence Network

For When You’re Mourning, Soaring, or Singing: Raw Grief and Real Hope in Ingrid Michaelson’s It Doesn’t Have To Make Sense by Val Dunham for Christ and Pop Culture

For the Grownups Trying to Understand Teen Life in 2016: How Instagram Opened a Ruthless New Chapter in the Teen Photo Wars by Robinson Meyer for The Atlantic

For When You Want to Make Who You Are All about You: Why “That’s Just My Personality” is No Excuse for a Christian by Me for iBelieve

For the People Who Have Hurt Others, and Wonder if They Have a Place: A Post for The Fallen & The Shamed :: There’s Room at Our Table for You. by Brittany Salmon

For When You’re Pondering What Liberty Really Is: We Are Free Indeed by Cara Meredith for Gifted for Leadership (Christianity Today)

Here’s to a restful weekend!

From Him | Through Him | To Him,
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Author: Abby Perry

Abby has written for The Gospel Coalition, Christ and Pop Culture, Upwrite Magazine, and The Influence Network. She is the communications coordinator for a nonprofit organization and co-facilitates two community efforts—one promoting bridge-building racial reconciliation conversations and one supporting area foster and adoptive families. Abby graduated from Texas A&M University and currently attends Dallas Theological Seminary. She and her family live in College Station, Texas.