The beginning of Lent, the first year of a beloved Pope, a week of great writing, and a song you can’t get out of your head—here’s the best of the week.
Best List. “40 Ideas for Lent 2014” by Rachel Held Evans.
Best Advice. “Getting Dirty on Ash Wednesday” by Gregory Houck at the Order of Carmelites Blog.
Best Retrospective. “How to Really Measure the ‘Pope Francis Effect’” by Daniel Burke at CNN.com.
Best Commentary. “Undressing Misogyny” by Natalie Trust.
Best Invention. “Local Musician Invents Music Technology” by Stacey Kafka at KEZI 9 News.
Best Guest Post. “Staying Silent No More: I Am a Christian Ally” by Evelyn Shoop at Believe Out Loud.
Best Brew. “Pilot Batch Release: Stay at Home Dad by Stephen Weber” at The Bruery.
Best Parenting Post. “Minimalist Parenting: Another Trend I Don’t Have the Time For” by Elissa Strauss at Raising Kvell.
Best (and Worst) Earworm. “Why You Can’t Get That Song From ‘Frozen’ Out Of Your Head” by Laura Shocker at Huff Post Healthy Living.