I hope you are all in the midst of a fantastic week. I haven’t been posting as much around here. Life has been busy but in a good way. We are knee-deep in church planting, which involves meetings, lots of prayer, small groups, teaching lots of kids, cooking, hospitality, planning music, teaching…. on and on and on and on it goes. But I wouldn’t change it for the world. The people on this journey with me are Jesus people (see link below) and I’m having the time of my life.
I have also been taking some time to think and pray about the direction I want to take my blog. I have enjoyed every step of the journey in blogging, and have come to some conclusions along the way. First, I can’t worry about numbers. Whether I have ten readers or 10,000, I want to have quality content reflective of who I am. Also, while the “fun” posts about decorating and fashion may get lots of hits, that’s not my primary goal here. I will post fun things like that from time to time, but my primary goal is to share my spiritual experiences and hopefully offer some encouragement to my readers along the way. If you have any advice for me about what you would like to see more or less of around here, I’m happy to hear it!
Now let’s get to it! Here are my favorite links from the past several weeks. They are fantastic, so take some time to check them out!
Sarah Bessey with In which I am among the Spanish oaks again
From A Deeper Story, Your Story is Worth Finishing. Amen.
Also from A Deeper Story, an open letter to my proud heart.
From A Deeper Church, Missional Anxieties.
Also from A Deeper Church, The Jesus People. I have people like this and thank God for them.
From Winn Collier, The Grace of the Short Life.
At A Deeper Family, The Language of Lament.
Design Mom gives us the recipe for the perfect wing.
Marriage and Parenting:
From Narrow Paths to Higher Places, Letters to My Daughter: On True Love.
From Sarah Bessey, In which I can’t help myself. This inspired me to take a look at the wonder of my daughters.
From the wild love, a poem is still. If you aren’t reading Hilary’s writing, I would highly recommend checking it out.
From Jen Hatmaker, Hope for Spicy Families. Hilarious.
Also, my friend Jen at Girl in the Garage is celebrating her one-year blogging anniversary! Congrats to you! I love her blog and seeing all the amazing transformations she so masterfully accomplishes! You inspire me, Jen!
That’s it for me today. What have you been reading lately? Any great blogs or books? I’m always open to suggestions! Be blessed!
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