May you wake to fresh brewed coffee and to the fragrance of Christ.
May you count your minutes and number your hours and ENJOY each moment of these 2 days.
May you shift your prayer life from me, me, me, to Your Kingdom Come…
And may you learn to mean it as you say it.
Happy weekend, y’all!
Much love to you~
And here are my favorite reads of the week…Giveaway at the end!
Emily Freeman ~ Chatting at the Sky: As a mama to 4 daughters, I soaked up every one of her words. As a recovering good girl, I nodded my head at my screen and cried. Her word to our daughters: They need a friend who doesn’t think she’s better than everyone, but one who knows she isn’t. They need a friend who knows she needs Jesus. And on a side note, she graduated from UNCG- from the School of the Deaf. And I’m assuming we shared coffee at Tate Street Coffee Shop…same time, same place, different art speckled tables. So she’s basically the bomb. And yes. I did just say that. One more thing~ Go…..Spartans!!!
Amber Haines ~ The Run A Muck: Only because I truly love this lady and because she’s more Southern than I ever was and because she speaks my language. I cry and laugh when I read her and I feel like I’m curled up next to her on my couch. Take a minute and laugh today. ENJOY this moment with your God ~ relish your minutes and lavish your people. And begin to pray, Your Kingdom Come, Lord. Then brace yourself. Because your world is about to get turned on a dime. And y’all it’s worth it. It’s really, really worth it.
Shannan ~ Flower Patch Farmgirl: OK, so I love this gal. Like really love her. She makes me laugh and I’m not good at funny. Y’all know that. But here’s the thing, Shannan had a friend make a guest post on her site this past week and well, this lady has lived a God-written story about eating disorders. So this story spoke to me. I have never had a diagnosed eating disorder, but during my 4 years of college, I had a very unhealthy relationship with food and the scale. I weighed less than 100 pounds my sophomore year and at any given moment, I could tell you how many fat grams were in any number of foods. I didn’t eat well for 4 years and I was crazy skinny. The bad thing is, most days I would do most anything to be that skinny again. But alas, I have developed a love for guac and chips. Read this post and buy this woman’s book.
Zach Hunt ~ A Deeper Story: You see, the problem of evil is not exhausted by things like robbery, rape, or murder. Nor does it only involve the people directly perpetrating the evil. Things like exploitation and oppression are also forms of evil and they are just as insidious as the evil we hear about on the local news, if not more so as they have far more victims and infinitely more perpetrators. In theology this is called systemic evil. It’s the form of evil that arises through the systems that make our modern world go ’round, systems like the global economy. Need I say more. Just read it and then go look through your closet. It made me think twice. Then three times more.
And for the giveaway!!!!!! Because I love this lady and because I am a recovering good girl and mostly because we went to the same college, I am giving away 2 copies of Emily Freeman’s book, Grace for the Good Girl. Enter to win by leaving a comment below. You can make it short and sweet or you can leave some love, either way, you’re entered. Sorry, the more love you leave doesn’t earn you more entries, but I’ve heard it can earn you an extra jewel in your heavenly crown. Winners announced Monday night at 9.
Happy Weekend Y’all!!!!