Prepare for an Easy Advent by Ann Voskamp

// How to Prepare for an Easy Advent by Ann Voskamp for A Holy Experience //

Because it’s easy to get swept away this time of year, but Ann reminds us of how redemption came through a long line of dysfunctional families and that gives me hope for my own.


friendship - design for mankind

// When Your Friend Changes by Erin Loechner for Design for Mankind //

Because maybe you’ll run into some old friends during this Advent season and maybe you’ll wonder why things feel so different. Friendship can be hard when you’re a grown up and she puts words on why.

Maker + Ink

// Maker + Ink //

Because I’m obsessed with these prints from this lovely new shop, featuring a curated collection created by a small group of artists from across the country. I’ve already bought 2 prints and plan to pick more! Through Monday you can Buy One Print Get One Free. (This link will take you to a 15% off page – I don’t think that discount applies during the BOGO sale – so just proceed to the store).



// 6 Ways to Keep Advent Simple and Special by Tsh Oxenreider for Art of Simple //

Because I’m somewhat of a “liturgical newbie” (as Tsh says) and these 6 simple suggestions are not only helpful, they are accessible. If you want to be intentional about keeping things simple, these great tips are for you.

A Few Favorite Reads

// The Annual 30 Percent Off One Book Sale at Amazon //

From now through Monday, you can choose one book and take 30% off using the code HOLIDAY30 at checkout. I can’t wait to choose a new book! If you need some suggestions, here are direct links to a few of my favorites:

Coming Clean for only 8.21 (Reading this one now – worth it)

Nesting Place for only 9.09 (This hardcover book makes a beautiful gift!)

Learning to Walk in the Dark is only 8.80 (One of my favorite reads last year)

To Bless the Space Between Us for 10.18 (My favorite book of blessings – another lovely hardcover)

Simply Tuesday for only 6.29 (I’m the author and I can’t even buy it at this low of a price. Ha!)

An Unhurried Life for just 8.29 (Just finished this one – loved it)

And as always, if you need some help creating a little space for your soul to breathe in the midst of a potentially busy season, I’ve made a series of videos just for you.