Today’s reads are for the wanna-be rebels, the single among us, the artists, the writers, and those who are waiting. Enjoy your weekend, friends.
Because Christmas comes with certain traditions you want to hold onto even when you’re trying to figure it out and do things differently; this is for the ordinary and “inspired cynics” among us.
Because when you’re single in December, celebrating Advent feels like a family thing. And why would you want to make the season feel longer by observing Advent every single week? But Annie issues this gentle invitation: “Don’t miss the beauty of Advent because you fear the longing.”
Because “God’s surprises are almost always complicated” and they don’t always come as good news of great joy. Sometimes they come as a phone call from a doctor with words that will change your life.
Because my site was down most of the day yesterday and maybe you missed this post, the one about why I felt relieved listening to Elizabeth Gilbert’s new book, Big Magic. In a world where nothing is new, not really, it’s important to keep saying true things and learn to do your own thing well.
And finally as a reminder, today is the last day to get a free book when you join hope*writers + be entered to win our entire library of books. All the details are here – if you’re a writer who wants to write more words with less worry, we’d love to have you join us.