“Our calling is therefore the way of being that is both best for us and best for the world.”

Dr. David Benner, The Gift of Being Yourself

For Your Weekend

Today if you wake up carrying a little leftover discouragement from yesterday, a little fatigue, a little fear about the future or your own okay-ness, then these links will bring the hope and perspective you don’t even know you’re looking for. Read and remember joy, creativity, and love.

Enjoy your weekend, friends.

When God Gives You the Clarity You Didn’t Know You Were Seeking by Michelle DeRusha

Why ‘Over the Rainbow’ takes us to a magical, musical place by Rob Kapilow and Jeffrey Brown

When you Struggle with Surrender by Carolyn Watts

The Cure for Despair by Katherine Wolf for Jamie Ivey

Green Onions and Quiet Growth by Cynthia Stuckey

Samsung’s Olympics Spot Strings Together the World’s National Anthems by E.J. Schultz for AdAge

Happy Half-Hour Podcast with Jamie Ivey and me, where we chat about working at your own pace, the best advice I’ve ever received, and why you should never eat cake with a spoon.

If you like what you see here, sign up for my free audio devotional called 7 Days of Still Moments. It will run all summer – the day you sign up is your Day 1. It’s free and each day is less than 5 minutes. To start Day 1 today, enter your email here and I’ll do the rest. Let’s continue gently into summer with a long, deep breath.