“Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer’s day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time.”

― John Lubbock, The Use Of Life

For Your Weekend

The Internet is teeming with great work this week and we’ve curated some of the most lovely, I think. From the perseverance and triumph of the Olympics (and what it means for us), the anticipation of a new school year, the final realization of life-long dreams, to the joy found in sorrow – what a list.

Sometimes I’m overcome with gratitude that God gave us language so we could not only experience life but communicate those experiences with one another.

Enjoy your weekend, friends. And make a list of what you’ve been learning, as I’ll be hosting a massive list on Monday – What We Learned This Summer. Here’s an example of a What I Learned post from last year incase this is all news to you. I hope you’ll join in!


Until then, here are some great reads:

The Olympic Poems by John Blase

How the Olympics Have Inspired Me to Eat More by Kendra Adachi for The Lazy Genius Collective

My 17-Year Journey to a Book Deal by Shawn Smucker

Truth For You & Your Student in the New School Year by Kristen Welch

How Small Talk Can Form Lasting Relationships by Micha Boyett for For Her

Thy Will Be Done: a reflection on the hardest year of my life by Glenna Marshall

“I Can Swim” Thank you, Simone Manuel! by Lucretia Berry

A Sending Prayer for College Freshmen – This seems fitting for this time of year.

My most recent release, Simply Tuesday – On sale for only  2.99 for Kindle! If you’ve wanted a new read with a small group, you can download the ebook and get the Free Conversation Guide here.