for your weekend

You guys! I’ve been away from the blog for a few weeks now and am finally getting back into the swing. This image above? I took it last week in the Garden of Gethsemane.

Yes, the very one. I’m grateful for the opportunity to see where Jesus was born, lived, served, died, and rose again. I will never read the Bible the same way again.

I will be unpacking this trip to Israel for years to come and I know that processing will come out here in this space. Until then, I hope you enjoy these words from friends around the Internet.

An Invitation to Embrace Your Feelings by April Knapp

The Beauty Quiz You Won’t Find in Magazines by Katie Clemons for The Art of Simple

Brazen: Pick Pomegranates by Leanna Tankersley for Hello, Dearest!

On Community and Loss by Karina Allen for (in)courage

To the Top of Africa by Esther Havens

When I returned home from out of the country, my mailbox was filled with these lovely new books. Maybe one of these will be a good next read for you?

new books!

Life Creative: Inspiration for Today’s Renaissance Mom by Wendy Speake + Kelli Stuart

Slow Lane: The Beautiful Art of Slowing Down by Monica Wilkinson

Play With Fire: Discovering Fierce Faith, Unquenchable Passion, and a Life-Giving God by Bianca Juarez Olthoff

Fresh Out of Amazing: Opening Your Heart to God’s Unexpected Invitation by Stacey Thacker