“When value is tied only to tangible results, the sacrament of presence becomes a dying significance . . . What if God’s highest expectation in the journey to a needy culture is engaging the sacrament of presence, being with people because we love them? Is our time with people valuable even if the time can’t be calculated into measured outcomes?”

– Shelly Miller, Rhythms of Rest

for your weekend

I’m seeing a theme in this week’s links and you’ll probably see it too. After working hard for months to launch my first online course, my soul is both satisfied and exhausted. (Though we’ve closed the doors for joining us this time around, you can sign up here to be notified when we open the doors again.)

Even when our work feels in tune with our gifting, it can still be tiring. Good work takes a lot out of us.

If you’ve worked hard all week and want a few moments to be encouraged right where you are, I hope these links will be a gift to you:

Three Reasons To Take A Social Media Break by Ariel Lawhon

When Does Mommy Get to Rest? by Liz Wann for Desiring God

You Don’t Have to Be In Crisis to Ask for Help by Kendra Adachi for The Lazy Genius

A Two-Step Formula for Feeling Better When I’m Down by Aimee Kollmansberger

Stretched Too ThinStretched Too Thin (CLOSING SOON) – This e-course is for working moms and is led by Jessica Turner. She’s offering it at a fantastic price at only $39, plus you’ll receive all of these bonuses when you join. Sign up here for the short, simple course and get access to your bonuses right away.

It’s Not Too Late to Be a Writer – Jeff Goins is offering a free video series for anyone interested in becoming a writer.

Season 2, Episode 4: What’s Your One Most Important Thing . . . from The Hope*Writers Podcast. If you’re a writer – from beginner to pro – who feels pulled in a thousand directions, we’ll each offer our One Most Important Thing you can do to move forward in your work. Listen on StitcheriTunes, or SoundCloud.

Enjoy your weekend, friends.

Some of the links in this post are affiliate links, which means if you make a purchase through those links, I will receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. I’m grateful to be able to continue this work with your kind support.

Now may your weekend be filled with joy, not the kind that comes from winning on earth, but the kind that comes from the secret things of heaven.