for your weekend

“Can I trust that the tightest of hemmings is a path into freedom, an invitation into a new way of knowing the one who knows and loves me first? Might I only learn who God is and who I am by passing through these hemmed-in places?”

– Carolyn Watts, words from her beautiful post listed below

Enjoy your weekend, friends. Here are a few good reads for along the way.

When You Feel Hemmed In by Carolyn Watts

What Do You Taste? by Amber Haines

Kindness Over Fear: Naomi Shihab Nye Tells the Remarkable Real-Life Story That Inspired Her Beloved Poem, “Kindness” by Maria Popova for Brain Pickings

Race Pacing by Melony Lucas

A Walk With Evening Grace by Kelli McKnight

How to Make the Dark Days Light by Greer Oharah for Seasoned with Salt

On the Practice of Ruminating to Save Your Sanity by Shelly Miller for Grace Table

New here? Welcome! Here is a list of my most-read posts if you’d like to get a feel for what to expect. You may also want to explore the blessings + benedictions, prayers for various seasons and struggles in life and my list of Artists Who Influence, a collection of people who have ministered hope and beauty. Glad you’re here!