May I be willing to see myself as I am and not as I wish I was. When I choose pretense over presence, may it be to me so foul an experience that I give up and give in, bringing every try-hard moment to Christ. Rather than working hard to create my own identity, may I be willing to receive the gift of myself from the hands of God.
Enjoy your weekend, friends. Here are a few good reads (and listens and watches) for along the way:
Finding God in the Ordinary by Ruth Haley Barton – A good reminder as we enter this season of Ordinary Time between Christmas and Easter.
20 Things I Learned in 2014 by Susie Davis – I loved reading through what everyone learned in 2014. This simple list was one of my favorites, I think because Susie is in a different life stage than I am and I want to pay attention to what she’s learning.
The Art of Simple Podcast – Tsh and I chat it up once again on her podcast this week – and Kyle left in what was supposed to be pre-recording chatter. The worst. Still, you can listen in as we talk about writing, favorite artists, and things that make us happy.
And because I couldn’t resist, here are a couple of links for your inner fangirl from two of my favorite things on the Internet this week:
The Top 10 Downton Abbey Boyfriends by Kendra Adachi for The Sugar Box – I mean, it’s just so much fun to read this.
Jimmy Fallon Blew a Chance to Date Nicole Kidman – You’ve seen it (along with literally 15 million other people – and counting- this week) but it just had to be mentioned here because it’s too good. And for the four of you who haven’t seen it, you’re welcome.