for your weekend MayMay your weekend be simple, open, and free. May June rise up to greet you holding sweet gardenias and a drink made with lemon. As we continue the seasonal dance from one month to another, may we be willing to release our tight hold on familiar and grab on to something new. May we carry our questions with us even as we gather up all the hope we can find for the days to come. Enjoy your weekend, friends.

Here are a few good things for along the way:

Summer Reading Guide by Anne Bogel at Modern Mrs. Darcy – Reading Anne makes me happy. And now, for the fourth year in a row, she is helping us decide what to read for the summer. Choose your favorite category and pack your beach bag.

Stay in Conversation with The World by John Blase for The High Calling – A reminder that grace is everywhere.

The Gracelaced Shoppe – Ruth Simons has been one of my favorite follows on instagram for a while. Then (then!) I met her in person last year and liked her even more, if that was even possible. my office bookshelfThat print I have framed on the bookshelf in my office? Yeah, she did that. I adore it – all of her work, really.

If you’re looking for something meaningful for your fella for Father’s Day, Ruth has some guy-centric prints available in her shop. If you use the coupon code EMILY you’ll get a 15% discount off of anything in the shoppe before shipping. The code will last until Friday, June 5th, at midnight.

Have you been keeping track of what you’ve learned in May? I hope so! I’ll share with you my list on Monday and I hope you’ll share your own. Here’s how I keep track of what I’m learning. I hope to see you back here Monday. Until then, have you noticed that Chatting at the Sky got a new look? If you subscribe through email or a reader, you might want to click over and check us out!