for your weekend

Here at the end of hot July, as the grass begins to turn from bright green to tired brown, may we remember how our friend Jesus brings life to the most wilted souls. When our Father peers into our hearts, may he work his secret miracles: shaping our anxiety into peace, our comparison into compassion, and our doubt into hope.

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

Communion on the Moon, July 20, 1969 by Eric Metaxas // Because I didn’t know he did this, did you? And thinking about an astronaut bringing the communion table to the moon is just the most delightful image I’ve had all week.

When You’re More Than Ready to Get to Wake Up Singing by Liz Curtis Higgs for Ann Voskamp // Because I was in that room with the praying, singing women and I had no idea Liz fell asleep, but reading about it has made me laugh and then her reflections afterward have made me cry.

Grace for the Good Girl ebook only 1.99 through Sunday // Because maybe you need a reminder that God doesn’t need you to achieve for him, but he’s inviting you to receive from him. And you can get the whole book plus the leader guide for less than 2 dollars.

Simply Tuesday book page // Because after writing four books, this is the first time I’ve had a book landing page and I’m proud of how it turned out. It’s not fancy but it does the simple job of letting you know what to expect, what some kind people are saying about the book, and the free video series we created for you. I hope you’ll sign up to receive it!

How I Keep Track of What I’m Learning by me // Because it’s almost the end of July and this Friday I will host our monthly What We Learned link up – so here are a few practical ways I’ve found to record what I’m learning and maybe they’ll help you too.