As the current season moves daily closer to the next one, may we take comfort in this familiar rhythm of change. May we remember how each season rests quietly inside the last until God calls it forth. This is true for our trees as well as our hearts. May we have eyes to see hope, patience to wait, and courage to move when it’s time.
Enjoy your weekend, friends. Here are a lot of reads and links for along the way:
- Letting Go (or Raising Kids With Simplicity) by Christie Purifoy // Because we don’t need as much as I sometimes think we do, and I dig her gentle message of finding the kingdom of God in the simplest places.
- Why it’s Worth it to Fight for Rest by The Nester // Because the photos alone are worth the click, but the words are ones my soul needs to hear, over and over again.
- Barnes and Noble Simply Tuesday Book Signing August 25 // Because if you’re local enough, I hope you’ll mark your calendar. I’d love to meet you at my local Barnes and Noble on the 25th!
- What Vacation Bible School Looks Like in a Nursing Home by Karen Swallow Prior for Her.Meneutics // Because the idea of serving men and women in their 90s with stories and crafts, many who taught VBS themselves many years ago, is lovely and important.
- When You Want to Stop the Very Real Suffocating of Your Soul by me, for Ann Voskamp // Because Ann called me The Soul Coach (!!) and because I think a lot of us can relate with fighting against our own limitations, especially this time of year.
- Freedom for a Heart Held Hostage by Hustle // Because as August gives way to a new school year, maybe you need some hope in the midst of the hustle. And also because (in)courage is giving away a sweet gift basket to five of you who sign up.
- Reading Chapter One to You // Because one night last week, after the sun went down and the cicadas started their summertime song, I huddled in a quiet corner at Mom and Dad’s house and read the first 40 pages of Simply Tuesday into a microphone. And this is where you can download and listen. I’ll be heartfelt company for you even though I read a little too fast.