“Careful! I’ve put a huge stone on the road to Mount Zion, a stone you can’t get around. But the stone is me! If you’re looking for me, you’ll find me on the way, not in the way.”

— Romans 9:33, The Message

For when you can’t get the funding, didn’t get the job, or can’t seem to budge the results –

When her heart is breaking and you can’t fix it, when his mind is made up and you can’t change it, or when a friend is moving away –

For all the times you long for answers, resolutions, clarity and control but no amount of plans or will power seem to make a difference –

May you find surprising comfort in the presence of our friend Jesus who doesn’t always show us the way but instead becomes the way on our behalf.

Enjoy your weekend, friends. Here are a few good reads:

  • I Was Saved But I Lost My Soul by Ed Cyzewski // Because maybe you are headed into a shifting-sand kind of week and you need to remember the steady, solid ground of Christ.
  • A Word of Freedom and Hope to Parents by Lara Williams // Because whether you home school, public school, private school, or some other kind of school, we all teach our children. And Lara reminds us it can be as simple as a bedtime prayer.
  • When Your Voice is Muted by Elizabeth Maxon // Because she is on my launch team for Simply Tuesday and the call she refers to was our team call! And I think we can all relate to feeling like we have no voice in one way or another. Her words are good ones.
  • Free Conversation Guide // Because Simply Tuesday releases in 3 days and I wrote this guide just for you. (PS. I would rather write a whole new book than write another group guide  – so hard for me!) If you buy the book before August 28, you’ll get the group conversation guide free. After that, it will only be available if you buy more than one copy. So now is the time! Fill out this simple form and you’ll receive the link to download it.

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