I wanted to take a break from “regularly scheduled programming” to share some current favorites going into this fall:
I actually got this idea from Lore Ferguson Wilbert and her “Link Love” posts. I have been hooked on Lore’s writing for about a year now as she shares with humble truth what is both painfully real and beautifully uplifting. I have much to learn from her as she uses her words for God’s glory. I keep coming back to The Gift of Lack again and again and again: “God doesn’t give empty gifts, even if the box seems empty to the rest of the world.”
Shoutout to one of my sisters-in-law for referring me to the Stronger Marriages Podcast. It came at just the right time and has accompanied me on many a run during these race training days. The Studleys give insight into marriage that is real, humorous, and informative – a treat for the brain and the heart. Even 11 months into marriage, it has spurred a lot of needed and helpful conversation for me and Chad.
Our church recently hosted The Gray Havens, a husband and wife duo, for a concert. They combine fantastical creativity with life-giving truth, and they are a frequent go-to these days:
“There’s a river we will know
Ever clear and ever full
From the fount that overflows
In the light of the King
And when we drink it we will find
That this joy, ever full, will ever rise
And it’ll rise on, in the kingdom”
If you follow me on Instagram, you know my current obsession with English muffins and my attempts at making them. They make A+ breakfast sandwiches (à la overhard eggs, bacon, cheese, and tomato). This is the recipe I have had the most success with. These also pair great with a cup of coffee with just a dash of pumpkin pie spice in it or a nice warm mug of apple cider.
When I was throwing around the idea of starting a blog, Chad encouraged me to contact a favorite blogger, Liz Wann, to get some writing input. What followed was an unexpected but delightful mentor/mentee relationship and an opportunity to do some editing work and writing for the devotional site Morning by Morning. Liz is currently working on her first book project, which you can read the premise of here. May God continue to use her words to bring resurrection to many hearts:
“So, we grasp at our own designs of resurrection by losing ourselves in shopping, alcohol, drugs, sex, pornography, social media, sports, and much more… Jesus shows us that we will never experience resurrection without embracing death. This is the cycle God has designed for us; he wants us to die so we can live.”