So to more gracefully include the things I’d like to tell you guys about, and to take advantage of the community that is blogging, I’m going to switch up this monthly post a bit. I’ll be linking up with Leigh Kramer for her “What I’m Into” monthly linkup. It should be fun! :)
So here’s the June Edition:
Read and Reading:
“My burden is to see spiritual communities develop, where spiritual friends and spiritual directors connect with people. I long to see communities where people feel safe enough to be broken. Where a vision of what the Spirit wants to do in people’s lives sustains them, even when they are far from it. Where wisdom from God sees what the Spirit is right now doing and what is getting in His way. Where the literal life of Christ pours out of one to energize that life in another, offering His divine touch.”
– Larry Crabb
What Alice Forgotby Liane Moriarty
An engrossing and satisfying read with believable and inspiring relationships.
How We Love Our Kids: The Five Love Styles of Parenting by Kay Yerkovich
A look at childhood attachment and how that effects our subsequent relationships. Excellent addition to their marriage book by the same title.
Evensong by Gail Godwin
I loved this book. It feels like a book one might find in a literature course. I enjoyed this look into a liturgical life and the life of a female clergy. It was interesting and deep. And again, excellent believeable relationships.
The Nesting Place: It Doesn’t Have to Be Perfect to Be Beautiful by Myquillyn Smith
I have written of my love of this book a time or two. :) This woman inspires me.
On the web:
Things I’m loving:
– Running Barefoot – the day after I run barefoot I notice how my running shoes are impeding my feet and I also have an easier time keeping my form better.
– Bright Nails! I tried out Julep (it was a pain to cancel, otherwise I would recommend at least trying it) and scored on some lovely Coral colored nailpolish. Forever love.
– My new living room arrangement and so many fun possibilities ! :)
Trying new things:
Graze – the first box (and fifth if you stay that long!) is free and you can delay your next delivery for months at a time which makes it a much easier commitment.
Scribd – they have a great selection and it’s really easy to add free months subscription. And your first two months are free if you sign up using a friends link :)
Citrus Lane – super fun! I’ll write a review like post for that soon!
Julep – cool/nice items, a little too spendy for me, but I’ll probably spring for nail polish every now and then.
Zulily – Today they have Merrells at about 50% off!
Everything! I’ve been considering simplifying my kitchen by putting away half my dishes. And I am trying out some freezer meals to help my cooking to be a little more planned than mac and cheese. :) stay tuned.
On my blog:
I outlined my strategy for stroller passengers on long runs, and how the enneagram made me a better hiker. I talked about busyness and choosing well, writers and dreams, writers and fear, and then capped it the month off with the beginning to a story involving God and feminism and thinking bigger. And much other randomness. :) I also attempted to give myself a writerly schedule! So if you’re interest in when I might post about what go here!
What were you into in June?
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