What I’m Into | August 2014

August is one of those months I feel like simultaneously flew by and took forever. Israel travelled a ton this month. And we managed to go camping twice! It was lovely to get out of the hot valley and into the mountains.

This month I was randomly into (obsessed with…):

Parenthood on Netflix. This overdose had a direct correlation to israel being gone an inordinate amount (12 days this month I think?) so I got through more than a couple seasons.

Wasabi peas. Because they were in the bulk food section at my grocery store. And they’re yummy. My only complaint was that they are too hard and could only have a half-month obsession, but maybe that just means I should go to the dentist.

Words other people wrote:
Resolution by Deidra Riggs

Learning Karate, Writing Words, Creating Reality and It Hurts to be Someone’s Project by April Fiet.

Black Bodies White Souls By Austin Channing Brown

Books:
Read:
– More Ready Than You Realize: The Power of Everyday Conversations by Brian D. McLaren – loved this and really appreciated his point about evangelism being a part of everyday. Not something you go and do.
Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter – this was a beautiful book told in a variety of times with an intriguing and well done plot line.
– Spiritual Misfit by Michelle DeRusha – see my formal review here and don’t forget to enter the giveaway if you’re interested in reading it! I’ll pick a winner on Monday or Tuesday.
Persuading Annie by Melissa Nathan – loved this. Well-written. Believable relationships.
Nice Girls Don’t Change the World by Lynne Hybels – I expected this book to be longer, but she said what she needed to and well.
Speak: How Your Story Can Change the World by Nish Weiseth – I loved this book and will have a formal review up sometime in the next couple weeks.

Abandoned:
– Story by Robert McKee – so long.
– Free to Learn by Peter Gray – too science/anthropology based. Not enough practical/psychological/ spiritual for me.

Reading:
– Let’s All Be Brave by Annie F. Downs
– Good News for Weary Women by Elyse M. Fitzpatrick
– Simplicity Parenting by Kim John Payne

Very Slowly Reading:
– Women in the Church by Grenz
– The Normal Christian Life by Watchman Nee
– Sacred Rhythms by Ruth Haley Barton
– How to be a Writer by Barbara Baig

13 Reasons to smile:

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In my home:
– I finally put up a laundry room shelf. You can walk on the floor now. It is great.
– I also put more pictures in frames but I have not hung them.
– The front planter flowers magically came back to life.
– I had very little to do with it.

Fave Facebook Moments (if I knew how to easily blur out names on an iPad I would let it look more like facebook…but alas, I am lacking in skills.)

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On my blog:

I wrote a reflection on Ferguson, about my current running, an update on Ali, a coffee induced chatter-st, a book review and giveaway, and a few other things.

It’s been a little more quiet here as I’m trying to take the pressure off to always write. It’s been a nice.
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What have you been into this month?

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