I’m not going to do a Book Stack this week, because it will look largely the same as last week. Instead, I’d love to share a few things I am enjoying right now.
I just finished 1000 Gifts by Ann Voskamp, and it is WONDERFUL. I cannot stress this enough. The writing is beautiful, and the humility with which she invites the reader to journey with her from fear to thankfulness is inspiring. Each chapter prodded me more to remember in my daily life that, as Ann says, “all is grace”.
It’s Christmas music time in our house, but I have been taking breaks from it to listen to this self-titled album by singer-songwriter Josh Doyle. Every time I listen I like it more (that’s what usually happens when I find an album that I end up adding to the “love” list). I highly encourage you to check him out. On a side note, when I was a tween (though we weren’t called that then), I danced with him during the dollar dance at his wedding, and I remember being astonished that anyone could dance that smoothly. It felt like he was part of the music. So, yeah, music is intrinsic to this guy. To this day he’s the best dancer I’ve ever had the privilege of dancing with.
Other random things I’m getting a kick out of right now:
- Omelettes and hot chocolate – my breakfast each morning for the past week, and man, is it goooood.
- Friends reruns. I had forgotten how funny that show is. Also, I had no idea how much of it I had already seen. I do not want to know how much of my life I have spent watching television.
- My Christmas playlist. Top picks right now include Bing Crosby, James Galway, and Amy Grant.
And, last but not least, some blog posts I’ve found interesting/inspiring/amusing:
Melanie at Only a Breath challenges us to live fully When Life Seems Too Fragile.
There’s a beautiful free printable over The Nesting Place.
Seth Godin has an idea for getting unstuck.
Sweet Amy at Raising Arrows gives us ideas for Slowing Down for the Holidays.
Kendra at Preschoolers and Peace has ideas for how you can have Christ in Christmas.
Be blessed, friends! All is grace!
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Thank you SO much for including my post. I am truly honored and humbled to be mentioned, and pray blessings for your week.
You are sweet, Melanie! Your post has meant a lot to me right now – the Lord has truly used you to write words I needed to hear. So, thank YOU!