please note: i had to leave for work before my video finished processing so if you're reading before 10am EST, it isn't done yet!
i'm so stoked to meet both these women in october! if you're going, too, that's what i'll look like. minus some frizz and plus some makeup.
also, the last installment of wednesday wreads (and it's a doozy):
"the 5 steps to writing a book" by donald miller
[O]bsess about who is and isn’t following you on Twitter for half the first day. Get angry at yourself for being distracted and throw your phone into the woods as a sacrifice to your craft. Go to bed promising the next day you’ll really write.
"delight, drink, and feast upon his love" by natalie
The second is the idea of allowing God's desires to become our desires. Yes, I do think God gives us desires, that in His timing He fulfills, but I actually think this verse goes even deeper than that. I think it's calling us to recognize and search out what those deep longing and needs really are.
"five things i wish i'd been told before i was married" by ally vesterfelt's husband darrell
Love doesn’t blur beauty, it gives us eyes to see beauty in a new ways. If we are not equipped to handle beauty and attraction in a healthy way we have one of two choices: indulging our desires or isolating ourselves from created beauty.
"fumbling" by angie
She had been away from it so long that she didn’t remember why she ever did. It might as well have been a paper clip or a piece of clay. It was rendered useless to her by virtue of the fact that she had experienced life without it, and it didn’t comfort her anymore.
"i'm a lover not a fighter" by shauna
You won’t find me taking shots at this or that public person ever, not because I don’t have strong opinions—I do, and anyone who knows me well knows that there’s no shortage of those strong opinions…but that’s the point: I share those strong opinions in the context of relationship, because I think that’s the healthiest place for them to be. And because I always think to myself, what if that person has a daughter?
"in which i ramble..." by natalie
an aside: natalie also links to some good resources on the same topic, so be sure to check those out as well!
We need to keep in mind that when we visit someone else's blog, it's their blog, not ours. There's a real human behind it. Don't say something in the comment section if you wouldn't say it to them in person, face-to-face.
"not anymore" by dana
an aside: i'm going back to my college town this weekend & this is exactly how i feel about it!
I walked home, feeling alien. But alien can be comfortable if you know that is what you are. I didn't know.