Monday, May 18, 2015

Let's Pretend it's Saturday

I had every intention of posting this over the weekend, but the view kept getting in my way...

Alas, here it is, all the important stuff to start your week!

:: You guys about slayed me dead with your comments on the post I wrote about The Good Story. See how vibrant we are? See what a creative genius God is with the way He speaks directly to our hearts and births these wild, hopeful dreams in each of us? (Hey, Emily Kate, you won the t-shirt! Email me at shannandmartin at gmail)

:: Emily Freeman wrote a poignant post about self-reflection on the heels of this truthful post about Esther Emery's post about meeting Emily for the first time. It's a lot of E names, I know. But both perspectives left me sitting still and thinking long and hard. These women are my heroes.

:: I'm still kicking around this post at Grace Table, entitled Who is my Neighbor? "Christ explicitly calls us to extend our invitation and love towards those who have nothing to offer in return. We are to open the door and set a place at our table for those in need, who may be perhaps, the most difficult ones for us to invite." Am I inviting the most difficult ones? Or am I playing favorites? These are questions I hope I never stop asking myself.

:: I've been struck by an inexplicable urge to cook something with anchovies and I think this might fit the bill.

:: This pin and others like it are killing me softly because I find myself peony-less in late May. There's really no excuse.

:: This video by my current favorite band, Trampled by Turtles, is so worth watching. (Have I ever steered you wrong??)

Viva, Monday!


  1. Thanks for this! Always finding inspiration here!

  2. You do give us something to think about-besides ourselves.

  3. I LOVE Trampled by Turtles. Aren't they the perfect spring/summer music?

    So this might be strange as we don't know each other (but! I live in Ohio, so I like to pretend I know you on some level ;), but I read a book recently that made me think of you the whole time. It's called Almost Amish by Nancy Sleeth. It's a memoir about living simply, and she hammers so hard on building a community and living frugally and investing yourself in your church and neighbors. It seemed right up your alley.

    1. I was nervous about the title of your book suggestion (amish fiction hater here! haha) but it totally sounds up my alley! And if you're a fellow TBT fan, I know I can trust you. ;) Thanks!