Saturday, May 14, 2016


Lemony Orzo Veggie Salad with Chicken
Beef and Barley Soup
Quick Chicken Pho
Boxed mac&cheese, frozen broccoli, smoked sausage (keeping it real)
Spaghetti with Prego and garlic bread, no salad (see above)
Jen Hatmaker's Pad Thai (also found on page 108 in For the Love)
Taco Bowls with homemade black beans, guac, and salsa
Ina Garten's Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp

Looking for Lovely by Annie Downs
"If you aren't experiencing pain, you aren't experiencing beauty. Darkness makes us appreciate the beauty of the light."

For the Love by Jen Hatmaker
"Church is a teeny bit crazy. I know this. I am this. Approximately four of you don't have church baggage. These wounds rage from 'this feels irrelevant and weird' to 'this place crushed my soul.' I've experienced both, so I promise to be a gentle friend."

The Cellist of Sarajevo  by Steven Galloway
"One of the things about the war," she says, "is that I've been down a lot of streets I'd never been on before. It has changed my geography." 

Assimilate or Go Home by D.L. Mayfield
Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson
Bandersnatch by Erika Morrison

Bethel Magazine

Lately by Erin Loechner at Design for Mankind
"It takes great effort for me not to tell myself a story of why I’m sad. It takes great effort not to pinpoint a reason for the reasonless, to twist a tall tale of some sort of personal injustice, to blame someone else, to blame something else, to figure it out, to push through, to power through, to change up the routine, to shake it up, to sweep it under."

On Running Well by D.L. Mayfield
"Although it didn’t feel like the prayer I was used to, it also became a way to notice what God was up to, all around me.

Three Simple Things Every Laundry Room Needs by The Nester
"The fact that it’s often a mess really means one thing–it saves the rest of the house from being just as messy." {This post encompasses every thing I love about Nester. It's practical, accessible, honest, and funny. Also, she hung a swing in her laundry room as a shelf...}

And Before I Forget...
I've done a strange thing. I can't wait to spill the beans on Wednesday, so meet me back here.
I'll bring the croissants, you bring some strong, black tea.

Happy Weekending!


  1. Just reading your lists inspires me to get out of this 24 hour funk I'm in and get back to living! Thanks!

    1. What a fun comment! I know the feeling. Happy to be of service! ;)

  2. I made that same crisp this week. It was amazing. I may have had it for breakfast. Excited for your announcement on Wednesday.

  3. I'm just ready for your boooooooooook!!!!!!!! You never fail to inspire & challenge & stretch me! Happy weekend to you and yours!

  4. I love me a good list! And that quote from Lately- Need to get my hands on that!

  5. Wait, so I'm not the only one who puts frozen broccoli in boxed mac & cheese???

  6. Just made the Lemony Orzo as a side to go with our pork tenderloin! It's yummy!

  7. Your orzo salad sounds so yummy and Pad Thai is a favorite in our house as long as I don't go spice crazy on the hubby : )

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