This is Thursday picks on Friday and apparently I'm not great at keeping all of the rules. In fact, last night we had double carbs (pasta and bread) and NO SALAD gasp! And this afternoon I had bread and cheese
for lunch...not pizza (although that's pretty much the same thing, isn't it?!). I blame it on spending the first part of my life growing up in Portland, Maine where I frequented this pizza place with my family called Lisa's Pizza.
At Lisa's Pizza they served Pizza with a big side of pier fries (aka. krinkle cut french fries) drowned in salt and malt vinegar. Oh and then don't forget the fried dough (or Indian Fry bread or elephant ears as you westerners have mis-named this heart-stopping delicacy) for dessert! Pretty much, what you're hearing me say here, is that my rule breaking can be directly correlated to my days spent eating at Lisa's pizza.
Now that we've established the cause of this one particular dysfunction of rule-breaking and posting Thursday pics on Friday without any kind of conscience, let's get on with it, shall we?!
Starting with books!
The Best Yes by Lisa TerKeurst I have not yet even cracked the cover on this one, but I can not wait to dive in. This is speaking to so many women on so many levels who are struggling with feeling stretched beyond reason for no good reason other than the fact that we seem to say yes too often to too many things! Lisa's an incredible writer, story-teller and has an awesome sense of humor. You can check out her video preview to her book study on this book as well here as well!
The Ragamuffin Gospel by Brennan Manning "Though lip service is paid to the gospel of grace, many Christians live as if only personal discipline and self denial will mold the perfect me. The emphasis is on what I do rather than on what God is doing. In this curious process God is a benign old spectator in the bleachers who cheers when I show up for morning quiet time."
Do I even need to say any more about this rich book that has been on my shelf for years and now I am taking the time to devour?! Check it out, it is life-shifting and soul-challenging on so many levels.
Waiting Well (from the Story of Marriage Series by John and Lisa Bevere) taught by Hannah Cusack who works at Messenger International and is an incredible powerhouse of a prayer warrior and Jesus lover! Incredible podcast on what happens to grow our faith in the waiting seasons!
Coffee With Chris (by Christine Caine and friends) is my all-time favorite go-to for great advice on leadership, living out the call(s) God has placed on your life, and all-around sound Biblical in-your-face truth about how to live your life on-mission for the Kingdom! In this episode Chris interviews Executive Pastor of Faith Community Church (also Boston Marathoner/avid runner/athlete) Dawn Jackson. Definition of Rest was a powerful reminder which delves into the importance of training wisely and resting wisely in order to build the necessary muscles for a particular race/mission.
Selah, You Amaze Us album is incredible! This is my current favorite off this new release but you can listen to songs from the entire album at this link!
Hillsong Worship, No Other Name Album is brand new from Hillsong Worship and the entire thing is incredible! Click the link here to listen
These are some of my favorite clothes (on sale at Ruche.com right now), recipes, and the shirt Jennie Allen was wearing at the IF:Gathering in Austin that I am obsessed with and cannot find anywhere... Here goes:
Amy Lace Accent Tank from Ruche in the Under $20 category
Global travels Medallion Necklace From Ruche for just $14.50!!
Tulum Beaded Earrings from Ruche $9.50
Ok people, Jennie had this shirt on at IF and I love love love it! I have looked and looked and looked online to find one like it and can not find anything like it anywhere! Anyone know where I can get one of these? Help a sister out!!
*Jennie Allen, friends in the Ausint area, anyone who has a connection to where to find this kind of top...if you're reading this...cause I'm so sure you are....where can I find this?!
Hey, it's worth a shot! :)
Kelly Minter's Lettuce Wraps
Mini Blueberry Galettes- From The Pioneer Woman web site- These are easy as pie! No really, they are! I am not by nature a person who makes/bakes desserts for my family for after dinner but decided I needed to use up some blueberries that would otherwise spoil before they could all be consumed by my family. I was able to whip these up in approx. 10 min flat! And I'm not known for my speed in anything other than--possibly a foot race.