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Halftime Reads

Dear Bookworms,

This post is for you.

With you,

Watt

 

Sincerely, I did not ever consider myself a bookworm.  Perhaps it was because I thought that bookworms were those who read 100 books a year.  Ok, I am exaggerating.  But really, I take my time devouring a book.  I am excluding the summer of ’07 when the seventh book in the Harry Potter series came out.  I am really not sure what I did for those couple weeks other than read.  Did I shower?? Maybe I am just one of those  chunky slow bookworms.  You know the kind that pauses to roll her eyes at the great taste of page 264.  Or perhaps it is the variety I like…all at one time.  To each his own reading adventures, right?

Whatever you like to peruse (or gobble) through, I am making some summer halftime suggestions from books I am reading or will soon begin to munch on. So if you are looking to add something to your shelf or pack in the pool bag, check out this quick video I made for you. (Its my first one going on the interweb, so thanks for the grace!)

 

Day 14:: Sunday’s Loop

So maybe you are like me and every once in a while you desire to wander in the pages other people are reading, videos others are watching, musings people are writing.

Maybe you are in search of something to wander into and get a bite of insight, a laugh, or an inspirational insight to chew on.  Here is a list of a few things I’ve been getting into lately.

  • With a paint brush as a bookmark–why I don’t know, but finding it rather fitting–I am very slowly, oh so slowly, reading Celebration of Discipline by Richard J. Foster.  Today’s take away:

To pray is to change. Prayer is the central avenue God uses to transform us. If we are unwilling to change, we will abandon prayer as a noticeable characteristic of our lives. The closer we come to the heartbeat of God the more we see our need and the more we desire to be conformed to Christ. William Blake tells us that our task in life is to learn to bear God’s “beams of love.”  How often we fashion cloaks of evasion–beam-proof shelters–in order to elude our Eternal Lover.  But when we pray God slowly and graciously reveals to us our hiding place, and sets us free from them.

  • Ran across this treasure today.  It was a sweet convicting reminder that it is worth it to continue on to feel better.  Some days require music and movement in order to shake the blues and remain present.  Check it out:

A Two-Step Formula for Feeling Better When I’m Down by Aimee Kollmansberger

  • Master’s student who loves to read multiple books at a time, none of which are textbooks…welcome the invention of audiobooks!  You’d think I’d have caught on to this by now. Nope.My current listen: Brené Brown’s Rising Strong.  But as of today, I have a list waiting for these ears 🙂

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    • This next post got me.  It stuck with me this week, almost as if it was an invitation into the scene.  Thankful for this friend and writer.  If you are looking for wit, humor, raw honesty, and the moments we overlook in life, I dare you to explore more on this blog.  Read slowly and enjoy.Haiku by Septemberwisteria
    • Need some music to move to this week?  I am so looking forward to digging into Johnnyswim’s new album “Georgia Pond”.  I saw them last year here in the Holy City and they teased us with this song.  So happy it made the cut:

Here’s to a new week! May you face it boldly, with every intention of tackling moments with passion and inspiration.

Peace.

31 days:: Day 1 Reflections

Scroll down for Day 1!

Or to check out the other days just click the link below.  I am adding each day to the list as I go.

Day 2:: On Fire

Day 3:: The Ups of Downs

Day 4-7:: Aftermath

Day 8:: To see the shells

Day 9:: The wolves

Day 10:: Off for reflection 🙂

Day 11:: The middle, man!

Day 12-13:: Dimly

Day 14:: Sunday’s Loop

Day 15-16:: A mirror like no other

Day 17-18:: Lowcountry Lights

Day 19-20:: Break for fall

Day 21-22:: The unruly discipline

Day 23-25:: Prayer from the table

Day 26-27:: Fiery boots

Day 28-29:: Simply impactful

31 That’s a wrap!

Here I go again, attempting with thousands of others on the internet to write consecutively for 31 days on the same topic.

This go around will be interesting for sure. Grad student, busy body keeping clients happy, ministry school student.  The roles can be a bit overwhelming at times.  But at my core what are the burning desires?  The roles that if I were to not fulfill, a piece of me would be in angst.  These roles are birthed out of a relationship with the one who is Love.  Writer, Artist, Revivalist, Daughter, Sister.

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In an attempt to feed (and hopefully you can do the same) the inner spinnings of my spirit, here is space for you and I to explore for 31 days, Reflections.  I’m more than thrilled! I hope you will join me on this journey.

We take a look back to remember, to learn, to restore.  We reflect.  In the deepest parts of us we have mirrors hidden within our souls covered by dusty blankets.  What are these mirrors meant to reflect?  We look upon the waters of a vast lake and we see the heavens kiss the earth as clouds dance upon the ripples.  It is but a mere reflection.

What is in your heart and soul spinning around waiting to be revealed?

Maybe, you too, would like to take up the challenge and write for 31 days. Click on the link to discover resources and helpful tips.  You have until Oct 5th to link up with people from all over who are taking up the challenge.

Blessings!

31 days past, present, future

I am committing to write here for 31 days. Joining with a bunch of cyberspacers that are doing the same.  I’ve gotten a late start but if you’d like to join me a many others check out what 31 days is all about. 

For me this is a great chance to challenge myself to write everyday no matter how small or how big. I love writing but so often I get swept up in obligations that I sweep the importance of expressing myself through this avenue under the rug.  So for 31 days I will be pulling up that big ole rug and cleaning out the dust.  I’ll be discussing, encouraging, and reminiscing.  We cannot have a future lest we have a past, and both are built here in the present. The sweet present in which Andrew Murray says, “His (God’s) presence and grace enjoyed today will remove all doubt whether thou canst entrust the morrow to Him too”.  So join me as I explore the past, present, and future here at Rehoboth.  No doubt there will be a few days of “rabbit trails” to follow as well. 

Peace and Grace  

 

Open box and out pops…

I was talking with someone the other day about how I always say I will update and write, but in reality I start and shortly my writing fizzles.  An open 2-liter soda would keep its fiz longer than this blog’s vision did.  Why? Well I think the motivation of framing this blog was for me to have space where I could have “room to breathe”. A blank sheet to write some of my honest thoughts and experiences outside of a box in which nothing out of the ordinary, expected, or of differing opinion could be shared.  So really other blogs I had attempted where more confining than what I was truly craving.  I was thinking this was because of who I invited to read. Which might be a piece of the truth, but certainly a small piece.

I was in need of breaking out of the box.

Wait…did I just use past tense? Oh yea…

I AM in need of breaking out of the box.

It’s nice to get a taste of something refreshing. To see a perspective you didn’t even know you were craving, all you could see was your perspective all the while thinking ‘there has to be more’.

So really it was my expectations that caused the seed of the vision I had for this blog to not sprout. So let’s see what happens now…

i feel a push to write, a nudging within. So maybe I can let it be that for a while, just a nudge. Then just maybe it will grow into something alive.

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