It just occurred to me that this is a fairly serious, grown-up list of links.
Please rest in the peace of knowing that I’ll be back to my regular silliness very, very soon.
After all, it’s football season. We have so much to discuss.
1) Sweet Annie Downs has done it again. In addition to her fantastic new book, Perfectly Unique, she has also written an e-book of devotions for young women. It’s called The Word Revolution: 30 Days to Speaking Life. I can’t even begin to tell you how great, how relatable, and how grounded in Truth it is. Best of all, it’s FREE. I downloaded it today, in fact. This particular series of devotions is so needed in this age of cynicism and mean-spirited criticism and a whole host of other destructive -isms. Be sure to check it out.
2) When I was a newlywed and far from home (okay. I was four hours from home. but it felt like forever.), I had a standing appointment with TRL in the afternoons. I’m super-nostalgic about the music from that time in my life, and I wrote all about it over at Ree’s blog.
3) Lisa-Jo has written a letter to her daughter. And it is beautiful.
4) A few weeks ago I heard about a short film called Be Still. It was created by Lisa Chan (wife of Francis), and this afternoon I finally settled into my favorite chair and watched a preview of it. I was expecting something like a Bible study, but it’s actually a very convicting reminder about why studying the Bible and making time to “Be still and know” is so critical in the midst of our over-scheduled, over-committed lives. To say that it was timely for me would be a big ole understatement. Even better, it’s a very affordable resource (only 7 American dollars for the video download), and it would be an excellent way to kick off some discussion – and maybe even some accountability – with a few of your friends.
5) My friend Nicole’s husband recommended Tim Keller’s The Freedom of Self-Forgetfulness to me back in August. It’s been about a week since I finished it, and I don’t think I’ve ever highlighted a book more in my life. It’s only 48 pages (and the Kindle version is only 99 cents), but MY GOODNESS those 48 pages pack a punch. So wise and so good.
6) This seems like a mighty fine way to celebrate Advent.
If your church needs a guest speaker / worship leader in November or December, Shaun Groves is your man.
7) Hope y’all have had a great Tuesday!