Oh lovely lovely dress, why must you be almost a hundred bucks?
A list of some favourite books to share with ten and eleven year olds, over on the blog.
20 // I read YA // yes indeed I do.
I’ve missed a few days of the #booksandcupcakes #bookphotochallenge, but let’s pretend I’m completely up to date // 19 pretty cover // I picked this one up at Byron yesterday entirely because of its gorgeous cover. After a skim through, I’m convinced it’s lovely inside, too. I’ll post a little review once I’m done reading // backdrop print by Lou Taylor for Frankie Magazine.
Surprise visit yesterday from these punks. Their little faces make my chest squeeze up with AUNTY FEELINGS.
"So if God blesses you with a single life, then live it to the full. Alongside the joys of church service and spiritual family-building, travel some place new. Plunder an independent bookstore. Eat some delicious food. Dig into your job — in fact, make it more than a job; see it as a vocation, a calling given you by the kindness of the Lord. Watch a movie that awakens your hunger and thirst for beauty and goodness and the divine. Master a new skill or a language or a trade. These and a thousand other pursuits and avocations beckon you and invite you to taste God’s goodness."
"Above all, recognize as a single man or woman that life is not given to us like a to-do list. It’s a grand Gospel adventure. It’s all about the Lord and savoring His goodness. It’s calibrated not around safety and anxiety — avoidance and dourness and undimming chipperness — but around hard-won glory. Every Christian has been called to lay down his life for Christ (Matthew 16:24). Every Christian has been called to risk it all for Jesus (Matthew 25:14-30). Whether you go far or stay near, you have these sacred opportunities as a believer. Single or married, you have the chance to be refreshingly honest, to pour out your heart to a kind God, to build a spiritual family, and to live a full-throttle life."
It was stuck in my head again this morning and oh the feelings!
Is this where You begin? / Where I’m caving in? / I’m at the end of myself.
(I don’t think I will ever be over that disjointed piano riff. By the way, chestry007, this is a cool one for a Zombies, Run! playlist).
Mini road trip to Byron Bay || part 2