For Your Weekend {a little early}

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Oh my word, y’all! This week has been crazy busy for us … and the weekend looks even more chaotic. {Can someone please tell me how to be two places at once???}

My preference is to share some of the goodness I’ve found through the week on my Facebook page over the weekend. But I’m afraid that might not come to fruition. So I gathered them up here for you in one place. And I’m sending it out on Thursday afternoon so you can peruse them as as you have time over the weekend {or if your weekend is shaping up like mine, next week}. And maybe we’ll just make this a semi-regular thing … good stuff for your weekend. Whatcha think?

fun stuff to peruse for your weekend

Great books

Women of the Word: How to Study the Bible with Both Our Hearts and Our Minds is FABULOUS! I’ll write more about it soon … but honestly, go ahead and order your copy now. One of the best books about how to truly study the Bible I have ever read. I received an advance reader copy from Crossway this summer but didn’t have an opportunity to sit down and read it until the past couple of weeks. Seriously, I can’t recommend it highly enough.

I’m an autobiography lover and what could be better than Julie Andrews writing about her early life? I’m entranced with her stories. I’m about two-thirds finished with Home: A Memoir of My Early Years and have loved every word.

Great articles

I Waited Until My Wedding Day to Lose My Virginity

Saving my virginity was a spiritual decision. Because it was a spiritual decision that affected my sexuality (not a sexual decision that affected my spirit), my whole life fell into step with my spiritual worldview. I wanted to be pure because my spirit was in line with Jesus Christ, who is the essence of purity.

We Are Taught to Embrace We Are Told to Let Go … September McCarthy for Mothers of Daughters

I loved everything about this post. In fact, I even sent September an email with more of my own thoughts and questions on this topic. Girl moms especially should take the time to gain from September’s experience and insight.

And because I actually do read posts not directly to girl moms, check out this amazing article from Family Matters … Six Little Thoughts on Chronic Busyness

Prepare for a little conviction and all that because it is so. so. true. In this crazy Pinterest, Instagram, Facebook world where we feel the need to document everything we are doing, it’s easy to get so caught up in the doing and miss the joy of simply being. {I wrote on something similar here.}

Great pins

Fall capsule wardrobe … anyone else tired of so many clothes and so few choices? I’m seriously working toward the 40 {or 50) hanger closet. This fall is my big experiment on creating a capsule wardrobe. And I think this pin is going to be my starting point. {Also, this article which I also have pinned is a fabulous discussion about wearing what you love.}

And speaking of fall, FOOTBALL!! My girl is cheering her first game of the year tomorrow night. I am so excited! I’ve got a whole board dedicated to football— tailgating, fashion, food, decor and more.

Lunchbox ideas. Oh y’all. This is the bane of my existence lately. My girl isn’t a huge sandwich fan so I’m constantly looking for other ideas. {If you have genius in this area, help a sister out!!} We’re only two weeks into school and I’m already out of ideas. Not good. I added the post below to my lunch for the girl board.

lunch box ideas via Happy Money Saver

Make Ahead Cold Lunches via Happy Money Saver

Also, now would be an awesome time to subscribe to my newsletter … you’ll get a free download with ideas for invigorating your quiet time. And I’ve got some fun news to share in the September edition.  Don’t forget the Jesus Calling Collection is on sale for 40% off at Dayspring right now.  Use code JCOFF40 to get your discount. {Check out the post I wrote earlier this week for more about why I love the whole line!}

And, last but not least, how about this adorable picture of Buddy the Basset —

Buddy the BassetThose ears … oh my!

Enjoy your weekend!


Hey, how about if you share one of your favorite Pinterest boards in the comments … I’d love to see what you’re pinning lately! Thanks!!

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