Monday Lovin’

It’s Monday and I’m back! I have been writing inconsistently the past couple weeks, partially due to busyness and partially because I haven’t had the words. But today I’m here, writing and sharing, praying that God is honored by what I write. So without more excuses, here are some things I’m loving:

1.) I’m on day 21 of closet reset. In case you haven’t heard, I stripped my closet down to 50 items. For a clothing lover like me, this was a hard decision to make, but it has been wonderful! One day this past week, I stood in my closet and had a the thought, “I have nothing to wear,” but very quickly, I realized that this feeling would not be solved with any more items to choose from. I was being bratty and indecisive. A lot of the fears and anxieties I had about this reset have been overcome.

2.) Part of the reason I haven’t been writing as much lately is because I cannot seem to put down books. In the past couple weeks, I’ve read Tina Fey’s Bossypants, Roger Hershey’s The Finishers and Margaret Feinberg’s Fighting Back With Joy. Each was fantastic. I recommend all three. As much as I try to read fiction, and I really do try, I always come back to nonfiction. I love reading people’s stories, I love learning and understanding the world from different perspectives. At the beginning of the year, I seemed to be on a stretch of some mediocre books. Some were good, but then others were so hard to get through. The past most has been a welcome change.

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3.) Still on the topic of reading, a big Amazon order that I placed came over the weekend! It included books, but also my selfie stick. I am so stinkin’ excited, I can barely handle it. I am eager for summer adventures and selfies. Also in the order was the book, Slow Church. Two chapters in and I want to crawl and live inside it. Intentional, transformative communities, churches that serve those outside their 4 walls are the topic of conversation. If you read it, I’d love to hear your thoughts!

4.) I cannot get enough of Target lately. Even if I don’t buy anything (read: very few things), it has become a favorite past-time of mine to go and walk around. I may have gone 4 times in 2 weeks…

5.) I shared some thoughts on Mother’s Day last Monday on Ministry from a Millennial.

Hope your week is off to a great start!

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