I hope you are finding some spots of goodness and beauty in this weird time we all find ourselves living in. One spot for me has been the face-to-face connection (via technology) that has seen a spike due to everyone being quarantined. For example, I attended a theology class yesterday for my undergrad program and was able to “meet” a handful of fellow students that I’ve studied alongside for a few years now…but had yet (until yesterday!) seen their faces and heard their voices. It’s a small thing, but it brings me joy nonetheless.
In the spirit of silver linings, I want to invite you to my first-ever Book Club. That’s right…we’re gonna read and chat and do it all from our home in our pj’s!
I’m excited to announce that our first book pick is Lisa Whittle’s new release, “Jesus Over Everything.” I’m already loving this book and I think you will too. Lisa’s writing is full of deep, scripture-rooted truth, yet told in a super-relatable style. You’ll love hearing about how (and why!) she didn’t shop for a year. FOR A YEAR, YALL. Get the book here!
And then this Monday (March 30th) at 7pm cst we will meet together to discuss what we’ve read. If you are planning to attend, shoot me a quick email and let me know. I’ll be sending out the private Zoom link this weekend.
If you thought last week was weird, b-b-buh-baby you ain’t seen nothin’ yet!
I just got back from our local Aldi, the purveyor of fine German chocolates and creatively-named original brands (Winking Owl and Clancy’s, anyone?), where every last egg, container of half&half, and box of butter was gone, along with zero traces of pie crust in sight. Perhaps someone is going down in the Apocalypse with their favorite pie half eaten?
EDIT: Due to the Coronavirus, the event will likely be postponed until early summer. Tickets are still on sale and I will run the giveaway closer to the time of the event–stay tuned!
If you are local to the Nashville area or Middle Tennessee, consider coming to CareNet Pregnancy Resources Center’s third annual Women of Life event on March 27 & 28th. We will be gathering on Friday night and Saturday morning to worship and fellowship together and to hear encouraging words from Gloria Umanah and Esther Mollenhour about going after this Jesus-life as women in 2020!
All proceeds for the event will go to our local branch of CareNet, a ministry close to my heart. They serves families in crisis all over the nation by providing free pregnancy testing, ultrasounds, education, and material assistance, as well as post-abortive counseling services. For more info about CareNet and other ways to get involved, CLICK HERE.
And wink wink: I miiiight be giving away two tickets to Women of Life 2020 on my Instagram page later this week, so go follow the happenings over there!
Early this morning, a massive storm passed through middle Tennessee, including tornadoes that touched down in several places and left a path of destruction behind. The storm has claimed 22 lives at the time of publishing, but rescue workers are still out collecting information as they begin the long process of clean up. Our old neighborhood of East Nashville (pictured above) incurred a lot of damage–to friend’s homes, businesses, and cherished local spots.
Fancy meeting you here on a…Sunday afternoon? Yeah, sorry about that. I usually get Weekly Links out by Friday (first thing) but this week was a doozy. Birthday celebrations, sick kiddos, and all kinds of random responsibilities caught me off guard. But hey, what’s life if not a little unpredictable?