Book Club from Home

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Hi friends!

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.

I hope you join us!

//weekly links//

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Weekly Links is a new segment where I share what Iโ€™ve been reading and other internet resources that I hope you find helpful. Please share your own links in the comments!


Politics & Culture

“It may seem implausible that men who hold very different beliefs like @CornelWest and @McCormickProf could be such good friends.

But West explains to @FiringLineShow that “deep down in your heart, you know, love is not reducible to politics.โ€

โ€” Firing Line with Margaret Hoover February 9, 2020


Beauty & Style

  • Happy Valentines Day! Do you need help writing a GOOD love letter? Let Jonathan Rogers guide you (I might have teared up at this one.) ๐Ÿ’Œ
  • And if you need a trusty mascara that won’t flake (or cry) off but actually washes away easily, use my 10% off code for Glossier’s!

Everyday Theology

  • Ryan Colby shares his grief at the sudden loss of the woman he intended to marry, beloved writer Bre Payton.

“The Cross is change and a signpost, and tragedy forces you to choose a path. Either you draw closer to Christ and His suffering, or you take the path of self-destruction. There is no in-between.”

  • And if it’s been awhile since you last listened to my Spotify VIP List Mix, take it for a spin. This is the kind of little treat I like to put together for my newsletter crew, so you should jump on! (February’s letter will go out next week, so get on ASAP!) Happy listening ๐Ÿ‘‡
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three things: to live that cozy life (plus some extras!)

three things cozy life

So glad you decided to swing by! Here’s a *virtual* cup of something warm and delicious. Most of my current days are spent working on final papers for the semester (reading and writing and editing some more) while also thinking about what dessert I’m going to make for Thanksgiving. Last year I did the classic move of two (homemade, of course) pumpkin pies, but this year I want to do something a little more Southern. Maybe Pecan? Ooh…even better…Jackson Pie! YUM.

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Thoughts on the French/Ahmari debate (or, why the struggle for conservatism will endure)

Did y’all watch the David French vs. Sohrab Ahmari debate last Thursday? I finally got around to watching the replay (above) over the weekend and boy howdy was it fun.*

(*Fun is a relative term. Do you find political/religious pundits trying not to punch each other in front of a tense crowd, fun? If so, you’ll love this!)

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three things: for thinking women

Here’s the thing about blog writing. It gets under your skin a bit and seeps into the corners of your life. You may be living a perfectly normal day: refilling another cup of coffee, responding to an email, taking a walk to the mailbox, choosing the right pair of shoes for the busy day ahead…and then THE question weasels its way in-between the daily tasks, “Should I write about this?”

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America, the Tween: will we ever grow up?

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Hey y’all, I know we are living in a weird time for our country. It feels like we’re going through puberty or something, right? Lots of emotions and yelling matches and growth spurts and then we all crash for like, ten hours of sleep and a sandwich before the cycle starts all over again. The early teen years are rough but they’re also amazing- remember what it was like to have all night conversations with your best friend about whatever existential crisis you were facing at the moment? It was like you were waking up to the whole wide world around you and your own small, but significant, place in it.

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