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IMG_6684I am up to my eyeballs in adoption paper work, so I’m going to keep this brief. We’ve been enjoying our summer days and wearing swimsuits all day, nights spent watching West Wing reruns with Matt and playing with sparklers and the camera. Here are a few favorites recently…

Seamless by Angie Smith: If you follow me on IG, you’ve seen several posts about this study. Seriously, cannot recommend it enough. Whether you “know” the Bible or have never cracked it open, this study is amazing. I am actually going to adapt this and use it as Lyd’s Bible curriculum for school this year. Angie Smith is engaging and funny, and this study is going down as maybe my favorite of all time. It’s all Bible, and it’s all good.

Through Gates of Splendor by Elisabeth Elliot: This story is the kind of adventure only God can write, and the selfless, sacrificial life this woman led is simply inspiring.

This post from Ann Voskamp. All of this. That wonderful woman owes me several boxes of Kleenex. I can’t read her writing without crying.

Lindsay Letters is having her annual Christmas in July sale! I have this print in red (which I don’t see offered this year) but I put it over the mantle during the Christmas season because it’s my favorite Christmas song. (Closely followed by Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas Is You.” I’m a bit spazzy on the music side. Also, every side.)

As Sure as the Sun by Ellie Holcomb: I can’t get enough of her music. I love to play it in the morning when I consume vast quantities of caffeine get our day going and handle the juice/milk cups, breakfast requests, gummy vitamin needs, no-not-that-princess-that-princess dress-down-from-the-rack-it’s-stuck-on-type stuff.

I was on the Andy Savage Show Wednesday talking about raising girls along with Craig Gyergyo from the HP staff who is a dad of three girls as well. At the close of the show, Andy asked what one thing we would say to parents raising girls. I told him that mine is to pray Scripture over our girls. Pray, pray, pray. I have been using and adding to my prayer journal for a year now. I wrote this blog last summer sharing how I do my prayer journal. I add to it often, and I love all the different colors of ink and the tear-stained pages. There’s a story written there, and it’s my favorite one of all–the one of His grace covering this messy family.

Happy Friday!

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