Friday Fuel & Giveaway Winner

Friday Fuel & Giveaway Winner

We keep it high-tech around here. To select a winner for the giveaway, I wrote each name down on a slip of paper, folded it up and put the slips in a bowl. Then, my almost four-year-old drew a name out. I’m telling you–fancy pants over here, people.

The winner of the two tickets to see the Son of God movie which opens in theaters today is… Christy Johnson! Christy, I will send you an email as soon as I finish this blog.

This weekend, Highpoint is hosting the Downline Women’s Summit featuring Lysa Terkheurst. I’m really excited about hearing Lysa. I loved her books Made to Crave and Unglued. (Heads up–Unglued is less than $6 for the Kindle edition!) I’m also looking forward to a little couch date with my man this weekend. Couch dates are when we put the kids to bed a little early (by wearing them out at the park or zoo and letting Lyd skip rest time… you do what you gotta do) and eat a fun meal while we watch something on Netflix. We eat pretty clean during the week (except this Tuesday when I sent a desperate text to Matt reminding him that my love language is pizza and that Papa Murphy’s has $10 pizza night on Tuesday and could we pretty please with a cherry on top get a pizza?) but on the weekends we do a date night splurge meal. Tomorrow night I’m making Martha Stewart’s 3-ingredient alfredo with sauteed crawfish. We’ve been rocking the spaghetti squash recently, which is actually quite tasty, but I won’t lie–I’m looking forward to some real pasta. The crawfish is a little nod to Mardi Gras festivities and my Louisiana birth certificate. 😉

Processed with VSCOcam with t1 presetYesterday was a big day for the End It Movement. If you don’t know about what’s going on with slavery and sex-trafficking throughout our world and in our own backyard, please take some time to learn. There are more slaves today than ever before. We must fight injustice and stand up for the 27 million people in slavery today. Once we know, we must act. Above Lydia’s bed is a canvas I painted for her with the words, “Dancers who dance upon injustice.” Those words come from a song I love and they’ve become a prayer I pray daily for my girls–that they would learn to fight injustice and that they would learn it from me. The red “x” on my hand may be fading but the one written on my heart blazes on.

And lastly, I saw this quote this week and loved it…

Better to love God and die unknown than to love the world and be a hero; better to be content with poverty than to die a slave to wealth; better to have taken some risks and lost than to have done nothing and succeeded at it. Erwin Lutzer