What I’m Into: August 2015 Edition

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What I’m Reading:

This was a GREAT month for books! Here’s what I read, and I loved every one of these! 🙂 Also just ordered my copy of Jen Hatmaker’s new book “For the Love” that I can’t wait to open up! 🙂

Wearing God: Clothing, Laughter, Fire, and Other Overlooked Ways of Meeting God by Lauren F. Winner 

The Help by Kathryn Stockett

Boundaries in Dating: How Healthy Choices Grow Healthy Relationships by Henry Cloud & John Townsend 

Simplify: Ten Practices to Unclutter Your Soul by Bill Hybels

A Long Obedience in the Same Direction: Discipleship in an Instant Society by Eugene Peterson

Restless: Because You Were Made for More by Jennie Allen 

Men Explain Things to Me by Rebecca Solnit

The Gift of Being Yourself by David G. Benner and M. Basil Pennington 

The Perfectionist’s Handbook: Take Risks, Invite Criticism, and Make the Most of Your Mistakes by Jeff Szymanski

Sacred Pathways:Discover Your Soul’s Path to God by Gary Thomas

On the Internets:

The Most Comfortable Position” – This is exactly the encouragement I needed when it comes to relationships. what an amazing piece!

All The Single Ladies: Why Movies Need More Platonic Pairings” – The title says it all. come on, Mad Max!

An Open Letter to Amy Schumer” – More serious than you’d assume.

10 Questions for Target Critics Regarding “Boys’ Toys” and “Girls’ Toys”” – A snarky, well-written response to CBMW.

Stephen Colbert Shares Why He Thinks Women Should Be in Charge of Everything” – Duh.

What I’m Writing:

Inspired by Shauna Niequist’s list, I wrote my own “Things I Do and Things I Don’t Do” list!

Also working on my talk for the upcoming {Be}Loved Young Women’s Conference! So excited to be a part of this! You can find more information and the registration link here!

What I’ve Been Up To:

The summer is drawing to a close, here are some fun pictures from the last month or so! 🙂

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Top left – Celebrating my roomie who is getting married in just over two months!

Top right – My first time salsa dancing! It was SO much fun!

Bottom left – Our staff are all back at work, we kicked it off with a beach day!

Bottom right – my friend Lisa came to visit! And of course we had great Mexican food together, as per usual.

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