It gets a little heavy around here sometimes: human trafficking and being brave and asking hard questions and all the things that I wrestle with—which is a lot. I’m dancing constantly with the tensions of faith and culture and stewardship and just loving Jesus well right where I am. And this year, just one month in to it, has been full of tough realities but it has also been really, really sweet. Lest I pain this picture with my words that I’m all about let’s fix problems! all the live long day, I thought it time to write simple. That is my word for the year, after all. So let’s talk about the simple lovely things a little bit.
Parenthood. This just cannot be over. It cannot. This show is my made it to Friday naptime reward. I’m honestly not quite sure what I will do with Fridays now. I will, however, be able to sleep knowing they are living happily ever after because that was THE best finale show. Ever.
Target candles. Obsessed. Buy one every time I am there. Sugar Spun Cotton has been my staple but Vintage Lace? I die.
The bravely necklace and new brave cards. Because this month is human trafficking awareness month, we are still giving all proceeds from any purchase at the Giving Shop to Wellspring Living. And I just love that you are buying necklaces and cards for one another and we are giving away enough to make a difference for those girls that Wellspring is helping. It’s the best.
Coffeemate Chocolate Chip Cookie creamer. OMGosh. Tell me you have tried this. There are 32 servings in one container but mine are lasting 6-7 days, because it actually tastes exactly like a cookie. With all of it’s partially hydrogenated and mono cellulose poly-whatever goodness. (I did buy organic apples the other day. We win some, we lose some.)
The Mark of the Lion series. Well, I am 20 years late to the party on this one, but a few friends encouraged me to read them and because I was needing a little fiction in my life, so I did. Just finished all three and the verdict: so, so good.
That's all for this month. Here's to hoping your new years resolutions are still in tact and that the groundhog tells us winter is just a few weeks longer!