this & that

How was your thanksgiving? I could barely catch my breath, I was so thankful. Every time I turned around, there was a new reason.

Whew. Now, I'm back in the swing (if you call couch hopping and random working and disorganized packing for a move a "swing") and I wanted to give you a few things to read.

  • C.S. Lewis was born yesterday. One of the most amazing people I never knew... well, except in a literary sense. I imagine I'll hang out with him one day in heaven, though. Here's a little article about the man over at Desiring God.
  • I'm sure I've talked about Ann Voskamp before, no? Well, now you are officially introduced. She has a book "a thousand gifts" that I've started and it is beautiful! She also has a blog and this showed up a couple days ago - like words I might pen about Losing our Language. Check it out (and also her book)!
  • I don't ever feel the need to make to make the topics of "Christians" and "Alcohol" the center of debate, but if it finds its way there on its own - I'll bite. This article, "Christians and Alcohol" by Challies is an interesting take.
  • This last one isn't a link as much as an idea that I can't wait to see develop. It's not a new idea, just one I shared with my good friend Alejandra over Thanksgiving and she is equally excited about it. We had some of the most amazing conversations about how we can encourage men to be real men - those who pursue after God with their whole heart. Since we parted, we've been updating on new ways that have opened for us to do just that. I'm pumped to see how God will send us opportunities for encouragement!

I know this isn't extensive, but I had to get SOMETHING up before the piles in my mind didn't make any sense.

let LOVE fly like cRaZy