I'm very pro no pants (in the comfort of my own room at home, thankyouverymuch), and this video is HILARIOUS. Especially when he talks about how Gandhi and Beyonce don't wear pants...no further discussion needed. #nopantsforever
My least favorite holiday is quickly approaching... no, not Christmas. Yes, New Year's Eve/New Year's. It's the worst. So much hype for just the turning of a calendar page. I don't get it. Anyway... I usually wallow and stay home and avoid all the festivities, but my roommate is having none of that this year. HELP ME. We went out looking for dresses to wear and tried a MILLION stores and found NOTHING. So, I looked up trusty old Madewell today and found these two (but the right one in black, of course) that I really love a lot (because sequins are NOT my thing and I do NOT want to be covered in glitter or squeezed into something skintight)... but they're WAY out of my budget. Boo. Maybe I'll stay home in my sweats after all...
I have a new favorite meal. I ate it four days in a row (shoutout to leftovers for making work lunches SO EASY and SO GOOD) and wanted MORE. It was SO easy to make (again, props!) and 100% veggie/whole-food based, totally gluten-free and vegan, and mannnnnnnn was it delicious. Plus, it's called a Buddha Bowl, which is just a super cool name. I want to make variations of these forever and ever and ever.
Advent is SUCH a sweet season (a blog post on that coming Monday!) and I am adoring the She Reads Truth Advent book and Ann Voskamp's The Greatest Gift. Both have been beautiful reminders to look deeper into Scripture and into the bigger story in the Bible of Jesus' coming. The SRT app is a fantastic and easy way to follow along too-- check that out if you're still looking for a meaningful way to move through Advent this year!
HOW is this only about a month away?! I wrote an entire blog post about what this women's gathering means to me, and it is still such a joy to be part of the planning team. Looking through the list of every woman who has registered so far (almost 500, with room for 500 more still!) was powerful-- it can be so easy to get caught up in the logistics and budgets and to-do lists and deadlines, but seeing every woman's name reminded me of why we are doing this. To be part of an experience that invites women to life to the very full, to be a small part in it all, it's humbling and such an honor. I can't wait to gather together in January! If you're anywhere near the Richmond, VA area (or want a fun little weekend getaway!)-- join us! Tickets are just $60 and it's going to be SO GOOD.
- How to Pray for Shooting Victims & Survivors by Taylor Schumann
- 5 Books on Developing a Wholehearted Inner Life and Relationships by John Weirick
- There Was Room at the Inn by Rachel Held Evans
Happy Friday, friends!