holy week

Books + Resources for Lent

Books + Resources for Lent

I wanted to share some helpful resources about this season of Lent, and I pray they’re encouraging and meaningful to you as you move through these next 46 days leading up to Easter!

Celebration // A Speak Up Link-up Vlog

The first Friday of every month, Amber and Annie host another Speak Up! Link-Up-- this month's focusing on celebration. With today being Good Friday and Easter coming in just three days, the theme is appropriate. While where we are at in the Holy Week story doesn't look good today, we know Easter's coming. We know Christ conquers death. We know there is hope, there is victory. What better reason to celebrate?

I want a life that sizzles and pops and makes me laugh out loud. And I don’t want to get to the end, or to tomorrow, even, and realize that my life is a collection of meetings and pop cans and errands and receipts and dirty dishes. I want to eat cold tangerines and sing out loud in the car with the windows open and wear pink shoes and stay up all night laughing and paint my walls the exact color of the sky right now. I want to sleep hard on clean white sheets and throw parties and eat ripe tomatoes and read books so good they make me jump up and down, and I want my everyday to make God belly laugh, glad that he gave life to someone who loves the gift.
— Shauna Niequist