- I watched an old episode of Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives and saw a place in Arizona that made mac and cheese muffins. I haven’t attempted them yet, but I found a recipe that looks good!
- From Thom Rainer, 10 Things You Should Never Say to a Guest in a Worship Service. (There isn’t usually a fight for my seat on the second row, but if there were, I’d gladly give it up! Ha!)
- Instagram is my favorite social media platform. (Even though this week I got on Periscope and it’s pretty fun!) On my editing site I shared five ways you can use Instagram to build your platform and promote your book (or project) and I also liked this post on 20 great ways to use Instagram at your church from The Creative Pastor.
- Because we know Mother’s Day isn’t a joyous day for everyone, Teri Lynne has encouragement for those who will skip church on Mother’s Day. She reminds us, “even in your sorrow you are never alone, never unseen, and never unloved.”
From books: I may be reading too many books at one time right now. One night I switched between four books, deciding what I was in the mood for: Smartcuts by Shane Snow, Side by Side by Ed Welch, Better Than Before by Gretchen Rubin, and Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery. Here are a couple of my favorite quotes:
“Rather than teaching a mile wide in every subject, we ought to first teach kids to use platforms, then let them go deep in the areas that interest them.” -from Smartcuts
“We could sum up our emotions this way: they usually proceed from our hearts, are given shape by our bodies, reflect the quality of our relationships, bear the etching of both the goodness and the meaninglessness of work, provide a peek into how we fare in spiritual battle, and identify what we really believe about God.” – from Side by Side
From the Bible:
Each month I create images to share from the Not Alone Facebook page and I like to have a theme. May’s theme is prayer and how God provides for us through prayer. It was a nice reminder to me this week!
Around our house this week we were busy celebrating Star Wars Day, getting David’s homeschool portfolio ready, visiting one of our favorite state parks, and playing in the back yard. It was a fun week!