Monday, September 30, 2013

What I'm Into: September

I am nearly giddy at the prospect of fall in Atlanta. I can feel it on the breeze and the leaves edged with hints of orange. October is nearly here, which means full-tilt fall. 

Books I'm Into:
The Kite Runner - I just re-read this book, and can't quite get it out of mind. Heavy and hard but also making me think, which is always a good thing, right?
The Light Between Oceans - I liked this book but sweet heavens but it turned me into a hot-mess, as in I could-not-stop-all-of-the-crying.
The Cuckoo's Calling - This was a fun read, not life-changing or anything. But it kept me up turning pages, which I always count as a good quality in a book.

Currently ReadingThe Orphan Master's Son

A few months ago, I wrote about my marriage and the hard slant of things. I haven't really updated yall on how things are going, and I get lots of emailed questions to that vein. Anyways, I've been pondering some things in my heart, and maybe one day will write more. But right now, Adam and I are reading together with some awesome folks from church Timothy Keller's The Meaning of Marriage. And we have discovered that the simple act of setting aside intentional time every week to focus on US and on marriage and on Christ? It's a few big steps in the right direction.

Reads from around the Internets that I'm into: 
*In my honest moments, though, I’ll tell you that I’m a girl who can’t live without the left, the wind-stung face and the roar of third gear at it’s limit just before fourth while I laugh because no one can hear me. - The Left

*Childishly terrified of my calling, I have been trying for weeks now to unwrap myself still more from the dark days of this summer. Isn’t depression an ultimate self-awareness, a mind tangled inside itself so tightly that it can’t see out? This has been a season of unravelling from myself, and though I knew the unravelling was good, I was terrified. It’s hard to let go when you don’t know what you’re becoming. - Hair of the Dog

*We may not get a why, but we know the how: together. Jesus is so good and He loves you. The sun will rise with healing in its wings, but until it does, may we all learn to be a soft place to fall, cushioning the blow of suffering until Jesus turns it all into glory. -Why does God Allow Pain and Suffering

*Also, I am considering joining in with the Nester's 31 days, which means writing every day in October. Last year I wrote about 31 Days of Margin (a topic I am clearly still re-visiting and re-learning). I have a topic that's been on my heart; however, I have planned nothing, I haven't made a button, and I am not sure I can find time to write for 31 days. For most bloggers, apparently, participating in 31 days is like an-actual-thing. As in, with promo videos and such. But I'm not much for planning ahead, it's something I should probably work on actually, so we will see (tonight or tomorrow I suppose) if I decide to jump in or not. Just keeping you on the edge of your seat.

Random things I'm also into:
Underwater Sculpture (this is pretty darn amazing)
* This is my favorite. Seriously, I love Justin and Jimmy. And yes I obviously am on a first-name-basis.

*I'm pretty into macaroni and cheese (and anything involving cheese really), so I feel pretty excited that this is a thing. Too bad it's not in Atlanta.

Moments from our lives, which I'm obviously into: (via my instagram)

Linking up with Hopeful Leigh this month.
What I'm Into at HopefulLeigh


  1. Loved the Jimmy Fallon - Justin Timberlake #hashtag video. #iagreewholeheartedly.

  2. I want to read the Kite Runner. I read the Space Between Us and I was enthralled. Have you read it? Run and get it.

    Even though I absolutely and positively had no idea what the margins were and I had no idea what anyone was writing about, I love that you committed : ). I like that you talk and you share.

    You shine your light in the darkness. I see it. I love it. I am thankful for you and your light.

  3. I really enjoyed Cuckoo's Calling, too! I'm glad she's developing it into a series. I read Kite Runner years ago and it was hard and heavy and thought-provoking- don't think I could bring myself to read it again. Kudos to you!

    1. Somehow I didn't realize it was going to be a series - yay! :-)


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