What I've been up to lately: places, people, books, podcasts, music, links & more for your weekend downtime.
(1) poem for your weekend
You can see digital versions of some of my favorite poems on my Poems board on Pinterest.)
(2) Phoebe Wahl illustrations for Autumn
(3) books I'm reading right now
The End of Summer by Rosamunde Pilcher
Yes Please by Amy Poehler
(4) photos from this past week
(5) blog posts from this week in the archives
2015 - Waiting for Our Next Step (In the words of Eugene Peterson, "We were ready for a congregation. But where?".)
2011 - Becoming Petition & Intercession ("...on one particularly troublesome day it dawned on me that we were holding back our requests for fear of asking too much...That to make fuzzy, vaguely spiritual requests of our God and through our prayer community was a form of unbelief.")
2010 - A Place for Rest ("Now, we come back to this Place after a long absence. We find that we can take naps any time we want. It is a major difference and one that pleases us greatly.")
2009 - Study [disciplines for the inner life] ("Imagine, then, my delight at discovering that someone as wise and austere as a Wesley brother would connect trifling with a lack of reading!")
2007 - Good Medicine (One of my favorite posts I've ever written. We're all scattered now, but that sure was a fun weekend. )
2 years ago
Milk & cookie party on first day of Natalie's senior year (at our house in Austin).
(6) September songs
(7) Autumn-related links (My favorite time of year!)
See more beautiful ideas for fall at my Autumn Holidays & Occasions board on Pinterest.
10 Things to Do in Connecticut This Fall (No pressure!) - If you're new to Connecticut like us, this will be one of your favorite blog posts of all time. If you've lived here awhile, you might still might discover something new. If you don't live in Connecticut at all, you'll still get lots of ideas from this post. (Thanks to my friend Monica, for telling me about this blog!) | via The Size of Connecticut
2017 Farmers' Markets (CT) - Alphabetized by town | via Connecticut Department of Agriculture
Farm Stands and Stores Listings by county (CT) | via Connecticut Department of Agriculture
5 Autumn Activities to Build Stronger Neighborhoods - #4 is an especially thoughtful idea! | via Strong Towns
Why Are There So Many Types of Apples? - Did you know there are over 7,500 known cultivars?!? A TedEd video for all ages. | via The Kid Should See This
The Best Spots For Apple Cider Across the Country - Is your favorite stand listed? | via Country Living
Applesauce Season - I love these kinds of posts from my friend Erica. | via Liturgy of Life
May your weekend include shiny red apples and a good laugh, friends. Peace...
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