Have You Seen? {November 7th, 2021}

Last Week’s Theme: My One Thing

Heart Desires in Hard Seasons by Jenny Erlinggson—”The perfect, restful day for me is when I can sit for a few hours uninterrupted with a good book, coffee and some snacks by my side. Now, those days are as rare as my pre-pregnancy stomach, but I still crave well written words and every available opportunity to soak them in.”

The Pursuit of Eating Adventures {Book Club} by Sarah Hilkemann—”Several years ago, my teammate and I made a last minute and very uncharacteristic-for-us decision to fly the long way to the US for a home assignment so we can spend a few days in Paris. This city of lights and romance and good food wasn’t necessarily on my bucket list. But who can resist the lure of art and beauty, baguettes and good cheese?”

Our Road to Rest: The Gifts of Sabbath Practice by Beth Barthelemy—”The last-minute rushing of tidying the house, the spreading of the tablecloth, the child running inside with fresh-picked flowers, the clatter of dishes as the table is set, the aroma of delicious food making its way to the table, the candles set, the extra lights turned down, the seating around the table, the hush of our voices, our hearts, our souls… and we give thanks for another Sabbath.”

My Family, Christ’s Home by Monica F—”As I reflect on the last 20 months or so, my life has taken twists and turns that I never could have anticipated: plans upended, job loss, two moves in less than fourteen months, Zoom school, the stress of being a healthcare worker during the pandemic, fractured friendships, and disconnect with overseas work. All these things, like blinking neon lights, easily overshadow the good that came out of lockdown and pandemic stress.”

From Around the Web

A Prayer for Those Going Through Difficult Change

Shire Reckonings

On Instagram: TCK Processing and All Things Hold Together

Finally, When Gratitude and Thanksgiving Seem Too Hard

And Now For Next Week

The theme is…

Photo by Jason Leung on Unsplash

It’s our birthday and we can’t wait to celebrate with you this week!

Eight years ago, a dream became reality as this community was birthed. We will share that story with you, look at all the ways we’ve grown and give you a peek into exciting things that are coming soon!

Make sure you are following us on Instagram and Facebook as we will have all sorts of fun giveaways and challenges. Let’s just party all week, shall we?

Mostly we want to say THANK YOU to you, all of you who make this community the sweet gift that it is. This is a celebration of YOU! So grab a cupcake and join us this week for our birthday party.

#HappyBirthdayVelvetAshes

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