Best Prayer App, NYTimes, Good Reads & the handling of Stress: 10 Links for an Amazing Weekend



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1. Best Prayer App or Journal:

This is changing my life. Because The Sister Promise? I’m taking it seriously and I’m making it and I’m sharing it. But how to organize your prayer life so you really stand in the gap for your sisters? This beautiful Prayer Journal: Daily Steps toward Praying God’s Heart or this amazing app: The Prayer Notebook … If prayer is more important than breathing because souls are more important than life — than organizing one’s prayer life is paramount.

2. 5 Tips for Creating A Photobook {FAST} ... yes, please.

3. The Funniest Mother Read Ever? ….

I love Melanie Shankle!  And every page of Sparkly Green Earrings: Catching the Light at Every Turn  shimmers with her fabulous voice, honest hilarity and the light of a Savior that makes even the wackiest days of motherhood somehow glimmer with more than a glint of God!

4. The best way to tie a scarf? … I’m really liking this one!

5. The Romans Project in my pajamas — It’s there at toward the bottom … like the pink teddy bears? (wink)

6. Bible Movies right around the corner …  “With at least 10 major movie productions based on biblical figures and accounts potentially headed for the big screen, it seems Hollywood is turning to Scripture more and more for inspiration.”

7. How to get Tap-Sharp Photos Every Time — I’d like to learn!

8. Must Read: One Factor in the Why of Stress….

Why Some of us, and some kids, can handle stress — and some of us struggle. Startling! Reading this one aloud to the kids today…

9. One Thousand Gifts celebrates its  60th Week on the New York Times! {?!!?}

… and if you’re thinking you know the dearest Grandma who needs a surprise of joy, then this Large Print Edition might bring the most beautiful smile, and just this week, a Spanish Edition for our HOLA! friends, and my sweet mama, she’s liking that robin’s egg blue leather bound, duotone edition (love you, Mama!)

10. Verse for the Weekend: (saying it slow out loud with you)…

“Do not be anxious about anything,
but in everything, by prayer and petition,
with thanksgiving,
present your requests to God. ”

~Philippians 4:6-7
Go slow. Be God-struck. Grant grace. Live Truth. Give Thanks. Love well. Become the gift.

May the grace and truth of our Lord and Savior surprise you all over again this weekend, friends!