18.08.2012
The Easy Plan Before Summer Ends . . . . . . {14 Things to do in the last 2 weeks}
When You Are Finding it Hard to Keep Up {Chased by Grace}

weekends are for standing

A Holy Experience

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‘With all this going for us, my dear, dear friends, stand your ground.

And don’t hold back.

Throw yourselves into the work of the Master, confident that nothing you do for Him is a waste of time or effort.

—1 Corinthians 15:58 MSG

Weekend Inspiration:

Creative Inspiration for the Weekend :What you must remember if you are ever going to live a creative life. (Isn’t this true?) and… 100 shots of little people to improve your family photography (inspiring!)

{You are living these 7 Habits of Creativity and making happy time everyday to be creative, yes?}

Kitchen Love on the Weekend We’re making Peach Pie here this weekend… doesn’t this look delicious? Make a fruit pie with us this weekend? (Are you joining us for the Easy Plan for the last 14 Days of Summer? Share your photos with us on FB or twitter? Feel free to tag it: #giftofsummer Enjoy these last days of August!

Gardening on the Weekend My Absolute Favorite thing to do in the Garden : and now is the perfect time to do it! “Collecting seeds is one of those activities that makes me feel like a wealthy woman…”

Prayers on the Weekend Pray for your husband 20 minutes a day: “At the top of each hour, spend 2 minutes praying for him {specifically}. Do this between the hours of 8 am and 5 pm (give or take depending on your schedule). THAT’S 20 MINUTES A DAY!” … let’s set our clock timers and pray for our men!

Thinking on the Weekend What would you grab if your house was burning down? : “If your house was burning, what would you take with you? It’s a conflict between what’s practical, valuable and sentimental. What you would take reflects your interests, background and priorities. Think of it as an interview condensed into one question.” Fascinating website of how people answered just that one question.

<Printable for the WeekendOne for the back door this weekend: (or every weekend?)  I’m printing it out for the fridge today! #giftofsummer

Gift for the Weekend: Perfect for a woman in your life this week: Making one of these lovelies for someone you love!

And aren’t these beautiful?

And, yes, ma’am, then print out these bevy of free printables to go along with it, to make give a bit of happy joy-in-a-box?

{Lifeway‘s tells me that it too is offering One Thousand Gifts at half price if that helps anyone? Thank you for grace.}

Work Encouragement for the Weekend:

For several years now, I’ve been connected to a group of writers and bloggers at The High Calling. They believe in the value of regular work as a way to honor God. They reminds us that God calls farmers or dishwashers or teachers or construction workers just as much as He call pastors. What we do matters to God. We are all in full-time ministry. 

It’s easy for Christians to sometimes forget this. So The High Calling has put together a lot of resources to help churches and small groups organize a special service that honors people in the workplace. You don’t have to register. You don’t have to pay anything. It is just their attempt to help Christians remember that God cares about your daily work, no matter what you do. Consider sharing these resources with your small group or faith community or family this coming Labor Day Sunday . Want to know that your work matters to God? Check out Labor Day Sunday.org

Truth for the Weekend: (HT: The Gospel Coalition) You can’t watch this and not think about loving your life and your Lord!

Worship for the Weekend …. Seasons change and people move on and nothings remains the same — but this is what we sing to our Savior: Everything moves but You! Singing it with you this weekend, friends!

{Christa telling the poignant story behind this song, one that every mama can relate to… and all of Christa’s song worship to the Lord is offered here… {Please consider clicking off music slider just below top nav bar to hear this song of grateful worship. RSS readers can view video here… }

May the grace and truth of our Father surprise you all over again this weekend, friends…