Friday, June 27, 2014

Friday Randomness (Vol. 28)

Scripture speaking to my heart

"So the word of God spread. The number of disciples in Jerusalem increased rapidly, and a large number of priests became obedient to the faith." ~ Acts 6:7

In the Life Application Study Bible it says this for Acts 6:7: "The word of God spread like ripples on a pond where, from a single center, each wave touches the next, spreading wider and farther. The gospel still spreads this way today. You don't have to change the world single-handedly -- it is enough just to be a part of the wave, touching those around you, who in turn will touch others until all have felt the movement. Don't ever feel that your part is insignificant or unimportant."

Wow! Let's be part of the wave, shall we?

More from Chasing God

"So I chased Him.
And as I came to a point where I could hardly do it anymore, He reached me with His tender truth.
I hope you'll let Him reach you too.
You didn't catch Me, child.
Let go of whatever gave you the impression you could.
The truth is simple, and it will change everything.
I choose you.
You weren't another face in a sea of thousands.
You are my daughter.
And you are well because you believed Me, not because you reached Me."

What's up next because I finished Chasing God?

"You have stories worth telling, memories worth remembering, dreams worth working toward, a body worth feeding, a soul worth tending, and beyond that, the God of the universe dwells within you, the true culmination of super and natural.
You are more than dust and bones.
You are spirit and power and image of God.
And you have been given Today."

~ Shauna Niequist, Cold Tangerines: Celebrating the Extraordinary Nature of Everyday Life

A few of my favorite blog reads

"Because when we look for wonder, we see more of who God is; we see more of who He created us to be." ~ When You Need to Grab The Wonder Back, by Becky Keife

"It’s around this time every year that I take more time to close the laptop, walk barefoot in the dirt, and settle in among the green and good." ~ Faces over Facebook, People over Pixels, by Tsh Oxenreider via (in)courage // I need to take more Internet breaks. It really can wait.

"What if we claim passionate physical intimacy in marriage as a testament to the kind of intense, fierce, beautiful love God has for us, His daughters and sons?" ~ when intimacy is hard to do, by Justin and Jennifer Camp of Holy Entanglement // I've printed this post to spend more time on as honestly intimacy is hard for me.

My favorite, favorite blog read

"We have got beauty all wrong, all upside down and inside out. And that's the problem. Beauty is inside out and we're looking outside in." ~ For The Girls With Thighs That Touch by Kaitlyn of It Just Takes One // Spread this one around. It's a wonderful message for girls of all shapes and sizes.

Just for fun

If you are in need of a good laugh read this ~ Oh, Spam It. ~ by my friend Amy Sullivan. Actually, read no matter what. Hysterical. By the way, why do I not get spam?

On this writing thing we do

3 Myths That Hold Your Best Writing Back ~ by Bryan Hutchinson via Positive Writer // I really, really liked these words: "You have to be uniquely you." Amen!

HTB #30 - The Foundamental of Becoming a Better Writer - with Denise Hughes (a podcast) // It's worth the 30 minutes of listening.

Favorite photo of the week

Our son reenlisted in the Navy for another four years. We are so proud of him! I loved the below photo captured by his beautiful wife from his reenlistment ceremony. Please keep them in your prayers as his deployment draws near.

Second favorite photo of the week

I love being loved by my hero.

Post by Wives of Faith

Because this is always what I wish for you . . . Blessings upon blessings and grace upon grace.


  1. Your description of Acts 6:7 made me think of those "waves" that go through sports stadiums sometimes! Do you know the ones I mean? One person stands up with their arms up and then the next and next creating a undulating wave of people in the stadium. We can do that here with our faith as we share what God has done. Let's catch that wave!

    Blessings, Joan

    1. I actually thought of those waves too, Joan. Yes . . . let's catch that wave together, shall we? Much love.

  2. Thank you for the shout out, and I know I always say this (but it is true!), I love these kinds of posts.

    You do all of the work and find the hard stuff, and I get to do the easy part. Click, click, click!

    Excited to check out all of the goodness listed!

    1. Thank you, Amy. I am so glad you enjoy. It's a pleasure to share the goodness. xoxo

  3. I love these Friday posts. You give me a little nugget and insights into what to read next. And I'm always looking for something to read! Thanks for sharing these.

    1. Thank you, Abby. I hope you are having a wonderful weekend. Blessings. xoxo

  4. Great pictures, great reading. Thank you!

  5. Thank you thank you for sharing the message for all women - our clothing size does not determine our value! So much goodness and link love here.

    1. It was a wonderful post, Kaitlyn. A message that needs to be shared. Blessings to you.

  6. So much goodness here, Beth! As soon as I get my computer back {it crashed two days ago} I'll be back to check out all these links! Can't wait to read what has been inspiring you, my friend!!!

    1. Oh, yuk. Hate when computers do that. But then again, maybe the break from the computer is a blessing. Much love to you, June. xoxo

  7. Oh my ... you must be so proud of your men, Beth. Thank you for your sacrifice in releasing them to serve our country, to keep us free, safe, secure.

    Special blessings on you this weekend, friend.

    1. Thank you so much, Linda. I am super proud of my men. One of these days I need to write about the other son of my who is every bit of a hero for how he has served on the homefront and keeps his mom sane. Blessings to you.

  8. Hi Beth! OMG, I get mountains of spam, it's crazy!! And they are funny too. But I just delete them in one felled swoop.
    God bless your men, and what they are doing for all of us. So proud to know about them! And proud to know his wife and Mom too :)

    1. I really do wonder why I don't get any spam. Strange but I guess I shouldn't complain. Thank you for your kind words, Ceil. xoxo


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