What I’m Reading on the Web

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Hey friends!

I just got home from two weeks in Redding, CA at Bethel Church’s worship school. It was an incredible experience that I can’t wait to write about, but first…rest.

My mind  and body both need a little breather before I dive in, so in the mean time I’ve been catching up with blogs and articles circling the web this week.

Here’s are my three favorite articles that I’m reading on this day (ok, two days) of rest.

1. Networking for Introverts by Cupcakes and Cashmere.
Why I like it: I get lectured about networking all the time during the school year, and this piece was a great way to sharpen up those skills even though school is out. It’s also great for newbies like me who may be a little intimidated by this whole networking thing.
Favorite line: “If the connection is real, it won’t require a calendar reminder.”

2. What I Instagram vs. What Was Really Happening, or My Entire Life is a Lie by Olivia Muenter
Why I like it: This lighthearted and sarcastic piece reveals a truth that most selfie-lovers are afraid to admit: we stage our Instagram posts to make our lives look prettier. This piece will make you laugh and think twice before you post your next gym selfie.
Favorite line:  “I start my day with green tea and fresh fruit everyday, at the crack of dawn. I like to check my emails as the sunrises, right before I head to yoga.”

3. Love and Lynchburg by Lexie Daché
Why I like it: I met Lexie and the Living Room Writers Weekend back in May, and I’ve loved following her blog ever since. Her writing is authentic and captivating, and I love the way she wrestles with life and always offers hope in the end. Her latest post, “Love and Lynchburg,” is definitely my new favorite.
Favorite line: “Physical surroundings and dream jobs and cool people are no comparison for God’s presence.”

Bonus: Fairytales are Real: These 12 Photos Will Change the Way You Look At the World by World of Wanderlust
Just because I felt like throwing a little pixie dust into the mix. Sometimes, when you’re as worn out as I am, it’s just nice to look at pretty things and dream.

Enjoy! I’ll be back soon with brand new adventures and stories to share with you.

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Want to Win a Free Book?

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Remember when I wrote about the writer’s weekend with Stephanie May of The Lipstick Gospel? Well, over that weekend Stephanie challenged all of the bloggers there to come up with ways to support each other in our newfound blogger community.

I think you’ll like our first idea: a book giveaway! As we sat around the cozy living room and talked we realized that we all have a passion for life-changing books, and we want to share our favorites with you.

Here’s how it works: The giveaway goes live this Monday {June 2nd}. Each lovely lady is contributing a book that impacted them deeply, so there will be multiple winners. You can enter as many times as you want by subscribing to our blogs. These ladies have some great blogs, so you definitely won’t regret following them. 

The giveaway will run for a full week, so the winners will be announced on Tuesday, June 10th.

I’ll see you back here on June 2nd – good luck!
Photo by Lottie Brooke.

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