Sharing some of my favorite things for Summer!

Things to do with loved ones:

  1. Say you want to go out for coffee and then ACTUALLY put it on the calendar and GO!

  2. Play tourist for the day in your own town. Visit the local museum, tour a landmark, go out to eat and take lots of pictures.

  3. Go to the dollar store. Buy five cards. Pray about whoever God puts on your heart. Send them the cards just to encourage them.

  4. Be courageous and talk about your faith with someone. Ask them what they believe about Jesus Christ. Listen in love.

  5. Shop your own bookcase. Start reading. Highlight important points and take notes on the front title page. If it’s a good book, share with your friends on social media. If it’s a great book, reach out to the author and tell them what you loved about it.

  6. Even if you don’t love the outdoors like some (guilty) go outside and enjoy the Vitamin D, the natural beauty and the fresh air.

  7. Invite your neighbors over for a BBQ potluck and spend time getting to know one another.

  8. Host a S’mores outdoor movie night at your home and invite all your friends (inspired by friends who are actually doing this).

  9. Spend some time taking deep breaths, stretching and enjoying some quiet. It does the soul good.

  10. Go to the beach. Feel the sand between your toes. Stay hydrated. Read a book. Wear a floppy hat and actually get in the water!

YouTube Videos worth watching:

  1. Eric Metaxas “The Miracle of the Universe”

  2. TED Talk: “Everything You Know about Addiction is Wrong”

  3. Dr. Levatino @ Virginia Tech (hard to watch but so eye-opening)

  4. Steven Furtick sermon “Talk Yourself into It”

  5. How a French Atheist Became a Christian Theologian

  6. Francis Chan- Rope Illustration

  7. Hillsong- “Who You Say I Am”

Books to read:

  1. Mama Bear Apologetics ~ Hillary Morgan Ferrer

  2. Love Does ~ Bob Goff

  3. Surprised by Joy ~ C.S. Lewis

  4. Miracles ~ Eric Metaxas

  5. The Pages of Her Life ~ James L. Rubart

Recipes to Love:

  1. Gluten-free Carrot Cake Cupcakes

  2. Super Italian Chopped Salad

  3. Honey Glazed Roasted Carrots