|Wendell Berry books in general, but especially Hannah Coulter|
“The world is so full and abundant it is like a pregnant woman carrying a child in one arm and leading another by the hand. Every puddle in the lane is ringed with sipping butterflied that fly up in flutter when you walk past in the late morning on your way to get the mail.” --Hannah Coulter
|Shirt of Flame...a book to begin a journey with St. Therese of Lisieux|
Would you like to offer yourself as a victim to the merciful love of God? --St. Therese of Lisieux
|Here Begin by Andrea Marie|
(In related news....do not google "Andrea Marie" in images looking for this album graphic to lift. Because apparently, there are other girls who have that name who do not make lyrical soul honey.)
|Haven Gastropub in Pasadena|
In fact, just thinking about their amazing menu, this pregnant lady is one step away from sending Gana out to get me a little something......
|Above Rubies Magazine and Nancy Campbell Books|
(Warning: It's not a Christian movie. They do drop a few F-bombs.)
This movie changed my life. And not in the delicious bone-marrow sense above. But, in the practical application of gratitude. In seeing bliss as my birthright. In believing and knowing that I am worthy to be loved. Seriously, if Graham Cooke and Ann Voskamp were screen-writers for Indie post-modern movies, they would have written this...together. It's so good. It's a movie I don't own, but want to own and I can probably count on one hand the number of movies I personally own. (I don't count movies my children own.) I'd re-watch it on those days when the devil tries to trick me into thinking that I'm too messed up and that I don't deserve all the abundance of God's love.
If you appreciate really thoughtful movies that are totally uplifting but aren't total fluff, this is one you should see!
So, there ya have it! A few of my favorite things....besides raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens. What are yours???? Did you make any great discoveries in 2012?