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crushing on

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I, like possibly every other person in south Georgia, is more than ready for leaves to change and temperatures to drop.

Here’s a handful of cool things I found this week:

6 principles healthy women practice

Refresh your exercise time with a mini exercise ball – who knew?

Lindsay Letters … just because I love her stuff.

You say peanut butter, and I’m instantly sold.

Tomato feta salad. Two of my favorite ingredients.

This quote: “We will find, at the end of our lives, we have wasted it if we have treated God as marginal instead of central.” John Piper

What’s the Most Beautiful Thing You’ve Ever Read?

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Inspired by something I read recently, I’ve been reflecting on this great question. I love quotes and books, could inhale them all day long. Here are a few of my favorite words…

“If you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.” Roald Dahl, Matilda

“Get alone with God and preach His Word into your mind until your heart sings with confidence that you are new and cared for.” John Piper

“I would rather be what God chose to make me than the most glorious creature that I could think of; for to have been born in God’s thought and then made by God is the dearest, grandest, and most precious thing in all thinking.” C.S. Lewis

“There is no charm equal to tenderness of heart,’ said she afterwards to herself. ‘There is nothing to be compared to it.” Jane Austen

“The most common form of despair is not being who you are.” Søren Kierkegaard

“I am a pilgrim in this world, but at home in my God. In the earth I wander, but in God I dwell in quiet habitation.” Charles Spurgeon

“Watch carefully, the magic that occurs, when you give a person, just enough comfort, to be themselves.” Atticus

“What is the use of living, if it be not to strive for noble causes and to make this world a better place?” Winston Churchill

“I have heard the gospel a thousand times, in a thousand forms. No matter, preach it to me again. I hunger, I tire, I sigh. Preach it to me again; it is my food, it is my rest, it is my sweet embrace. Preach it to me again, will you have me starve by the lack of it? Tell me of my sin, I beg, tell me of the Son. Tell me of our Fountainhead; tell me what He’s done.” Paolo Arimado

“Love is helping people toward the greatest beauty, the highest value, the deepest satisfaction, the most lasting joy, the biggest reward, the most wonderful friendship, and the most overwhelming worship—love is helping people toward God.” John Piper

What about you? If you have a few minutes to share your favorite line, poem or book….

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Places For Fun Desktop Wallpapers

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Places For Fun Desktop Wallpapers | heartnatured

Disney-inspired – From movie posters to fun art, these will make you smile.

Sarah Hearts – I like Sarah’s because they include a calendar. Bonus!

Hand Lettering Co – These are encouraging, and great reminders. They also have a tendency to help me look at God more often than I look at the stress or tasks around me.

DesignLoveFest – These are fun and colorful and will brighten any day.

ban.do – Quirky designs, quotes, and lots of sass.

Design Milk – These are relevant for creatives and thinkers, with quotes and classier art.

Oh So Lovely – I really dig this succulent wallpaper.

I change my desktop wallpaper out frequently, so I enjoy perusing these sites!

tuesday fun

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COOL THINGS AROUND THE WEB | heartnatured

This grilled cheese sandwich will be in Heaven, I’m sure of it.

Learning from excuses. Oh man.

Finding happiness in a sad world. Thank you, Ann.

Okay, now I have no excuse not to exercise at least a LITTLE bit every day.

Cold brew coffee soda float. Yes, you read correctly.

Yes to this minimal coffee table.

Salmon kabobs!

I don’t have kids, but I like these t-shirts.

More tomatoes and cheese. I’m a big fan.

Happy Tuesday, peeps!

What I’m Listening To | No. 1

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I have become a podcast-listener, you guys. It used to be challenging for me to focus during an audio sermon or speech, but I have started down the road, and I’m digging it. So, as I listen to a variety of things, I want to share what speaks loud to me. They could be hilarious, or helpful, or inspiring, or encouraging. Hope anyone who finds these lists enjoys them also.

Olympic Spirituality: How Then Shall We Run? – John Piper

“God has not saved you to sit in the stands. God has not saved you to lie on the track. God has not saved you sit on the edge of the pool with your feet in the water. God has saved you to spend yourself for the glory of his Son (Philippians 1:20). “You are not your own. You were bought with a price. Glorify God in your body” (1 Corinthians 6:19–20). The point of salvation is to make the glory of God visible in the universe.”

The Happy Hour #100 – Jamie Ivey Podcast

I’ve been listening to The Happy Hour Podcast for a couple of months and it’s gold. Jamie is authentic, funny, and a cheerleader of all her guests (which include Shauna Niequist, Jessica Robertson, Jen Hatmaker, Emily Freeman, etc). It’s a conversation between two girlfriends about life, books, adventures, family, love, challenges, etc. This is her 100th episode, and her husband Aaron interviews her. It will make you laugh, and it’s a fun episode to start with if you’ve never listened to this podcast before.

Our Emotions Do Not Equal Our Circumstances – The Lively Show

“This episode is perfect for anyone who is looking to have more positive feelings and less emotional reactivity to circumstances (or other people’s emotions) in their lives.” Jess Lively

Justice and Law Enforcement – Matt Chandler

This was a perspective changer for me. Matt talks about these past few weeks, and sheds fresh light on law enforcement — what they endure, how they are treated, what they strive for, etc. It was an interesting listen for sure.

What I'm Listening To | No. 1 | heartnatured.com