Scripture: “This is what the Lord says, he who made the earth, the Lord who formed it and established it—the Lord is his name: ‘Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.” Jeremiah 33: 2-3
A verse from one of my favorite books of the Bible. In this day of information, there are still unsearchable things we need to find.
Book: The Grave Robber: How Jesus Can Make Your Impossible Possible by Mark Batterson
Batterson is the pastor of National Community Church in Washington D.C. He is the author of The Circle Maker, a book that changed my prayer life forever. This title is his newest release about miracles happening in everyday life. I hesitate naturally when a church leader talks about prayer as they tend to veer towards God as a slot machine in the sky. Batterson does not do this. He supports his points with solid research, examples from real life, and Biblical backing. Check out his titles here.
Website: Storyline Blog
I’ve posted about Donald Miller before and his site is his blog. His thoughts are fresh, open, and honest. If you are looking to refine your story, visit and see what he has to say.
Family Activity: Pumpkin Patch
On Saturday, we spent a few hours at a local farm while Carter and Aiden played in a hay jump, corn maze, and playground. Fall is my favorite time of year for this very reason. We make it a yearly tradition to visit Linvilla Orchards, outside of Philadelphia, to experience all a farm in the fall has to offer.
Marriage Activity: Fresh Cider
When you are at the orchards, pick up some fresh cider. When you get home, put the kids to bed and warm it up. This will be cheaper than the Starbucks version and more romantic as you recover from chasing the kids around the farm.
Val’s Style Pick of the Week:
Redken Powder Grip 03- Gives hair a modern matte finish with amazing texture and fullness, and adds grip to prep hair for long-lasting updos, or as Val says, “backcombing in a can.”
Val’s Bag of the Week:
Thermal Tote: A classic favorite! It’s great for taking lunch on the go. Whether you need to keep your food cool or warm, it does the job. Great for school or work lunch, or for taking to a ballgame. Also great as a baby bag to keep bottles cold. Measures approx: 9.5”H x 14”W x 4.5”D I’ve personally taken one of these for lunch to work more than once and it is a perfect fit if you must share a refrigerator with other employees. You can find it here for $18.00. You can find other specials for September and the entire new catalog for the month at Val’s personal Thirty-One site.
Soundtrack Inspiration: We Rejoice by Elevation Worship
If you were to give me creative control over a worship song, it would probably end up like this. I love the energy, flow, and message. Enjoy it!