If you were to come over for dinner, you’d find me wearing my Korean-lady apron, butter would be sizzling in a pan ready to roast some broccoli, and we would talk about all the things going on in your life and mine. We’d share vulnerable, hard things, we’d cheer each other on in the scary things, and we’d discuss our favorite things on Netflix and what ice cream flavor we’re loving these days. I like to cover it all when I hang out with people, so I thought I’d do the same here.
If I’m loving something and you’re within arms reach, I will try to convince you to read, watch, eat, do the same. I’ll want you to experience how amazing the thing is and then be able to share the goodness of it with you afterwards. Isn’t that part of the enjoyment process? You love it the first time by yourself, and then when someone shares the same experience you geek out with joy because YES. They get it.
Here’s what I’m loving these days.
- For the Love by Jen Hatmaker – Hilarious, heartwarming essays by one of my favorites
- Strengthening the Soul of Your Leadership by Ruth Haley Barton – An absolute MUST-READ for every leader
- The Gifts of Imperfection by Brene Brown – 152 insights into my soul!! (Quote that movie)
On a related note, I love that I can check out Kindle books from our public library system. It’s convenient and feeds into my clean freakiness.
- Derek – Sweet and heartbreaking. Ricky Gervais plays an autistic 50 year old man who works in a nursing home. Guys, I’ve watched this all the way through twice and cried both times. Have tissues ready.
- Roasted broccoli – Is there a better way to eat broccoli? Nope. Here’s how to make it:
Cut broccoli florets in half.
Put oil and butter in the pan on medium heat.
Place halved florets with the flat side down and cook until they’re crispy and browned on one side. (The smell is divine)
Sprinkle salt over them.
Once they’re crispy on one side, flip each one over and cook until they’re at the desired doneness.
Eat the most delicious broccoli you’ve ever tasted.
- Korean pork bone soup (gamjatang) – James made this the other night, and wow. He used perilla leaves and regular mushrooms and eliminated all the other veggies. If you like spicy, meaty soup, give this one a try.
- All Sons and Daughters on Spotify – my favorite is “Great Are You Lord”
- Lauren Daigle on Spotify – faves are “Come Alive” and “Trust in You”
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