Soul Food Brimming with Blessing

Every Friday I try to post some of the things that have delighted or inspired me – the “soul food” from my week.

The Message translation from Psalm 23 says, “My cup brims with blessing”. That’s the way I feel! So much goodness to share today – enjoy!

If this doesn’t warm your heart nothing will…

I know this is old, but I just saw it for the first time this week and thought it was absolutely hysterical!  This is particularly for my friends in Texas!

Favorite Instagram post this week! 


The Spiritual Disciplines Handbook by Adele Calhoun has been a favorite of mine since it was published in 2009. Recently she came out with a new edition which I am savoring! Although many might view this as a resource book, I see it as much more.


Adele has catalogued a list of 75 different spiritual practices (13 new ones in this expanded edition) under 7 different headings. For each discipline there are reflection questions and spiritual exercises, so this would be a great book to use as a devotional, or with a small group.

Some of the new practices Adele has added include Unplugging, Visio Divina, Solidarity in Jesus’ sufferings, Waiting, and my favorite – Mindfulness/Attentiveness. I highly recommend this book!


An inspiring video. Take a minute to watch this with awe at God’s creativity and power. 

A delightful book I read this week:  A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman I hope this book is made into a movie. I almost put it down because the main character is so unlikeable for the first third, but gradually we learn more of his story in flashbacks and his community doesn’t give up on him. It is an amazing story of grace and understanding, and the ending? Oh, just wait for it!

One reviewer wrote, “If there was an award for ‘Most Charming Book of the Year,’ this first novel by a Swedish blogger-turned-overnight-sensation would win hands down”.


What has delighted or inspired YOU this week?


  1. Great books for my reading list- thanks!

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