I can confidently say that “Get Your Life Back” by John Eldredge was the most nourishing and impactful book I’ve read this year. There are far too many reasons to get into why…so I’ll let the sketchnotes that follow take care of that (with credit to our daughter Ella for her artistic prowess in creating these sketchnotes, pulling from the many highlights and notes I’ve marked in the book).
I discovered John Eldredge, and the wide range of his (and his team’s) work over at Wild at Heart, at a critical time when I needed it most. My soul was frayed around the edges, I was captive to the false self which was keeping me from the joy and freedom that God had always intended for me.
John’s “Pause” app, and the many podcasts and content on the Wild at Heart app, are now in heavy rotation as part of my daily soul awakening and restoration. I highly recommend “Get Your Life Back” — I know my copy will continue to be a constant companion, especially when I need a reminder of how to live freely and lightly.
Here are a few links to connect with John and his work:
About the Author: John Eldredge is a bestselling author, a counselor, and a teacher. He is also president of Wild at Heart, a ministry devoted to helping people discover the heart of God, recover their own hearts in God’s love, and learn to live in God’s kingdom. John and his wife, Stasi, live near Colorado Springs, Colorado.
I’ve been scouting these 3 palm trees for awhile now (which is always a great excuse to get to the beach with the family for an evening picnic). At times, there’s an interesting cloud formation as the backdrop, at others it’s clear skies. Sometimes the light is “almost” just right, others it’s off.
This is the latest photograph, taken with my iphone. Still considering various compositions, and whether to go color or black and white when I lock-down the final photo with the film camera. In the meantime…
Pulling from the Idyllwild archives today. With temps in the 90’s (Fahrenheit) around here these past few days, it’s nice to revisit some photographs from our trip to Idyllwild a while back…thinking about the crisp air, mountain views, small town vibe, and time with family. Plans will be made to make it back, hopefully sooner rather than later.
Ella and I rose at 5 am, and headed out the door well ahead of the 6:41 am sunrise. We settled into our pre-scouted spot at the harbor, set up the cameras, and enjoyed the quiet of the dark morning and gentle conversation before making photographs.
This was one of the last images created before heading home (just as the rest of the family was waking up).
Dana Point, California. An hour or so after sunrise.