My Vacation Pictures and A Summer Book Club!


Last week my family hit the pause button on life and we headed down to the beaches of South Carolina.


…for some wave riding, collecting of sea shells, kite flying, reading of books on the beach, and the building of sandcastles.




My husband rented a Harley for a day…(helmet included) –just not for the picture ๐Ÿ™‚ !


And my tough guy Harley Dude was knotting-a-quilt in the evenings with my daughter.  He’s such a great father –makes my heart gush!!!


We played a little putt-putt golf – my husband beat me by 3 strokes!

miniature golfing collage

And may or may not have enjoyed some romantic time together ๐Ÿ˜‰ !


I return, relaxed and refreshed but a little off kilter as we settle the family back in after vacation.

So, I’m hitting the pause button on the {Opposite World} series and will resume it again next Monday.

Instead, I want to announce the Summer Book Club over at !  I really hope you will join me over there for this – it’s gonna be SO good!!!

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The book of the summer is Anything by Jennie Allen!

DSC_0102 has free materials for you!

Anything Study Guide 3D Cover{FREE} Materials that accompany Anything

For this session we have created a study guide for you to use as you go through our 8 week online Bible study/book club as well as an easy to use reading plan. Both of these files are available to GMG subscribers and will be located at the very bottom of the GMG emails once you subscribe. Stay tuned, we also have children’s resources that will be available for our summer session and which will follow our reading plan.

We will also have weekly videos, devotionals and all sorts of fun stuff to accompany this book club!

Won’t you join us this summer? Here’s some details:

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  1. Courtney, so glad you enjoyed our beaches for a week. I think we have the most beautiful coastline, but that’s because I live here! Loved the picture of you and your husband on the Harley. Mine has an Indian, and he, too, rode for a day. Glad you enjoyed your trip!

  2. Thanks so much for sharing pictures of your vacation. I felt relaxed just looking at the pictures.
    I enjoy your emails so very much. Have a blessed week!

  3. Looks like everyone had a blast! I have Jennie Allen’s book on my Kindle
    So I’ll be all set for the summer book club ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. I think you’ll really enjoy the summer session, Christy! We have videos, a study guide, daily Bible reading plan and resources for kids! We’d love to have you join us! ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. This SC born and bred girl loves our beaches! Isle of Palms and Hilton Head are my favorites ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Aw, Courtney! I wish I could have met you while you were down here in SC! I guess a virtual hug will just have to do for now! Glad your family was able to get away and enjoy some vacation time together!

  6. So glad you had a vacation week! I’m in South Carolina!! ๐Ÿ™‚ we are heading to Hilton Head next week! I’m so ready! I pulled together my materials to start the Summer session when I return. I know it’s going to be great!

  7. Looks like you had a good family vacation! ๐Ÿ™‚ I wanted to ask when you were going to do another video or post about how your homeschooling is going? I homeschool my kids ages 9 and 7. They likedthe video you did about the books your kids liked reading! I was curious what you switched to for your girl fr rod and staff reading to what? Thanks!

  8. Is that Isle of Palms in Charleston SC? My dad lived there and we visited from Canada often…looks so familiar…and I’m sure you had an amazing time!

    1. Hi Lisa!

      We were on Hilton Head Island – but I hear that the Isle of Palms is very similiar only a bit smaller. Thanks for asking ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. Yup, I guessed Hilton Head — WIIIIIIIIIDE beaches there. I live in Columbia, and our favorite beach spot is Edisto Island, south of HH. There is absolutely NOTHING to do there except enjoy the ocean. Walk near it, swim in it, read a book by it, look at it, listen to it, and eat from it. Oh, our trip in August can’t get here fast enough! Glad you enjoyed my state ๐Ÿ™‚

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