2014 Reading List

Please note many of the links below are affiliate links and I will receive a small commission if you purchase through them. Also, please note ... I'm terrible at updating this. But as best I can remember, these are the books I read in 2014. Not as many as in previous years but a lot more fiction than I usually read. Non-Fiction The Millennials by Thom and Jess Rainer. {Excellent resource for teachers, pastors, youth leaders, and ministry workers. Detailed information on the older half of ... [Read More]

Best Books I Read in 2013 by Category

So, this year I read just over 130 books.  Since I got my first Kindle four years ago, I find I read a lot more fiction. But I still devour quite a few nonfiction books every year. I was going to make a list of my top ten books ... but then I decided to share a favorite from a few different categories. So, without further adieu, here are the best books I read in 2013 by category. Christian Living — Let Hope In. I absolutely loved this book! In fact, I honestly believe if you only read ... [Read More]

Love to Stay: A Must Read Book about Marriage

{Please note, this post contains affiliate links. If you purchase through them i will receive a small commission.} Scott and I have been married 17-1/2 years. He's my best friend and the only person on earth I trust entirely. He is my hero and the most godly man I know. I can't imagine spending my life with anyone else. But, marriage is hard. Really hard. Even in the best situations, surrendering yourself to someone else is the most difficult choice we can ever make. The past year or ... [Read More]

2013 Reading List

I read a lot. Like around 100 to 150 books a year, on average.  I pretty much devour the written word.  If you are on Goodreads, I'd love to connect.  Please send me your recommendations! People ask me what I'm reading with some regularity.  And I love looking through the reading lists of others, like my friend Sandra.  So, I thought it would be fun to add a reading list here.  So, in no particular order, here are the books I've read this year.  {If I've done a review, I'll add the link to ... [Read More]

Surrendering Is Harder

I'm re-reading Kris's beautiful book, Holey, Wholly, Holy: A Lenten Journey of Refinement.   It's leaving me undone all over again.   Reminding me just how easy it is to strive instead of surrender. And then I read this from The Practice of the Presence of God, I apply myself diligently to do nothing and think nothing which may displease Him.  (38) Scripture reminds me, See I have set before you today life and good, death and evil.  Deuteronomy 30:15 My devotion says, To be surrendered ... [Read More]

Wednesday Prayer

Actually, this was a Sunday prayer ... from an amazing book I am using for the second year during my morning quiet times, Common Prayer: A Liturgy for Ordinary Radicals.  Almost every day I find myself challenged and inspired by what I have read.  This prayer has stuck with me for the past few days and I thought it might be an encouragement to others as well. What has inspired you lately?  affiliate link included in this post ... [Read More]