Monday, January 15, 2018

live loved

God's love isn't based on me. It's simply placed on me. And because of that, I can l i v e {loved}. 
 Lysa Terkeurst

Thursday, January 11, 2018

thursday thankful things

 spontaneous trip to see this girl
 making wreaths with my mother-in-law
 baking Christmas cookies with Nelson's family
our first snow
snowy adventures with this cousin
Making memories + Christmas cookies with my mom & sisters
hot chocolate + photo editing
 time spent with these people
 happy mail from Abby Rose
 home made gifts for my mom + mother-in-law
 brown paper packages
a trip to the Museum of the Bible in Washington D.C.

. . .
What are you thankful for?

Monday, January 8, 2018

2018 book list

I used to not like reading very much, especially when I was in school. But now I love reading, if only I had more time to do it!! haha 
I love books that are challenging + encourage me in my walk with God.

Here are 5 books I hope to read this year. I'll most likely add more as I hear of new books. 

Let me know if you've heard of these books, or have read them. I'd love to hear about them!

Daring to Hope {Katie Davis Majors}
From the author of Kisses from Katie, comes an invitation to faith even when things turn out differently than you expected. As a teenager Katie moved to Uganda, founded a successful humanitarian organization, became a mother through adoption and served where God called her. However, after an unexpected tragedy rocked her family, she felt the first stirrings of doubt in God's goodness. Yet in her doubts, Katie continued to turn to God. Here, she shares what she learned during that time and offers encouragement to readers to seek God even in those unexpected painful places. It's there that you can hear God's whisper of love, His filling of peace, and surprising gifts of joy.

Girl Defined {Kristen Clark & Bethany Baird}
In Girl Defined, sisters and popular bloggers Kristen Clark and Bethany Baird offer women a countercultural view of beauty, femininity, and self-worth. Based firmly in God's design for their lives, this book helps women rethink what true success and beauty look like. It invites them on a liberating journey toward a radically better vision for femininity that ends with the discovery of the kind of hope, purpose, and fulfillment they've been yearning for.

Brave Enough {Nicole Unice}
Nicole Unice's book, Brave Enough, is for real women who feel trapped by worry, are exhausted, or afraid of taking the next step into their futures. Nicole teaches women what Jesus meant when He called us to have courage - and how to practice it in our everyday lives. Start living brave today and learn to live life fully and confidently, with your shoulders relaxed and free from the weight of responsibility and the burden of trying too hard.

Uninvited {Lysa TerKuerst}
IUninvited, Lysa shares honestly from her own struggles with rejection and gives readers concrete truths to combat the lies our old Enemy hurls our way. You can stop feeling left out, because even when you are overlooked by others, you are handpicked by God. You can change your tendencies to either fall apart or control the actions of others by adopting healthy ways to process your hurt. You are designed for a love without limits, a love that will never let go.

Will Our Generation Speak? {Grace Mally}
Witnessing can be a frightening experience. The fear of what to say and the reactions of people you're talking to can be so intimidating that people simply stay quiet about their faith. Let Will Our Generation Speak? provide you with practical ideas and encouragement to speak the Gospel with boldness. Learn how being young can be an advantage in witnessing, how to overcome fear, questions to keep as a "stash" for when you're not sure where what to say next, how to respond to evolutionary worldviews, and more. Filled with examples from the author's witnessing experiences, you'll be encouraged and inspired to proclaim the gospel. 283 pages, softcover. 
What's on your reading list for 2018?