Here you will find my latest reads, my favorite blogs, my favorite movies and all other things I consider “favorite” parts of my journey! Some of these are affiliate links. I receive compensation from the companies that I recommend which I use to support my Compassion International child Marta who lives in Guatemala. It also allows me to contribute to Single Matters Ministries and Breath Of Life Women’s Ministries. Thank you in advance for anything you buy through my affiliate links!
Buy anything you need on Amazon by using the following link: Amazon and I will receive a small percentage. It doesn’t increase your cost at all.
Fair Winds — A blog by one of my dearest friends who is living out my dream in the wilds of Maine. Goats, chickens, a plucky pony, and some of the most amazing moments you will ever encounter are all to be found on the pages of Daryl’s life. Stop by for a visit.
Single Matters — My dear friend Jill Monaco has a ministry specifically for those Christians who find themselves in a single time of their life journey. Her passion for helping singles come to understand God’s deepest desires for them is so amazing. Some of my affiliate link proceeds benefit this ministry. Please share Jill’s words with the singles in your life.
She’s Still There by Chrystal Evans Hurst
I am on the launch team for Chrystal’s new book and let me tell you, it is a powerful reminder that we never lose the girl we wanted to be. We just get sidetracked. Chrystal lays out the path to rescuing that girl and putting her back on the path that God intended for her to be on. You can purchase the book HERE or on any major bookseller site.
Choose Joy by Kay Warren
I read this book recently as part of a weekly women’s bible study. It was difficult for me to wrap my head around Kay’s words because while I was reading it her son committed suicide. Thus I kept thinking about how much God had been preparing her for that as she sat writing the book. All in all the book was easy to read with very helpful tips on how to move to a place of gratitude in your life thus bringing forth more joy in your circumstance. Kay is very honest and real about her struggles in everything from her marriage to her cancer to her children. It made me feel like she had great empathy for the battles I face in my everyday life. I especially loved that she pointed out that Jesus was a man of joy. We often think of Him as a stern taskmaster but He laughed and loved just like all of us do. Her words gave me pause to think about the fact that God wants us to succeed. He wants us to have joy. He doesn’t want us to be unhappy. I pray that God kept her close and surrounded her with joyful angels during this horrible time in her life. I pray that she was able to keep seeing joy in the darkness.
The Shack by Wm. Paul Young
I can honestly say that no book has touched me this much since I read Joshua a few years ago. I finally was able to clearly see how the Trinity works. It made sense to me after reading through the story. While the book is incredibly painful in the beginning, the walk you take alongside Mack and his family is deep and poignant. You come to a place of understanding about halfway through the book and you find yourself devouring every page after that. I read the book in two nights. It was that good. So often we wrestle with the question of “why” in the great scheme of things. When it seems that God is distant and our prayers are bouncing off of Heaven it can be easy to turn our back and walk away. But God will show up when we least expect Him and give us the understanding that we seek. This book is a must read for anyone who struggles with understanding how The Father, The Son, and The Holy Spirit all work in conjunction with each other as one.