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spiritual memoirs…

home is where my people are book cover Rhinestone Jesus Love Idol Book Nobody's Cuter Than You God Knows My Name

Anchored  Out Of Sorts  SurprisedByMotherhood

Home is Where My People Are by Sophie Hudson :: for humor and wisdom on the roads that lead us toward the people we end up calling “home.”

Rhinestone Jesus by Kristen Welch :: for encouragement when you’re leaving behind what feels safe and taking the risk of saying “yes.”

Love Idol by Jennifer Dukes Lee :: for anyone who has found that love has become an idol, and for the ones who need to remember they don’t need man’s approval because they already have God’s love.

Nobody’s Cuter Than You by Melanie Shankle :: for those who need the reminder that friendship and community are not only possible, but they can be real, real good.

God Knows My Name by Beth Redman :: for the one who needs to hear that God is wild about her.

Anchored by Kayla Aimee :: for the one who is searching for hope in the hard places.

Out of Sorts by Sarah Bessey :: for anyone who has questions and doubts and wonderings.

Surprised by Motherhood by Lisa-Jo Baker :: for all the mamas everywhere, and for the daughters who want to be mamas one day.


for a deep breath…

One Thousand Gifts  Simply Tuesday  grace-for-the-good-girl  The Greatest Gift

One Thousand Gifts by Ann Voskamp :: for a dare that will change your life forever and for a look at grace that will take your breath away.

Simply Tuesday by Emily Freeman :: for permission to slow down, enjoy your smallness, and see Christ is with you in every moment.

Grace for the Good Girl by Emily Freeman :: for the good girl who is desperate to leave behind a try-hard life and instead find a safe place in Jesus.

The Greatest Gift by Ann Voskamp :: for anyone looking to keep Christmas all about Jesus, the greatest gift.


ordinary, regular, beautiful life…

Cold-Tangerines  MakeItHappenBook  restless by jennie allen  Let's All Be Brave cover image  A Million Little Ways

Cold Tangerines by Shauna Niequist :: for learning how to celebrate the extraordinary of everyday life.

Make It Happen by Lara Casey :: for the one who is a little bit scared but wants to live on purpose instead of by accident.

Restless by Jennie Allen :: for seeing how the threads of your life and your story fit into the greater story of God.

Let’s All Be Brave by Annie Downs :: for encouragement and honest writing about what bravery looks like in both the big and the small choices.

A Million Little Ways by Emily Freeman :: for the one wondering if what she does matters, and for the artist in you, whether you paint, write, or mother.


for the hard days…

EveryBitterThingCover  Colors of Goodbye by September Vaudrey  Mended Angie Smith  WhatWomenFear

Every Bitter Thing Is Sweet by Sara Hagerty :: for anyone walking a bitter, tough road who longs to find hope  and God’s healing along the way.

Colors of Goodbye by September Vaudrey :: for anyone who is learning to balance holding on, letting go, and looking for God in the midst of grief.

Mended by Angie Smith :: for the one who’s life feels broken and cracked and poured out, yet believes God has a purpose in the breaking.

What Women Fear by Angie Smith :: for every single woman who battles fear, worry, or doubt.


I could re-read these one hundred times…

Life Together  Captivating  Redeeming Love  Redemption

Life Together by Dietrich Bonhoeffer :: for anyone hungry for real, honest Christian community

Captivating by John and Stasi Eldridge :: for any woman who struggles to see herself as captivating to her Father.

Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers :: for one of the best love stories, ever.

Redemption series by Karen Kingsbury :: for some of the best fiction writing you will ever come across (series begins with the book linked).