Here’s a selection of some of my favorite and personally life-changing books and other resources. You can click any title or picture to learn more and purchase through Amazon. I hope you find as much encouragement in them as I do! ❤️
The Prayer of Jabez: Breaking Through to the Blessed Life by Bruce Wilkinson
A small but power-packed book about God’s desire to bless us and partner with us to change the world around us.
Dreaming with God: Secrets to Redesigning Your World Through God’s Creative Flow by Bill Johnson
God wants to partner with you in unexpected, creative ways to change the world around you. This book really encouraged me to trust God for what seems impossible.
Strengthen Yourself in the Lord: How to Release the Hidden Power of God in Your Life by Bill Johnson
Learning to persevere through challenges by reminding ourselves of God’s promises. How perseverance is a key to our purpose.
The Dream Giver: Following Your God-Given Destiny by Bruce Wilkinson
Bruce Wilkinson explains the phases we typically go through when pursuing a dream from God. He gives some great advice and encouragement for navigating the challenges we may face on the journey of living our purpose.
It is Finished: Transforming Your Life Through the Finished Work of the Cross by Nerida Walker
One of the best books I’ve read on what Jesus’ work on the cross actually accomplished for us. Our salvation is complete: spirit, body and soul, and God wants us to experience as much wholeness as possible here on earth. Nerida explains this, verse by verse.
The Sacred Romance by John Eldredge and Brent Curtis
This book has had a huge impact on my life. I first read it when I was about 18 and over the years have returned to it again and again for encouragement. It helped me realize that I wasn’t abnormal for having the longings I have in my heart and it challenged me to trust God with every part of my story.
Captivating: Unveiling the Mystery of a Woman’s Soul by John and Stasi Eldredge
Encouragement to embrace who God created you to be and allow Him to draw you into a life of adventure and love. You are a true beauty, your heart is a treasure, and your dreams matter!
The Journey of Desire: Searching for the Life We’ve Only Dreamed of by John Eldredge
Embracing the desires of our heart and allowing them to lead us into a deeper relationship with God and into our purpose. How our desires are actually an invitation from God, rather than something to be dismissed.
Story of All Stories by Laura Woodley Osman
Powerful songs, beautiful songs about Father God’s love and acceptance.
Mighty by Kristene DiMarco
Songs of hope and encouragement. Especially perfect for seasons of waiting and believing God’s promises.
Hidden in My Heart: A lullaby Journey Through Scripture, Volume 1 These lullabies aren’t just for kids! These Scripture-based songs are beautiful and soothing for all ages. A great way to memorize Scripture and calm an anxious heart. I love them!
This is another resource geared toward kids, but I’ve been listening to it with my nephews and not only have they been loving it, I have too! It’s very entertaining as well as fun to get a refresher on some great Bible stories.
Other tools for intentional living
I’m not ashamed to admit that I am a little old-school, and I love paper calendars—no google calendar for me! I have used both the large size planner (5 x 8.25) and the X-large (7.5 x 9.5) and love them both. There’s a monthly calendar in the front and the rest of the planner has each week on one side of the page and a blank notebook page on the other. I love being able to see the full month overview and then get down to the details in the weekly section. I would be very scattered without my planner!
If you’re like me, whatever you’re doing, you’re going to need a cup or tea or coffee. This quirky, adorable owl is one of my favorite mugs to sip from whether I’m working hard on a project or savoring a quiet, relaxing moment on the deck.