My Favorite Things


Here are a few of my favorite things!….keep checking back as I will add to the list!*



The Promise is His Presence by Glenna Marshall – I read this book in one day. Yes, one day. I felt like I was reading Glenna’s personal journal and learning from her as she walked the road of pain, infertility, and ministry disappointments. I know you will be blessed – beyond measure – with this book about God’s presence. Also, it is a great book to see how God tells His story throughout all of the Bible. Interweaving her own story of faith and doubt amid suffering, Glenna traces the theme of God’s presence from Genesis to Revelation and shows what it means for us in our own daily joys and struggles.

Breathe Again by Niki Hardy – I met Niki almost three years ago. We are part of the same group (hope*writers) and met at a conference. I was drawn right away to Niki’s amazing personality. Her genuine interest and love for people oozed out of her. Not only that, she was so hilarious! When life falls apart what we so desperately need is a friend who’s been there, a way to discover that life doesn’t have to be pain-free to be full, and then a road map to go live it. With plenty of her English humor and loads of practical advice Niki helps you do just that. Breathe Again is part BFF, part spiritual cheerleader/coach, and 100% down-to-earth.

The Next Right Thing by Emily P. Freeman – Read my review here.


Bible Studies

Anything written by Cynthia Heald


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The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey

Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand

Christian Living

The True Vine by Andrew Murray

Abide in Christ by Andrew Murray

Hudson Taylor’s Spiritual Secret by Dr. and Mrs. Howard Taylor

My Utmost for His Highest by Oswald Chambers

Jesus Calling by Sarah Young

The Christian’s Secret to a Happy Life by Hannah W. Smith – read my review here.


Mission of Motherhood by Sally Clarkson

Loving the Little Years and Fit to Burst by Rachel Jankovic – read my review here.

Give Them Grace by Elyse M. Fitzpatrick

Surprised by Motherhood by Lisa-Jo Baker

Mom Enough – various articles from Desiring God


(For Children) God Found Us You by Lisa Bergren

Orphanology: Awakening to Gospel-Centered Adoption and Orphan Care by Tony Merida

Adopted for Life: The Priority of Adoption for Christian Families and Churches by Russell Moore

And anything by…
Beverly Lewis
Francine Rivers
J.R.R. Tolkien
C.S. Lewis

For Young Adults

The Fiddler’s Gun and The Fiddler’s Green by A.S. Peterson

The Rise and Fall of Mount Majestic by Jennifer Trafton

The Giver Series by Lois Lowery

The Green Ember by S.D. Smith

For Children

The Jesus Storybook Bible by Sally Llyod-Jones – read my review here.

If Everybody Did by Jo Ann Stover – read my review here.

Pete the Cat Books


Melanie Penn’s newest song, I Will Trust is on repeat these days. She wrote it when she first moved to New York City and I can resonate completely with her words! ​

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