Things I Love

 

On Social Media…

Risen Motherhood– Soaking motherhood (everything from potty training to Biblical literacy) in the Gospel.  Check out their podcast, along with their book, Risen Motherhood, which I can’t recommend enough.

Well Watered Women– Challenging and equipping women to be in the Word.

Kelly Needham– All kinds of Jesus-centered stuff, but what I love most is her encouragement to be in the Word.  Also, her husband (Jimmy Needham) is one of my favorite music artists! I also highly recommend her book, Friendish. To my knowledge, there’s not tons of good, Christian resources out there on friendship, so Kelly’s book is much needed for our time.

For reading…

Radical by David Platt- This one will challenge you in the best of ways to live a life of radical obedience to Christ (because he’s worth it).

Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers- Probably my all time favorite book.  It’s a story of exactly what the title says, the redeeming love of Jesus.

Women of the Word by Jen Wilkin- This is such an awesome resource for how to study the Bible.  It’s an easy read, and I honestly believe it’s a must-read if you’re desiring to know how to dig deeper into God’s Word more.

Missional Motherhood by Gloria Furman- This book puts motherhood (and discipleship in general) in a beautiful theological framework.  I’ve read ZERO books when it comes to the practical aspects of motherhood, but this book I’d recommend to any mamas-to-be or mamas.  It deals with the heart (which isn’t that so much more than the practical anyway?).

Parenting by Paul Tripp- The title’s pretty obvious as to what it’s about, but hands down, it’s one of the best parenting books I’ve read. He dives into how the Gospel should shape our parenting, and it’ll flip your perspective on discipline & other parenting issues upside down in the best way!

The Gospel Comes with a House Key by Rosaria Butterfield- In our Pinterest-culture, Rosaria helps bring to light the kind of hospitality we’re called to as believers.

For my kids…

The Jesus Storybook Bible by Sally Lloyd-Jones- This Bible is easy for kids to understand, but my favorite part about it is it points every single part of Scripture back to Jesus.

The Biggest Story and The Biggest Story ABC by Kevin DeYoung- These books teach how the Bible is really one big narrative.  I think it’s good for us adults to learn about/remember too!

God’s Very Good Idea by Trillia Newbell- This book beautifully shares the Gospel and shares the diversity of God’s Kingdom in a way that children can understand.  My boys love it!

Ultimately…

The Bible It sounds obvious, I know, but God’s Word should be our FIRST resource and the rest of these secondary. Our time is so limited, so be sure you’re making time for the Word first, and then if time allows, these other resources can be a great supplement. Also, all other resources but the Bible will fall short in some way. Only the Bible is infallible. Studying the Bible gives us eyes and ears to discern what’s good (& not good) from other resources.

The Local Church- This is God’s good gift to us. It gives us community to live out the “one anothers” in Scripture. It gives us a place to hear teaching of the Word and sing corporately with other believers. It gives us people to come alongside us in the joys and trials of life (& we come alongside them). It gives us avenues to serve God, his people, and the world around us… and so much more!

Also…

Snow days.  Diet Dr Peppers.  Ice cream.