Daring Greatly

Daring Greatly is Brené Brown’s third book, and in this one she explores shame and vulnerability at an even deeper level. In this book, she stresses the importance of daring to be vulnerable in order to discover the importance of our lives. The truth that our lives are important is widely overlooked in our culture, so Brené challenges us to put on “vulnerability armor” in order to discover our wholehearted selves.

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DiGize Vitality

36884050_10156257915231285_2744381259152097280_oWhat is it? As the name suggests, DiGize supports the digestive system! Combined with Peppermint Vitality it makes an amazing belly cleanser!

How do I use it? I mix a couple drops of DiGize Vitality and Peppermint Vitality when my digestive system needs a boost. I either mix it in a small amount of water or take it in a vegetable capsule.

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The Gifts of Imperfection

I’m a long time follower of Brené Brown’s work, and The Gifts of Imperfection is by far my favorite book of hers. In this book, Brené gives very useful “guideposts” on ways to cultivate wholehearted living. When I first read this book, I journaled as I went along and I highly recommend doing the same. I now reference The Gifts of Imperfection multiple times a year, and I’m sure I’ll be rereading it soon!

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I Thought It Was Just Me (But It Isn’t)

Brené Brown begins her writing career strong with I Thought It Was Just Me (But It Isn’t). This book sets the stage for understanding shame and overcoming its potential control on our lives by discussing the power of vulnerability with people was trust. We live in a world that tries to tell us who we are and who we are meant to be, but Brené challenges you to live authentically.

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One Little Word

As we’re wrapping up 2018, many people have been posting on social media about the one little word they’ve chosen to follow in 2019. I remember last year many people chose the word flourish, and this year I’ve seen people yet again choosing motivating words such as determined, brave, and present, amongst many others. I’ve stressed over this more than I probably should have, considering words such as fearless and comfort, but then I happened upon this quote while reading Live Fearless by Sadie Robertson: work the Word for the Word to work.”

IMG_8977That’s when it hit me.

My word of 2019 is word.

Strange, I know, but word encompasses so much of what I would like to focus on in 2019.

I want to dive deeper into studying the Word of God and be able to live out His Truth during both times of joy and struggle.

I want to be more aware of the words I use towards others, cultivating words of kindness and respect.

I want to continue to use words as my creative platform, watching them pour out into my journal and blog.

It really just makes so much sense for my word to be word. It’s an odd choice, but I love it. I’m excited to focus on my word and to see how much I grow and change in 2019.

Word is my word.

Also I would love to know: what did you decide as your one little word of 2019?

Books of 2018

Hi friends!

If you’ve meandered around my blog at all, you’ve probably noticed I’m a bit of a reader, so I decided to post a list of all of the books I’ve read this year! These are simply listed in the order I finished them. Some of them were new reads, some were books I re-read, and some will be read again! If you would like a review of any of the books, please let me know and I’ll type one up for you!

  • The Great Gatsby
  • When God Writes Your Love Story
  • The Best American Poetry 2012
  • Daring Greatly
  • The Magician’s Nephew
  • The Color Purple
  • The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
  • Gifted Hands
  • The Girl’s Guide to Homelessness
  • The First 90 Days of Marriage
  • 21 Days of Prayer for Your Business
  • Messenger
  • Son
  • Big Magic
  • The Glass Castle
  • The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
  • The Freedom Writers Diary
  • Fahrenheit 451
  • Thirty-One Prayers for my Husband
  • Petey
  • Healing the Child Within
  • The Horse and His Boy
  • Jane Eyre
  • Jesus Freaks
  • Fever 1793
  • Prince Caspian
  • The Outsider
  • The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
  • The Silver Chair
  • The Last Battle
  • Love Does
  • Morrie: In His Own Words
  • Shopping for Time
  • Stop Dating the Church
  • The Language of God
  • The Power of Habit
  • Three Cups of Tea
  • Love Lives Here
  • Love That Lasts
  • The Book Thief
  • Brave New World
  • The ONE Thing
  • The Last Maasai Warriors
  • One Thing Workbook
  • The Four Year Career for Women
  • Made to Crave
  • Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close
  • Everybody Always
  • The Bad Beginning
  • The Reptile Room
  • The Wide Window
  • The Four Year Career YL Edition
  • The Miserable Mill
  • Where the Sidewalk Ends
  • Live Fearless

So let me know: What was your favorite book of 2018?!

Thirty-One Prayers for my Husband

Ladies, Thirty-One Prayers for my Husband is a wonderful resource to own. Jennifer Smith writes in prayers you can pray word for word, but she also includes journaling space. Each prayer has is given a subject and Bible verse, so you can reference it when you’re needing help in praying a certain topic over your husband. As a newlywed, this book was incredibly helpful in opening my eyes to different areas in which my husband might need prayer, and I know this will be a book I reference frequently.