https://amzn.to/2CT5BUF This is the followup to One Thousand Gifts by Ann Voskamp. Both are worth your time. This one is another one of my top ten with much highlighting and notes. Also one of my few that I have read twice. She does a beautiful job of writing about the tension of brokenness and giving. How do we give out of our brokenness and how do we enter in to other people’s brokenness.? “Re-membering.”
“And everything in me reverberates with that one thing I know again and again to be truest about love: the moment you’re most repelled by someone’s heart is when you need to draw closer to that heart.” (138)
https://amzn.to/2R3ijTX Kisses from Katie by Katie Davis Major. This is another one of my favorite people. Her joy and desire to follow hard after Jesus is encouraging and challenging. I am so thankful for her honesty. Her journal entries where she shares her heart are such a blessing to me.
https://amzn.to/2PJQ4tg Daring to Hope is her followup and this too I have read twice. So much in here about aches of hurt and loss and wrestling for joy and hope that were such a balm for my soul. Love her voice and her heart. I highly recommend both.
Both books are pretty marked up, so much to think about and to let seep in.
“Jesus wrecked my life, shattered it to pieces, and put it back together more beautifully.”
https://amzn.to/2PJCDJ A Gift from the Sea by Anne Morrow Lindbergh (yes, Charles Lindbergh’s wife) So much wisdom. Such a soothing book. I brought it with me for years and re-read it every time we went to the beach. She talks about finding rhythm in modern life, not being overwhelmed and finding space for your soul.
“Perhaps this is the most important thing for me to take back from beach-living: simply the memory that each cycle of the tide is valid; each cycle of the wave is valid; each cycle of a relationship is valid.”
https://www.incourage.me/ The (in)courage blog has many different writers that are very encouraging. Many have written books but the posts are very encouraging and seem to relate with so many different seasons of life.