Here is my spot to share amazing resources I have personally read, studied, or watched. I take recommendations very seriously and only suggest items my family or myself have enjoyed.
Books & Bible Studies
My passion for books and Bible Studies exploded when I realized the life-changing power in the Word of God. My urgency for transformation came once my boys were born. No longer could I get away with my baggage. I had to change.
Honestly, in the beginning, I didn’t want to read or study, but I knew I had to, if not for me, for my kids. Slowly and surprisingly, God worked a miracle in my life and now I absolutely love to learn.
Whether it is about faith, family, or food, I am truly grateful for good books that assisted me in becoming a better version of myself. Hence the reason, I am so passionate about sharing what has changed my life in hopes it benefits you too.
Making Children Mind without Losing Yours by Dr. Kevin Leman
Brave Moms, Brave Kids: A Battle Plan for Raising Heroes by Lee Nienhuis
Fervent: A Woman’s Battle Plan to Serious, Specific and Strategic Prayer by Priscilla Shirer
Brave: Honest Questions Women Ask (Bible Study Book) by Angela Thomas
Family movies can be difficult to find. Moms worry about inappropriate language, scenes, and context where little minds could hear and see things, that little minds don’t need to hear and see. Here is a list of movies my family has enjoyed watching. An added bonus, these are the movies my kiddos remember because we talk about the Real Life lessons behind them!
Family Devotionals are an opportunity for us to connect in conversations with our kids that would normally not happen. Bible Stories strike up lessons allowing parents to relate their everyday Real Life to the amazing life-changing Truth of God’s Word. There is no age limit. There is no time frame. You are never too late and the best time to start is now.
Shaken: Young Reader’s Edition: Fighting to Stand Strong No Matter What Comes Your Way by Tim Tebow (We read this as a family around the dinner table – it was incredible. Recommend for kids at least 10-years-old.)
The 365-Day Storybook Bible, Padded: 5-Minute Stories for Every Day (Looking to get starting with just 5 minutes a day. This is a great devotional for younger children to grow in their understanding of the Bible.)
Books for Boys
I have boys, which means reading is not always their first priority. In trying to ignite some love for reading, I found some great sports and inspirational books for boys. As they grow into the teenage years, the challenge is greater to find good books without inappropriate teen material. I am on a mission to find them though, and as I do, you will be the first to know!
Greater: The Brandon Burlsworth Story by Jeff Kinley
The Batboy by Mike Lupica
Gifted Hands, Revised Kids Edition: The Ben Carson Story by Ben Carson
You Have a Brain: A Teen’s Guide to T.H.I.N.K. B.I.G. by Ben Carson
Diary of a Wimpy Kid Box Set Collection (16 Books) by Jeff Kinney
These are just a few of our family favorites! The list changes as the age of my children change, but one thing is certain, this Mama will treasure these items forever.