Can you believe all of these are floating around my house? And I’m reading through 3/4 of them! I’m an avid reader, and it takes a lot to capture and keep my attention.
Here is my final personal stash. (I haven’t even shown you my bookshelves chock-full of great titles.)
THE NIGHTSTAND BASKET
Mission of Motherhood, by Sally Clarkson
I love how this book brings me back to the real purpose of motherhood. I get so tangled up in the shoulds and oughts that I lose sight of the goal, gently guiding my children into relationship with Jesus Christ.
Power of a Praying Parent, By Stormie O’Martian
Written with one prayer per day, we make sure we don’t neglect this important responsibility and great privelege of praying for our children by reading it nightly.
Love Notes on His Pillow, by Linda Gilden
This is one of those books I need to read. And I leave it in my basket because I could sure stand to improve in romance.
Roots, Shoots, Buckets and Boots, by Sharon Lovejoy
Another one I have because I need to get reading. We’re going to start some sort of garden this summer, because it’s just time. I’ve put it off too long and deprived my children of the joy (so I’ve heard) of growing and harvesting.
Bend the Rules Sewing, by Amy Karol
Still in the basket because I can pop it open to a project and complete it right away with what I have on hand. I don’t read through it, but use it as a manual. Great for beginners or those of us who hate following the rules in crafting.
A Day of Delight, from Doorposts
This is a reminder of ways I can make our Sabbath all the richer. I keep it out so it’s fresh in my mind.
Andrew Murray Daily Reader
I’m seeing a pattern–I keep lots of books handy because I think I should, or because I just can’t bear to send them downstairs to the bookshelves. It served me well for a long season. I’m sure I’ll bring it out again in a new season.
Writers in the Spirit, by Carol Rottman
For some time I used this to jump-start my writing. Now, I find blogging takes its place.
The Creative Family, by Amanda Blake Soule
Oh, another good friend to send to the shelves…for another season. But a good, good read.
A new treat for myself. Just got my first copy today in the mail, and I can’t wait to sit down with a cup of hot cocoa and rifle through it.
Reflexology, by Rosalind Oxenford
I asked for reflexology sessions for Christmas because I love (more than almost anything in the world) to have my feet rubbed–and my husband hates (almost more than anything in the world) to rub them. My mom bought me this book, which would be even better if hubby would use it!
Writer Mama, by Christina Katz
The subtitle is “How to Raise Your Writing Career Alongside Your Kids.” She breaks everything down into easily achievable objectives, but I’m still not finding (making, maybe) time for it. I think I’m a little burned out in pursuing this writing career.
Road to Reality, by K. P. Yohannan
If you haven’t read K.P. Yohannan, you have to! Road to Reality is a great place to start. In it, he discusses the excesses of our culture and their tendency to lead us far, far from what God considers reality. Excellent read!
And I’m eagerly awaiting the arrival of
Touching Godliness Through Submission, by K.P. Yohannan
Over and again, the Lord says you show you love Him if you obey Him. Obedience is submitting yourself to His will. I can’t wait to read what God has said through K.P. Yohannan yet again. His words will endure and reach many hearts for the Lord.
Well, that ends my book sharing. I see the need to clean out my book baskets and fill back up my shelves. Good thing I purged a few months back. If you’re local and you see a title you’d like to borrow, just send me a note.