Happy New Year

Happy New Year

Happy New Year, blogging friends.

We have a house full but I thought I’d steal away for a few minutes to thank you for another year of friendship and fellowship in this virtual space.

I hope 2022 is a year of personal growth in grace and in the knowledge of our Savior, Jesus Christ.

For those who already asked about our 30 Day Read through the New Testament schedule, you’ll find that downloadable schedule here.

It seems unbelievable that 12 years ago I wrote my first post in this space: “Joy in Ordinary Days.” So much has changed since then. Three of my children are grown, married, and I now have three grandchildren (with another expected in February 2022!). But God’s faithfulness is the one thing that has not changed in all these years.

Wanted to share a few of the books I’m reading or re-reading in 2022.

Abigail Dodd’s Bread of Life is a wonderfully instructive book mercifully free of the fluff and coddling in many books directed at Christian women today. She believes the gospel, that we have the power to obey if we choose to take responsibility and own our own actions. Truly refreshing and beautiful. I bought it for myself, then my mom, and my mom bought it for gifts to give at Christmas to several younger women in her life. It’s good, friends.

On my list to re-read:

Hungry by Rondi Lauterbach. We did a private group study on this book last year and it was such a blessing. It was one I found myself underlining in it over and over again.

Aging with Grace by Sharon Betters and Susan Hunt. Written by older, wiser women, this book looks back on all the ways God was faithful to these women and gives hope to those coming behind them that God is completely trustworthy.

Disciplines of A Godly Woman by Barbara Hughes because we all need to revisit the foundational things and I find this book so helpful. She covers the disciplines of prayer, worship, the mind, contentment, perseverance, good deeds, and more.

With All Your Heart by Christine Hoover which covers the topic of worship and where our hearts are ultimately bowing in our daily living, and re-aligning our rouge hearts (and ultimately worship) back to King Jesus.

Though this list is incomplete, I’ll share as over on IG any other great reads I find. I do tend to read quite a bit during the year as a way of relaxing and refreshing as I don’t watch much television (except for my beloved period drama. I’m always up for a good Pride and Prejudice movie night with my girls!)

I’d love to know what you are reading and planning for 2022 and I pray that God is near and dear to you this year and that you know His love.

Happy New Year!

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