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Mud, matching hair, & Mudgee with my girls 💛
He is always true. 🌈 Genesis 9:13-17
Happy {late} birthday, Jen! (But it still counts since it’s still technically your birthday in America, right?) so proud to call you my friend! 🧡
Lessons learn(ing)ed from God Joy is surrounding Despite where I am located in life (physically, emotionally, mentally), there is an inexplicable joy that exists. It not only exists, but surrounds me, enveloping me in it’s contagious praises resounding God’s truth. Love is abounding A force that contains unimaginable strength, yet only grows the more you come to know it. Even with my countless mistakes, shameful doubt, and arrogant pride, it multiplies. It is a beautiful and supernatural love beyond anything ever known. Grace is increasing Failure upon disappointment upon fault. Time after time. Again and again. I most assuredly should be further and further away from Gods grace. It makes sense. It’s only fair. I deserve it. But God. His grace only becomes clearer to me as I walk with Him.
“Let no one deceive himself. If anyone among you seems to be wise in this age, let him become a fool that he may become wise.” ‭‭I Corinthians‬ ‭3:18‬ ‭
“Elegance is the only beauty that never fades.” — Audrey Hepburn
One of my favorite past times is looking through pictures 😊 miss you @rachelllyo
“Faith is no substitute for planning. There may be sometimes when we can’t plan, but we should never reject planning.” God is not a genie and we shouldn’t expect him to bless our prayers if we are not willing to put forth the effort. Don’t just talk — take action. Don’t just pray — prepare. I very much needed this today! Nehemiah 2:5-11
Loving Australia so far (not pictured: Australia)
Sydney, I’ve missed you. (And Maddy, I guess)
DC ✈️ SYD Embarking on a new chapter this Tuesday (can’t believe it’s actually happening!), but don’t worry, I’ll be back in the good ‘ole USA again in August for more adventures back home. 🇺🇸🇦🇺
Get to see these kids in less than half an hour 😍
Happy anniversary you two! Thankful for the role models you are ❤️
My boys ❤️
“The only day to live for God is today.” You’ll definitely want to read this last blog post, not because I wrote it, but because it’s mainly points and thoughts given by my dads New Years bible lesson. So many good reminders that I know I needed! 😄
Been wanting to do some Christmas tree farm pics, and what better people to have in them than my brother’s family? ❤️

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The last lecture by Randy Pausch

If you knew there was one last thing you could say to the world, what would it be? This professor was diagnosed with terminal cancer and prepared what he very well knew could be his last lecture. This short book is an inspiring and challenging true story full of faith and positivity.

“We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand.” — Randy Pausch

Single. Dating. Engaged. Married. By Ben Stuart

This is a perfect book for any one of these life stages. It teaches how to be most effective in your stage of a relationship and how to properly navigate it.

“Freedom is not the absence of boundaries, it is the ability to fulfill created intent.”

Developing the Leader Within You by John Maxwell

This was a required book for me to read for one of my classes, but I definitely didn’t read it to fulfill my assignments because it is such an interesting read! There are countless quotable parts from this book, for it is full of wisdom and practical advice from a great leader. I would recommend this book to someone in any type of leadership position!

Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy by Eric Metaxas

This is my most current read and I haven’t finished it yet since I’ve been reading some other books at the same time haha! This biography on Dietrich Bonhoeffer displays not only the sheer genius of a young man, but his unshakable faith during a dark time in the worlds history.

“Religion was a dead, man-made thing, and at the heart of Christianity was something else entirely — God himself, alive.” — Bonhoeffer

Jesus Is ___ by Judah Smith

This book is for anybody, but I believe especially for new believers as it clearly lays out who Jesus is. Even though no one can fully cover that daunting task, Judah Smith does an excellent job.

“Focusing too much on rules and too little on grace tells children that what they do is more important than who they are.” -Judah Smith

2 comments on “Book suggestions

  1. Thank you for the book recommendations! Great recaps. “Ordering Your Private World” by Gordon MacDonald is a good one!

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    1. Thank you! I will check this out! 🙂


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