Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true,
whatever is noble, whatever is right,
whatever is pure,
whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable–
if anything is excellent or praiseworthy–
think about such things.
In November 2014, I started this linkup with the purpose in mind to share family-friendly books and literacy activities. As the linkup grew so did the goals. We changed the name of the linkup to Literacy Musing Mondays in January 2015 to expand our focus on learning and literacy. As a result, we invited all post related to these wide topics. Despite the expanded mission, we’ve always centered the linkup around the love of learning, reading, and books.
As I think about that theme this week, I want to share with you books that I am grateful for because of their profound impact on my life through the years. Note: I included affiliate links to Amazon so if you purchase I will receive a small percentage of the sale.
First, I love Holly Gerth’s books, writings, and blog.
Holly Gerth’s books top my list because she writes to inspire women to see themselves as God does. I especially loved Fierce Hearted and Your Already Amazing because in these books she reminds me that I am beautiful in his sight and that I am the apple of His eye.
I loved this book by Linda Kuhar. Her memoir of surviving cancer, Worthy of a Miracle, takes you on a journey of real hope.
Some more inspiring books that have impacted me through the years include:
- Danise Jurado‘s Fulfilled: Learning to Live the Life God Promised
- Glory Days by Max Lucado
- God, Me, and Sweet Tea by Rose Chandler Johnson
- The Beauty of Grace Compiled by Dawn Camp
- 365 Pocket Prayers for Mother
- Finding Unsinkable Faith by Tracie Miles
What books are your grateful for today because they inspired your faith. Be sure to share any links to your reviews through that you wrote or leave a comment below.
Last Week’s Top Clicked Post!
My Favorite Post of the Week
Diana shares 10 powerful versus from the Bible that you can meditate on when your spirit is low or you are discouraged. I bookmarked this post to return to for encouragement over and over again. I hope you will read this wonderful post.
Now, it is time to link up to the Literacy Musing Mondays hop!
This post also continues my special series celebrating gratitude. As we approach the Holy Season of Advent, first I fix my mind on thankfulness. Thankfulness is a state of being. It is part of the cross that we deliberately choose to pick up each day as we follow Christ. To celebrate Thankfulness, I have created a Fall Bible study and journey that I invite you to join with me.
As I write this series, I am also joining Jennifer Dukes Lee’s 30 Days of Gratitude Challenge. Her beautiful graphic below lists 30 daily gratitude topics on which I will try to base each day’s post this month. Note that some days I may switch up the topic if I feel in my spirit a need to do so.
Even though the posts will be short, I plan to pack them with inspiration and Scriptural truths as we lead up to the Thanksgiving holidays and then flow into Christmas. This series is my gift to you.
Be sure to check out my Linkup Parties page for great blog hops that I join each week.