I often am asked what my favorite resources are – what books I’ve read, what blogs I subscribe to. All of these resources below are ones that I personally recommend. No one has paid me to share these with you, I use each and every one of these resources!
Blogs I Read
Young Wife’s Guide – This was one of the first Christian homemaking blogs that I found & I’ve loved it ever since. It’s been a great help since I’ve gotten married & gone through the various stages of homemaking. There are tons of tips on general Christian attitudes, hospitality, parenting, cleaning, recipes…it’s the #1 resource I recommend to all of my married friends.
baChappellAdventures – I met Alyssa & Brandon around the same time as I met my husband. We really connected after a long drive to Florida for a Cru Spring Break evangelism mission trip. Alyssa just started blogging, but her & her husband continue to travel long distances for the Lord.
Currently, Kelsie – Kelsie started guest writing for me when I managed His Endless Love (an online minstry which has unfortunatly come to an end). I still enjoy her writing & she has a great “live, learn, love philosophy.
Books I Recommend
I do have to say that I am an avid reader & this is a small glance at my favorite books. To follow all of the books I read, feel free to follow me on Goodreads.
Crazy Love: Overwhelmed by a Relentless God by Francis Chan
The Irresistible Revolution: Living as an Ordinary Radical by Shane Claiborne
Jesus > Religion by Jefferson Bethke
Jesus Feminist by Sarah Bessey
Kisses From Katie by Katie Davis
Minimalism: Essential Essays by Joshua Fields Millburn
It’s Not What You Think: Why Christianity is So Much More Than Going to Heaven When You Die by Jefferson Bethke
The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You Are Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are by Brene Brown
Podcasts I Subscribe To
Red Cedar Church – As a young girl, my family and I briefly attended this church before we moved (army brats move a lot!). I had always enjoyed sitting in the pews, listening to the sermons…in fact it was the only church I actually looked forward to attending every single Sunday. Today, the church offers podcasts so I can continue to listen to the amazing Pastor Heather preach while I focus on my daily household chores.
Anything & Everything with Jeff & Alyssa Bethke – I became a big fan of the Bethke’s after reading Jefferson’s books. Since then I follow them on social media, subscribe to their channel, and listen to their podcast.
YouTube Channels I Watch
Jefferson Bethke – I told you I was a big fan of the Bethke’s. On this channel, you can expect to find either family vlogs or spoken word/biblical teaching. Jefferson hits home on tons of topics including why church community matters, depression, sex, marriage, singleness, etc. I don’t go to YouTube often but when I do, my first stop is usually this Channel.
Communities I Joined
The Peony Project – If you are a woman & a Christian & a blogger…I HIGHLY recommend joining this group. It’s a great community of women! On a daily basis you can read/share blog posts, get advice, find guest bloggers, get resources, and just make lasting friendships. It’s a private Facebook group so you have to click the link shared above & follow the steps to be invited.]
The Influence Network – Okay. I am no longer a part of this community because the membership is $15 per month & it’s not something my husband and I can afford at this moment. When the time comes, I’d love to join up again. It’s a community similar to the one above I mentioned but they offer tons of classes, you get a free book to read in their book club, you get to find members in your area, attend their annual events, and so so much more. I’ve been able to make contacts with Christian authors, publishers, and great women. You don’t need to be a blogger to join but it does help.
Vitacost – I think this was recommended to me by a friend a few years ago. It’s the only place I purchase vitamins & other organic items. It’s such a great online store & perfect for people with allergies like me…and for people who don’t live close to a health food store. The products are great, they are almost always cheaper than places like Whole Foods, and shipping is super quick.
If you have a resource you think I’d enjoy, I’d love to hear about it! Book recommendations, websites (feel free to even leave your own blog!), podcasts…leave a comment with your suggestions. I can’t wait to read them.