Thursday, January 10, 2019

My Reading Plan for 2019 (+ a look at C.R.O.S.S.19 conference!)

Happy new year, my friends! Praise the Lord for a brand new year - what an incredible blessing! A fresh start. A new beginning. If we let it be.*smiles*

I want to share with my reading plan for 2019.

And then give you a glimpse into my time at an awesome conference called C.R.O.S.S.19.


Well, who is exciting about reading books this year? I certainly am!! So many new worlds to discover and deep wisdom to uncover. Here is my main plan for reading:

1) Continue to read my Bible everyday, and finish reading through the entire thing. (I started October of last year and am currently reading in "Deuteronomy" and "Mark".)

2) Pick a Christian Living type book every other book I read. So ...
Christian Living
Christian Living
Christian Living

We'll see how #2 goes, but it's my goal. I just have to get my hands on enough Christian nonfiction books!!

Here are a few books that I'm hoping to read this year. Do let me know if you're planning on reading any of the same ones! ^_^


The Art of Turning: From Sin to Christ for a Joyfully Clean Conscience by Kevin DeYoung

A Bound Heart by Laura Frantz

To Live is Christ, To Die is Gain by Matt Chandler

Between Two Shores by Jocelyn Green

One in a Million: Journey to Your Promised Land by Priscilla Shirer

Flight of the Raven by Morgan L. Busse

The Whole Christ: Legalism, Antinomianism, and Gospel Assurance—Why the Marrow Controversy Still Matters by Sinclair B. Ferguson

The King's Mercy by Lori Benton

Risk is Right: Better to Lose Your Life Than Waste It by John Piper

Who Brings Forth the Wind by Lori Wick

Let the Nations Be Glad: The Supremacy of God in Missions by John Piper

Rilla of Ingleside by L.M. Montgomery

Pray for the World: A New Prayer Resource for Operation World by Patrick Johnstone

An Uncommon Courtship by Kristi Ann Hunter

The Holiness of God by RC Sproul

Across the Blue by Carrie Turansky

Engaging Islam by Georges Houssney

Decree by Tricia Mingerink

Not Yet Married: The Pursuit of Joy in Singleness and Dating by Marshall Segal

Daughters of Northern Shores by Joanne Bischof

The Mingling of Souls: God's Design for Love, Marriage, Sex, and Redemption by Matt Chandler

The Sky Above Us by Sarah Sundin

Redeeming the Feminine Soul: God's Surprising Vision for Womanhood by Julie Roys

Heirs of Tirragyl by Joan Campbell

She's Got the Wrong Guy: Why Smart Women Settle by Deepak Reju

The Lacemaker by Laura Frantz

Forgotten God: Reversing Our Tragic Neglect of the Holy Spirit by Francis Chan

When Tides Turn by Sarah Sundin

Sex, Purity, and the Longings of a Girl's Heart: Discovering the Beauty and Freedom of God-Defined Sexuality by Kristen Clark & Bethany Beal

Until the Mountains Fall by Connilyn Cossette

Pure Pleasure: Why Do Christians Feel So Bad About Feeling Good? by Gary Thomas

How the Light Gets In by Jolina Petersheim

Delighting in the Trinity: An Introduction to the Christian Faith by Michael Reeves

Lady Carliss and the Waters of Moorue by Chuck Black

Compassion Without Compromise: How the Gospel Frees Us to Love Our Gay Friends Without Losing the Truth by Adam T. Barr and Ron Citlau

Amber Eyes by S.D. Grimm

Love Thy Body: Answering Hard Questions About Life and Sexuality by Nancy R. Pearcey

Conqueror by Mandy Fender

Radical Womanhood: Feminine Faith in a Feminist World by Carolyn McCulley

Daican's Heir by Jaye L. Knight

Will Medicine Stop the Pain?: Finding God's Healing For Depression, Anxiety, and Other Troubling Emotions by Elyse Fitzpatrick and Laura Hendrickson

The One True Love of Alice-Ann by Eva Marie Everson

Look and Live: Behold the Soul-Thrilling, Sin-Destroying Glory of Christ by Matt Papa


Happy new year, my dear readers! I pray that January 2019 began full of hope for you. And that you continue in the strength and joy of the Lord each day!
I have the absolute honor and joy of telling you about what God has been doing in my life & heart already this brand new year. Friends, He is so good. I’m nearly in tears just thinking about this past week and my faithful Father.
The year of 2018 had some tough points for me. So good things, too. But it seemed that amidst all the little blessings in December, I did a lot of wrestling and just struggling against anxiety and depression.
Like, what did I even do to make a difference this year? Am I any different? What is my life? I can’t do this, Lord. I don’t know what it’s all for. I don’t know why I’m even here.
I have a family. But I don’t feel like I belong in my home.
I have a church. But I don’t feel like I’m intimately a part of them.
I have people. But I don’t feel like they see me. Really.
I have ministries and opportunities. But I don’t think I’m using them to their full potential.
I have Christ. But I feel like I’m drowning and keep losing sight of Him. [Read more ...]


  1. These all look really good! Great goals!!! I think it is awesome that you are wanting to read more Christian living books!

    1. Thank you, Brooklyne! It's amazing how much wisdom and godly information we can get from reading books by our brothers & sisters in Christ! So yes, I'm excited about reading more Christian Living nonfiction. ^_^

  2. I want to make it a goal to actively read more nonfiction as well this year, not necessarily Christian living, but just nonfiction in general! And, that Carrie Turansky book is currently sitting on my nightstand waiting to be read :)

    Good luck with your reading goals!

    1. It's good to read a variety of books! :) May you stick to your goals! Oh, cool! I'm looking forward to reading it.

      Thank you!

  3. I need to have some sort of reading plan, it's a good idea.

    1. Yes, it does feel nice to have a plan, Skye! You should make one up. ^_^