Thursday, December 27, 2018

Devotions, Coloring, and Books to Grow From


I am working on compiling my book list for 2019.  I have some books that I just never got to last year and one that I read, but have decided to read again along with using the journal that goes with it.  I had a list of books I wanted to work through, but I never gave myself the time to sit and read.  This time, I am going to set aside time to read.  Instead of saying I am going to read a book a month, I am going to set aside time several days a week to just sit and read.

And yes, I am putting it on my calendar planner.  I usually use my for appointments and birthdays, but this year I am going to set it up differently and actually use it.  But I will save that for another post.  For now, I am adding in reading time.

The pictures show what is on my book list.  From devotions to start my day out, to mandala and coloring books to use during my creative sessions, to journals and books.  Can you sense a theme though in my titles?  Lots on creativeness, some on parenting and being a mom, and some to grow in my faith with.

I am excited to dive in, see where the books take me, and dig in deeper.

I have yet to decide on what order I am going to go in for the books.  But I do know I will be starting with "Be Your Finest Artist" by Joanne Miller & Dorsey McHugh.  This one I read a few years back when I first got it.  This time around, I ordered the journal that goes with it and plan on working through both together.

Incidentally, a few other books on my list got onto my list because when I ordered the journal, Joanne was out of town and it wouldn't ship for a couple of weeks.  I said no problem and to my surprise I was gifted "Creating a Haven of Peace" and "The  Empowered Artist".  Which led to a discussion with my mother in law, and she is loaning me the other creative themed books.

My list got built further after Christmas and was gifted with a blessing of other books.

Through the recommendation of friends, family, add ons to books I have read,  even winning one my reading list and direction is coming together.

So, what is on your reading list for 2019?  I would love to hear what is on your list and also if you have any recommendations please share!