I have spent the last few weeks working on my Home Management Binder as I described in my post here. Well, I sort of described… it is such a work in progress that I’m not quite sure when I will post pictures and a full description of what is in the binder (I get giddy even thinking about sharing it!!!). But I have been spending time praying and seeking God’s wisdom in how to live my life more intentionally and making the most of every opportunity (Ephesians 5:17) and it has resulted in making a list of personal goals for the year, encouraging scripture to memorize, practical lists like a meal planner and to-do list, etc., and a book reading list for the year with a goal to read 12 books this year. So… here is my list:
The Hunger Games by Suzanne CollinsI just finished this 2 nights ago! My first finished book in 2012! Book Review Catching Fire by Suzanne CollinsBook Review Mockingjay by Suzanne CollinsBook Review The Parting by Beverly Lewis
The Fruit of Her Hands by Nancy WilsonMy new favorite book! Book Review The Power of a Praying Wife by Stormie OmartianBook Review
The Excellent Wife by Martha Peace(I added this book in May after seeing it on a woman’s bookshelf who I someday aspire to be like… she has all the qualities of a Proverbs 31 woman and is an amazing Christian woman following God hard for her life. So I figured if she read it then I should read it!) Book Review
The Shaping of a Christian Family by Elisabeth ElliotBook Review
- Instructing a Child’s Heart by Tedd Tripp I have changed my mind about reading this book this year and I am going to cross it off and save it for another year.
- Shepherding a Child’s Heart by Tedd Tripp – This is a re-read as this book was so fundamental to me understanding discipline based on God’s desires and what the Bible says but we read it right after Amelia was born and her temperament now is much different than then!!!
- The Power of a Praying Parent by Stormie Omartian
Standing on the Promises by Douglas WilsonBook Review Dare to Discipline by James DobsonBook Review
- The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis
Biblical Womanhood in the Home by Nancy Leigh DeMossBook Review The Practice of Godliness by Jerry Bridges– I added this one in August after finding it again at a local thrift store for 50 cents! This morning I felt God telling me that He wanted me to do some more studying on the fruit of the spirits and I was wishing for my Beth Moore study on the fruit of the spirits which is in Arizona in our storage boxes! Well, I checked my bookshelf and looked at the Table of Contents in this book and it was perfect! I am excited to read this as the most important way to improve and grow in my roles as a wife and mother is to improve and grow in my relationship with the Lord and His character and there’s no better way than to grow in the fruit of the spirits! Book Review
Organic Housekeeping by Ellen SandbeckBook Review Mother Food by Hilary Jacobson– I decided to add this book in March since Joshua is underweight and our Dr. has encouraged us to find some way to supplement and increase calories to speed up his weight gain. The subtitle for this book is “A Breastfeeding Diet Guide with Lactogenic Foods and Herbs – Build Milk Supply, Boost Immunity, Lift Depression, Detox, Lose Weight, Optimize a Baby’s IQ, and Reduce Colic and Alergies”. My little growing man is in need of my increase in milk supply as I am determined to continue feeding him only from the breast and without adding formula for weight gain. Natural Childbirth after Cesearean by Karis Crawford– I added this book in September once we found out we were pregnant with our third baby. After my trial visit to a midwives office they had this book for loan and I borrowed it since I am going to have a VBAC with this baby (Joshua was breech requiring a c-section). Book Review