In January, we chatted about whether or not I should keep my home phone. (You overwhelmingly told me TO keep it!)
In February, we chatted about preparing for sitters at your house.
In April, we chatted about a book I read called Unstuffed.
In May, we chatted about what TV shows are good for kiddos.
In July, we chatted about bows and clothes for little girls.
In August, we chatted about whether or not I should get an e-reader (Whoa! Lots of opinions!!)
In September, I showed you guys my sign wall.
In November, we chatted about Instant Pots.
And today, we’re chatting about books you might want to get for the new year.
I get asked a lot about what I read during my daily quiet time and it almost always includes these first two.
Two years ago, I read through the One Year Bible and then repeated it last year. If you’ve ever wanted to read the Bible all the way through from beginning to end, I highly recommend this version. Every day, you get a little bit of the Old Testament, a little New Testament, a Proverb and Psalm. If it seems too daunting to read it through in one year, there is even a two year plan inside as well. This would be a great time of year to get started on this one!
I also love Sarah Young’s daily devotional, Jesus Calling. This is a daily devotional using scripture as the base that you can read every day. I like to make notes on the pages inside my devotional of particularly hard days or good days, and then it’s interesting year after year to see my notes on those days. My grandmother bought me mine years ago and I still use it daily.
And I’ve mentioned this a million times, but for 13 years in a row, I did a daily gratitude journal and it completely changed my life. I can’t even really describe it, but writing down five things I was grateful for every single day for 13 years was a discipline that has really changed my mindset and outlook on things. I challenge you to do this in 2018 as well!
So, as we wrap up 2017, if one of your goals is to spend more time in God’s word and really seek a daily quiet time, these are my recommendations. I also have this post HERE about books on certain topics if you’re looking for something else to read this time of year. And of course, to see what I’ve been reading all year long, click HERE.