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Often when we are in the wilderness we need to borrow the oil from someones lamp in order to light our way.  As I was walking through the darkness I borrowed oil from those around me and from the words from the books below.  They lifted my spirits when I was down, brought me joy, challenged my thinking and pushed me to keep climbing to the top of the mountaintop and into the promised land! They deepened my relationship with God and brought me into a relationship with him that I never knew existed. I hope you enjoy them as much as I did!

Spirit Wars by Kris Vallotton


An amazing insight into the journey of someone struggling with anxiety and the courage it takes to get out.  After I read this book, my anxiety actually increased because it was the first time in my life that I realized that I could overcome it!  That’s right I said you can OVERCOME it! BUT you might have to embrace the SUCK along the way to freedom!

You are Free  and Freefall to Fly by  Rebekah Lyons


I read both of these books twice and often times it took me days to get through one chapter! They forced me to dig down deep and acknowledge every stage of growth that was taking place.  I needed to lose myself in order to be found and these books served as my road map back home.  Freedom does not come free and in order to get it, you need to unlock your own chains and run like you have never run before and sometimes even fall.

Stronger Than The Struggle by Havilah Cunnington


Play With Fire by Bianca Olthoff


These are two books by two fiery, talented and amazing women! Their stories are relate-able and they make you smile along the way. Their ideas are down to earth and so are their personalities.  Both of these women help grow the flame that is within us and stoke the fire for it to burn eternally.

Love Does and Everybody Always by Bob Goff



Love Lives Here by Maria Goff


I don’t even know where to start here! The Goff’s are truly amazing and they give you faith in humanity.  They make you want to be better, do better and love better.  They open your eyes to what is and what you can do about it.  They live in the world of growth mindset and nothing is fixed about them.  They love big and do big! Their books put a smile on your face and fill up your heart.  They open your mind to a world you didn’t think you could have and serve as a catalyst for your mind to DREAM BIG! If you are trying to break generational stigmas in your family, their books give you a glimpse inside theirs and how they cultivate the love that has grown in their house and give you hope that you can do it in yours.