Recommended Reading: WHAT IS MY PURPOSE?

What Is My Purpose?: 8 Simple Steps to Find Your Purpose and Live a Life You Love (Finding Your Purpose Book) by [Foster, Simon]

What Is My Purpose?: 8 Simple Steps to Find Your Purpose and Live a Life You Love

Have you ever wondered if life has any meaning? Are you here just to survive a little? Is this life meaningless for you?

What if we were created for a purpose?

The ambition to discover the purpose of life is nearly as old as mankind. You have the striving desire to demonstrate yourself and others that you actually do have a purpose and that you are very good at it.

Unfortunately, many of us just waste our time wondering but never doing anything to discover life’s purpose or the true meaning of life.

Start taking action now and get the benefits of discovering your life purpose, the true meaning of your life and discover your personal mission.

By doing it you will start finally moving on the right direction to enjoy every second of a new self-designed meaningful life.

Recommended Reading: RUNAWAY EMOTIONS by Jeff Schreve

Runaway Emotions: Why You Feel the Way You Do and What God Wants You to Do About It by [Schreve, Jeff]

If we pay attention to the alarms in our lives, they could save us.

Worry. Anger. Loneliness. Negative emotions are uncomfortable by design. Like any good fire alarm, they alert us to a greater danger. But they won’t help us if we try to cover them up, hide them behind excuses, or assume they will always plague us.

The only healthy way to manage negative emotions is to find their source and address the problem that set them off. As pastor Jeff Schreve says, “A specific and compelling message can be found in each of your negative, painful emotions. God Himself is trying to speak to you through those emotions—right now.”

So what is God saying? How can we understand our emotions—even change them? Schreve shows how the truth of the Bible can make sense of our confusion. The power of the Holy Spirit can lead us to freedom, and Jesus Christ can give us true peace in the midst of any crisis.

You don’t have to let your emotions run away with you, your family, or your future.

Recommended Reading: Letting Go of Perfect

Letting Go of Perfect by Amy Spiegel

Letting Go of PerfectLetting Go of Perfect
by Amy Spiegel

Have you ever felt as though you didn’t recognize yourself in the mirror and yet you’re frantically trying to keep that image together? Felt bound by the dreams you had for life that you now realize have forced other expectations on you? Or maybe you’ve laughed at one of those insanely ridiculous moments in the day when absolutely everything goes wrong and no matter what you do, the grand purpose seems elusive.

Let’s be honest. We all have a standard in our head that we believe is the perfect Christian woman, wife, and/or mother. Yet, have you ever really examined what that standard is? Yes, God absolutely has standards for what those roles are to be, but is He our source, or is it the peer-pressure-don’t-be-the-odd-one-out-on-Sunday-morning drive to fit in that is driving us away from authenticity and raw faith to outward performance?

Amy Spiegel knows this struggle well and notes, “so many of the women I know seem to feel the same tension in their own lives, teetering on the edge, praying someone will be there to catch them if they fall.” There is a grand purpose to where you are today; join Amy in Letting Go of Perfect, to look at what it means to truly know the woman in the mirror as well as the God who created, redeems, and equips her.

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Recommended Reading: (for women) God Where Is My Boaz

God Where Is My Boaz by Stephan Labossiere

God Where Is My BoazGod Where Is My Boaz
by Stephan Labossiere

Are You Ready To Receive The Love You Truly Deserve?

You are a great woman, and it’s time to get the love and relationship GOD has had waiting for you all along. “GOD Where’s My Boaz” is a woman’s guide to understanding what is hindering her from receiving the love and relationship she truly deserves. A straight forward and easy to read book that will help you:

  • Recognize and overcome the obstacles in love & relationships
  • Take steps towards truly becoming the blessing you hope to receive
  • Feel empowered, encouraged, and focused on progress

These aren’t tips and tricks on how to get a man. This book will assist you in taking a deeper look within which will help you prepare and position yourself for the love and man that is truly best for you.

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Recommended Read: LOVE ONE ANOTHER: 20 Practical Lessons Yes, in Christian Love this is what we do, in marriage, work, friend, & church relationship…if this is authentic, time will tell…or only what’s done in Love will last! So now, is that new relationship, a growth of God’s “love”?

Recommended reading for Men: Fight: Winning the Battles That Matter Most

Fight: Winning the Battles That Matter MostFight: Winning the Battles That Matter Most
by Craig Groeschel

Author and pastor Craig Groeschel helps you uncover who you really are – a man created in the image of God with a warrior’s heart – and how to fight the good fight for what’s right. You will find the strength to fight the battles you know you need to fight – the ones that determine the state of your heart, the quality of your marriage, and the spiritual health of your family.

Craig will also look at examples from the Bible, including our good buddy Samson. Yep, the dude with the rippling biceps and hippie hair and a thing for Delilah. You may be surprised how much we have in common with this guy. By looking at his life, you’ll learn how to defeat the demons that make strong men weak. You’ll become who God made you to be: A man who knows how to fight for what’s right. And don’t you dare show up for this fight unarmed. Learn how to fight with faith, with prayer, and with the Word of God It’s time to fight like a man. For God’s Sake, FIGHT.

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recommended reading: The Big Story: How the Bible Makes Sense out of Life

The Big Story: How the Bible Makes Sense out of LifeThe Big Story: How the Bible Makes Sense out of Life
by Justin Buzzard

What is your story?

When strangers meet today they often ask not, “What do you do?,” but “What is your story?” Everybody has a story. And everybody on the planet believes some larger story in order to make sense of the smaller story of their life. We want our lives to fit within a larger plot-complete with a sense of history, conflict resolution, forward movement, and future.

So, the better question to ask is, “What sort of story are you in?”

Most people believe false stories that leave them disillusioned, enslaved, and hopeless. Secular stories of chasing success and religious stories of doing good works can both leave us feeling exhausted and empty. Only Christianity, only the old and ongoing story of the Bible, offers a story that’s big enough to make sense of both the beauty and brokenness in our lives and in our world. At the center of this story is a God who disturbs our life in order to set us free.

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Book for women: Your Beautiful Purpose

Your Beautiful PurposeYour Beautiful Purpose by Susie Larson

Popular Radio Host Shows Women How to Embrace God’s Unique Call for Their Life

Listeners to Susie Larson’s radio show and women she meets at events across the country tell her the same thing: I want to do something meaningful for God, but I don’t know what to do, or how.

Drawing on her own hard-earned experiences, Larson shows readers how to overcome insecurities, busyness, and other obstacles in order to focus their gifts and passions on their unique God-assignment. With biblical insights and inspiring stories from a variety of women, this action-oriented guide will speak to every woman who has felt a nudge from God – from the visionary who wants to end poverty to the empty-nest mom who feels called to help the young single mother next door.

Spiritual Book Reading

Christian Beliefs: Twenty Basics Every Christian Should Know

Christian Beliefs: Twenty Basics Every Christian Should KnowChristian Beliefs: Twenty Basics Every Christian Should Know by Wayne Grudem

Theology is important because what we believe affects how we live. If you’re a relatively new believer in Jesus, or if you’re a more mature Christian looking for a quick brush-up on basics of the faith, Christian Beliefs is for you. This readable guide to twenty basic Christian beliefs is a condensation of Wayne Grudem’s award-winning book on systematic theology, prized by pastors and teachers everywhere. He and his son, Elliot, have boiled down the essentials of Christian theology for the average layperson and made them both clear and applicable to life.

You will learn about the Bible, the characteristics of God, what it means that we are created in the image of God, what God has done for us in Christ, the purpose of the church, and much more. Each chapter includes questions for personal review or group discussion.

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Experiencing God at Home by Richard Blackaby

Experiencing God at HomeExperiencing God at Home by Richard Blackaby

Experiencing God at Home takes a fresh path back into the rich roots of Henry Blackaby’s world-renowned Experiencing God writings to connect what happens in our homes to what happens in our churches.

Here, his sons Tom and Richard Blackaby first establish the biblical case for the idea of experiencing God at home, illuminating how the clear foundation for God’s work in nations and churches around the world is his work in families.

Indeed, healthy families lead to healthy churches, and the Blackabys illustrate that through real-life stories of families that have found ways to experience God in marriage, in choosing life’s direction, in rescuing broken relationships, in forgiveness, in the salvation of loved ones, etc.

Lessons from the Bible support these moving accounts, and the book concludes with resources that will guide individuals families as well as entire churches toward practically experiencing God at home.

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True Story

One Call Away: Answering Life’s Challenges with Unshakable Faith

One Call Away: Answering Life's Challenges with Unshakable FaithOne Call Away: Answering Life’s Challenges with Unshakable Faith by Brenda Warner

What can you do when your well-laid plans fall apart and life takes an unexpected turn?

Brenda Warner is best known as the outspoken wife of NFL superstar and Dancing with the Stars alum Kurt Warner. But years earlier, she found herself living through any woman’s nightmare: a healthy baby tragically injured in the bathtub; a sudden end to a career she loved; betrayal and divorce; poverty; public humiliation; a deadly natural disaster that destroyed her foundation and shook her to her core. One shattering phone call at a time, Brenda Warner’s life came to resemble little of her dream.

But each time her plans fell apart, Brenda faced a choice: to collapse in the face of tragedy or press forward and survive. She chose to keep going. In the process, she’s learned that the unexpected is only one call away.

Her story provides hope and encouragement for anyone facing life’s challenges and shows us that our circumstances don’t tell us who we are, nor are they a measure of God’s love. God has a plan for us, even when our plans fail. Brenda’s life is proof that sometimes the best dreams are not the ones we dream, but the ones that come true when we least expect them.

A Book Reading suggestion

Getting Past What You'll Never Get Over: Help for Dealing with Life's HurtsGetting Past What You’ll Never Get Over: Help for Dealing with Life’s Hurts by John F. Westfall

When hard times strike, we look forward with longing to the day when we will “get over” the event and have closure. This is a difficult – often impossible – road to travel. There are some things in life that we must learn to live with because they will never truly go away for good. Despite that truth, there is life – rewarding and abundant life – after heartache and pain.

John F. Westfall leads readers beyond their hurts and into a life of confidence, freedom, and secure joy. Sharing stories with wisdom, humor, and vulnerability, he shows how to move forward beyond fear, regret, guilt, anger, and bitterness into a life worth living.

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Grown up children support stuff!!!

A resource recommend by Robyn Besseman called Chained No More.
Here is her website http://www.robynbministries.com/ for more details. Please read carefully or even call her to see if this would indeed be something for adult children. I’ve not viewed it personally, but she’s the real deal!

www.familylife.com – Dennis Rainey -800-358-6329
www.focusonthefamily.com – James Dobson – 800-232-6459
www.troubledwith.com – James Dobson
www.cloudtownsend.com – (See their Video channels and Solutions community)

Another good couple of books (still hope this one is in print)
The Ex Generation by Jen Abbas
Healing the Father Wound – Kathy Rodriquez

DivorceCare Personal Help Bookstore – Online bookstore of Church Initiative. http://www.personalhelpstore.org/custom.asp?id=53

There are many titles to choose from. I know that you will find something that will fit your needs. They are grouped by categories such as…..
**Anger etc. <http://www.personalhelpstore.org/categorylist.asp?mcid=183>

Group Picture …………………..Help for those hurting from Separation and Divorce…… here, on the “The SunPorch”, is a peaceful place where the local DivorceCare Support Group meets, where the pain can be shared and maybe even a bit relieved. There is lots of caring, sharing, information, encouragement & fellowship, just to help you to take care of Yourself. For more information go to luvcuddlecats Meeting Address is: 320 E. Howard St. Stowe, PA. 19464. Phone:610-326-6726 See you soon, OK? (back of house)