My Favorite Faith-Based Books

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Hey everyone! So today I am going to be talking about my favorite books that have helped grow my faith. I know a lot of people don’t like to read, but I want to encourage you to read this books because they are soooo good! It’s always a good thing to read books that can grow your Christian perspective and see what other people think or portray.

I have always loved to read, so I have found many excellent books I am going to be sharing with y’all today. These books aren’t difficult to read, but they give great messages that will challenge you spiritually. They offer activities and sacrifices that will make you uncomfortable, but if you do them, your life WILL change.

Live Fearless By Sadie Robertson

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The first book I am going to be talking about is Live Fearless by Sadie Robertson. Before I read this book, I didn’t think I was a fearful person at all. When I started reading it, I realized that there are A LOT of things I’m scared of. This book was super eye opening and it offered a lot of challenges that grew my faith. If you’re struggling with fear right now, read this book! You won’t regret it! Sadie Robertson is a great example, and she offers some great wisdom that is so helpful! One of the challenges in this book was to wake up an hour early everyday for 90 days to get into the Word of God. I did this challenge, and it was so beneficial for me.

Kisses From Katie By Katie J. Davis

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The next book I am going to be talking about is Kisses from Katie. This book is about a girl who graduates high school and enters the mission field in Uganda. Despite having a great life in America; Katie ditches her boyfriend, nice car, and college education for being a disciple of Christ. WARNING! This book isn’t an easy read. It will challenge you and make you rethink everything. It will make you laugh, smile, and cry. This book teaches so much, and it will grow your heart for missions more than you can ever expect.

Cold Tangerines By Shauna Niequist

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The next book I’ll be talking about is called Cold Tangerines. Cold Tangerines is basically an autobiography of a woman’s life. This book is pretty lighthearted, and shares all the simple things in life. It is sort of a “feel good” read. It taught me how to appreciate life, and it taught me to find beauty in every situation. This is the perfect book to read by the pool or when you’re tanning on the beach.

So those are just three books that have grown my faith, and if you guys want I am willing to share many more 😊 have a great day, and happy reading!! Comment down below if you have any book recommendations for me!- Cami

 

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My Summer Essentials

Hey guys! Soooo since school is finally coming to a close and summer is right around the corner, today I am going to be sharing with you my summer essentials! These things will help you have a BOMB summer soooo keep reading!

1.Cute Sandals- Make sure to have at least one pair of sandals that you are in love with because then you can just throw them on! It’s nice to have a pair of shoes that you can wear to a fancy restaurant, the beach, or on a quick ice cream run.

2.Sunglasses- Sunglasses are a must have because they are super cute AND they help you see lol! Even if you’re looking rough, you can just throw on some sunglasses and you’re all good haha!

3.A Good Book- Some of y’all probably don’t like reading, but I’m a huge bookworm lol! Anyways, a good book is a must have for sitting by the pool or going to the beach. Phones always get too hot or the sun makes the screen basically impossible to see. SO make sure to grab a few good books to help you keep from being bored while tanning!

4.Fun Plans- Have something to look forward to this summer! Even if you aren’t going on any trips, I recommend trying to do something new or fun everyday! This will keep you from the summertime slump- aka just laying in bed for like a month watching Netflix.

5.Summertime Playlist- This is for sure an essential y’all! You need something to plug in when someone hands you the aux! Music sets moods, so make a happy and fun one that reminds you of summertime. It’ll make summer even more enjoyable. The best part is that after summertime, you can listen back to the playlist and remember so many amazing memories.

6.Tanning Lotion- If you’re naturally super pale like me, tanning lotion is basically a lifesaver. I’m pretty much addicted to tanning, so I had to add this one on lol! You can also get some bronzer with a little bit of SPF to protect your skin!

7.Moisturizer- You need this. Skin gets soooo dry from all the exposure in the sun that your skin faces in the summer. I use coconut oil to Moisturize, but you should look for yourself and find out what works best for you! Remember that what may help one person might cause the other person to have a serious breakout.

I hope this tips were helpful! Have a great summer y’all, I can’t wait for the many summer blog posts coming! – Cami

Feeling God

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Have you ever been worshipping at church or looking at how the sun hits the leaves on the trees and you just get an overwhelming feeling of how good God is? That feeling is something that lately, I have been trying to search for daily and strive for.

Some people think that Christianity is just a book of rules that you have to follow in order to be a good Christian. Or that being a Christian is something that you only identify with on Sunday mornings. These beliefs are so common, and I know that I have been trapped in both of these things in my life. But when you believe these things, you are missing out on some of the best parts of being a Christian.

The best feeling in the world is being filled by The Holy Spirit. Some people only feel God on ” special occasions ” like missions trips, Christian conferences, or at a concert. These are also the occasions when people tend to allow The Spirit to touch their soul. After these events, people always say how great they feel or that they felt so close to God. But then, a couple weeks later, they stop being as on fire for Jesus. I honestly don’t understand this. If it feels so amazing to be filled by The Holy Spirit, how can you want that to stop?

Feeling God doesn’t have to be just on special occasions. In fact, you should feel The Spirit of God with you everyday of your life. Look around, His love and goodness is everywhere. Open up those dusty Bibles or download a worship playlist on Spotify. These simple things will immediately draw you closer to God and feeling His presence. It is never the wrong time to worship God. He is with us all the time, and we are never too busy for Him. Think about it, He keeps track this entire universe and every single person on this earth, and he still has time for you. So there isn’t an excuse of being too busy for Him!

Psalm 51:11-Do not cast me from your presence or take your Holy Spirit from me

Proverbs 8:30- Then I was constantly at his side. I was filled with delight day after day, rejoicing always in his presence.

I remember the first time I felt The Holy Spirit. It was such a wonderful moment that brought me to tears. Oftentimes, when I feel His Spirit with me, it makes me want to just cry with adoration of how amazing He really is. Pray that The Holy Spirit will fill you, lead you, and guide you every step you take. He is with us always and He will never forsake us! – Cami