Below you’ll find a handpicked list of my very favorite things (including some special deals just for you!). These are all things my family uses often, has firsthand experience with, and loves. I hope this list of resources is a blessing to you going forward!
Special Deals for You
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Bibles, Devotionals, and Other Faith-Related Books
The ESV Study Bible was created to help people understand the Bible in a deeper way. Combining the best and more recent evangelical Christian scholarship with the highly regarded ESV text, it is one of the most comprehensive study Bibles ever published.
Trusted for 25 years, The King James Study Bible has dependable notes and annotations from scholars you can rely on. It’s a clear presentation of conservative Bible doctrine, with the resources you need for knowing God’s Word.
Jesus Calling is a devotional filled with uniquely inspired treasures from heaven for every day of the year. After many years of writing in her prayer journal, missionary Sarah Young decided to listen to God with pen in hand, writing down whatever she believed He was saying to her.
In this gentle and challenging book, DeMuth describes the process and the nuances that shape us to be more like Christ. Her words are clear, vulnerable, and thought-provoking, and every chapter is infused with Scripture.
Made to Crave is the missing link between a woman’s desire to be healthy and the spiritual empowerment necessary to make that happen. The reality is we were made to crave. Craving isn’t a bad thing. But we must realize God created us to crave more of Him.
The Land Between provides fresh Biblical insight for people traveling through undesired and difficult transitions. Such times provide our greatest opportunity for spiritual growth. God desires to meet us in our chaos and emotional upheaval, and He intends for us to encounter His goodness, provision, hope, and guidance.
International Charities I Love
In response to the Great Commission, Compassion International exists as an advocate for children, to release them from their spiritual, economic, social, and physical poverty and enable them to become responsible and fulfilled Christian adults. Compassion’s work has grown from modest beginnings in South Korea in 1952 when American evangelist Rev. Everett Swanson felt compelled to help 35 children orphaned by the Korean conflict. Today it is a worldwide ministry where millions of children are now reaping the benefits of one man’s clear, God-given vision.
Samaritan’s Purse is a nondenominational evangelical Christian organization providing spiritual and physical aid to hurting people around the world. Since 1970, Samaritan’s Purse has helped meet needs of people who are victims of war, poverty, natural disasters, disease, and famine with the purpose of sharing God’s love through His Son, Jesus Christ. I encourage you to participate in Operation Christmas Child every year!
The Seed Company is about Bible translation, life transformation, and the circle of partnerships that make it all possible. During the last 20 years they’ve had one goal: equipping local Bible translators with the strategies, tools, and resources best suited for their unique cultures and regions. They work behind the scenes, serving to connect their network of partners. The brutal fact is that more than a billion Bibleless people do not have full access to God’s Word in the language they know best. Together, we can change that in our lifetime.
Tot School: Books, Curriculum, Toys, and Other Resources
There’s a vast amount of tot school resources and printables available over at 1+1+1=1. You can use these specific printables with toddlers either at home or in a classroom. The target age for these printables is two, but some toddlers will be ready before then and some won’t be ready until later. Children with special learning needs who are older might enjoy them too.
Curious Minds Busy Bags sells original, kid-friendly learning activities for children to explore while building essential skills needed for school success. Parents, early childhood teachers, and occupational therapists use these learning activities in their home, school, or homeschool classrooms. The activities are perfect for toddlers, preschoolers, and children with special needs.
Sensory bins are a simple and inexpensive learning tool that can benefit all children. Whether you are interested in incorporating sensory bins into your home, classroom, preschool, day care, or homeschool, this guide will provide you with the necessary knowledge and ideas to get started. It includes idea lists, storage and money saving tips, information on using sensory bins with Sensory Processing Disorder, and helpful recipes.