Reading is a great way to use your imagination and can be quite calming for stress. When I have a good book, that takes away any negative feelings that I may be experiencing at that time. These are a few of my favorites and they each have got me through some of life’s most difficult moments.

“Purpose Driven Life”  (Rick Warren)

-This is a bible study book written by a pastor (Rick Warren) which offers a personal spiritual journey in what the author says are God’s five purposes for human life.

This book provided me with a lot of insight in regards to my faith,questioning death and why I was still here.  I never thought of taking my life when Shae passed, however I did question why her and not me and this book helped me put things in perspective.

“I wasn’t ready to say goodbye”  (Brook Noel/Pamela Blair)

This was an awesome read because it touched on sudden death and the process of surviving, coping and healing after the death of a loved one. 

“Resilient Grieving” (Lucy Hone)

  “The death of someone we hold dear may be inevitable, being paralyzed by our grief is not. “

This book provided excellent tools in finding strength and learning how to embrace your new life after losing someone close to you.

“Jesus Calling”  (Sarah Young)

  -I have read this book everyday for years now.  Each day provides an uplifting, motivating scripture that is a great way to start each day.  

I keep a copy on my desk at work and start my work day by reading.

My sister has a copy as well as a few friends and the daily scriptures provides us all something needed even though we are all going through different things.