I have come to realize that I love to learn about Jesus and get other people’s perspective on Him. When I am able to set time aside to feed myself spiritually I like to listen, learn and glean from many, but here is a short list of some of my favorites.  In addition to learning, sometimes doing and helping can be essential to growing.

Pastor Sam Rijfkogel - Lead pastor of my home church, Grand Rapids First

Ron Messelink Ministries 

+  Tim Keller 

Lysa Terkeurst - Proverbs 31 Ministries 

Max Lucado

Christiane Caine

IF: Conferences

Henry & Charles Blackaby 

Also, I could use all the help and insight out there about walking along side your adopted child and pointing all my kids towards Jesus as I parent.  These few books in particular have helped me:

+ The Connected Child - Karyn B.Purvis

+ Twenty Things Adopted Kids Wish Their Adoptive Parents Knew - Sherri Eldridge

+ Once They hear my Name - Ellen Lee, Marilyn Lammert, Mary Anne Hess

+ What a Difference a Mom Makes - Dr.Kevin Lehman

+ Before You Were Mine - Carissa Woodwyk, Susan TeBos

+ The Circle Maker - Mark Batterson