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            The Holy Bible > Read it. It can change your life.
            Streams in the Desert > (Daily Devotional Readings) Received as a birthday gift from a dear friend two years ago, I continue to be struck by how pertinent it has been to my personal spiritual life. A definite blessing for any who are on the journey of becoming true followers of Jesus Christ.

           Bruchko - By Bruce Olson > A family favorite for years, the cross-cultural sensitivity portrayed in this missionary story and the resulting evangelistic miracles warm and inspire our hearts every time we read it.

            Cheaper by the Dozen - By Frank B. Gilbreth Jr. and Ernestine Gilbreth Carey > Our older sister would entertain us on road trips by reading this book aloud (in the age before ipods, Kindles, or portable DVD players). We would giggle through every chapter. The sequel Belles on Their Toes is equally fun!

            The Pursuit of God - By A.W. Tozer > A book that calls you to consider what being devoted to God truly means.

            Selected Odes of Pablo Neruda > A fun reading journey in the original Spanish or in English translations! Although not really a fan of Neruda's other works, the odes loosen my smiles and intrigue my mind with their creativity.

      • Empty and Beautiful by Matt Maher
      • When I'm with you by JJ Heller
      • Love Never Fails by Brandon Heath
      • Amazing Love by Sean Nebblett
      • Clear the Stage arranged by Jimmy Needham originally by Ross King
      • Where I Land by JJ Heller
      • Descansar by André and Thiago Arrais (Portuguese)
      • Somente a Ti by Leonardo Goncalves (Portuguese)
      • Faith to be Strong by Andrew Peterson
      • One Safe Place by Marc Cohn
Monteverde Cloud Forest, Costa Rica - We loved the suspension bridges, the plant life, and the hummingbirds! Some family members enjoyed ziplining as well. Unforgettable! Check out www.selvatura.com or www.skyadventures.travel

Guachimontones Pyramids - 1 hr. outside of Guadalajara, Mexico. If you have any interest in archaeology or old civilizations, and you happen to be near Guadalajara, VISIT this place. It was a dream come true, with free admission and hardly any people. Museum was under construction in 2011, so it may be attracting more tourists now. http://www.mexconnect.com/articles/3499-guachimontones-unearthing-a-lost-world-near-teuchitlan-jalisco