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For the love!

This post, is for the love of lists.

Fact:  I have a journal dedicated to nothing but lists.
Fact: I have a journal dedicated to nothing but lists.

I have a love affair with lists – I’ve been known to add items to my lists that I’ve already accomplished just so I can cross them off.  I’ve been known to photograph my lists and put them on Facebook.  I’ve been know to make lists of things I need to list.  Dan makes fun of me because if ever I’m telling him a story, I list synonyms.

Kate:  ”It was so sad.  I mean it was tragic, crushing.  It felt painful…”
Dan:   “Kate, you’re doing it again.”

And here you find my blog’s very first list!  Its a christening of sorts, an initiation, a rite of passage, a benchmark, a ground-breaking, a ribbon-cutting….

Books that Changed my Life (in no particular order)

  1. The Bible (I’m an NIV fan, myself)
  2. The Complete Green Letters, by Miles J. Stanford
  3. Bird by Bird, by Anne Lamott
  4. Revolution in World Missions, by K.P. Yohannan
  5. The Hiding Place, by Corrie Ten Boom
  6. His Needs, Her Needs, by Willard F. Harley
  7. Traveling Mercies, by Anne Lamott
  8. Cold Tangerines, by Shauna Niequist
  9. Apartment Therapy, by Maxwell Gillingham-Ryan  (Yes it IS about design…)
  10. Hinds Feet on High Places, by Hannah Hurnard

Props to Anne Lamott on occupying 20% of this list.

And the list for honorable mention:  (Which, since these are in no particular order, just means I couldn’t pick 10)

  1. Blue Like Jazz, by Donald Miller
  2. The Holiness of God, by R.C. Sproul
  3. Miracles, by C.S. Lewis
  4. etc.

Obviously I tend to be a non-fiction kind of person – but it should be said that The AwakeningHamletWhat is the What, and The Kite Runner are STELLAR and you should read them right away if you haven’t already.

Cheers to reading!  And for the record, any post involving a list – is an invitation for you to comment with YOUR lists.   So go and do likewise!

  • Tami

    1. “The Rest of God” by Mark Buchanan
    2.”Crazy Love” by Frances Chan (for he record, Kate, if you have not read this one you should go buy it now…no seriously, put on your shoes and go. It is s you!
    3. Anything written by Ted Dekker
    4. “The Holy Wild” by Mark Buchanan
    5. “If” by Amy Carmichael (and while you have your shoes on if you don’t have this one you might peek at it as well.

  • Tami

    1. “The Rest of God” by Mark Buchanan
    2.”Crazy Love” by Frances Chan (for he record, Kate, if you have not read this one you should go buy it now…no seriously, put on your shoes and go. It is s you!
    3. Anything written by Ted Dekker
    4. “The Holy Wild” by Mark Buchanan
    5. “If” by Amy Carmichael (and while you have your shoes on if you don’t have this one you might peek at it as well.

  • http://bbcgirlsnight.wordpress.com kateconner

    LOVE “If” – and Francis for that matter. You, my precious friend, have excellent taste. And I’m pretty sure I’m not just saying that because it’s similar to mine…

  • http://bbcgirlsnight.wordpress.com kateconner

    LOVE “If” – and Francis for that matter. You, my precious friend, have excellent taste. And I’m pretty sure I’m not just saying that because it’s similar to mine…

  • Megs

    Not to burst your bubble, but your life list is the first of your lists. ;) Hah – you love me. AND – I think we should post an abridged version of “201 Reasons Why It Should Be Summer Now”. Except really, we need to wait till at least October to post that, because today has caused me to make a list of 201 Reasons It Should Be Winter Now. Topping that list is:

    1. Not melting into the pavement with every step.
    2. Being able to breathe.
    3. Cute scarves and jackets.
    4. Modest clothing being a must.
    5. All foods and beverages that are warm and consoling. I’m already tired of iced coffee and it’s only July.

    …that’s all for now. ;)

  • Megs

    Not to burst your bubble, but your life list is the first of your lists. ;) Hah – you love me. AND – I think we should post an abridged version of “201 Reasons Why It Should Be Summer Now”. Except really, we need to wait till at least October to post that, because today has caused me to make a list of 201 Reasons It Should Be Winter Now. Topping that list is:

    1. Not melting into the pavement with every step.
    2. Being able to breathe.
    3. Cute scarves and jackets.
    4. Modest clothing being a must.
    5. All foods and beverages that are warm and consoling. I’m already tired of iced coffee and it’s only July.

    …that’s all for now. ;)

  • Lauren

    I must say, Kate, Anne Lamott makes my heart happy. And my abs slightly stronger from the laughing.

    “You can safely assume that you’ve created God in your own image when it turns out that God hates all the same people you do.”

    P.S. your blog is a treasure in my mornings – right up there with hot tea and Twitter, ;) And I’m super glad you started it.

  • Lauren

    I must say, Kate, Anne Lamott makes my heart happy. And my abs slightly stronger from the laughing.

    “You can safely assume that you’ve created God in your own image when it turns out that God hates all the same people you do.”

    P.S. your blog is a treasure in my mornings – right up there with hot tea and Twitter, ;) And I’m super glad you started it.