And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.Romans 12:2
How wonderful to think on the freedom that comes with transformation versus the restriction that comes with conformation.~ Pastor Bob Barnett
Developing Discipline & Self-Controlby Joyce Meyer
Discipline and self-control are inseparable-they go together like the “heads” and “tails” of a coin and bring freedom like few other things. If there is an area of your life that seems out of control, these messages of truth will help you develop the restraint you need to experience victory in every area of your life.
Encouragement Changes Everything: Bless and Be Blessedby John C. Maxwell
Lives are changed-from the simple to the dramatic-through the miracle of encouragement. Encouragement is an essential nutrient of growing a positive attitude and improving life, and providing that encouragement benefits both the giver and the receiver(s). The world’s foremost leadership expert, John Maxwell, offers practical advice on how to effectively provide the kind of encouragement that transforms individuals, families, churches, and work teams into happier, healthier, more affirming networks. Encouragement Changes Everything focuses on the importance of valuing and growing relationships. This is the perfect gift for people to share and enjoy in either personal or professional contexts.
Choosing Gratitudeby Nancy Leigh DeMoss
By intentionally thanking God and others, bitterness and entitlement are replaced with joy and the humble realization of just how undeserving we really are. Derived from a popular Revive Our Hearts radio series, Choosing Gratitude: Your Journey to Joy challenges and equips the reader to live a life of intention. A life based on thankfulness – for the freedom Christ has provided and for the blessings of others.
Choose Joy: Because Happiness Isn’t Enoughby Kay Warren
In this inspiring book, Kay Warren teaches women what joy really is, where to find it, and how to choose it in the good times and the bad. With compassion and wisdom, she shows readers–even those who live with the constant companions of discouragement and depression–that true joy is deeper, richer, and more accessible than they might think.