Week 4 Extras

Insert all the glitter ever here! We’ve done it! A full 31 days of self-discovery—the good, the bad, the ugly, and the mercy-filled. Take a bow, if you please. This month has been marvelousy tackled by the one-of-a-kind, spectacular, crucial you! Hooray!

Curious about more resources for this final week? Gotcha covered.

Creativity: Check out Creative You by Otto Kroeger and David Goldstein—it displays how each personality type engages in creativity. And Emily Freeman’s A Million Little Ways is my all-time favorite on this subject.

Time Management: The Fringe Hours by Jessica Turner is a must. You’ll love her take on the topic! Lysa TerKeurst’s The Best Yes is also a popular read. For a life-changing study on sabbath, try Breathe by Priscilla Shirer.

Physical Health: Walking in Grace, part of the First Place 4 Health program, is a solid way to lean into the gospel as you focus on a balanced lifestyle.

Finances: Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University is an amazing group study, but if you’d prefer an individual approach, try his book Total Money Makeover.

Thought Life: I’m saving Think by John Piper for a season in which I’m feeling particularly academic. (I love his ideas; they’re just so dang meaty!)

Leadership: While there are plenty of resources targeting guys in influential positions, my two favorite books for ladies are Halee Gray Scott’s Dare Mighty Things and The Jesus-Hearted Woman by Jodi Detrick.

Purpose Statement: I just finished S.H.A.P.E. by Erik Rees and loved it. He suggests using the famous quote from Chariots of Fire as a basis for wording your purpose statement: “God made me ____________, and when I ____________, I feel His pleasure.”

Aspirations: Bruce Wilkinson’s The Dream Giver is on my to-read list. If you’re struggling with discernment in which plans to pursue, grab Kevin DeYoung’s Just Do Something. It’s such a freeing concept! (And don’t forget to make all of your goals SMARTER!)

Next Steps: I’m currently in the middle of What’s Best Next by Matt Perman, and it’s by far the finest resource I’ve encountered on gospel-saturated productivity.

Miscellaneous: Tsh Oxenreider’s Like Your Life course is so much fun. As part of our October study, I’ve stumbled upon a ton of books I’m eager to get my hands on this winter, including The Gift of Being Yourself by David Benner, Now That I’m Called by Kristen Padilla, Do More Better by Tim Challies, Holy Hustle by Crystal Stine, Pursue the Intentional Life by Jean Fleming, and The Call by Os Guinness. If you need help growing in the gospel as a lady in ministry, I highly recommend checking out Parakaleo’s personal coaching program (or this one for guys in ministry—Riley loves it).

What an adventure we’ve shared, friend! Thank you so much for the grace you’ve shown me (and hopefully yourself) along the way. You were a fabulous traveling partner, and I’m beyond blessed to have taken this journey with you.

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