Resources for the Journey

 In Be Always Blooming

As we’re on this grand journey becoming who God made us to be together, it’s important that we pack tools for the journey.

On a road trip, we’d make sure to pack the best road trip snacks and drinks (Sun Chips, Oreos, sour gummy worms, coffee and sweet tea, right?!), a playlist filled with our favorite tunes to sing along to, sun glasses, a map or GPS system, and we would definitely make sure to fill our car up with gasoline before we hit the road.

If we take the time to pack road trip essentials for an awesome road trip, what are we intentionally packing for our becoming journey? We only have one life—this isn’t a dress rehearsal and we don’t get a do-over. Our past doesn’t define us—we learn from every curve and bend in the road and continue on the journey becoming who God made us to be. From where we are today, right now, we can intentionally pack tools and resources on our journey that will help us grow so that we’re always blooming, always becoming.

Below you’ll find several resources to get you started! Here you’ll find links to devotionals, blogs, communities, books, and tools that are incredible resources to tap into, learn and grow from, and that will encourage, empower and equip you on your becoming journey. You may have other resources that you love that aren’t listed here and that’s awesome! Share some of your favorites in the comments below! We’re in this together…we are becoming. What road trip essentials will you pack for the journey today?

Devotional Resources: 

She Reads Truth: She Reads Truth is an organization helping women be in the Word and be changed by the Word.

IF:Equip: IF:Equip is a free, daily study resource that allows women to engage with Scripture, hear from leaders, and converse about how it applies to their lives. It connects women via the web, but it can also be used as a Bible study tool for small groups.

Proverbs 31 Ministries: Proverbs 31 Ministries is a non-denominational, non-profit Christian ministry that seeks to lead women into a personal relationship with Christ.

Leadership Resources:

Jenni Catron: Jenni Catron is a writer, speaker, and leadership expert committed to helping others lead from their extraordinary best.

The John Maxwell Company: The John Maxwell Company inspires, challenges and equips leaders to live out leadership.

Check out leadership books here.

BecomingMe.TV Series:

Your Story Matters

Anchored: 11 Ways To Hold Fast On The Journey

Unmasked: Real Women. Real Confessions. Real Life.

Lionhearted: Awakening The Warrior Within

The Becoming Woman’s Manifesto

Home: Discovering Home This Christmas Wherever You Are

Becoming A Woman In Gold

Blank Space: What’s Yours?

March Madness: Learning How To Thrive In The Midst Of The Crazy

Declutter: Discover What’s Most Important

Communities: 

Known Nashville: Known is an organization in Nashville, TN, that seeks to create a place for women to be known & be loved.

People of the Second Chance: People of the Second Chance champions second chances & helps launch comebacks in life.

Freedom Movement: Real women with real stories creating a community to help liberate broken women to walk into a life of victory.

She Rises: A gathering of women from all different backgrounds united in a love for God and a desire to change the world.

Mercy Multiplied: Mercy Multiplied is a nonprofit Christian organization dedicated to helping young women break free from life-controlling behaviors and situations, including eating disorders, self-harm, drug and alcohol addictions, unplanned pregnancy, depression, sexual abuse, and sex trafficking. We hope to help every woman we serve experience God’s unconditional love, forgiveness, and life-transforming power.

Edmon Co.: Cortney Edmonson partners with people providing hope by featuring stories of people who have faced and overcome some of life’s most unbearable circumstances.

Blogs:

Wildflower in the Weeds: Rebekah shares the hope of something bright through real stories of marriage, motherhood & ministry.

Refine & Restore: Refine & Restore is a blog pouring out R&R for the heart and soul.

Time Management Tips & Tricks:

Breaking Busy: How To Find Peace & Purpose In A World Of Crazy by Alli Worthington

The Best Yes: Making Wise Decisions In The Midst Of Endless Demands by Lysa Terkeurst

The Fringe Hours: Making Time For You by Jessica N. Turner

College Gals: 

Delight: Delight invites college women into Christ-centered community that fosters vulnerability & transforms stories.

All The Single Ladies:

The Single Woman: New York Times best-selling author and speaker Mandy Hale is affectionately known around the world as “The Single Woman.” Mandy encourages women to live their best lives and to never, ever settle.

Women In Ministry:

Leading & Loving It: Leading & Loving It is a ministry dedicated to equipping, connecting, and impacting pastors’ wives and women in ministry.

ProjectWOW: ProjectWOW exists to promote conversation, community & resources for Women of Worship!

Warrior Chicks:

Lisa Bevere: Lisa is an international speaker, best-selling author, and co-founder of Messenger International.

Holly Wagner: Holly and her husband, Philip, co-pastor the Oasis Church – a growing, relevant, multi-cultural, multi-generational church located in Los Angeles. She is the founder of GodChicks.

Check out more warrior chicks resources here.

Stories:

Meet women just like you and hear their story & how they’re becoming who God made them to be here.

Becoming Event:

On April 11, 2016 we hosted the first Becoming Event at Church of Hope in Ocala, Florida! Watch the teaching here.

Author: Emily B. Cummins

Emily Cummins is a University of Florida & College of Central Florida grad who is passionate about partnering with people to become who they were made to be. Emily is the Online Campus Pastor at Church of Hope in Ocala, Florida. She’s passionate about storytelling, good cups of coffee, and jamming to country music. And most importantly, she’s passionately pursuing becoming the woman God made her to be.

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