Move Toward the Mess Wrap Up and Resources

Move Toward the Mess: Wrap Up & Resources

I hope you’ve enjoyed this series as much as I have. But all good things must come to an end, so here is the Move Toward the Mess Wrap Up & Resources post which includes a free for a limited time additional resource for you as you take your first steps toward whatever mess hurts your heart!

Get Caught Up

If you’ve missed any of the posts in this series you can get caught up here. We started out talking about how we can make a kingdom investment with our God-given worth and how our identity shapes that investment. Then, we had three inspiring stories from friends of mine who are moving toward messes! Then we discussed how we need to do what we can so God can do what He does. Part way through this series, I had the opportunity to offer hugs, hand-holding, and hope to a family navigating the mess of grief. Then Hurricane Harvey hit Houston and I couldn’t help but look for some ways we can learn from those helpers who showed up in droves. Finally, last week I shared 6 steps I think we all need to go through to create a solid strategy for moving toward the mess.

Wisely Investing Our Worth

Identity Influences Investment

Prison Ministry with Carmen Horne

Racial Reconciliation with Kathie Harris

Pregnancy Resources Center with Martha Merritt

Possibilities Not Practicalities

Hugs, Hand-Holding, and Hope

Lessons from Harvey’s Helpers

6 Steps for Moving Toward the Mess


Additional Resources

Here are the links to several blog posts written by some of my blogging friends about moving toward the mess I’ve found particularly inspiring.

God Bless the Whole World – No Exceptions by Michele Morin 

5 Breakthrough Lessons I Learned About Serving by Braidey LeNae 

5 Tips for Having a Servant Heart by Michelle Bengtson 

Do Your Words Add to the Suffering of Others and Will You Expose Your Imperfections? by Maree Dee 

When Life Looks Uncertain, Jesus is the Way by Betsy DeCruz 

Homeless and Us – Survivors Together by Lisa Burgess 

Celebrate Recovery:  The Most Honest Hour of My Week by Lisa Moore

Free For a Limited Time

Finally, if you haven’t already, I highly encourage you to read John Hambrick’s book Move Toward the Mess, which was the inspiration for this series with the group you gather. Start a group and read it together. along with the Companion Bible Study I’ve written for you. My prayer is that you would find inspiration for your own move as you dig deeper into Scripture and study how Jesus Moved Toward the Mess. Plus there are some pretty Scripture cards and a play list of songs you can download for additional motivation.

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For a limited time you can download this 47 page in-depth resource for free. Simply join the growing community at My Messy Desk by subscribing to our e-mail list. Bonus: You’ll continue to receive even more inspiration.

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Move Toward the Mess Wrap Up and Resources


Linking Up With

For more encouragement please join the discussions on these fabulous blog link ups – Suzanne EllerThought Provoking ThursdaySusan B. MeadFaith Filled FridayGrace and TruthFaith and Fellowship FridayGrace and Truth FridayGood Morning MondaySoul SurvivalMonday MusingsRah Rah Link UpTell His StoryWoman to Woman WednesdayWomen With Intention WednesdaySitting Among FriendsTestimony TuesdayPlanting Roots, and Fresh Market Friday.

13 thoughts on “Move Toward the Mess: Wrap Up & Resources

  1. Liz, what a great series this has been: the real deal.
    Thanks for sharing the link to my review of Deidra Riggs’s great book. It truly is a resource for moving toward the mess in ways that are helpful and redemptive.
    Blessings to you!

  2. Liz,

    Thank you for this inspiring series and the shout out to two of my blog posts. It is 5:30 am I can’t sleep. I keep pondering the messes in my life that I then to move towards but keep putting off. I am heading over to read a few more posts that you wrote for a little help.

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