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.
Prison Ministry with Carmen Horne
Racial Reconciliation with Kathie Harris
Pregnancy Resources Center with Martha Merritt
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
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.
Linking Up With
For more encouragement please join the discussions on these fabulous blog link ups – Suzanne Eller, Thought Provoking Thursday, Susan B. Mead, Faith Filled Friday, Grace and Truth, Faith and Fellowship Friday, Grace and Truth Friday, Good Morning Monday, Soul Survival, Monday Musings, Rah Rah Link Up, Tell His Story, Woman to Woman Wednesday, Women With Intention Wednesday, Sitting Among Friends, Testimony Tuesday, Planting Roots, and Fresh Market Friday.