030 – Balancing Hope And Realism
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This week Alex Lessler, Ashleigh Rich, and Kimberly Pasley talk about how to balance hope and expectation in the midst of a tenuous new year when no one knows what to expect. They draw from real-life examples and give practical tips from their own experiences.

— Recommended Reading to Dig Deeper —

Rhythms of Renewal by Rebecca Lyons or The Next Right Thing by Emily Freeman. When you are overwhelmed by the amount of stuff in front of you and don’t know where to begin, these are a great place to start. https://amzn.to/2LfLupK https://t.ly/p5KV

Turn My Mourning into Dancing by Henri Nouwen. Really any book he wrote would bless you in this arena. He consistently writes introspectively on internal healing. https://amzn.to/39p56zr

The Gifts of Imperfection by Brene Brown. If you want to jump into vulnerability, Brene wrote the book on it. Her language is a bit raw and unfiltered but the principles are worth exploring. https://amzn.to/3shlRWc

Soul Keeping by John Ortberg. We started out 2020 with a series that relied heavily on this book. Slowing down to take in what God is doing and saying is something we all need to embrace. https://t.ly/Xqs4

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B4Church provides recommendations for books, podcasts, and other resources as a service to our congregation and the community at large. These resources will not always reflect B4’s theology, values, or doctrinal positions on controversial issues. The views and opinions expressed in recommended books, articles, and other resources are those of the authors or guests and do not necessarily reflect the convictions of B4Church or The FourSquare Church in general. If you have any questions about this disclaimer, please contact CarolAnne Tsai, Adult Ministries Resource Coordinator.