Our lives have been interrupted, but this is a time when we can focus on the things that matter most, a time for growth and beauty. So for each day in the next 2 weeks, I’m giving you something you can read or listen to—a blog post, podcast, recording, book—that can help you slow down and go deep in some way.
Day 1 | Blog: A Rule of Life
Something I’ve been cultivating is a rule of life, a rhythm of spiritual disciplines. These next couple of weeks are a great time to lean into it even more! If the idea of a rule of life is new to you, here’s something I wrote a couple months ago to give you some ideas to help you start your own.
Day 2 | Podcast: Bridgetown Church Series on Scripture (You can also find this on Spotify.)
This series on the Bible is all the yeses and wows. I’m seriously going to listen to it again and again.
Day 3 | Book: The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry, by John Mark Comer
This book is life changing. And with everything that’s happening, it feels as though this is our moment to fully embrace and live out this message.
Day 4 | Music: Bach’s Unaccompanied Cello Suites, performed by Yo-Yo Ma
You can never listen to Yo-Yo Ma playing Bach’s Unaccompanied Cello Suites too many times in your lifetime. You just can’t.
Day 5 | Blog: God’s Presence in Our Suffering
This is the story of my lupus diagnosis and how God reshaped my faith. (If you’d rather listen to it, you can do that here.)
Day 6 | Podcast: Ask NT Wright Anything
N.T. Wright. What more do I need to say? Except that at the end of some episodes, he sings a song and plays the guitar. I mean, how cool is that?
Day 7 | Music: Universalis, by Hammock
Hammock is my favorite thing to listen to when I want to read, write, pray, and create.
Day 8 | Church: Central Assembly’s YouTube Channel
For such a time as this, technology and the internet are a blessing. If you don’t have a church home (or if your church doesn’t have the capabilities to do online streaming of services), you can check out my church’s YouTube channel. (Bonus: my pastor’s a rocket scientist! I’m not kidding!)
Day 9 | Blog: Why I Threw Out My Five-Year Plan
If you’re worried about how current events may affect your five-year plan, this one’s for you!
Day 10 | Podcast: Go + Tell Gals
This podcast is for women running on mission. These episodes aren’t your typical “You got this!” messages. They are a beautiful, weekly dose of depth + practicality + encouragement.
Day 11 | Book: The Lord of the Rings Trilogy
I had to put at least one novel on the list! I’m reading through this for the first time and I’m regretting that fact I never read it before!
Day 12 | Music: Sleeping At Last Enneagram
A bit of self discovery set to beautiful music? Yes, please!
Day 13 | Podcast: The Office Ladies
Laughter and joy are important. Just as I wanted add at least one novel to the list, I also wanted to add something fun.
Day 14 | Music: What a Wonderful World, performed by Anderson & Roe
If you need a moment to take your eyes off the darkness and see some light, here you go!