IMG_9898being mom to these munchkins has certainly been life-changing!

When I saw the title for today's build 'em up series, it took me a while to figure out what to write about.  I mean, most life changing resource? There have been so many books, movies, and speakers that have influenced my life over the years that it is incredibly hard to pick just one.

So, I didn't.

All of the books, movies, and speakers that I've experienced have molded me in one way or another. Here are just a few of my most life changing resources:

When I was in college, I read Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World by Joanna Weaver and I felt like someone else got  my innermost struggle about how to serve God yet sit at his feet. 

The first time I watched Beth Moore on a tiny boxed television at a baptist church in Birmingham, I went home feeling all tingly inside. Her passion and knowledge about Christ inspired me. She became a role model to me, and something inside me bloomed that night. I finally felt like I had found the first clue about what I might could do to serve God...one day.

One of my all-time favorite movies is Pride and Prejudice. I wouldn't necessarily say this was my most life-changing resource but every time I hit play and I hear the romantic dance of the piano keys in the movies' score, my heart is captured and drawn into another world, another time. 

This past year, I've really enjoyed reading more of Sally Clarkson's books on parenting. Her advice is helpful and I appreciate her wisdom. Before I became a parent, I thought I knew what I was doing. Now that my girls have showed me the complete opposite, it's been nice to learn from someone that has gone before me and parented with grace.

Since I've begun blogging, my world has expanded. Sitting at home, I feel like I'm chatting with Emily in North Carolina or sitting with Ann on the front porch of The Farm. I am (in)couraged and I've learned to let my light shine. I laugh with my "friends" in Texas and Birmingham and I want to schedule a play date with Kelly.

But, I've also felt very small, almost inadequate at the same time. Blogging has been life-changing for me because it continually teaches me not to compare and that God doesn't call just one person to share his word with the world. Each day that I blog, I'm reminded that he has all given us a story to tell and a unique way to share it.

So, do you see why I couldn't pick just one? What about you, what has been one (or more!) of your most life-changing resources?

Till next time, let your light shine!

Blessings, christen

 

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