NAS: Resources, yo!

Wow... I did not super prepare this week.  There must be something in the water, because Miss Morgan was a'struggling, too! :)  It's all about what things (books, music, etc) help you stay close to the Lord!  I am always on the lookout for new books and things, I can't wait to read everyone's posts.

One of my absolute fave books:

Captivating by John and Stasi Eldridge really get into what makes us... us.  The heart of a woman is really explored, and it helped me a lot when I was in college.  Hmm... maybe I should reread it.  And their guy "version" Wild At Heart.

I have mentioned this before, but, I enjoy He Speaks to You by Sister Helena Burns, FSP.
This is a daily devotional where each month discusses a different topic that pertains to young women.  You can go in order, or just pick a month and start depending on what topic is on your heart.  Each day there is a bible verse and quote to ponder, an activity and a topic to journal.  It really hits all areas of prayer and reflection.  Seriously, you've got to check it out!

I have to say, when I brought this topic up to Morgan, I wasn't necessarily thinking that the resources had to be specifically related to our singlehood. ha. I don't know why?!  So, the next few are just my ways to stay close to the Lord in general. :)  But, if you need more inspiration for good things, please check out Raquel's AWESOME list! :)  It looks like I will be dusting of my Kindle quiiiiite soon. :)

There was a time when I prayed the Liturgy of the Hours all.of.the.time.  I was intimidated by LOH when I first heard about it in college, so it was years later before I actually cracked one open and prayed it.  It's incredible, you guys.
My well love prayer book in all it's glory.
I have been slacking recently, but it's been on my heart to start up again.  Mart just gave me The Everyday Catholic's Guide to the Liturgy of the Hours and it has rejuvenated me to start praying again.  

This will help you understand LOH if you have never prayed it or to refocus you on it's beauty if you are an LOH junkie. :)  You guys, really consider it!  I love to be able to hold the prayer book in my hands, but their are tons of options for tablets/iPads/phones if that's more your style.  It's SO much easier to pray it now more than ever.  Let me know what you think once you start praying!

Similar to what I said about my fave ways to pray... adoration, praise and worship (!!!) and listening to music.  Audrey Assad and Matt Maher always fill my heart up.

These are the things that help to keep me focused on the Lord.  As Natalie mentioned, it's also great to surround yourself with good, holy friends.  Ones that will challenge you and build you up.  And,  of course all of the amazing blogs that I read.  Yours, and of course all the marrieds. :)  I learn so much and am inspired by reading about others' lives.  It's just really, really awesome. 

What about you?  How do you stay close to the Lord?!

Envy and Singlehood
(Interpret as you like...)

August 13:
Talking about our challenge!
What steps did you take to meeting new people?
Or getting to know a religious community more?
I can't WAIT to hear about your experiences.


Be sure to link up at Morgan's!  See you next week!


  1. I am a LOTH junkie but I have also kind of fallen and have been trying to refocus myself so I will definitely be checking out that book.

    I am familiar with He speaks to you since you first recommended it and I really do love it.

  2. That LOH book was awesome; I just read/reviewed it.

  3. Hi, Jen! I am so glad you posted He Speaks to You! I actually met Sr. Helena, and she is lovely. I need to get that book on my shelf. :)


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