Day 29 :: Resources

on October 29, 2011 in 31 Days of Courage, Giveaways with 12 comments by

The month has all too quickly ticked away. Just like that, we have woven our way through 28 days of courageous stories and moments. I am a changed girl. Your comments and thoughts and emails have blessed me in ways you will never know. And somehow I feel like we are just getting started…

Hopefully these won’t be our last brave conversations. And I pray that some of these truths have stuck solidly to your heart.

As the month ends, I wanted to share with you some great resources / links / ideas to help you continue to down this path and make sure you’ve got all the discount codes together in one place [in case you wanna do some last minute shopping before the 31st].

To Read

Waking the Dead by John Eldredge
Path of Loneliness by Elizabeth Elliot
A Million Miles in a Thousand Years by Donald Miller
Mr. Gary’s 31 days of scary hope  [I've cried. Twice.] A Chance to Die by Elizabeth Elliot
The Dip by Seth Godin
The War of Art by Steven Pressfield
The Rabbit Room

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To Hear

Songs that make me feel brave [and the comments are amazing] Circuit Riders Podcast

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Discounts & BIG THANKS

SweetAftonStudio :: 10% off using the code ANNIEBLOGS2011 until Oct 31

Bit O Whimsey :: 10% off using the code ANNIEBLOGS2011 until Oct 31

Printable Scripture :: 31% off using the code ANNIEBLOGS2011 until Oct 31

Artsyville :: 10% off using the code ANNIEBLOGS2011 until Oct 31

Considering Lilies [today's giveaway!] :: 20% off using the code courage20 until Nov 5

Also thanks to GloryHaus and SignedbyAnge for the giveaways and thanks to The Nester for planting this idea in my head and giving my the encouragement to actually do it.

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Where you can find Annie

Annie’s book

Annie’s facebook

Annie’s twitter

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For our final giveaway, sweet Kate at Considering Lilies is offering an 8×10 of this print to one lucky AnnieBlogs reader [as well as the discount listed above for, well, the rest of us].

I think this print is a PERFECT way to end the month, don’t you?

All you have to do to enter the giveaway is leave a comment [with a working email address] and answer this question:

What have you learned this month about courage?

Also, if you have more resource ideas, leave that in the comments as well! Great music, great books, great movies, great products… whatever might help us in our quest to be brave- share on!

You can actually enter this giveaway TWICE – once to leave a comment and a second one saying that you liked the Considering Lilies facebook page.

You have until I wake up Monday morning [around 8am Scotland time, 3am EDT, 2am CDT, midnight PDT] to enter.

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Thank you so much. This month has been a gift to me. I’m so grateful that we were on this journey together.

12 comments

  1. ~VA~
    posted on Oct 29, 2011 at 7:29 AM  |  reply

    This month I have learned that courage is not doing what it would be hard for another person to do, but rather doing what it would be hard for me to do. Courage can look different for everyone

  2. posted on Oct 29, 2011 at 7:49 AM  |  reply

    I have learned that courage is required even for the small things, and anytime I do something I should be seeking my strength and courage from the Lord. Thanks Annie!
    I also liked Considering Lilies facebook page :)

  3. posted on Oct 29, 2011 at 1:12 PM  |  reply

    Great resources…I have read or am reading several of those books. Great. Stuff.

    I have learned that others like me are learning to be courageous and sometimes it’s just about living the day you were given to the best of your ability and saying YES to things that are scary but so right for you.

  4. posted on Oct 29, 2011 at 1:34 PM  |  reply

    I have learned that often being courageous means being different and being forced out of our comfort zones. I have learned that in order for my courage to be effective and lasting, I have to seek and trust God with all my heart. He will lead me in the right direction.

    Also, inspirational song by Casting Crowns called “Courageous.”

  5. posted on Oct 29, 2011 at 10:17 PM  |  reply

    I really need to go back and read ALL of your posts this month, but I have loved every one I’ve read so far. I’m learning that courage can mean simply being who God called me to be and living boldly for Him every single day. :)

  6. posted on Oct 29, 2011 at 10:19 PM  |  reply

    Life is an adventure to be lived out one day at a time. Doing the hard things makes this life worth living. Being courageous means saying yes to everything He asks us to do.

    Thanks for the series, Annie.

    • Annie
      posted on Nov 01, 2011 at 3:11 AM  |  reply

      Yes. Great answer.

      AND! GUESS WHAT! You ar the winner!! Random.org says it is you! :)

      Check your email on how to get your print in the mail. WHOO HOO!

  7. posted on Oct 30, 2011 at 10:28 AM  |  reply

    I have learned that courage sometimes means saying Yes to things that might scare you. For example, last night instead of sitting on my couch in my sweats and going to bed early. I said Yes to hanging out with some people I didn’t really know for a sweet costume and dance party! It was awkward and uncomfortable a little bit, but I am glad I had the courage to say yes.

    Thanks for the series and the encouragement! It inspired a post of mine!

  8. Angelica
    posted on Oct 30, 2011 at 4:17 PM  |  reply

    I have learned that sometimes you need to step out and do things with God’s help and be bold. I feel that courage and boldness come together and they have been key things that i have been working on since summer, i have LOVED the 31 days of courage, thank-you so much!! <3

  9. posted on Oct 30, 2011 at 5:13 PM  |  reply

    I’ve learned that courage doesn’t always look the same for everyone. For some it may be some huge act (moving to Nashville, changing jobs, etc) but for some it’s just saying a few words. It’s telling someone your story.

    And that, I think, is life-changing. Our courageous acts don’t have to look courageous to others to actually be courageous. When we know what we’re doing is trying our courage, it doesn’t matter what others think.

    You’ve changed the world dear. All by simply telling your story. Magnificent.

  10. posted on Oct 30, 2011 at 8:45 PM  |  reply

    There are so many things I’ve learned from this month of courage. The biggest thing I’ve learned (am learning) is that it takes courage to wait on God. You may know where He is leading you. You may know what the next part of your journey is supposed to look like, but waiting on God’s timing is so important in that journey. It’s a part of growing. And being willing to wait.. And grow. Now THAT is courage.

    I also liked Considering Lilies on Facebook :)

  11. posted on Oct 31, 2011 at 12:25 AM  |  reply

    I have learned that courage is something God provides when you go to the end of your own resources…if you give Him your fear, He will give you His divine courage!!

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