Cultivate: A Grace-Filled Guide to Growing an Intentional

Cultivate: A Grace-Filled Guide to Growing an Intentional A guide to embracing imperfect progress and making what matters happen, little by littleWomen often feel like they have to have it all together in order to live a meaningful life Instead they feel inadequate, overwhelmed, paralyzed by fear and insecurity, and are exhausted simply trying to figure out where to begin The secret to living a flourishing life isn t in engineering the perfect circumstances or having it all together The secret is in the small, says author and speaker Lara Casey It s easier than you think to cultivate what matters It all starts with a tiny seed Welcome to the journey of getting messy in the rich soil of possibility embracing imperfect, grace filled progress to grow a life of joyWritten as part encouragement anthem and part practical guide, Cultivate equips women to uncover and take action on goals that simplify life Lara s signature goal gardening steps release them from the pressure to achieve and gives them freedom to move from planning to planting Readers will walk through each season, finding balance as they interact in fresh ways with their current life scenarios, with God, and in the communities where they are planted You don t have to be perfect you just have to plant As you open this book, you are making a decision to leave the dry soil behind You will lean in and unrush your life And in the process you will unearth your purpose Special features includeGoal Gardening Stepsan eight week Fruitful Goal Gardening Guide with questions for small groupsGardeningto start your own real life flower or vegetable gardenFind the joy and the freedom that comes in cultivating Cultivate your faith Don t fertilize the fear And watch how your life flourishes in the days ahead

10 thoughts on “Cultivate: A Grace-Filled Guide to Growing an Intentional Life

  1. Katie Katie says:

    I took a chance on this book as an audiobook because Audible included it in their Black Friday sale And then I actually tracked down the Audible return process to give it back The main problem was that I was listening to it while concurrently reading Hannah Anderson s Humble Roots Both books come from a supposedly Chr

  2. Christy Christy says:

    What a beautiful, life giving book from the joyful Lara Casey This book came into my life just when I needed it most however, it is one of those books that will meet you where you are, in whatever season of life you are in As a self described unlikely gardener, Lara uses gardening and other metaphors from nature to describe

  3. Donna Donna says:

    I liked the idea of this book I also loved, loved all the gardening references I m big on gardening and I could relate to those analogies In that way, this book spoke my language But this feltlike a talk I d hear in church, and less like a book This book is very positive and it brings in how important faith is in living a peaceful

  4. Scout Collins Scout Collins says:

    This book should really be called Cultivate A God Filled Guide to Growing a Prayerful LifeLike her other book, Cultivate is smack full of God , prayer , and tons of Bible quotes As a non Christian this was completely unappealing and became irritating Casey seems to view anyone who isn t a devoted Christian a charity case who needs to find

  5. Rebekah Rebekah says:

    This book was so good So many of the chapters were talking about things I desperately needed to hear and be reminded of One of the last chapters about cultivating fruitful friendships was something I especially needed to read I highlighted a lot in the book and plan to re read this again in the near future.

  6. Danica Danica says:

    This book was everything I needed this year I read it over the space of about 4 months I used it as my Sunday book and each time I picked it up I needed that particular message so badly I don t think it s one I would read quickly because It would be a little too much and not allow for time to digest what was standing out.

  7. Aria Aria says:

    This was good Not 100% about her theology or her view of the Will of God, but still, a really good read.

  8. Jessi Payne Jessi Payne says:

    More gardening analogies than you ll know what to do with Each one is super beautiful in its own way.

  9. Annie Annie says:

    I don t know what it was about this book, but I just could not get into it Maybe it was all the gardening references that I just can t relate to in any way, or maybe it was the cheesy, lackluster writing style either way, I just couldn t wait for this book to be over That being said, I would recommend this book to anyone who is feeling a little bogged down with life, a lit

  10. Amory Skaggs Amory Skaggs says:

    Cultivate is such a beautiful book Lara is incredibly real and hopeful in her story that she weaves throughout her gardening metaphors This timely book is about going against the culture that is normal and taking the time to really tend to things that matter Gardens don t happen over night and she reminds us that a life worth living doesn t either It takes time, energy, persisten

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