God Met Me // Resources from [TRVA Cru Fall Retreat]

Hey sweet friends! We absolutely loved women’s time at Fall Retreat this year, and we hope you did too. Doesn’t it always feel like we could use about an hour or two more in those discussion groups?? We would have loved to have sat down with each of you, with a cup of coffee or tea in hand, and hear your stories more deeply.

Maybe you should do that this week with some of your friends on campus! Seriously, it takes someone to initiate and be vulnerable… why not you?

For those of you who weren’t there, the theme of our morning was “God Met Me” — and we highlighted a variety of topics where different staff women shared ways that God has met them in different parts of their stories. From loneliness to injustice and everything in between, we had a chance to consider what God says about those things, what He does, and how we can respond in light of that.

Here are some further resources for each of YOU as you continue to dive deeper into what God has to say – books & articles from other godly men and women, Instagram accounts to follow, and podcasts to listen to.  This weekend, take some time away, and sit down with one of these things – journal, process, ask God what he might continue to teach you! Don’t let “what happens at Fall Retreat stay at Fall Retreat…”! He’s with you now, just like he was then. Lots of love to you… and enjoy these recommendations!

God Met Me [theme//in general]

  • Book: Unseen by Sara Hagerty
  • Book: Nothing to Prove by Jennie Allen
  • Book: Simply Tuesday by Emily Freeman
  • Book: When Life & Beliefs Collide by Carolyn Custis James

God Met Me in My Loneliness

  • Sermon: Gospel in Life by Tim Keller, “Friendship”
  • Instagram: @soulscripts [she touches on way more issues than just loneliness!]
  • Book: Uninvited by Lisa TerKeurst
  • Book: Loneliness by Elisabeth Elliot
  • Book: Seated with Christ by Heather Holleman
  • Article: Desiring God, “Six Ways your Phone is Changing You”

God Met Me in My Singleness

God Met Me in My Dating Relationship/Marriage

God Met Me in My Shame as I Fought for Purity

  • Book: Create in Me a Pure Heart by Steve & Kathy Gallagher
  • Book: Living Free by Ben Bennett, Brett Butcher, and Dr. Ted Roberts (Pure Desire Ministries)
  • Book: Sex and the Single Christian Girl by Marian Ellis Jordan
  • Pure Desire Ministries Resources
  • I’m Living Free Resources for Accountability, Working Through Pain, Locking Down & more
  • Article: Jessica Harris, “To the Woman Addicted to Porn”
  • Resources by Joy Pedrow

God Met Me when I saw Injustices in the World

God Met Me when My Life Fell Apart

God Met Me when My Life Didn’t Go As Planned

  • Book: Shattered Dreams by Larry Crabb
  • Book: Just Do Something by Kevin DeYoung
  • Book: Every Bitter Thing is Sweet by Sara Hagerty
  • Any books by Elisabeth Elliot
  • Book: Anything by Jennie Allen

God Met Me Downloadable Art

  • Remember what God has done in your own life by downloading one of these “God Met Me” prints – or saving it as your background on your phone! He is the God who SEES and KNOWS you… and loves you! Be encouraged!
  • Downloadable Print 
  • Phone Background

Enjoy digging deeper & leaning into God — and comment below with other recommendations! We’d love to hear!

Stay awake, and be free! xoxo