July Book Club | Cultivate: A Grace-Filled Guide to Growing an Intentional Life
by Lara Casey
I CAN NOT tell you the thousands of calls I've taken over the years from women who feel like they have failed their families, their employers, and themselves because they are not perfect. If what they believe is true, there is an epidemic of inadequacy. But guess what... it's not true.
Women, listen up: A full, loving, fulfilling life IS possible without perfection. Perfection is a myth you don't have to buy into. But I tell you this all the time...
I chose my July book club, Cultivate, because author, business owner, and mom to three Lara Casey offers sound and grace-filled advice: “We can’t do it all, and do it well. But, we can choose to cultivate what matters.” Gee, how familiar does that sound?
Lara and I speak the same language. The language of women called to work in God's garden of life.
Part encouragement anthem and part practical guide, Cultivate offers wisdom from God’s Word alongside lessons Lara has learned in her garden. Woven throughout, is her personal story that helps release readers from the pressure to achieve and gives them freedom to move from planning to planting a meaningful legacy. “It’s in the imperfect—the mess of the dirt--that good things grow,” Casey reminds readers. “Peonies grow through the dirt, and so do we.”
Readers will learn to embrace the season they’re in, finding balance as they interact in fresh ways with their current life scenarios, with God, and in the communities where they are planted.
I like this author! We are kindred spirits.