In Full Bloom: Finding the Grace and Grit to Thrive Wherever You're Planted

In Full Bloom: Finding the Grace and Grit to Thrive Wherever You're Planted

by Claire Swinarski

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What do you do when you feel stuck and your life takes a detour from your grand plan?

Claire Swinarski, founder of The Catholic Feminist podcast, says that even if your life is not where you wanted it to be or you are in a time of transition or discomfort, God has planted you right where you are for a reason. In Full Bloom inspires you to see God’s grace at work and discover for yourself the grit and practical strategies to thrive no matter what life has thrown your way.

When your dreams don’t match reality, you have several choices:

You can wait for your situation to change.

You can leap blindly from change to change until something sticks.

Or you can do as Claire Swinarski suggests—thrive.

In Full Bloom explores strategies for thriving and experiencing God’s grace even when you’re not exactly living the dream. Searching for a career post-college? Longing for excitement while feeling trapped someplace miserable? Single and dreaming of a family? Enjoying a fantastic job in a great city but grappling with feelings of loneliness? No matter where you are, Swinarski offers a game plan for pinpointing what’s not working in your life, making strategic changes, and developing habits that will sustain you no matter what challenges the future holds.

Swinarski blends vulnerability, hard-hitting wake-up calls, and practical wisdom as she shares her own struggles, inspires with stories from TheCatholic Feminist podcast community, and offers “soul-care” exercises to help you discover the faith and grit to grow into the life you’ve always hoped for.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781646800261
Publisher: Ave Maria Press
Publication date: 10/16/2020
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 128
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Claire Swinarski is the author of books for both adults and children, including Girl, Arise! A former FOCUS missionary and University of Wisconsin Badger, Swinarski's work has been featured in Radiant magazine, Blessed Is She, FemCatholic, The Washington Post, Good Housekeeping, Seventeen, Verily, America, and many other publications. She's also the host of The Catholic Feminist podcast, a top-ranked spirituality show with almost two million downloads. She lives outside of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, with her husband and two children.

Table of Contents

Introduction ix

Part 1 Planning Your Garden

1 Stuck in the Mud 3

2 Looking under the Soil 13

Part 2 Planting Your Seeds

3 Developing Good Routines 23

4 Planting a Perspective 33

Part 3 A Rooted Life

5 Putting Down Roots 43

6 Planting Fellowship 55

Part 4 Bursting into Bloom

7 Happy for Now vs. Joy Eternal 71

8 Embracing the Seasons 83

Conclusion 93

Acknowledgments 97

Appendix: Recipes 99

Notes 109

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