Resources to Face Discouragement
CBE has a whole series of articles that will give you the tools to respond to discouragement that can come from the people around you.
Leaving a high-flying job in consulting, Angela Lee Duckworth took a job teaching math to seventh graders in a New York public school. She quickly realized that IQ wasn't the only thing separating the successful students from those who struggled. Here, she explains her theory of "grit" as a predictor of success.
AWL is aware that Angela has a book as well. Feel free to check it out!
Contemplation has long been a part of Christianity. Here are two websites where you can access resources to learn Christian meditation or to find a spiritual director:
Note that we have chosen two centers that have benefited by and provided help for many Free Methodists.