Goodbye Summer Challenge!


Throughout the summer, a page at the top of the blog entitled “Summer Challenge” sat, awaiting your clicks. Now that summer is over, I’m taking down the page, which included tips for completing Not of this World’s 2011 Summer Challenge and a print-out version to keep you accountable.

Even though it’s not summer anymore, I still encourage you to take part in the challenge. Whether you take the challenges a day at a time, or a week at a time, I hope you dig deeper in your relationship with God, others, and yourself through the challenges.

In case you are interested in taking part, I’m posting the tips and a link to the print-out version on this blog post.

Tips for some of the challenges:

Share your faith with five people… is a great place to go for advice on sharing your faith and for finding answers to the tough questions you might be asked.

Read Paperdoll by Natalie Lloyd…if you have already read Paperdoll, pick another great devotional book from the list of books Not of this World has reviewed.

Read the entire New Testament…if you start reading around June 23rd and read 4 1/2 chapters a day, you’ll be finished by August 20th. If you want to go at a slower pace, sign up to read it in a year on Bible Gateway.

Avoid sugar for five days a week for a month…here’s a list of low sugar recipes from

Donate money to Samaritan’s Purse…check out the Samaritan’s Purse Gift Catalog for lots of easy, effective ways to help others.

Do 25 sit-ups everyday for a week….if sit-ups just aren’t your thing, try thisten-minute fitness routine on Real Simple.

And here is the Summer 2011 Challenge pdf for you to print. I hope these challenges inspire you to stretch yourself in all areas of your life!


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