Every small group has a different DNA made up of interests, needs, desires, passions, and perspectives. Selecting a curriculum is not as easy as slipping on a one-size-fits-all t-shirt. In fact, choosing a Bible study can be the most difficult part when launching any small group.
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On far too many days I read the Bible and don’t connect. It feels flat. Cold. Distant. The pages may contain timeless tales, but they feel boring. Flat. Stiff. They feel written endless miles away, in distant cultures, far off lands, a way of life I can’t relate to no matter how I try.
Some days I slam the book shut, hoping, praying the next time will be better. Continue Reading...
I am humbled, honored, and downright thrilled to announce that Scouting the Divine: My Search for God in Wine, Wool, and Wild Honey has entered into its 5th printing! To celebrate, I wanted to give a few extra special gifts. Continue Reading...
If we’re connected on social media, you may have heard that I was diagnosed with cancer and have been on a challenging journey.
To be completely honest, I was really unsure where the path would lead. I felt like my world hadn’t only turned upside-down, but it turned inside out. Nothing really felt safe and the last thing that I wanted to be was even more vulnerable than I already felt during the brutal treatments.
So I made the decision to focus on what God was speaking to me during that time and spend as many seconds as I possibly could with my family. The trade off was that I didn’t post updates about my treatments or details about my suffering. I didn’t want anyone to feel sorry for me and even though I felt so many people #prayforzero and was so touched by the outpouring of love- I also felt a little guilty.
Would people think that I was sharing because I wanted attention? Cancer does crazy things sometimes. But, in hindsight, there was something else that prevented me from sharing, too. Continue Reading...
Your Bible study and small group are moving along. You’re diving into Scripture. You’re getting to know each other better. People are opening up. You’re having Aha! moments through the teaching and homework. But now you’ve scooted your way toward the end of the study.
What if joy is more than you imagined? What if we could really know the right things to say or do when our friends face difficult circumstances? Continue Reading...