Do you remember the other day I told you about the group I was co-leading and the book we were studying? Well, here’s a little update: How exciting is this? By the end of launch day, we had 20 members! I really didn’t want the day to end. Can I say a huge thank-you if you’ve joined us? It’s been fun getting to know people, and a little overwhelming too (in a good way) to read some of your comments. I’m glad you feel so at-home in our Facebook community.
If you’re starting to feel like you’re missing out on all the fun, you can come and join us here. We now have 35 women, ready and waiting to start a study of “Unglued: Making Wise Choices in the Midst of Raw Emotions” by Lysa TerKeurst. Lysa is a bestselling author. She helps everyday women (that’ll be me then, and the ones who’ve joined our group) to live out their faith, but she doesn’t just talk about it: She puts her faith into action. Lysa and her husband have adopted 2 boys from Liberia, inspiring their community to adopt 45 children from the same orphanage.
Have I lost anybody yet? I’ll be honest. If I was reading this written by someone else, I might be switching off now and wondering how someone like me could identify with someone like her who’s done so much. But I’ve read the start of “Unglued”, and she actually comes across as very approachable – a woman with similar struggles to mine, and with the same passion – to glorify God in the way she reacts to them; to make wise choices, even when her raw emotions come to the surface.
If that’s wetted your appetite, here’s our plan for the next 2 months (you’ll find Jess’s posts here on her blog):
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9 Oct: Chapter 1, Sarah.
12 Oct: Chapter 2, Jess.
16 Oct: Chapter 3, Sarah.
19 Oct: Chapter 4, Jess.
23 Oct: Recap posts from both of us.
26 Oct: Chapter 5, Sarah.
30 Oct: Chapter 6, Jess.
2 Nov: Chapter 7, Sarah.
6 Nov: Chapter 8, Jess.
9 Nov: Recap posts from both of us.
13 Nov: Chapter 9, Sarah.
16 Nov: Chapter 10, Jess.
20 Nov: Chapter 11, Sarah.
23 Nov: Chapter 12, Jess.
27 Nov: Closing posts from both of us.
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So that’s what your Tuesdays and Fridays might look like, and if you’re in the Facebook group, you can chat with us in between times too. What do you think?