In my last post, we talked a bit about the surprising ways God connects with us. This idea -– that God can meet us, connect with us, and teach us within the context of our everyday lives – is one of the key ideas driving my new series for women: Flourishing Faith.
Each Flourishing Faith book is a hybrid between a Bible study and a devotional guide . . . with a whole lot of spiritual disciplines and creative encounters with God mixed in. In each 30-day Flourishing Faith adventure, you’ll dive into Scripture to study a specific theme (the first two books focus on cultivating one’s character and enriching one’s marriage). Along with studying God’s Word, you’ll find other “surprising” experiences that help you stay connected to God as you explore the book’s theme: worship, prayer, pondering (thinking through key theological ideas), journaling, using symbols or objects to help you connect with Biblical ideas, memorizing or meditating on Scripture, discussing key ideas with others, contemplative reading of Scripture, creating things (poems, crafts, simple art projects, etc.), and direct real-life application. Each of these experiences or activities takes 5 to 15 minutes and you have several options for each day. So, for example, you could do three experiences spread throughout a given day – or on a busy day you could select just one.
I’m so excited to share this book series with you! The series launches in July and will include free, downloadable leader guides for use in a small group or women’s ministry setting. If the Flourishing Faith series interests you, stay tuned for more info. I’ll have more to share in the coming month.