{Rooted} “Love Idol” Study – Chapters 2, 3 & 4: Clout, Conviction & Mudpies

Hello Rooted Ladies,

This week we are diving into another week of studying “Love Idol” by Jennifer Dukes Lee. This book is revealing a lot of Love Idols in my life and in my heart. Idols that are preventing me from feeling and seeing God’s love for me. And more importantly, the idols are hindering my relationship with Christ and what he wants for my life. I am so thankful to Jennifer for writing this book.

Let’s jump in.

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{Rooted}: “Restless” Study – Chapters 18, 19 & 20: Threads, Purpose & Shrinking

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Hello Rooted Ladies,

Welcome to our latest study of “Restless” by Jennie Allen. We are discussing chapters 18, 19 and 20. So if you’ve made it this far in “Restless,” you know we are wading in the deep end — super deep end. We’ve left the shallow waters of finding our purpose in God’s will in chapter one.

Seriously though, each chapter has artfully shed light on on how we all fit together in God’s plan and how our unique experiences, passions and pains are all threads for our special purpose. And in this latest set of chapters, Allen talks about what’s holding us back from fulfilling our purpose especially when we have a glimpse of what it could be.

For me, this book has already made me take steps in the direction in which I’m being pulled. God is having things I need being miraculously provided and support given. God is good. I pray you are having experiences that put you closer to understanding all of your threads. Let’s jump in.

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{Rooted} “Restless” Study – Chapters 12, 13, & 14: Threads of Gifts, Suffering & Places

Hello Rooted Ladies,

Happy Ash Wednesday! It is fitting that we are discussing “Restless” on the first day of Lent!

I hope you all are enjoying this study as much as I am. I am finding that the questions Allen gives us for our journal is really making me engage with the material in a whole new way. The questions are helping me go deeper and become closer to God.  This week we are discussing Chapters 12, 13, and 14. Can you believe we are halfway through? Let’s jump in. Continue reading

{Rooted} “Restless” Study – Chapters 9, 10, & 11: The Project, Immovable Fabric, & the Starting Place

Hello Rooted Ladies,

This week, my awesome co-leader, Karina Allen, developed the discussion questions for our study of “Restless”  by Jennie Allen. I have posted them below.

Chapter 9: The Project

Yeah, so this chapter brought some tears. I just think that I am a bit overwhelmed at what God might show me in this whole process of sorting through my threads. On page 75, Allen talks about God untangling our souls, stories, gifts, etc… I LOVE that! I often make a mess when I try to figure things out on my own or try to make something happen. Continue reading

{Rooted} “Restless” Study – Chapters 6, 7 & 8: Pleasing God, A Parable, & The Process

Hello Rooted Ladies,

Well, we are now starting to get into the thick of understanding why we are “restless” and how to determine if our dreams and visions are our own selfish thoughts or for God’s will and purpose. For me, this book is already ten times more useful than many books about finding your purpose because Allen actually gives us questions to ask ourselves to probe deeper. And her own struggles with knowing whether her vocational ministry was out of her own arrogance or even fear rather than God’s will really helps to illuminate the tension between the two. Most of us wonder if our goals are really God’s plans for our lives or our own selfish desires. Continue reading