Gratitude Day 513

Mon., Sept. 21, 2020

Luke 10:41-42: The Lord answered, “Martha, Martha, you are worried and distracted by many things. One thing is necessary. Mary has chosen the better part. It won’t be taken away from her.”

When I look at my faith journey and think about when I grew the most, it often has been when I’ve participated in a small group of people who wanted to learn more about faith.


Time and time again, I’ve witnessed my faith grow and expand and discover new things when I’m together with a bunch of folks who want to deepen their faith and understanding.

This is what Jesus modeled. It’s a great example for us to replicate.

That’s why I’m so excited to offer a special opportunity for folks who are interested in exploring their faith on a little deeper level.


During October, I’m offering a weekly small group virtual book study on The Mary Experiment: When DOING and BEING Collide, the book I published last fall. It will be help online on Sunday evenings from 7-8 PM Central Time for four weeks. Together, we’ll explore the book’s main principles and see how we can embrace a little more Mary-ness in our lives.

I don’t know about you … but this pandemic has kicked my butt. I just find myself struggling with focusing, finding meaning and allowing myself to grow from what we’re learning right now. I’m yearning and longing for a small group that will allow me to really dig a little deeper into my faith in such an unsettling time. I’ve wondered if there might be 12 other folks who’d like to join me in this journey.

The book study will begin on Sun., Oct. 4. Here’s what we’ll study each night:

Sun., Oct. 4 – Intro, Chapters 1-2

Sun., Oct. 11 – Chapters 3-7

Sun., Oct. 18 – Chapters 8-11

Sun., Oct. 25 – Chapters 12-15

This will all be online, so it doesn’t matter where you live! It’s open to the first 12 people who let me know they are interested. I do want to keep the group small, as I feel this allows for more interaction in our time together.

How do you sign up? Please e-mail me at and let me know: your name and best e-mail address. Once the group is assembled, I’ll send out information about the study and how to participate.

If you need a copy of the book, it can be purchased through Amazon at:

I’m truly excited to work through a book study together with other people. And pray that you will consider being one of those folks.

For an opportunity to deepen my faith through a small group, I am grateful.

Holy God – Too often, we try to grow our faith on our own. Or within a bubble. Yet, Jesus modeled for us the importance of exploring faith within community of others. I pray this book study will provide 12 folks an opportunity to look at life and faith in a deeply meaningful way. Encourage those people who would benefit from such a study to join this opportunity. Amen.

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