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Monday, September 10, 2012

Study group

I'm very excited!!! Last week I started thinking of an idea.  I think the Lord placed it on my heart.  I guess we'll see.  I feel that women in this area need to be encouraging each other in the area of self-discipline.  How can we be the women God wants us to be?  What does it take?  I really feel that for each person it will look different, but there will be something for each one. 

I firmly believe that each one should be disciplined.  Paul says, "I beat my body to keep it under submission."  I'm afraid that I need more of that in my life.  A lot more.  I tend to get overwhelmed with life and want to just give up.  So, up goes the feet and on goes the computer and voila I can avoid everything that's piling up around me. 

Obviously it doesn't work very well.  Because things keep piling up and I'm not doing anything about it.  But what I'm finding through FLYLady mostly is that as I work on things a bit each day, I can keep up and then I can put my feet up. 

I'm hoping a lot of people can come join us at my kitchen table on Thursday nights.  If you live around here, we're starting up on the 27th at around 7:30 or so.  Please let me know if you can come.  I'll still be keeping track of my kiddos upstairs and I'm sure the house won't be perfect. 

That is an issue that caused me a bit of panic.  How can I lead a group of ladies in this aspect if I don't have it all together?  Well, duh!!!!  That's the point.  If we had it all together then we wouldn't need such a thing.  I am hoping some come who DO have it all together, because then they can give us pointers and ideas. 

I think we all have ideas just need to see that we aren't the only ones struggling.  I have a vision for this to last longer than a year, but each group would take a year.  I'm thinking 7 months (Sept - Nov and Jan-April) and each month will have a different topic.  Obviously we're starting a bit late, so we'll do about three weeks per topic in order to get on track.  I don't have everything figured out.  But we'll work it out as we go.

I'm planning on starting the first month/topic with making notebooks and getting us ready for the study and preparing to practically work together.  We'll do some projects and some games, maybe not both every week.  I think it will inspire each of us to grow closer to the Lord and we'll spend less time on housework because we'll be keeping up and because we'll find the things we need. 

4 comments:

  1. If I were still in Fairbury, I'd find a way to make it there!!! Great idea! I pray other ladies come and it is profitable for all. :)

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    1. Thanks, Karla! I'd love it if you could fly over each week to help us get this thing started. That wouldn't be too much to ask would it??? I do appreciate your prayers though. I've been on my knees a lot about this.

      Facebook is such a great way to keep in touch over the distance. I have been praying for you, as I see your posts and where you are on your journey.

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  2. Sounds like a wonderful idea. I pray it all goes well. Enjoy the time of growing & fellowship & don't worry so much about the house.

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