The biggest battle I’ve faced in any role I’ve taken on is rejection and isolation. I’ve joked that I’m the misfit toy, the one left in the corner while everyone has fun. I’ve watched even as an adult that I’ve been forgotten, passed over, added on when others said no, and all the other things that crush.
In the encouragement I give to others, I know I’m not alone. That’s why I am stepping out in faith to start a group on Facebook where we can meet weekly to discuss Lysa TerKeurst’s latest release, UNINVITED.
I am doing this under the umbrella of Praise and Coffee, a ministry that simply loves to have women connect so they can encourage and inspire. Groups can be as few as two people and can meet anywhere. Kitchens. Church rooms. Living rooms. Cafes.
And that’s what I’m doing. You purchase the book and read the assigned chapters for the week, and once a week for an hour we’ll discuss it. No membership, no commitment, just know that you are invited.
All discussions will be through this closed group page. The group can be found by anyone, but only members can read the posts. Our discussions will be confidential.
To request the group, click HERE.
You wouldn’t beeeelieve the confessions I could gush out today. Since I cried big crocodile tears already, I’ll go ahead and blog about something positive.
I’m in love.
I’ve known about CWA webinars for awhile and Noelle Mena has encouraged me from day one to give it a try. My interest was always there but I felt the timing wasn’t right. This summer I felt it was time to give webinars a whirl.
I’m so glad I did!
My husband is the technology whiz so I was nervous. I ordered the room set up fee and the hour training Noelle provided. I played with my room as I watched the segments. In no time at all I had my room the way I wanted. I started facilitating the book study Made to Crave a couple weeks ago.
Webinars are a great way to communicate. As a presenter I can be in my pajamas and as a participant, so can you. Instead of paying travel and conference fees webinars are the place for chats, meetings, conferences and studies. Made to Crave is an hour a week study where I highlight notes from the bestselling book by Lysa TerKeurst. I share through PowerPoint, webcam, polls, chat function and a question and answer time. Remember, I’m not a technology person and these things have been easy to use. As the participant you can sit and listen through most of the meeting. If you want to chat, take the poll, or ask a question you do so from your own computer. Easy.
What I love most of all is the direction God is giving me now that the room is “open for business.” In the coming weeks I plan to heavily promote what I’m doing.
Here’s a teaser:
CAPTIVATING: Starting the week of September 25th I’ll have an hour a week meeting to discuss the book
Captivating by John and Stasi Eldredge. I tell people this book is one of the top three things that God used to absolutely change everything about me and set me free. I’ve one this study “in person” and I started to cry with the ladies remembering all God did through the book. I believe the same is available for YOU! Stay tuned…
OLD SCHOOL MAMA: Starting in October I’ll have a monthly chat with anyone interested about parenting. I’m a Gen X mama that was brought up old school and believe my own mama got a lot right. I’m not saying I’m perfect but I plan once a month to bring up a topic and have a good ole’ chat about it. It’s a great opportunity to learn from each other and share in a non-judgmental manner. I love the chat idea because it shows another aspect of webinars you can take advantage of.
Made to Crave: Join me Thursdays this summer at 1pm EST as we journey through this NYT bestselling book by Lysa TerKeurst. Did you miss the summer study? Did you join but want to go over the material again? I’ll be presenting the Made to Crave study again January 2012. If you have an idea wellness is going to be part of your new year, stay tuned. My newsletter is a great way to know what is going on. Sign up today!
There you have it. Picture Elf bursting into his dad’s conference room saying, “I’m in love, I’m in love and I don’t care who knows about it!”
The following link will always be the way to reach my room whether for Made to Crave book study, Captivating, or the Old School Mama chat. Follow the prompts a few minutes before each webinar starts and just like a house, I’ll let you in! I LOVE when you share this with others!