Countdown to our newest study: Interrupted by Jen Hatmaker.
Only 2 more days til Sunday!! Whooohooo!! I’m so ready to start reading and studying with you again.
Our study will last 50 days: Sunday, October 26 – Wednesday, December 17 (3 Day Break for Thanksgiving Nov 25-27) I’ve created a study schedule to keep us all on track of what we are supposed to be reading on what days:
Interrupted Study (<<< click to view/download). *Note: I’m planning to print this schedule out and keep it inside of my book so that I can reference quickly when reading each day. You’ll also be able to view it anytime on our blog by clicking Menu > About.
You will notice that the first few days of reading include very short sections like the forward/acknowledgements, etc. This is excellent in case we have people that decide to join us at the last minute or even in the first few days – they won’t have any trouble at all catching up before we really start getting into the meat of the book.
INVITE A FRIEND
Do you have anyone that you would like to invite? There is still time and they could pick up a book at the local Barnes & Noble, Christian Bookstore, or download the eBook immediately on their smartphone or tablet.
If anyone wants to join, forward them a link to this post and then send me a text/email with their name and email address.
HOW THE STUDY WORKS
We have divided the book into 50 small readings. Each day, I will post a summary on this blog. This is our online community to interact, engage, encourage each other and share insights. Reading the blog and commenting is totally optional. I love, love, love comments – so please do share something. You never know how your experiences and testimony may impact someone else that is in a similar place.
In our last study, Draw the Circle – A 40 Day Prayer Challenge, the author encouraged us to set an appointment each day for our reading and prayer. He also told us to find someone to help hold us accountable to stay on track.
I personally believe that it is great to continue these same practices in any study. Find a regular time that you plan to read and pray each day – then keep that appointment. Find someone else in our group to ask each day if you kept your appointment. Yes, you will miss days and that is OK. Just pick back up and DON’T quit. Our readings are broken into small sections, so even if you miss – it won’t be hard to catch up. You will get out of this study what you put into it.
How about let’s go ahead and start sharing with each other again, shall we?
Answer this question below in the comments:
What do you want out of Interrupted?
My response: I’m tired of going through the motions and living towards the “American Dream”. I’m tired of seeking happiness in stuff. Stuff doesn’t bring happiness. Money doesn’t bring happiness. A closet full of clothes doesn’t bring happiness. Vacations don’t even bring long term happiness (sure, they are good for clearing your mind – but you have to COME BACK…dang it!) My soul is thirsty and I’m at a point in my life where I am ready for God to interrupt everything I do that doesn’t fit into His plan for me. I don’t want to go to church anymore to simply beg people to worship and to create fun programs for people to get involved. I want to know the least of these that God has for me and my church to serve. I want my kids to learn how to serve. I want to be different. I want to live an extraordinary life that points to Jesus. I want a mind shift of what this life is about and how I am supposed to live. I want to do what Jesus requested: “Feed my lambs”.