One Thousand Gifts is Ann Voskamp’s story of her search for joy and thanksgiving in the middle of everyday challenges and some darker parts of her past. She asks, “Would you, right where you are, take the journey towards fullness of joy with me?” Ann suggests you start a gratitude journal. Watch the preview video for the study here. Or, click here to watch the video directly on You Tube.
There is more about her challenge, the Joy Dare, on her website http://www.aholyexperience.com/joy-dares/ Discuss women’s experience with journaling and how writing things you are grateful for brings joy.
- Substitute the following question for Question #2 (p.116) in the Personal Study Guide: What painful trial have you experienced in which you and God together were able to bring joy out of it?
- Substitute the following question for Question #5 (p.119) in the Personal Study Guide: How can we, as women, adjust our mindsets so we are glad to suffer for being a Christian?
We want to hear from you! How are you introducing the topic of having a joyful faith with the women in your group?
The options for women group for the Resilient Faith unit were written by Carole Waina who lives near Dallas, TX, and teaches at Dallas Baptist University. She and her husband Richard serve at First Baptist Church, Celina.