Anyone else feel like they need a Being Brave booster shot to get us through the rest of 2020?
As many of you know, I wrote a 40 day devotional book a couple of years ago called Being Brave: A 40 Day Journey to the Life God Dreams for You. Over the course of 40 days, we dig into scripture and kick around some ideas about what it means to be brave in every day life. As a framework for our journey, we use the building blocks of our BRAVE acronym by asking this question: what does it look like to be bold, resilient, authentic, vulnerable, engaged and empowered?
In the midst of Covid fears, election stress, and ongoing racial tensions in our country, I’ve had several people mention they are pulling out their earmarked copies of Being Brave in an attempt to get grounded in what God has to say about standing firm in the midst of hard times. How do we tap into our resilience, our courage, our boldness while still staying connected to our tender hearts and to one another? Several people sent the book to their friends or family members who are front line health care workers or teachers trying to figure out a whole new way of doing their jobs. Cheering on these brave folks seemed like such a good idea, I hosted a couple of giveaways and also sent copies of the book first to health care heroes and more recently, to our beloved teachers. I love hearing stories of people who are encouraged by our little book baby!
With everything going on right now, we need to remember that God made each of us brave.
To that end, I want to invite you over to my Facebook page for an opportunity to read through Being Brave together. Whether for your first time or as a repeat, I’m looking forward to experiencing these beloved scriptures, stories, and “going deeper” questions TOGETHER. My plan is to create some videos every week and to invite you into conversation every day. Depending on interest, I hope to connect us in a few Zoom calls to make it even more interactive. I want to spend 6 weeks together, which means some weeks will have 6 days of reading and some weeks will have 7 days of reading.
We will begin Monday, September 21 and wrap it up by October 31st. Here is what our schedule looks like:
- Week 1: BOLD 9/21- 9/27 (Read Days 1-6)
- Week 2: RESILIENT 9/28- 10/4 (Read Days 7-13)
- Week 3: AUTHENTIC 10/5- 10/11 (Read Days 14-20)
- Week 4: VULNERABLE 10/12-10/18 (Read Days 21-27)
- Week 5: ENGAGED 10/19- 10/25 (Read Days 28-33)
- Week 6: EMPOWERED 10/26- 11/1 (Read Days 34-40)
Will you join us?
And will you invite a friend who might need a daily dose of BRAVE right now?
For those of you who don’t have the book yet or want to send it to a friend with an invitation to join our group on Facebook, here is the link to buy it on Amazon.
Reach out if you have any questions and let me know if you plan to join us!!