For the FIRST 100 PEOPLE….You really don’t want to miss out!

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For the last few days I’ve been praying about a coaching program and today I received GREAT clarity thanks to a phone call with another ministry leader. As we talked she said the price on my heart is TOO LOW. We both agreed…and I told her that I really want this to be accessible to everyone by keeping the cost low. She applauded the decision and reminded me both my time and content are valuable- so I prayed and found a compromise.

For the FIRST 100 PEOPLE the price will be low and will not change. You’ll be grandfathered into the coaching as original members and once we reach 100 members, the price is going to increase. Bigger groups require more time invested, and so I need to adjust my work in other areas so I can be attentive to a bigger coaching group. Come in on the initial 100 offer and you’ll pay less.

I’ve been coaching more than 500 women and men on how to launch online Bible studies and book clubs. In these past classes, we journeyed through 30 lessons in 30 days and it was super intense! So I extended those groups an extra two weeks but they were still working on the lessons. Then I extended the groups to eight weeks- and you guessed it, they were still implementing the ideas and falling behind. About 25% of them repeated the coaching class and asked me if I’d consider monthly coaching rather than these 4-week, 6-week, or 8-week groups. I listened and beginning in September, we’ll have a NEW MONTHLY Coaching Group.

Each month we have a THEME and FOCUS. We’ll create maps for social media and audience engagement. We’ll learn and practice the tools you need for online ministry and social media management. I’ve been doing this for eight years and currently lead an audience with more than 200,000 women. Each time we lead a new study, those study books hit the bestseller lists on Amazon. I’ll give you specific tools to increase your audience, expand your territory, and create life-changing experiences for your followers.

Most of all, as my friend on the phone reminded me: “Christine, when I talk with you all my insecurities go away and I’m MOTIVATED to take action.” Yes, this is true! I do not sugarcoat ministry and I’ll speak from the depth of my experiences and my heart. I’ll cheer you on and nudge you to move mountains in Jesus name- not in my name or your own name. My passion is to MAGNIFY Christ.

If you’re an author, speaker, small group leader, or someone called into ministry- get into this group on the FIRST 100. It’s such a great deal, I’m not going to put the registration page on my website at this price! Once we reach the 100 limit, I’ll increase the price to reflect the work required for me to coach a bigger group.

To see if you qualify for the FIRST 100 COACHING GROUP, let’s do this. Send me a reply email and let me know:

  1. Why you’re interested in the monthly coaching.
  2. How long you intend to stay in the coaching.
  3. The first thing you want me to teach you in the group.

Send email here: https://www.womensbiblecafe.com/contact-us/

Once I receive your email and approve the request, I’ll reply with a PayPal link and a link to join the group! So here it is…the price my friend thinks is too low for monthly coaching. After the FIRST 100 the introduction price is gone. Offer expires and will not be reinstated this low again.

Twenty-two dollars a month.

Gasp! Yes and hello…that’s it! The price is cheap and the experience you’ll receive is FAR BEYOND a dollar a day.

Oh yeah…come and see.

With Love,

Overwhelmed Online Bible Study | Week 8

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Congratulations! We just finished our Summer 2017 online Bible study “Overwhelmed: How to Quiet the Chaos and Restore Your Sanity” by Kathi Lipp and Cheri Gregory! We had over 2,000 women join us this summer and we made some new friends and lifetime memories. We’d like to thank our amazing volunteer team led by Sonya Morris-Nelson. These leaders showed up week after week, prayed for each of you by name, and engaged in meaningful conversations. We were equally blessed by our students as they prayed for our leaders.

Now that you’ve finished the Overwhelmed book, I encourage you to read it again (and again). You’ve heard me say this before- I’ve read the book three times and each time I see the bigger picture pull together. What I mean is this: the manifesto may be lingering on your back burner of things to do. The plate exercise may be something you want to see visually, making your own plates and stacking the tasks under each role. Your project map may seem complicated the first time you attempt one, and then the second time a lightbulb goes off and you understand it. But if the book sits on a shelf, unopened and unloved, then soon your past will creep back into your planners and your overwhelm will reinfect your life once again. I challenge you NOT to let that happen.

Missionary Mom Stasia Nielsen shared this summary with us:

  1. Being organized helps keep you from being overwhelmed and frazzled.
  2. Planning helps you stay organized
  3. The enemy WANTS you feeling frazzled and feeling shame
  4. God has great grace for each of us.
  5. WE can make positive statements about ourselves and keep ourselves on tract.
  6. We do not have to feel as if we need to do it all.
  7. We can set aside our perfectionism.
  8. Resting is important
  9. Knowing personal triggers can help me manage my emotions and life better
  10. I need to affirm myself more, I am too hard on myself.

The common thread in her summary is CHOICE.

Another great discussion we’re having this week in our groups is the topic of Sabbath Rest. Procrastination gets in my way, as I pile tasks and then spend the Sabbath working on the pile so Monday has a fresh start. Because of this study, I made a choice towards intentional Sabbath rest. So my weekend task pile took half a day instead of a full day and I enjoyed a half-Sabbath. I am working myself up to a full 24 hours of intentional Sabbath rest.

We need to seek spiritual rest.. which is why Sabbath (any day of the week) is a blessing for us. Cease to be busy… once a week. If you feel that Sabbath = church and can’t break the childhood teaching, then get a podcast on and watch or listen for an hour before your Sabbath resting. Your CHOICE. What needs to happen for you to observe a Sabbath once a month? Twice a month? and eventually 4 times a month? Pray on that.

We don’t take a Sabbath because we are exhausted, or sick in bed.

We take a Sabbath because we planned one.

 

Photo by Ana Gabriel on Unsplash

Last week Kathi Lipp and Cheri Gregory created a Facebook Live video “How to Start Your New Systems with Confidence”- if you missed it here’s a replay!

 (https://www.facebook.com/WomensBibleCafe/videos/1560112867370656/)

USEFUL TIPS for online Bible study

We need your help! We’ve really grown in size (from 14 women to 200,000 women) and our costs have grown too. Please visit and share the Go Fund Me page for WomensBibleCafe. The money raised will be used to obtain non-profit status so we’re able to collect tax deductible donations- THANK YOU!!  https://www.gofundme.com/wbc-nonprofit

  • If you’re behind on the reading, don’t quit and give up! These are easy chapters to read, it will take 30 minutes to read two chapters.
  • Companion Study Guides are optional for this summer study, so please don’t feel they must be completed and turned in for a grade. They are very helpful and take about 30 minutes once a week to complete.
  • If you miss a Facebook live, the videos are always available to watch anytime online. Find them on our page at http://facebook.com/WomensBibleCafe or on Cheri Gregory or Kathi Lipp’s Facebook page.

ASSIGNMENT FOR THIS WEEK

  • Register for our next study “Discerning the Voice of God” Updated Edition by Priscilla Shirer https://www.womensbiblecafe.com/2017/08/voice-of-god-register/
  • Write a book review for “Overwhelmed” on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, GoodReads and other sites
  • DISCUSS: Meet and Greet! <– join a discussion group once a week!

BONUS: COMPANION STUDY GUIDE- Click the links below for PDF

We will share a new study guide lesson once a week. Author Cheri Gregory is an educator and does not give out her lesson plans in advance. She wants us to complete the lesson before a new one is published. Print these out and put into a binder so you don’t lose them.

  1. Chapters 1 and 2   https://cherigregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/Overwhelmed-WBC-Intro-Part-1-Ch1-Ch2.pdf
  2. Chapters 3 and 4  https://cherigregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/Overwhelmed-WBC-Ch3-Ch4.pdf
  3. Chapters 5 and 6  https://cherigregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/Overwhelmed_WBC_Ch5_Ch6_Study_Guide.pdf
  4. Chapters 7 and 8  https://cherigregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Overwhelmed_WBC_Ch7_Ch8.pdf
  5. Chapters 9 and 10  https://cherigregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Overwhelmed_WBC_Ch9_Ch10.pdf
  6. Chapters 11 and 12 https://cherigregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Overwhelmed_WBC_Ch11_Ch12.pdf
  7. Chapters 13 and 14 https://cherigregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Overwhelmed_WBC_Ch_13_Ch_14.pdf
  8. Chapters 15 and 16 https://cherigregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/Overwhelmed_WBC_Ch15_Ch16.pdf

 

In the same way, some think one day is more holy than another day, while others think every day is alike. You should each be fully convinced that whichever day you choose is acceptable. Those who worship the Lord on a special day do it to honor him. Those who eat any kind of food do so to honor the Lord, since they give thanks to God before eating. And those who refuse to eat certain foods also want to please the Lord and give thanks to God. For we don’t live for ourselves or die for ourselves. If we live, it’s to honor the Lord. And if we die, it’s to honor the Lord. So whether we live or die, we belong to the Lord. Christ died and rose again for this very purpose—to be Lord both of the living and of the dead. Romans 14:5-9 NLT

All glory to God-

 

 

 

 

To get these weekly Bible study updates make sure you subscribe: https://www.womensbiblecafe.com/newsletter/

 

Discerning the Voice of God Online Bible Study | Register

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FREE registration is now open for the Womens Bible Cafe™ online study. We asked the women in our current study what topic they want to study next.  We’ve discovered that many women want to go deeper into communication with God. After prayerful consideration of your feedback we selected Discerning the Voice of God: How to Recognize When God Speaks by Priscilla Shirer.

Through our study we will discover the root to clear and daily communication with God – humble obedience. We’ll learn how surrender unlocks His many blessings intended for us, centers us in His will, and helps us discern His voice in everyday life.

HOW DOES THIS WORK?

Online Bible study is designed for women who don’t fit into regular local Bible studies. Many of us are busy with careers, taking care of family members at home, dealing with some chronic health issues, and getting to a weekday church group in the morning or evening is often hard. So we bring Bible study to you…right into your home!

Grab the study book, read a daily lesson, join us for live discussions anyday of the week that fits your busy schedule. We have morning, afternoon, evening, and weekend small group discussions. Attend the same group each week or float around if your schedule needs flexibility.

Watch promo video: https://youtu.be/mTGFVzoJMPc

 

WHAT DO WE EXPECT FROM YOU?

We don’t expect perfection, we expect passion! Come join us with a heart to learn and be watchful for the words of the other women in the discussions. You’ll meet women who are new Christians and those who have regularly attended Bible studies. You’ll meet the hairdresser, the college professor, the missionary, the military wife, the single mom, the retiree- plus many more. We’re diverse in age, location, married-single-widow, and much more. What we love most is that we are unalike- and in that uniqueness we center our talks on Christ.

Each week we will discuss one chapter from the book. You’re read these chapters at home- they are divided into five daily lessons. The best practice is to pour a cup of coffee or tea, sit down for 30 minutes of CHAIR TIME for personal Bible study. If you can’t fit in 30 minutes then start with 15 minutes a day, once in morning and once in evening. When you create this daily habit of drinking in the Bible, you start to crave the moment there- just as you crave your morning or evening routines.

WHERE TO GET THE BOOK

Affiliate Disclosure: Womens Bible Cafe™ is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com

HOW TO REGISTER

  1. Register using the form below so you’ll get weekly email updates once the study begins
    Use this link if form does not work: http://eepurl.com/cZhXCj
  2. Join our private Facebook group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/WBCSmallGroups/)
  3. Look for the small group schedule inside the group (pinned post top of group page)
  4. Select the day and time you’d like to attend starting the week of September 11th
  5. Look for small group photo with your day/time and join the discussion!

Join Discerning the Voice of God Bible Study

 If you like reading Christian books, come join our Monthly Book Club! (https://www.womensbiblecafe.com/monthly-book-club/)

Overwhelmed Online Bible Study | Week 7

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We’re close to finishing “Overwhelmed: How to Quiet the Chaos and Restore Your Sanity” by Kathi Lipp and Cheri Gregory, our current online Bible study for women. This week you’ll receive an email invitation to join our next study- which begins on September 11th, 2017.

Something wonderful is happening as a result of this summer Bible study: lives are changing! I warned you that this book is a game changer for women who feel overwhelmed, and now we are seeing the fruits of our efforts. Here we are at week seven, with one more week to go, and I’m seeing MANY women implement fresh ideas. Cindy is taking sabbatical from 5PM Saturday night until 5PM Sunday evening.  Kerri is taking a long-term sabbatical to care for her disabled mother. Laura is practicing self-care. Many authors in our study are re-evaluating the weight and impact of criticism. Since I am no longer overwhelmed, I now have time to bake for my family and twice this week we enjoyed muffins for breakfast!

I took a 6-week sabbatical a few years ago. I deactivated my Facebook account, handed the ministry over to well-qualified leaders, and taught myself this is God’s ministry, never mine. In my absence I spent more time one-on-one with God. It was a true blessing and something I will repeat every few years.

Many pastors and church leaders negotiate sabbaticals as part of their contracts. Typically after 5 years of continued service, they receive a paid 6-week sabbatical. One of my friend’s working at Apple computers gets an 8-week sabbatical for his 10 years of employment. Many tech companies here in Silicon Valley offer pilgrimage sabbaticals to specific religions (paid) because their faith requires a long-travel.

A sabbatical should be 1) pre-negotiated with your boss or ministry team 2) pre-funded, so you start saving a little each month for the five preceding years 3) announced in advance to your coworkers 4) a commitment to stay away. If you are micromanaging then it’s a vacation, not a sabbatical.

Join a small group this week and learn plans for dealing with your critics. You’ll also learn to how to become Cheerleaders/ Safe People for family and friends and how to minimize Crisis Creators. Get in there any day of the week and join us!

A few years ago I made a resolution to find 12 new friends and build relationships with her “peeps.” Each month I invited a woman to a coffee date and we bonded over lattes. How do you build new friendships? Where do you meet women and how do you nurture your friendships?

Here’s the deal: if you are making friends of your will, you will struggle to wear the right clothes and say the right things. If you are making friends of God’s will- you can be a hot mess and mascara all over your face, and that’s true friendship. Get out there ladies.. get messy and find other Christian women. If you feel you are on stage or have to be perfect in front of a friend, she is not a friend. She’s an acquaintance.

If you can see yourself in a hospital bed with a mess on your face and in your hair- and feel comfortable having your friend see you this way- she is a true friend. Embrace friendships. Look for 12, then find one or two who really understand your need for transparency together. You are loved!

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Last week Kathi Lipp and Cheri Gregory created a Facebook Live video “How to Make Your Routine Work For You”- if you missed it here’s a replay!

 (https://www.facebook.com/WomensBibleCafe/videos/1554411044607505/)

USEFUL TIPS for online Bible study

We need your help! We’ve really grown in size (from 14 women to 200,000 women) and our costs have grown too. Please visit and share the Go Fund Me page for WomensBibleCafe. The money raised will be used to obtain non-profit status so we’re able to collect tax deductible donations- THANK YOU!!  https://www.gofundme.com/wbc-nonprofit

  • If you’re behind on the reading, don’t quit and give up! These are easy chapters to read, it will take 30 minutes to read two chapters.
  • Companion Study Guides are optional for this summer study, so please don’t feel they must be completed and turned in for a grade. They are very helpful and take about 30 minutes once a week to complete.
  • If you miss a Facebook live, the videos are always available to watch anytime online. Find them on our page at http://facebook.com/WomensBibleCafe or on Cheri Gregory or Kathi Lipp’s Facebook page.

ASSIGNMENT FOR THIS WEEK

  • Register for our next study “Discerning the Voice of God” Updated Edition by Priscilla Shirer- watch for email this week!
  • Pray before you begin, and also pray for our ministry leaders and the book authors. Pray for the women who are not showing up for small group discussions.
  • Read Chapter 15: “Just Quit Making Such a Big Deal Out of Nothing” vs Negotiating Big Deals and Deal Breakers
  • Read Chapter 16: “If It’s to Be It’s All Up to Me” vs Resting in Sabbath Restoration
  • Work on your prep and plan this week!
  • DISCUSS: Meet and Greet! <– join a discussion group once a week!

BONUS: COMPANION STUDY GUIDE- Click the links below for PDF

We will share a new study guide lesson once a week. Author Cheri Gregory is an educator and does not give out her lesson plans in advance. She wants us to complete the lesson before a new one is published. Print these out and put into a binder so you don’t lose them.

  1. Chapters 1 and 2   https://cherigregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/Overwhelmed-WBC-Intro-Part-1-Ch1-Ch2.pdf
  2. Chapters 3 and 4  https://cherigregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/Overwhelmed-WBC-Ch3-Ch4.pdf
  3. Chapters 5 and 6  https://cherigregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/Overwhelmed_WBC_Ch5_Ch6_Study_Guide.pdf
  4. Chapters 7 and 8  https://cherigregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Overwhelmed_WBC_Ch7_Ch8.pdf
  5. Chapters 9 and 10  https://cherigregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Overwhelmed_WBC_Ch9_Ch10.pdf
  6. Chapters 11 and 12 https://cherigregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Overwhelmed_WBC_Ch11_Ch12.pdf
  7. Chapters 13 and 14 https://cherigregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Overwhelmed_WBC_Ch_13_Ch_14.pdf
  8. Chapters 15 and 16 https://cherigregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/Overwhelmed_WBC_Ch15_Ch16.pdf

 

“Whoever troubles his own household will inherit the wind,
and the fool will be servant to the wise of heart.”
Proverbs 11:29 ESV

All glory to God-

 

 

 

 

To get these weekly Bible study updates make sure you subscribe: https://www.womensbiblecafe.com/newsletter/

 

Overwhelmed Online Bible Study | Week 6

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Online Bible Study for women is a year-round event at the Womens Bible Cafe. It’s summer here in the United States and we’re currently working through a study called “Overwhelmed: How to Quiet the Chaos and Restore Your Sanity” by Kathi Lipp and Cheri Gregory. This is a road map for finding rest and joy in the middle of your busy life. As we tend to slow down in the summer months and enjoy more relaxation, we think it’s a good time to examine the Biblical aspects of time management.

If you’re in the discussion groups with us each week and reading the book, then you’re making progress and implementing systems. We’ve learned the importance of self-cafe and Biblical rest. We are given seven days in each week, and Kathi Lipp reminds us to work productively for six days and honor God by resting on the seventh.

“For many of us, Sabbath has become catch-up day.” Kathi Lipp

One system we’re implementing is called “prep and plan,” as we prepare for Sabbath by planning the days ahead of it. We’re pairing up responsibilities with rewards and finding that inner determination and motivation to “grow up.”  Cheri Gregory warns us, “Somehow we have this false notion that time spent on ourselves is a waste.” And we’re finding out in small groups this week- many of us are at that same place of revelation. It’s time to wise us as we rest up.

We created morning and evening routines and we’re not committed to stick to them. Instead of putting out fires because we missed a deadline or important task, we’re now ahead of the game and watching the bigger picture.

Photo by Antoine Therizols on Unsplash

Last week Kathi Lipp created a Facebook Live video “Real Ways to Enjoy Real Rest”- if you missed it here’s a replay!

 (https://www.facebook.com/WomensBibleCafe/videos/1546181665430443/)

USEFUL TIPS for online Bible study

Encouragement: “Sometimes the solution doesn’t come until we rest. We get a new word or fresh perspective from God when we rest.” Kathi Lipp

  • If you have a negative mindset about routines, perhaps from a childhood experience or unhealthy relationship, write this down. Process where you adopted the idea that routines are boring, rigid, or “setting yourself up for failure.”
  • Some of you are hiding and not attending small groups, most likely because you’re behind on the reading or feel that sense of “all or nothing.” But ladies, missing a week or two online is not the same as a local church group. We EXPECT you to be flexible and absent and we’re a no-shame ministry. Life is busy, you’re overwhelmed, but please don’t miss the opportunity to grow in fellowship. Show up no matter where you are in the book- we promise to love and learn with you.
  • Companion Study Guides are optional for this summer study, so please don’t feel they must be completed and turned in for a grade. They are very helpful and take about 30 minutes once a week to complete.
  • If you miss a Facebook live, the videos are always available to watch anytime online. Find them on our page at http://facebook.com/WomensBibleCafe or on Cheri Gregory or Kathi Lipp’s Facebook page.

ASSIGNMENT FOR THIS WEEK

  • Pray before you begin, and also pray for our ministry leaders and the book authors. Pray for the women who are not showing up for small group discussions.
  • Read Chapter 13: “Just Don’t Take It Personally” vs Choosing Input to Invite and Feedback to Forget
  • Read Chapter 14: “Just Get Over Yourself” vs Dealing with Crisis Creators and Finding Your Peeps
  • Work on your prep and plan this week!
  • DISCUSS: Meet and Greet! <– join a discussion group once a week!

BONUS: COMPANION STUDY GUIDE- Click the links below for PDF

We will share a new study guide lesson once a week. Author Cheri Gregory is an educator and does not give out her lesson plans in advance. She wants us to complete the lesson before a new one is published. Print these out and put into a binder so you don’t lose them.

  1. Chapters 1 and 2   https://cherigregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/Overwhelmed-WBC-Intro-Part-1-Ch1-Ch2.pdf
  2. Chapters 3 and 4  https://cherigregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/Overwhelmed-WBC-Ch3-Ch4.pdf
  3. Chapters 5 and 6  https://cherigregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/Overwhelmed_WBC_Ch5_Ch6_Study_Guide.pdf
  4. Chapters 7 and 8  https://cherigregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Overwhelmed_WBC_Ch7_Ch8.pdf
  5. Chapters 9 and 10  https://cherigregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Overwhelmed_WBC_Ch9_Ch10.pdf
  6. Chapters 11 and 12 https://cherigregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Overwhelmed_WBC_Ch11_Ch12.pdf
  7. Chapters 13 and 14 https://cherigregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Overwhelmed_WBC_Ch_13_Ch_14.pdf

 

“Whoever troubles his own household will inherit the wind,
and the fool will be servant to the wise of heart.”
Proverbs 11:29 ESV

All glory to God-

 

 

 

 

To get these weekly Bible study updates make sure you subscribe: https://www.womensbiblecafe.com/newsletter/

 

Overwhelmed Online Bible Study | Week 5

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Right now in Summer Bible Study we’re meeting women around the world through online discussion groups. We’ve been on a journey to move our calendars from chaos to calm. We’re reading“Overwhelmed: How to Quiet the Chaos and Restore the Sanity” by Kathi Lipp and Cheri Gregory. We’re now on week five and women are still joining us on the journey because it’s a game-changer! You can read the book with us as a group and join a discussion any day of the week, or you can read independently and discuss here on our website (or with local friends).

Even if you’re not one of the 2,000 women in our current study at the Womens Bible Cafe™ I want to encourage you to pick up this book and read it. Because the end result is that you’ll have more time for Sabbath rest and more time for personal Bible study. As you work through the PROCESS of self-discovery you’ll see priorities shift into primary calendar slots and unimportant tasks slide “off the plate.” You’ll learn how to manage your time-plate with a demitasse saucer, dinner plate, or turkey platter.

Personally, I work from home so I’m in the office 7 days a week, usually 10 hours a day. Having a pre-decision about my office hours and Sabbath rest will balance my spiritual life with more time for personal study. When I read this book the first time it struck me that we will not feel GUILTY for a day of rest. We often think, “If I have work to do then I can’t rest until it’s done.” Now we realize this is nonsense, right? We should not feel guilty for a day of rest to restore our health, a day of Sabbath worship to celebrate God, and then 5 days of productive work. In small group I met some nurses working 12 hour shifts, and now they’re in a process to rearranging their errand days and pre-plan things such as meals and household chores.

After printing my Overwhelmed planner, I played with it for about a month using a 3-ring binder. It was an ugly binder but the planner was super functional and I know it’s something I’ll continue using daily. So this weekend I went to a local office store and bought an ARC “discbound” planner system, with a beautiful cover. Now I can insert the Overwhelmed planner pages and rip-them-out as needed and I’m a happy planner girl! What I don’t need are more planners that are never used. But I do need the SYSTEMS that keep me from overwhelm. Covers and tabs are the skeletal system of my planner, while the Overwhelmed pages are the muscle and circulatory system.

Featured image: Photo by Annie Spratt on Unsplash

Last week Kathi Lipp created a Facebook Live video “Completely Overwhelmed by Clutter? Do these 7 things now!”- if you missed it here’s a replay!

(https://www.facebook.com/AuthorKathiLipp/videos/vb.345097518872203/1533904879991455/?type=2&theater)

 USEFUL TIPS for online Bible study

Encouragement: you may not get the methods and systems the first time you read the Overwhelmed book. So go back like I did and read it again once you have the bigger picture, it makes sense!

  • A coach once taught me “If you can have a perfect day from 8am to noon, then nothing else you do matters that day.” So I set that expectation for myself with mini goals/ now micro cards.
  • If you miss a Facebook live, the videos are always available to watch anytime online. Find them on our page at http://facebook.com/WomensBibleCafe or on Cheri Gregory’s Facebook page.

ASSIGNMENT FOR THIS WEEK

  • Pray before you begin, and also pray for our ministry leaders and the book authors.
  • Read Chapter 11: “Just Put Your Big Girl Panties On” vs. Practicing Self-Care (in a World That Couldn’t Care Less
  • Read Chapter 12: “Just Wing It” vs. Cultivating Peace with a Plan
  • Work on your personal manifestos, micro cards, project plans, and planners!
  • DISCUSS: Meet and Greet! <– join a discussion group once a week!

BONUS: COMPANION STUDY GUIDE- Click the links below for PDF

We will share a new study guide lesson once a week. Author Cheri Gregory is an educator and does not give out her lesson plans in advance. She wants us to complete the lesson before a new one is published. Print these out and put into a binder so you don’t lose them.

  1. Chapters 1 and 2   https://cherigregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/Overwhelmed-WBC-Intro-Part-1-Ch1-Ch2.pdf
  2. Chapters 3 and 4  https://cherigregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/Overwhelmed-WBC-Ch3-Ch4.pdf
  3. Chapters 5 and 6  https://cherigregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/Overwhelmed_WBC_Ch5_Ch6_Study_Guide.pdf
  4. Chapters 7 and 8  https://cherigregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Overwhelmed_WBC_Ch7_Ch8.pdf
  5. Chapters 9 and 10  https://cherigregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Overwhelmed_WBC_Ch9_Ch10.pdf
  6. Chapters 11 and 12 https://cherigregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Overwhelmed_WBC_Ch11_Ch12.pdf

 

The plans of the diligent lead surely to abundance,
    but everyone who is hasty comes only to poverty.
Proverbs 21:5 ESV

All glory to God-

 

 

 

 

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