Welcome to week three of “Calm My Anxious Heart”
This week before you meet on February 8 you will need to read:
Chapters 4-5: “Content with My Role” & “Content In Relationships”
The key verse(s) for you to memorize and/or meditate on this week are:
Discussion questions for this week will include:
If you had to pick one statement or idea from each chapter that you feel is the most important or powerful, which would it be?
Think through the various roles in your life: Are you married, never-been-married, widowed, divorced? Are you the mother of littles, teens, adults, or a spiritual mom? Are you an employee, co-worker, or employer? Are you a volunteer or leader in a community group? What is your role in the church? Are you a daughter, a sister, a friend? What else? Once you’ve identified your roles, consider: how are you feeling about each of these roles at this time?
In chapter 5, the author makes a case for why we must make the choice to forgive, and even go beyond forgiveness. Her words are simple and clear, but putting them into practice can be incredibly challenging. In what ways have you walked this journey or forgiveness? What has been challenging for you? What have you learned through it?
What’s something you had a question about, or maybe disagreed with?
What did you learn about God from each chapter? (Might not be a “brand-new-never-had-this-
thought-before thing, but could also be something you already know but needed to be reminded of)
What did you learn about yourself from each chapter?
Before you get started, please watch this five-minute video:
In the video, I mention a podcast hosted by Juli Slattery with Lysa TerKeurst on forgiveness. They talk about many of the same things as chapter 5 but unpack the topic of how and why to choose forgiveness in some really helpful, practical, encouraging ways. It’s worth the extra time! You can listen to it here. (https://www.authenticintimacy.com/resources/26144/343-forgiving-what-you-cant-forget?fbclid=IwAR3ybnj_wEuSug6VRGBAW3MHaU-JSYR4fnkPhlv-kPw5hObJ5cwcOnUqLI8)