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My heart is warmed to hear that many of you desire to experience a deeper and more authentic faith life. It has taken a long time, but I’m finally learning to lean into the paradoxical freedom of surrender, the emancipation of growing into my truest self, and the deliverance from an anemic one-sided prayer life.
From the beginning of time, the whole of humanity has resisted God’s plan in favor of leading and managing our own lives. My hand is raised. I have spent the better part of my adult life feeling “less than” and overcompensating by falsely presenting myself as someone who had it all together. But rather than being paralyzed by shame, I am filled with gratitude, for as long as I have life and breath it’s not too late.
When Jesus said that his yoke is easy and his burden is light, he really meant it. They weren’t just pretty words. We can truly enjoy the relationship he intended for us to share with him.
I would like to extend a personal invitation to join me for The Dig – a safe place to dig deeper into God’s love and invite him to dig deeper into our own spirits. Believe me, I’m no expert and I don’t claim to have all the answers, but by unearthing God’s truth together, I sincerely believe that he will reach us at the depth of who we are.
Here are the basics:
- The Dig is where we will uncover truths together in an excavation/exploration format (think archaeological dig meets discovery conversations).
- Meeting via Zoom for one 90-minute gathering per week, The Dig will start the week of Sep 27, and end the week of Nov 15. I believe we may have enough interest to fill two groups, one daytime and one evening. Day and time decisions will be made based on the availability of the participants.
- Consider inviting a friend! Having someone to process with during the week (and beyond) can only enrich this experience.
- No assigned reading or written homework, but plenty to ponder, integrate, and implement.
Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org to ask questions, learn more, and sign up (indicate day or evening).
I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better. I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people, and his incomparably great power for us who believe. –Ephesians 1:17-19a (NIV)