Hey Friends ~

As many of you know, I’ve been a part of an amazing West Michigan Bible Study for the past 5 years. In case you’ve not heard the story, here’s some history about our group….

I love sharing how God works!!

In 2006, my best friend Julie and I led a Bible study in her home. There were 12 of us that journeyed together that summer. Here’s the original gang…

Soon the group began to grow and grow! We moved from Julie’s living room to her basement. A dear woman named Mary Swierenga (an amazing prayer warrior and Bible teacher) began to mentor us. The group GREW AND GREW….

Julie sensed we should move to a location where even more women could come and join us! She went to the leaders of her church (Sunshine Church), and they embraced the idea of hosting this gathering of women. I stepped in as the Bible teacher. The first season, winter 2009, the group grew to 40 women. I loved it!

I was in my “sweet spot”.

(Here’s a fun picture from when they surprised me on my birthday….)

Since that time, the group has continued to GROW!! Women bring friends who bring friends who bring friends! All different churches, all different ages, all different stages of life!

Beginning Monday, September 19th ~ the Magnificent Monday Bible Study will be “re-starting” after our summer “Mondays with Beth Moore“. If you live in West Michigan and are interested in joining a Bible study, this may be the perfect one for you!

This season we’ve prayerfully selected Faithful, Abundant, True written by the amazing Beth Moore, Priscilla Shirer, and Kay Arthur. Powerful stuff!

The Magnificent Monday group meets at Sunshine Community Church at 7:00 PM. The group will be meeting every Monday from September 19th until November 14th (just a quick 7 week study ~ perfect!).

Oh, and did I mention the amazing Jeremy & Erica Simpson will be starting off the season with a Women’s Night of Worship on Monday, September 19th?!

Can I get a Woo Hoo?! 🙂

If you would like to register, you may do so here. If have any questions about the study, please leave a comment or e-mail me, or feel free to contact Suzanne Reinink at sareinink@sunshinechurch.org.

And for my sad news…after much prayer, I sense I’m supposed to take time off from the Monday Night Bible Study. 🙁

As much as I LOVE this ministry, I’m trying to remember my new favorite word ~ “OR”. (I can do “this” OR “this”, but not both). In an effort to live life with a “sustainable pace”, I’m taking time off to prepare for some fun speaking opportunities this fall (Texas, here I come!), plus pour into my family ~ including my son Jake who graduates this year!.

It’s never easy to step away from something you love and with women who you think they world of, but I trust someday it will make sense. For today, it’s one more loss, and I’m so sick of goodbyes. Ugh.

How about you, dear friends? Has God ever asked you to give up being a part of something you loved? How did you do it? What did you learn? I’d love to hear from you!!!

Thanks for stopping by *She Sparkles*!

God’s richest lessings to you~

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