Thursday, February 5, 2015

Started My Own Small Group

This group (plus three not pictured) has had my back, been great support, have held me accountable, and have shown me what the definition of "true friend" means.
 
For fifteen months now, I've spent one day a week hanging out with my small group.  We gather in a home, go over the past week's church sermon and delve into the Bible. 
 
But it's much more than that.  We consider each other friends, give advice, and break out into laugh.  It's not all straight-laced.  They're normal, everyday people, just like me.  ANY time I've called on one of them to pray for me or help me out in a situation they've come to my aid, no questions asked.  And I've done the same for them.
 
Somehow, and I'm not even sure how it all got started, someone mentioned that I should start my own women's small group in my home.  To say that I laughed at the idea is an understatement!  I had every excuse in the book not to start a small group.
 
Two months ago the idea was formed by somebody else and now, two months later, I'm actually hosting my own small group.  I've held two in my home so far, with five girls at each one.  The last two Mondays I've scurried around cleaning my home to pass the white glove test and I've broke out in a sweat wondering whatever I got myself into.  I'm no Biblical scholar by any stretch of the word, but I guess I'm doing okay.  The gals have been there twice, and say they'll be back.  I'm either doing okay, or they're glutton for punishment!
 
I continue to attend small group every Thursday evening with the group I've started out with, but I hope to grow the same kind of bond with a group of like-minded gals with the small group I've started in my home. 
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Have you ever taken a huge leap of faith and stepped outside of the box to join or do something that you thought you weren't capable of doing?
 
Have you ever been part of a small group? 
 
 Do you have any recommendations on authors or reviews for women's Bible studies?

8 comments:

Masshole Mommy said...

I have never really been in a group like that, but while my oldest is at karate, a few of us moms go hide in the hallway and have some girl time while the kids train. Close enough for me :)

mail4rosey said...

I have been a part of a small group like that, and it was nice. It's wonderful that you stepped outside of your comfort zone to host! I'm sure it will be rewarding. :)

alissa apel said...

It sounds like a fun time. I love how different people can come together for support like that.

My small group is odd. We have an ultra conservative, a person that's a Florest and is gay, a go green person, a Therapist, and an Artist (me). We don't all see eye to eye. I love them all though. It's pretty interesting.

Theresa Mahoney said...

That's great you have a lovely circle of friends like that. I don't belong to any groups here, but would be open to the idea if I knew more people locally.

Sue Hull said...

Ive never joined a small group of any kind. Ive never been to a bible study. . Know I should get involved in one. Im bad at stuff like that. Thank you for the chance :)

Sue Hull said...

Im a ding dong. This isnt a giveaway. See that is what menpause does to my memory. I always pray for God to help my memory. Lol

Sue Hull said...

Ive never joined a small group of any kind. Ive never been to a bible study. . Know I should get involved in one. Im bad at stuff like that. Thank you for the chance :)

Alexis AKA MOM said...

Way to go my dear! I'm starting one next week!