Closer to Him. Closer to others.
A small group of women from our church are getting together and reading Autentic Faith, by Gary Thomas. I've never experienced a *"book club" atmosphere before (*not sure what to call it), but I am already enjoying and learning much from this book that Cathy chose.
God is faithful...
Some of the notes I've taken from Authentic Faith so far are:
What if life isn't meant to be perfect but we are meant to trust the One who is?
The seasons (of trials) are necessary because we do not walk easily into maturity.
The active Christian life is full of risks, heartache, and responsibilities.
Yes, we experience peace, joy and hope, but it is a peace in the midst of turmoil, a joy marked with empathy, and a hope refined by suffering-Refined BY Suffering-
Learn to love with God's love. Learn to serve with God's power.
Mourning gives us a glimpse of the world as God sees it.
With Love from,
Pam at Her Quiet Corner