Shameless Plug Time

If you live in the Birmingham, Alabama area, this plug is for you. I am hosting a small group of ladies in my home on Monday evenings beginning August 22. We will be starting with the book Imagine That by Manuel Luz as a way to explore every Christian’s calling to be an artist – we are, after all, all created in the image of God, who is the Ultimate Artist. You do not need to be an artist to join in! We will explore different art genres to help you focus on finding your gifts and then honing them.

I am ridiculously excited about this group!!!!!!! (I am generally against the superfluous use of exclamation points, but I would use all the exclamation points in the world if it would demonstrate just how enthusiastic I am about this topic!!) Reading Imagine That has been transformative for me in how I experience my writing and art as an act of worship and a way to develop my relationship with Jesus. If you feel like you’re an artistic type who often feels left behind in traditional Bible studies and church settings, this is the place for you. If you think you don’t have an artistic bone in your body, this is a safe place for you to discover what art form speaks to you (you might be a painter or a photographer or a cook or an engineer or a runner…). If you think church people are a bunch of self-righteous nuts, this is a safe place to come and see that we are really all just humans trying to get it right. Wherever you are, this will be a fun time of building relationships with other women and with God while performing daring acts of art. How can this not be amazing?!?!!

If you have concerns about childcare or questions, please let me know. You can send me an e-mail at mabbatblog@gmail.com, or send me a FB message. If joining a group sounds intimidating, please talk to me before you make up your mind not to come. To sign up for this group or to see what else Green Valley small groups have to offer, check out the Life Groups link at GVBC Life Groups.

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