Monday, December 29, 2014

December 29 - Small Group begins in 1 Week!

Welcome to Authentic Living Ministries, your online Small Group for Women.  

Whether this is your first time in an online Small Group, or you’ve been here before, I would like to personally invite you to join us as we look into the lives of some of our favorite, and not so well-known, women from the Bible.

As we look into the lives of the women in Scripture you will see more than just some women who lived thousands of years ago.  You’ll see yourself.  As you dig deeper and immerse yourself in their lives you’ll see more and more where your life intersects with theirs.

This year our study will be from the book, “Women of the Bible” by Jean E. Syswerda.  This one time purchase will cover an entire year of study, and can be found at the following vendors:

*The price does not include tax or shipping.  It is not available on Kindle.  Prices are subject to change per seller.

(There is another book that is similar, written by Ann Spangler and Jean E. Syswerda.  That is NOT the correct book.)

Our study will begin on Monday, January 5, 2015 at 8 PM (AZ time).  You don’t want to miss it!  

For those of you who have already purchased your book, please begin reading the first chapter this week.  We will be discussing Eve.  For those of you missing your book, please see the above links for purchasing your copy, and in the mean time you are more than welcome to join us on Monday!

To register for ALM’s Online Small Group go here: Join Small Group

To view ALM’s Bible Study Schedule go here:  Study Schedule

See you next week!

Blessings,

Kathy 

Monday, December 15, 2014

December 15 Update - Small Group Tonight

Happy 15th of December!

Tonight is our final night of the study, A Heart of Thanksgiving.  Once again, please meet tonight underneath the picture as we discuss how thanksgiving is more than a grateful attitude; it needs to be expressed to God and to those around us. 

Tonight is also our final night of the year!  Beginning tomorrow we will be taking a 2-week holiday from our meetings, and starting back up again on January 5th!  I pray that these next few weeks will be full of fun, fellowship and great blessings!

If you haven't done so already, don't forget to buy your book for next year's study!  The information is below.  

Have a very Merry Christmas and I will officially see you in the New Year!!

Love,
Kathy




OUR STUDY SCHEDULE!

Here's what the next month looks like for us!

December 22 - January 5:  Merry Christmas!  Enjoy these 2 weeks with your family!  No Small Group.

January 5:  New Study Begins!

The book we are using this year is 'Women of the Bible: 52 Bible Studies for Individuals and Groups' by Jean E. Syswerda.

This study covers the entire year, that's 52 weeks of study! In order to participate you will need to make a one-time purchase of the study, Please visit our Study Schedule Tab for full details.

You will need to purchase the book no later than Sunday, December 28, 2014 if you would like to begin with the first chapter on January 5, 2015. Otherwise, please feel free to drop in whenever you can join, as each week we will be featuring a different woman.

Monday, December 8, 2014

December 8 - Small Group Tonight!

Happy Monday Ladies!

Tonight we continue our study, A Heart of Thanksgiving.   Again, we will meet underneath the picture at 8 PM.  See you there!

I know that some of you have already gotten your new Bible Study book for January, but for those of you who haven't here is the information again!  Let me tell you, I am soooooo excited that I can hardly stand myself!

See you tonight!  -  Kathy


OUR STUDY SCHEDULE!

Here's what the next month looks like for us!

November 17 - December 15:  Studying A Heart of Thanksgiving

December 22 - January 5:  Merry Christmas!  Enjoy these 2 weeks with your family!  No Small Group.

January 5:  New Study Begins!

The book we are using this year is 'Women of the Bible: 52 Bible Studies for Individuals and Groups' by Jean E. Syswerda.

This study covers the entire year, that's 52 weeks of study! In order to participate you will need to make a one-time purchase of the study, Please visit our Study Schedule Tab for full details.

You will need to purchase the book no later than Sunday, December 28, 2014 if you would like to begin with the first chapter on January 5, 2015. Otherwise, please feel free to drop in whenever you can join, as each week we will be featuring a different woman.




Monday, December 1, 2014

December 1 - Small Group Tonight!

Happy December!

It's that time of the year again...when we decorate a tree, sing Christmas carols and sip warm cocoa as we watch the lights twinkle!  I can hardly believe it's already here!

Tonight we continue our study, A Heart of Thanksgiving.   Again, we will meet underneath the picture at 8 PM.  See you there!

I am sending you the upcoming studies again, just in case you missed it last time!


OUR STUDY SCHEDULE!

Here's what the next month looks like for us!

November 17 - December 15:  Studying A Heart of Thanksgiving

December 22 - January 5:  Merry Christmas!  Enjoy these 2 weeks with your family!  No Small Group.

January 5:  New Study Begins!

The book we are using this year is 'Women of the Bible: 52 Bible Studies for Individuals and Groups' by Jean E. Syswerda.

This study covers the entire year, that's 52 weeks of study! In order to participate you will need to make a one-time purchase of the study, Please visit our Study Schedule Tab for full details.

You will need to purchase the book no later than Sunday, December 28, 2014 if you would like to begin with the first chapter on January 5, 2015. Otherwise, please feel free to drop in whenever you can join, as each week we will be featuring a different woman.



See you tonight!

Kathy

Monday, November 24, 2014

November 24 Update - Join us for Small Group tonight!

Happy Monday Ladies!

Join me tonight at 8 PM for Small Group as we continue our study, A Heart of Thanksgiving

Just like clean water doesn't come from a dirty well, our lives need to be clean before we can offer pure thanksgiving to God.  Join us tonight as we discuss Week 1: LIONS and FAUCETS and PRAYERS and discover why we must ask God to help us clean up our lives.


OUR STUDY SCHEDULE!

Here's what the next month looks like for us!

November 17 - December 15:  Studying A Heart of Thanksgiving

December 22 - January 5:  Merry Christmas!  Enjoy these 2 weeks with your family!  No Small Group.

January 5:  New Study Begins!

The book we are using this year is 'Women of the Bible: 52 Bible Studies for Individuals and Groups' by Jean E. Syswerda.

This study covers the entire year, that's 52 weeks of study! In order to participate you will need to make a one-time purchase of the study, Please visit our Study Schedule Tab for full details.

You will need to purchase the book no later than Sunday, December 28, 2014 if you would like to begin with the first chapter on January 5, 2015. Otherwise, please feel free to drop in whenever you can join, as each week we will be featuring a different woman.


Happy Thanksgiving Ladies!

See you tonight!

Kathy


Monday, November 17, 2014

November 17 Update - Small Group Tonight

Good morning Ladies!

Welcome to our final Bible study of the year!

Tonight's study will be focused on developing  A Heart of Thanksgiving and we will be starting tonight at 8 PM underneath the picture.  Don't forget to download your copy of the study from the link above.

I've got exciting news!

We will be starting a new Bible Study on January 5, 2015!


The book we are using next year is 'Women of the Bible: 52 Bible Studies for Individuals and Groups' by Jean E. Syswerda.

This study covers the entire year, that's 52 weeks of study!  In order to participate you will need to make a one-time purchase of the study - (links are below).

You will need to purchase the book no later than Sunday, December 28, 2014 if you would like to begin with the first chapter on January 5, 2015. Otherwise, please feel free to drop in whenever you can join, as each week we will be featuring a different woman.

*The price does not include tax or shipping.  It is not available on Kindle.  Prices are subject to change per seller.

There is another book that is similar, written by Ann Spangler and Jean E. Syswerda.  That is NOT the correct book.

For full information please head to our Study Schedule Tab

See you tonight!

Blessings, Kathy

Monday, November 10, 2014

November 10 Update - Small Group Tonight!

Good morning Ladies and a very happy Monday!

Tonight we are finishing up our study titled "God Loves Me Even When..." with a discussion on our last week's lesson, "Yes, Even Then..."  You won't want to miss it!

Next week we will be starting the study, "A Heart of Thanksgiving."  Please download your copy from our Study Schedule Tab and get ready to celebrate this Thanksgiving season together!

I have exciting news!  Our studies are changing!  After next month's study we will be starting a new book.  As we get closer I will post the necessary information, but I wanted you to have a head's up. The cost for this book, including postage, will be just under $20.   It will be a one-time purchase, as it will cover the entire year, and we will be beginning this new study on January 5, 2015.

Again, if you know someone who might be interested in joining us, this is the perfect time to invite them!  Please, send them to the Blog so that they can register their email and get all the necessary information.

See you tonight!

Blessings,

Kathy


Monday, November 3, 2014

November 3 Update - Small Group Tonight!

Happy November!


Welcome to another beautiful Monday and the official start of the Holiday Season!

Tonight we are continuing our study..."God Loves Me Even When..." with a discussion of what we read last week..."Riches to Rags to Riches."

You should be starting our last week of study, "Yes, Even Then" sometime today.

If you haven't picked up a copy of the study, please do so by going to our Study Schedule Tab

We will be meeting at 8 PM beneath the posted picture!

I do have an announcement!  We will be changing our Bible Study Format soon, probably by the end of the year.  You will need to make a one-time purchase of a book from Amazon, but it's pretty affordable, under $15.  As we get closer I will give you more details, I just wanted to put it 'on your radar' for the future.

See you tonight!

Blessings,

Kathy

Monday, October 20, 2014

October 20 - Small Group Update

Happy October 20th!

Welcome to another beautiful Monday!

Tonight we are continuing our study..."God Loves Me Even When..." with a discussion of what we read last week..."How Could Anyone Love Me Now?"




If you haven't picked up a copy of the study, please do so by going to our Study Schedule Tab

We will be meeting at 8 PM beneath the posted picture!

See you there!

Blessings,

Kathy

Monday, October 13, 2014

October 13 - Small Group Tonight!

Good morning Ladies!


Each one of us has those moments where we feel like we're unloved and unlovable.  We believe our mistakes and past failures have somehow disqualified us from being loved by anyone, even God. But that's just not true. 

God's love has no expiration date, and in this month's study, "God Loves Me Even When..." we will see how God extends His love to us even in the worst moments and choices of our lives.

Join me tonight at 8 PM (AZ time) for our next study.  Click the green link above to download your copy of the study, "God Loves Me Even When..."

I am looking forward to tonight's study!  


Blessings,
Kathy

Monday, October 6, 2014

October 6 Update - Small Group tonight!

Welcome to October!

This month brings the beginning of fall weather, the sound of children laughing as they 'Trick-or-Treat", and lots of yummy recipes featuring my most favorite fall fruit, the pumpkin!

We are also closing out our study, "Postcards from Paul" this week, which has totally blessed my life with it's helpful Bible study hints and personal study helps.  I pray that your life has been blessed as well!

I wanted to take a moment before I announce our next study to let you in on a little change.  The website where we have been getting our study has undergone a change, and in the process, I can no longer find the 'Meet with God' studies.  I have contacted them, but in the mean time, I am posting our next study's PDF on our Study Schedule Tab  Look for the current month, October 13-November 10 and click on the red-highlighted link.   Look up to the top right and click the Download button. Because I am hosting the PDF on my mediafire account, you will need to download the study to your own computer before you can print it out.

On to the next study...

Each one of us has those moments where we feel like we're unloved and unlovable.  We believe our mistakes and past failures have somehow disqualified us from being loved by anyone, even God. But that's just not true.

God's love has no expiration date, and in this month's study, "God Loves Me Even When..." we will see how God extends His love to us even in the worst moments and choices of our lives.

Join me next Monday night at 8 PM (AZ time) for our next study.  Click the green link above to download your copy of the study, "God Loves Me Even When..."

I am so looking forward to meeting with you all again!  In the mean time, I'm praying for God's blessings on your lives and your family's lives!

Kathy


Monday, September 22, 2014

September 22 Update - Small Group Update

Good morning!

As you know, we are studying the life of Paul and how he applied scripture to his life, and let me just say, this last week was one of blessings and refreshment for me.  If you need the study, go to Back to the Bible and download your copy of "Postcards from Paul"

We will be meeting tonight at 8 PM (AZ time) in the comments underneath the picture.  Hope to see you there!

We will be discussing what we've learned over the last week so be ready!  

Have a very blessed day and I will see you tonight!

Kathy 



If you're reading this on the Blog and not in your email box and would like to join Small Group, follow these instructions...
  • REGISTER your email to get Small Group updates!  Look to the top right of the Blog, put your email in, and don't forget to 'activate' your registration through the link that will be emailed to you by Feedburner.
  • JOIN SMALL GROUP by going to the Join Small Group tab and following the instructions found there.

Monday, September 15, 2014

September 15 Update - Small Group News

Wowzers, what a week!

I am so very happy to back tonight with you all of you fabulous ladies, and I pray that your week was blessed as well!

As you know, we are studying the life of Paul and how he applied scripture to his life, and let me just say, this last week was one of blessings and refreshment for me.  If you need the study, go to Back to the Bible and download your copy of "Postcards from Paul"

We will be meeting tonight at 8 PM (AZ time) in the comments underneath the picture to the left.  Hope to see you there!

We will be discussing what we've learned over the last week so be ready!  


As we close I just want to leave you with the reminder from our Weekend Tip #1 -

When you read a passage of Scripture, observe such details as...
  1. CONTEXT - read the verses immediately before and after your passage.  Often the context is right there.  But study all passages in light of the whole Bible.
  2. BACKGROUND - when you read, ask who? where? when?
  3. ACTIONS - ask, 'What actions are people taking?  What is going on?'

Have a very blessed day and I will see you tonight!

Kathy 



If you're reading this on the Blog and not in your email box and would like to join Small Group, follow these instructions...
  • REGISTER your email to get Small Group updates!  Look to the top right of the Blog, put your email in, and don't forget to 'activate' your registration through the link that will be emailed to you by Feedburner.
  • JOIN SMALL GROUP by going to the Join Small Group tab and following the instructions found there.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Monday,Sept 8 - Small Group Begins!



Welcome to Authentic Living Ministries!

If this is your first time…we are so happy to meet you! Click on the “Join Small Group” tab to find instructions on how to register for the group.

If you are continuing on with the group from last semester…welcome back!

In this month’s study, Postcards from Paul, we will tap into Paul’s experience and writings to see how he used God’s Word in his life and ministry, and how we can do the same.

Please head over to BacktotheBible.org to download your PDF (it's the 5th one on the list). We will be starting the study this Monday, September 8, so you will need to begin reading the “Postcards from Paul” study sometime that day.  Then join us at 8 PM as we meet together (in the comments underneath the above picture) on Facebook to discuss what we’ve been studying.

Since we are beginning a new lesson, Monday will be a time of introduction, and give us all a chance to get to know each other and figure out how things work!

For those of you who are new, normally I will be posting updates to the Blog early Monday mornings, which will be sent to you via email.  Please make sure you’ve not only registered your email, but you’ve activated it using the verification code that will be sent to you!

I am so excited to begin this new adventure in our lives, and am praying for God’s blessings on our time together and anointing in our lives!

See you Monday night!

Blessings,

Kathy

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Upcoming New Semester & a Few Changes...

I am excited to announce the news that Authentic Living Ministries is an official Vineyard Small Group!  We are beginning our new semester this coming Monday, September 8 at 8 PM.  Our first study of the semester will be  Postcard from Paul...  Make sure you download your PDF before Monday!

For those of you in the area, if you want to stop by the Small Group Fair this weekend and visit me in the Women's Ministry section, please feel free to do so!  I would love to see you there.

I can hardly wait to get started!

I will have more specific information regarding our current study on Monday, but in the mean time I wanted to touch base with everyone before we ‘officially’ begin the new semester.

As we begin this semester I wanted to take a moment and ask you to reflect on the last few months and your involvement in the Group itself.  If you feel that ALM is not a good fit for your life at this time, I am giving you the opportunity to leave the Group.  While I will be very sad to see you go, I do understand that life gets busy and that’s okay.

I also want to take a moment to update everyone on a few changes.   As you know, this is not only a private Facebook Group, but an active Group.  Our goal is to meet together to study the Bible, and to that end, I am asking that everyone actually participate in the weekly meetings instead of skimming through the posts at our leisure.  If you’ve been attending, you know that our meetings can be quite intimate, with prayer requests and discussions that allow us to work out our faith together and grow toward the women that God wants us to be.  If we are merely skimmers, and not active participants, we lose the very ‘privacy’ and community that makes our Small Group unique.

As of Monday, the new changes are:
  1. I am no longer adding women to the Facebook Group without a working email, which means you must register your email and verify it on the Blog first before you can become an official Member. Without an email, you cannot receive updates, and without updates, it’s so easy to fall behind. 
  2. You must actually participate in the Small Group meetings. If you do not attend a meeting within 4 consecutive weeks you will be removed from the Group.  (Participation is more than just popping in and saying hello once, or liking the post, it’s actively engaging in the conversation.)

Since most of us have been Members for almost 4 months now, I am asking those of you who have not been participating to take a leap of faith and join us this Monday!  We would love to get to know you better!  If however, you do not attend this Monday, I will be removing you from the Group.  But no worries, if your circumstances change please feel free to ask to join again, provided you follow the guidelines specified above.

If you are new to the Group I would like to say "WELCOME ABOARD"!  We are so happy to have you join us.

Let me just say in closing that I truly have valued and loved everyone of you!  I am so very excited to begin this new chapter in Authentic Living Ministries with you!  I hope to see you on Monday!

Blessings,

Kathy

Monday, August 25, 2014

August 25 - Small Group Tonight!

Small Group is happening tonight!

It is so good to be back among you ladies!  My week was wonderfully spent with my Mom and now I am ready to get back into the thick of it!


We are finishing our study, "A Soul's Cry: Intimacy" with Week 4. 


Join me tonight at 8 PM for Small Group!


Just a few announcements.

Due to next week being Labor Day, our next study, "Postcards from Paul" will begin in 2 weeks on Monday night, September 8 at 8 PM.  Make sure to follow the link to download your copy before then!

Also, as most of you know by now, we are officially part of the Small Group catalog for the Vineyard!  With that in mind, the Small Group Fair will be during the regular weekend services on September 5th and 6th.  If any of you would like to stop by the table to see me please feel free to do so, as I will be there for all services.  We are located under the 'Women's Ministry' banner.

Since we are kicking off the new semester with a new study, I would like to ask you to please help me spread the word about Authentic Living Ministries!  Also, if any of you would like to be 'officially' removed from the group, please let me know using the 'Contact Me' form on the Blog.

One more thing, I know that sometimes it's hard to remember that Small Group begins at 8 PM, for those of you who would like an extra 'nudge', please let me know and I will add you to the 'reminder' list via Facebook or Texting - whichever you would prefer!

See you tonight!

Blessings,
Kathy



If you're reading this on the Blog and not in your email box and would like to join Small Group, follow these instructions...
  • REGISTER your email to get Small Group updates!  Look to the top right of the Blog, put your email in, and don't forget to 'activate' your registration through the link that will be emailed to you by Feedburner.
  • JOIN SMALL GROUP by going to the Join Small Group tab and following the instructions found there.

Monday, August 18, 2014

August 18 - No Group Tonight...

Happy Monday!




Tonight we will NOT be having Small Group!  I am on vacation this week and spending a wonderful week with my Mom.

We will see you here again next Monday night at 8 PM.

Blessings!

Kathy


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Monday, August 11, 2014

August 11 - Small Group Tonight at 8 pm

Happy Monday!


Tonight we are continuing our study, "A Soul's Cry: Intimacy" with Week 3. 

As in all relationships, it takes two to make it work.  This week we will be discussing "God's side of the Conversation."

Join me tonight at 8 PM for Small Group!


I've got an announcement!

Next week we will NOT be having Small Group.  My Mom is coming into town and so we will be having the week off!  I pray that you all have a very blessed and happy week!

Blessings,
Kathy



If you're reading this on the Blog and not in your email box and would like to join Small Group, follow these instructions...
  • REGISTER your email to get Small Group updates!  Look to the top right of the Blog, put your email in, and don't forget to 'activate' your registration through the link that will be emailed to you by Feedburner.
  • JOIN SMALL GROUP by going to the Join Small Group tab and following the instructions found there.

Monday, August 4, 2014

August 4 Update - Small Group Tonight!


Happy August!


Tonight we are continuing our study, "A Soul's Cry: Intimacy" with Week 2.  If you and I want to be intimate with God we need to follow David’s example in making our relationship with God the “One Thing” in our life. 


Join me tonight at 8 PM for Small Group!

Blessings,
Kathy


If you're reading this on the Blog and not in your email box and would like to join Small Group, follow these instructions...
  • REGISTER your email to get Small Group updates!  Look to the top right of the Blog, put your email in, and don't forget to 'activate' your registration through the link that will be emailed to you by Feedburner.
  • JOIN SMALL GROUP by going to the Join Small Group tab and following the instructions found there.

Monday, July 21, 2014

June 21...New Study Begins Tonight!

Hi there!

Our next study, "A Soul's Cry: intimacy" begins tonight at 8 PM!


We often talk about getting to know God, but how do we develop an intimate relationship with Him?  After all, He is God and we are earth-bound humanity.  Maybe you've even caught yourself wondering, Is intimacy with God possible?

Yes, it is.  But it doesn't come naturally or easily. In our next study we will be learning about David, a man who knew God and talked with Him in a very special way.  You don't want to miss this!

You can download "A Soul's Cry: intimacy" here."A Soul's Cry: intimacy" here.

As you know, we are beginning Week 1 / Day 1 sometime today, and we will be discussing it next Monday.


Did you know that you can find our complete study schedule right here on the Blog?  Well, you can! Just go here... Authentic Living Ministries Study Schedule

Do you have a friend who might be interested in joining?  Please send them here to... Join Small Group



Blessings,

Kathy


If you're reading this on the Blog and not in your email box and would like to join Small Group, follow these instructions...
  • REGISTER your email to get Small Group updates!  Look to the top right of the Blog, put your email in, and don't forget to 'activate' your registration through the link that will be emailed to you by Feedburner.
  • JOIN SMALL GROUP by going to the Join Small Group tab and following the instructions found there.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Don't miss out! Small Group is tonight!

Welcome to Small Group!

Join us tonight as we close out our current study, 'joseph: Grace in Living Color' at 8 PM (AZ time).   We will be discussing Week 4.  Because this is the last week there is no assigned reading, however, I suggest that you use this week to go over the study again and ask God to reveal to you any final wisdom before we move on to the next.

Our next study, "A Soul's Cry: intimacy" will begin next week, on July 21, 2014...


We often talk about getting to know God, but how do we develop an intimate relationship with Him?  After all, He is God and we are earth-bound humanity.  Maybe you've even caught yourself wondering, Is intimacy with God possible?

Yes, it is.  But it doesn't come naturally or easily. In our next study we will be learning about David, a man who knew God and talked with Him in a very special way.  You don't want to miss this!

You can download "A Soul's Cry: intimacy" here."A Soul's Cry: intimacy" here.

I am so looking forward to seeing what God is going to do in our lives during this next study!



Blessings,

Kathy


If you're reading this on the Blog and not in your email box and would like to join Small Group, follow these instructions...
  • REGISTER your email to get Small Group updates!  Look to the top right of the Blog, put your email in, and don't forget to 'activate' your registration through the link that will be emailed to you by Feedburner.
  • JOIN SMALL GROUP by going to the Join Small Group tab and following the instructions found there.

Monday, July 7, 2014

July 7 Update - Small Group is Happening Tonight!

Welcome to Small Group!

Tonight we are continuing with our current study, 'joseph: Grace in Living Color' tonight at 8 PM (AZ time).   We will be discussing Week 3, please start reading Week 4 sometime today.

Whether you are new to the group, or an old pro, please look for the picture and join us in the comments for tonight's study!

If you need to get the study, you can download it here:  Joseph: Grace in Living Color

I can't wait to see you tonight!

Here's a sneak peak of our next study, "A Soul's Cry: intimacy" which will begin on July 21, 2014...


We often talk about getting to know God, but how do we develop an intimate relationship with Him?  After all, He is God and we are earth-bound humanity.  Maybe you've even caught yourself wondering, Is intimacy with God possible?

Yes, it is.  But it doesn't come naturally or easily. In our next study we will be learning about David, a man who knew God and talked with Him in a very special way.  You don't want to miss this!

You can download "A Soul's Cry: intimacy" here."A Soul's Cry: intimacy" here.





Blessings,

Kathy


If you're reading this on the Blog and not in your email box and would like to join Small Group, follow these instructions...
  • REGISTER your email to get Small Group updates!  Look to the top right of the Blog, put your email in, and don't forget to 'activate' your registration through the link that will be emailed to you by Feedburner.
  • JOIN SMALL GROUP by going to the Join Small Group tab and following the instructions found there.

Monday, June 30, 2014

June 30 Update - Small Group Tonight

Welcome to Summer!

Here in Arizona we are experiencing the first wave of scorcher days, but even in the midst of the heat there are opportunities to witness the glory of God's creation!  Every morning as I walk to my car there are hummingbirds flitting about in one of the tree's I walk under, the flowers are blooming and to top it off it is the beginning of cherry season!

God is awesome, isn't He?!!!

As you know we continuing with our current study, 'joseph: Grace in Living Color' tonight at 8 PM (AZ time).   We will be discussing Week 2, please start reading Week 3 sometime today.

Whether you are new to the group, or an old pro, please look for the picture and join us in the comments for tonight's study!

If you need to get the study, you can download it here:  Joseph: Grace in Living Color

See you tonight!

Blessings,

Kathy


If you're reading this on the Blog and not in your email box and would like to join Small Group, follow these instructions...
  • REGISTER your email to get Small Group updates!  Look to the top right of the Blog, put your email in, and don't forget to 'activate' your registration through the link that will be emailed to you by Feedburner.
  • JOIN SMALL GROUP by going to the Join Small Group tab and following the instructions found there.

Monday, June 23, 2014

June 23 Update - Small Group Tonight

Welcome to your June 23rd update!

Tonight we will be discussing Week 1 of  our current lesson, "joseph: Grace in Living Color".  You should be starting Week 2 sometime today.

Once again, we will be meeting at 8 pm (az time) underneath this picture on our Facebook Group page.  

If you are new to the group there is still time to get the current Study!  You can download it from here: BackToTheBible.org

Do you enjoy Christian fiction?  Do you love getting new Bible Studies?  Do you enjoy getting them either discounted or free?

Check out Authentic Living Ministries on Facebook to find links for these deals, as well as a spot to chat and get to know one another.

See you tonight!!  

Blessings,

Kathy

Monday, June 16, 2014

June 16 Update - New Study Begins Tonight

Welcome to Small Group!


Joseph, an ordinary man used mightily by God.  From his humble beginnings as the favored son to his rise to power and position in the courts of a king, his life was one that spoke of grace.

You are invited to join Authentic Living Ministries as we delve deeper into this man's life and learn how we can have that same grace in our own lives.

joseph: Grace in Living Color  - download the study at BacktotheBible.org

When:  Mondays - June 16 to July 14
Time:  8:00 pm  (AZ time) - lasts for an hour
Where:  Facebook - Go to "Join Small Group" for instructions




For those of you who are new, here are a few helpful tips before tonight's Small Group:
  1. On the night of Small Group, log-in to Facebook and go to the Authentic Living Small Group page.  I will post a picture for the night, and underneath that picture is where our Small Group will meet for the night.  We will open with prayer, and then I will be posting a series of questions.  All answers should be posted in the comments under the picture.  We will close with prayer.
  2. All answers should be prefaced with Q1, Q2, etc…so that we know which question is being answered.
  3. The pace of the Group moves fast.  Refreshing will be needed at times to stay current with comments. The easiest way is to hit F5 on your keyboard.  Otherwise use the refresh at the top of your browser. 


I am looking forward to seeing you all tonight as Small Group!

Blessings,

Kathy 


Monday, June 9, 2014

June 9 Update - Small Group Tonight

This week we are ending our very first Small Group study, Stepping Stones!

I pray that this study has truly blessed you.  I know that it has for me!  We are finishing up tonight with a discussion about Week 4: Blue Monday!  As this is our last week of the study, there will be no assigned reading.  Instead I want to encourage you to take this week to go over what we’ve learned, pray on it, and ask God to speak to you what is on His heart.

I am excited to officially announce our next study!


Authentic Living Ministries would like to invite you to join us as we delve into the life of an ordinary man who was used mightily by God. From his humble beginnings as the favored son to his rise to position in the courts of a king, Joseph’s life was one that spoke of grace.  

Join us on Monday, June 16 at 8 PM (az/pacific) for a fresh look at such a familiar story…

joseph: Grace in Living Color

You can download your copy here:  BacktotheBible.org

(we will begin reading Week 1: Sufficient Grace on June 16)




Before we continue, I would like to welcome our newest members to Authentic Living Ministries!  We are so excited to have you with us and can't wait to get to know you better as we study God's word together! Please make sure you look over the "FAQ" tab and the "Join Small Group" tab for instructions on how to participate in Small Group on Facebook.

Once again...

If you're reading this on the Blog and not in your email box and would like to join Small Group, follow these instructions...
  • REGISTER your email to get Small Group updates!  Look to the top right of the Blog, put your email in, and don't forget to 'activate' your registration through the link that will be emailed to you by Feedburner.
  • JOIN SMALL GROUP by going to the Join Small Group tab and following the instructions found there.



Monday, June 2, 2014

June 2 Update- Small Group Tonight!

Welcome back to Small Group!

I hope you had a great Memorial Day celebration and are ready to get back into the thick of it!

If you're reading this on the Blog and not in your email box and would like to join Small Group, follow these instructions...

  1. REGISTER your email to get Small Group updates!  Look to the top right of the Blog, put your email in, and don't forget to 'activate' your registration through the link that will be emailed to you by Feedburner.
  2. JOIN SMALL GROUP by going to the Join Small Group tab and following the instructions found there.



This week we will be continuing our Stepping Stones study with discussing Week 3: Wisdom for the Day.

You should begin reading Week 4: Blue Monday, sometime today.

As always, look for the picture to the left tonight at 8:00 PM (az/pacific time) and post all comments underneath it!




I am so excited to announce that in just 2 short weeks we will begin our 2nd Small Group study!  For those of you who are interested, please go to BackToTheBible.org and download your copy of Joseph; Grace in Living Color.

Joseph is one my very favorite Bible characters.  He was certainly no saint, but in the midst of his greatest trial he remained faithful to God, and that gives me such hope and comfort in my own life.  I can't wait to delve into this man's life in more detail, and I'm hoping that you will share my same excitement!

Because we are starting a new study in 2 weeks I am going to be opening up the Small Group to other ladies who might benefit from this format.  If you know of anyone who might like to join us, please invite them!  Send them to the Blog first, so that they can get the full information needed.

On another note, I've submitted the Letter of Intent for the Fall Semester at the Vineyard, so once that is officially approved we will be in the Small Group Catalog.  I can hardly wait to see what God is going to do through us, and in us!

Blessings!


Monday, May 26, 2014

May 26 Update - No Small Group Tonight!

Good morning everyone!

This is your friendly reminder that there is no Small Group tonight!  Please enjoy your Memorial Day with all of your loved ones and friends.



Next week we will continue our Stepping Stones study.  Join us Monday, June 2 as we discuss Week 3: Wisdom for the Day.

This week there is no assigned reading, but so you keep in the habit of doing your weekly study I suggest you read a few chapters of your Bible daily.  


Upcoming News!                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Our next study, Joseph: Grace in Living Color, will begin on June 16, 2014.    It can be downloaded here: BacktotheBible.org                                                                                                                                                                                           I will post more information as we get closer to the date, but I am looking forward to taking a deeper look at this great man from the Bible.

Once again, if you are new to Authentic Living Ministries and would like to join Small Group, please go here to find our more information, including registration details..."Join Small Group"