Hello again, MIni-Women. Two posts in one day -- three if you count the Ten Reasons one. Yikes!
This one is to get us all set for our That IS SO me series.
Everything we did at the party Friday night -- besides celebrating being together -- was about gearing us up for this Lenten series. We had some fun with how well we know ourselves, how well we know other people, and how well we know God. We're going to get back to that last one in a minute as part of our preparation. But first --
Remember your GIA Agent Toolkit? Before we begin our series tomorrow empty it out except for your Bible.
(If you don't know what a toolkit is, it's just a cool bag, backpack, pillowcase, old lunch box, whatever you want to use -- filled with certain items you'll need for your upcoming "assignments" in the Mini-Women Division.)
Lent is the time to look inside ourselves and see where we need to get closer to God. It's a good time to realize where we've been staying too far away and an even greater time to ask God to pull us back in.
So all you'll need for that are these items so load 'em in:
* your Bible (if you absolutely don't have one of any kind, please email me at email@example.com)
* your fave pens
* your THAT IS SO ME book (if you didn't ask me to send you one, and you don't already have one, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org)
* a small mirror -- just big enough for you to see your face in; one of your mom's old compacts would work fine
Post a comment when you have it together or you know how you're going to get it together. (Pictures are always welcome)
Then, think about these questions (which we didn't get to do Friday night because we ran out of time) and post your answers if you want to. Don't think about them too long. Just go with the first thing that comes into your mind. Ready?
a. In your mind, what color best represents God?
b. If God had a smell, what would it be?
c. What does it FEEL like to be close to God?
d. If you were going to invite God for lunch, what would you serve?
e. What one question would you ask him over lunch?
f. What is one thing you are absolutely sure is true about God?
g. Do you think God cares about your toenails? (we did this one at the party but I wanted everyone to have a chance at it)
I bet something happens inside you when you're answering those questions. We'll talk about that first in tomorrow's post. You don't have to read it first, but for those of you who are itching to get started, we're going to begin with Week 27 (page 243).
By the way, if you weren't able to get a book from me yet for some reason, still participate! I'll try to make it as easy for you as possible.
All right, Mini-Women. Our next mission begins.