Sunday, January 31, 2010

Part Two Discussion of SKODAM

Same Kind of Different as Me: Part 2 from angie smith on Vimeo.

Questions to discuss on the ning site.
-Have you ever had a catch and release friendship? After reading this book, do you look at those relationships different?
-Have you ever thought of yourself as an "indulgent benefactor"?
-How do you think you miss "keys" in your life?
-How can you remind yourself to look for "key" opportunities?

We hope you are enjoying reading and discussing this book as much as we are. Next week we will discuss the rest of the book.

Peace be with you this week.

Jessica and Angie

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

An Evening with Ron and Denver

We found this talk that Ron and Denver did about a year ago. It is an hour long - and worth the time. It does have some spoilers, so if you haven't read the whole book, you may want to hold off.


Sunday, January 24, 2010

Same Kind of Different - Part 1 Discussion

We are so excited to kick off our discussion of Same Kind of Different as Me today. Join Angie and me as we discuss the first 99 pages.

Same Kind of Different (1) from angie smith on Vimeo.

Join us on Ning to discuss the first 99 pages! Here are some questions we have for you:
  • How did Denver's story impact you? Did it shock you?
  • Do you ever have the urge to do something, but for some reason you don't, like Ron did on page 23? How does that make you feel when you think about that?
  • What stood out to you about Deborah?
  • How has someone forgiving you made an impact on your life? 
  • In what ways are we choosing to lead a radical, crazy love life like Deborah lived?
This week, we want to encourage you to pray for people by name like Deborah did for the people she served at the homeless shelter.

A few other things we mentioned in the video:
  • The Help - GREAT fiction book!  
  • Help Haiti! Many organizations are doing great things including World Vision, Compassion and Soles4Souls.
  • Matthew's Uganda trip - check out Matthew's posts about Uganda and his trip with World Vision here
Next week we are going to read 100-189.

See you Sunday!

Peace be with you this week. We are praying for each of you. Thank you for joining us.

Jessica and Angie

Saturday, January 16, 2010


Update: All Free Books Have Been Distributed

First off, I apologize...I was supposed to post this several days ago and the time has just slipped away from me. Please forgive me the delay!!!!

After sorting through all of the requests and needs for the book "Same Kind of Different as Me," we have approximately 100 books that you Bloomies have volunteered to give to people who can't afford them right now. If you are one of the people that can't quite swing it financially right now, PLEASE fill out the form on this post requesting one and it will be sent to you ASAP.

We will start on January 24th and at that point you should have read through page 99. It sounds like a lot, but trust me, you'll hardly be able to stop at that point! In fact, I have already received many emails saying that people finished it in a few days and couldn't stop at the stopping point :) It's a quick read, so even those of you who don't have it yet will be able to catch up quickly.

I can't wait to talk about this book with you all. I'm so encouraged by all the emails I have already received and am praying that you get as much out of it as I did.

Go ahead and request a book if you need to!!! We have a bunch!!! We will send them out on a first- come, first-serve basis.

Blessings to you!!!!
Angie (and Jess....the organized one...:))