Tuesday, May 25, 2010

And We're Back!!

Okay, Blossoms - we are back. We are so sorry for the delay in posting these videos. We shot the first five more than a month ago, and since then life has been wild, particularly with Angie's pregnancy - and the birth of sweet Charlotte!

So this is our plan.

We are going post chapter four today.

We will post chapter five next week (week of June 1)

And the week after we will post one video for 6-9 (week of June 6)

And the week after that we will post the last video for 10-12 (week of June 13)

We are so sorry that this has not gone as anticipated, but we trust that everything happens for a reason. We hope you are loving the book and getting a lot out of it, even if our conversation leading hasn't been as stellar as we hoped.

But, you must admit, this sweet girl is a pretty good excuse. :)

Okay, on with chapter four!

Strong Women, Soft Hearts Ch 4 Discussion from angie smith on Vimeo.

With love and grace,

Angie and Jessica

Sunday, May 16, 2010

SWSH: Chapter Three Discussion

So sorry for the delay in chapter three, but it turned out to be a good thing because we are a bit behind in our filming, so hopefully this will help get us back on track. :)

Thanks for your patience.

Here is our discussion of chapter 3.

Strong Women, Soft Hearts: Chapter 3 from angie smith on Vimeo.

A few questions for us to discuss.
Share a time when you experienced sudden pain. How did you go on from it?

Share a time when you experience subtle pain. When did you recognize it?

What was a dream you had that you had to let die? When did you acknowledge it?

Did the concept of amplified pain resonate with you? How so?

Share a time that you were transparent. What did you learn in that moment?

See you Tuesday!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Chapter 3 - Stay Tuned

I have had some technical difficulties tonight, so chapter 3 will go up tomorrow! Stay tuned.


Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Chapter 2 Discussion

Are you loving this book as much as we are? We hope so. Join us for chapter two.

Strong Women, Soft Hearts Chapter 2 Discussion from angie smith on Vimeo.

Here are a few questions for us to discuss on Ning!

Do you ever think that your desires are wrong?

Desire is something that is biblical. Have you ever thought about this? In what ways?

What in your life sometimes overtakes your desire to pursue God?

Have you ever deadened a desire in an effort to be more "godly"? (Take a look at the list on the bottom of page 27.) Why did you do this?

What are your desires and how can you use them to know God better?

Jessica (and Angie)

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Strong Women, Soft Hearts - Chapter One

Angie and I are so excited to kick off our discussion of Strong Women, Soft Hearts today. We have had a very crazy week - Angie was really impacted by the Nashville flood, and I spent the week in the Dominican Republic with World Vision. Thankfully we filmed this video a couple weeks ago! :)

Please take 10 minutes and join us in Angie's kitchen as we talk about chapter one.

Strong Women, Soft Hearts: Chapter 1 Discussion from angie smith on Vimeo.

Here are a few questions we would like to discuss on ning. As special thanks to Sara who will be helping guide conversation in our Bloom community.

What is a dream you had at one time in your life that didn't play out as you hoped? How has God still used that dream?

How do you approach relationships? Do you choose to not have relationship or dive in 110%?

Sometimes do you pull yourself back emotionally for fear of what could result if you gave 110%?

How does your personality impact your relationships with others?

Have you ever built a monument to woundedness in your life? How has this impacted you?

May you feel the spirit chasing you this week.

Peace be with you. See you Tuesday!

Angie and Jess