Thursday, February 16, 2012

Cultivate: Resolve

God clearly does not want me to forget my word for 2012 -- He has structured my entire Monday morning bible studies that I teach at my church around this word!  Since I've been writing about the theme of cultivation on Thursdays, I thought I would give you some of my teaching points that I used in my class.  After viewing the vlog, take a look at some of the reflection/sharing questions that we used during class).  Would love to hear your thoughts on what you would write on your rock in the comments.

Materials needed:  smooth river rock that is big enough to write a few words on, silver or black sharpie (depending on the color of your rock)

Journal Reflection:

Think back over the course of your life.  Think about the times you remember God showing up for you, preparing a way, fulfilling a promise, granting a miracle, etc.  Write about the event and then choose one or two words to write on the river rock that will remind you of His faithfulness.

Linking for the first time with Tracy for Winsome Wednesday.


  1. God is showing up for me, now. I would write "Psalm 91" on my rock.

  2. A river rock is to appropriate. I would write: Remember, things take time.

  3. Oh, I love this. We have a basket of rocks on our table that represent answered prayers. My kids love to look at them as reminders of God's faithfulness. My rock today would read: God is here in the dark even when I can't see His face. An important reminder for my little community this week as we are burying a precious 16 yr old boy who died on an icy road on Monday. Life changes so fast. Glad God doesn't!

  4. I would write Romans 8:28. His way is not always my way, but it's most definitely the best way!

  5. I would write "Expect the Unexpected." God has wowed and overwhelmed time and time. His ways and thoughts certainly are higher than mine.

    Many blessings, Jen!

  6. I would write "11-13-05 - Marvin". The day my husband suffered multiple traumatic injuries. There was miracle after miracle that night. He survived and the trauma surgeons do not understand how.

    As a little girl I collected "pretty" rocks. I still pick up rocks. My favorite are the flat slate rocks from the southern shore of Lake Erie. Perfect for writing on.


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