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February 28, 2021 • Kelsey Verge

In times of struggle or hardship we often find ourselves defaulting to patterns or practices that are comforting. What are practices and patterns that you tend to default to? Do these patterns or practices typically help us to fix our eyes on God?

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February 21, 2021 • Bob Cowie

- Which parts of your life do you need to ask God to give you hope? - Do you see Jesus on the other side of the situation? Describe. - How can you share that hope with others?

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February 14, 2021 • Lisa Peters

- Where in your life do you need Hope? - Is there anyone in your life you can bring hope to? - What are your next steps?

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February 7, 2021 • Hanna Peters

- Are we facing a storm in our life right now or can we recall a time we felt like we were in the middle of a storm? - What stands out about your experience? - Has our storm experience impacted the way we view Jesus?

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January 31, 2021 • Graeme Gibson

- Have you had times where it feels like God has been silent? What changed or do you still feel like he is silent today? - Are there moments you have seen God show up in the midst of your suffering? What are the lessons you take away from those experiences?

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January 24, 2021 • Jeremy Peters

1. What rhythms in your day-to-day life help you recover in the midst of stresses and pressures? Are you currently engaging these rhythms? 2. What negative storylines about your life are you tempted to keep repeating? What storylines of hope might you repeat instead? 3. Who in your relational sphere needs you to be there for them? What might you do practically to encourage and bless them?

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January 17, 2021 • Brett Ullman

- Have I noticed a change in the state of my mental health over the last 10 months? - What are some practices that I need to include in my life to help cultivate good mental health? - Are there people I should be reaching out to, letting them know they are not alone in this season of physical distancing and isolation?

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January 10, 2021 • Mike Sotski

- On a scale of 1-10 how would you rate your mental health? Do you think those close to would agree? - What are some of the ways that you are taking positive action to maintain your mental health? - What does your faith look like when demonstrated on behalf of others?

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January 3, 2021 • January 3, 2021

1. As you reflect on the past year, where did you look to for hope? (Lower COVID-19 case #’s? New employment? A vaccine? A certain government decision? Etc.). Where did you experience hope rising? Hope falling? 2. What hopes do you have for 2021? What is the basis for those hopes? How do you think hope differs from optimism or wishful thinking? 3. What are your plans for intentional one-on-on time with God in 2021? What truths do you need to regularly rehearse when you are with Him to cultivate a resilient hope?

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December 27, 2020 • December 27, 2020

This week, take some time with your partners to reflect on the past year. Use the attached Covid Reflection Exercise to guide you in your reflections.

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Week of December 20, 2020 • December 20, 2020 • Mike Sotski

- In this year, what has been the greatest cause of worry in your life? Have you seen those concerns addressed in some way? - Have there been moments where you have experienced peace? What lead to those experiences? Are there lessons you can apply to your current situations that may grow an increasing experience of Peace?

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Week of December 13, 2020 • December 13, 2020 • Mike Sotski

- How would you describe your Dad? - How has that shaped your view of what a dad should be like? - Are their ways that you have experienced God as a father?

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Week of December 6, 2020 • December 6, 2020 • Mike Sotski

How do you maintain a balanced perspective, especially in times of trials? What are ways that we grow in the awe and wonder of a Mighty God who meets us where are at in life?

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Week of November 29, 2020 • November 29, 2020 • Mike Sotski

1. Are there times over the last 8 months you have been lacking wisdom? 2. Looking back have you seen God provide direction? 3. What does it mean for you to prepare room for Jesus during this advent season?

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Week of November 15, 2020 • November 15, 2020 • Jeremy & Lisa Peters

1. How often are you deliberate to express gratitude to God on a daily basis? Do you have a plan (a gratitude ritual?) or do you rely on a more spontaneous approach? What might a daily habit of gratitude look like in the rhythms of your day? Have you ever used or would you consider using a gratitude journal to help facilitate a regular practice of thanks to God? 2. Who are you deeply grateful for that you could personally reach out to and express a thoughtful and specific expression of thanks? For further reading on the impact of gratitude on overall well-being, check out the following article: The Neuroscience of Gratitude and How It Affects Anxiety & Grief by Madhuleena Roy Chowdhury (https://positivepsychology.com/neuroscience-of-gratitude/)

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Week of November 8, 2020 • November 8, 2020 • Lisa Peters

1. If anything needed to change in your self talk, what would it be? 2. What is one way that your heart is hurting in this season? How are you seeking to bring your heart to Jesus?

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Week of November 1, 2020 • November 1, 2020 • Jeremy Peters

1. When and with what digital platform (TV/Netflix, Youtube, Social Media, Internet, Smartphone, etc.) are you most likely to over-consume content through a screen? 2. What are some realistic options to cut back on your digital consumption, and how might you practically utilize that time differently?

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Week of October 25, 2020 • October 25, 2020 • Lisa Peters

1. In what ways are you wired to receive the gift of beauty? 2. How are you intentionally creating space in your day/week/month to pause and engage these things? 3. What is the affect on your soul when you do this? How does this impact your relationship with God and with others?

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Week of October 18, 2020 • October 18, 2020 • Jeremy & Lisa Peters

1. When you think of the practice of pausing, are there things that come to mind that would make you say you don’t have time to pause? 2. When you think of your regular routine, are there times that are conducive with pausing? If not, what steps would you need to take to create space and time to pause?

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Week of October 11, 2020 • October 11, 2020 • Jeremy Peters

1. We are in a season where many things can try to fight against a heart of thanksgiving. What are practices that help cultivate a thankful heart? What are things that fight against it? 2. What are 3 things you have been thankful for during this covid season?

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Week of October 4, 2020 • October 4, 2020 • Jeremy & Lisa Peters

1. Jesus what is your agenda for me in this prolonged season of disruption? How can I cooperate more fully with what you have planned for me and what you want to do through me?

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