What's more southern than chicken salad croissants, watermelon and a large glass of sweet tea? Not much!
There's also nothing more delightful than to open your home to women who love to gather in true, southern style.
Excitement dripped all over the red carpet in my den as women arrived in anticipation of our Summer Book Club 2017. The book selected is Secrets Over Sweet Tea by Denise H. Jones. She is a true southern author with a flare for unencumbered realness.
Why a Summer Book Club?
After the fall and spring seasons of intense Bible study, I like to lighten things up a bit in the summer. I choose a book which is a fun read, but also directs us to the Word and steers the conversation.
A Summer Book Club provides the opportunity to use spiritual gifts like hospitality and encouragement. I love crafting an atmosphere where calm and peace melt away the stresses of the day to day, and I enjoy watching the stress leave as people walk in.
Inviting women into a safe place to shed their facades, offers a sense of release to be real with one another. This brings me joy.
The presence and power of Christ filling the room, inviting us into deeper intimacy with Him as we open His Word and pray for one another, always leaves me in wonder and awe.
We need each other to bounce life off of. We need someone to hold us accountable along our salvation journeys. I cannot think of a better way to equip and encourage than to open up our homes to those eager to learn how to love God deeper and serve Him better. Why not start a Summer Book Club yourself? Southern style, of course. Bless your heart.
By His Grace Alone,