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do you feel distant from god?

  • Do you feel like your faith is running on auto-pilot?
  • Are you too busy serving to maintain a consistent connection with Jesus?
  • Do you feel spiritually parched?

You're not alone.

Hi! My name is Sophie and I’m a mom of four kids ages 2 to 11. 

I know exactly how it feels to be overwhelmed by life and distant from God.

Until recently, my hectic-by-necessity lifestyle led to distance from God. I was doing All The Things for All The People, but I felt dry and parched. I wanted to hear from God, but I didn't remember how. 

The worst part is that I was too busy to obtain the one thing I needed most—loving reminders from the Holy Spirit. It was a catch-22 and I had no idea how I was going to break the cycle. 

have you experienced that feeling?

If you’re discouraged, wish I could reach through the computer screen, hand you a fresh cup of tea, and tell you: You’re not alone. And there’s hope.

You can still be a busy woman and find time to spend with Jesus. It doesn't have to be one or the other.  

After walking through that dry season, I took a step back and reevaluated my priorities. I read book after book about finding and connecting with God. I practiced meditation, prayer, Bible study, fasting, and rest. I talked to people whom I look up to spiritually and asked them to spill their secrets. 

Finding the time to just be with Jesus wasn’t easy, but it was necessary.

Once I had a better understanding of spiritual disciplines, I slowly started taking small steps to be with Jesus. 

My life began to change. I started resting in Christ again. I began to experience His peace. I grew closer to God in the middle of my busy life. Today, I still have four kids with me all day, competing for my attention. 

We still experience accidents and mishaps, schedules and interruptions.  I still face the same stressful challenges I faced a few years ago.

Nevertheless, today, my life is oriented around Jesus. I can rest in Christ when things are busy and stressful, or when they don’t go the way I’d like. He continues to change me from the inside out.

I know that there’s no way I can go back to the haphazard way I approached my faith before. And this year, in 2019, I want to help you experience the same joy.

I’m helping a group of other busy women grow toward Christ, step by step, in 2019.

I know you’re busy. However, the busier you are, the more you need Christ’s peace. Will you let me guide you through the steps that changed my life?

Will you join our group of women who want to experience Jesus in 2019?

ready to get started?

** introducing **

journeying toward jesus

a spiritual growth roadmap for busy women

This isn’t your ordinary Bible study.

It’s like a women’s retreat: playful, supportive, and deeply encouraging.

The Journeying Toward Jesus program comes right to your email each week (no travel required!), every week, through the end of 2019. The activities only take a few minutes each day, and you’re free to complete them on your own time—whether that’s 5 AM, a lunch break, 11 PM, or anytime in-between.

By the end of 2019, you’ll more deeply understand God's love, peace, and grace each day.

Afraid you won’t have time? I get it! I’ll personally help you find a way to fit time with Jesus into your busy schedule.

When I felt overwhelmed, I didn’t even have time to breathe. If you feel the same way, don’t worry.

During your first week of this study, I will personally guide you through finding a few moments each day with Jesus. Even if you’re busy.

Here’s what else to expect:

  • Weekly roadmap: Every week, I’ll email you an activity designed to draw you closer to God. No extra research, no wondering what to read or do next—all the instructions will be in your email, worry-free.

  • Friendly group: I’ve created a private Facebook group exclusively for this program. Everyone is welcome to share new ideas and cheer each other on. It will also be a safe place to ask questions and post prayer requests.

  • Solid topics: Each month focuses on a single topic. These are thoughtfully selected to guide you to Christ. Struggling to worship in everyday moments? Feeling lost when reading your Bible? We talk about it!

We dive into the Bible and deepen our relationships with the Lord. We lean into our identity as Christ-followers. We explore how His grace and peace affect the chaos of life.

By the end, you’ll feel refreshed, free, and in love with your Saviour again. 

Even if your life is (still) busy.


Annual memberships are now 25% off

Are you ready to reignite your faith in practical ways?

If you’re ready to join, fantastic! When you join Journeying To Jesus, you get access to a year's worth of weekly devotionals centered around spiritual disciplines. 

You will immediately have access to all of the weeks that are already available thus far in 2019, and you will start receiving weekly emails until the end of the year. Follow through in order or pick the topics that interest you most and start with those.

If you have any questions, just drop me an email or a Facebook message. I’ll be happy to answer any questions you have!


Curious about what we’ll study?

Here are the topics we'll cover each month:

  • January: Christian meditation
  • February: Bible study
  • March: Simplicity
  • April: Prayer
  • May: Fasting
  • June: Confession
  • July: Submission
  • August: Sabbath rest
  • September: Solitude
  • October: Worship
  • November: Service
  • December: Celebration

member bonuses

I love free stuff.

That’s why I filled Journeying Toward Jesus study with free stuff.

Here are some of the goodies I’m giving members:

  • Weekly printable journaling exercises
  • Printable binder cover and spine for setting up a Journeying Toward Jesus journal
  • Access to a private Facebook group for JTJ members to walk out their journey together
  • Access to exclusive interviews with Jesus-followers who are known for pursuing Christ well in the midst of busyness
  • My list of favorite resources, encouraging books, and more - including the powerful audiobook that finally taught me how to meditate.


More than anything, I want every woman who joins the Journeying Toward Jesus program to absolutely love the time they spend with us. My desire is to help busy women connect with Jesus in the most loving and encouraging environment possible.

If you join the annual program and decide within 30 days—for any reason at all—that it is not a great fit for you, just let me know and I will refund your tuition, no questions asked. 

common questions

How much time can I expect to spend daily on activities? 

How will I find quiet moments to do the exercises? I'm with my kids all day.

I'm more of an introvert. What if I'm not comfortable discussing these things with strangers?

Other questions not answered here?


Annual memberships are now 25% off

Please note, prices are in Canadian dollars. The JTJ annual membership is approximately $49 USD ($35 USD after the current discount!).