do you feel distant from god?
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 studied 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.
But there's been a fundamental shift in my life. 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 you don't have to either.
** 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 meets you where you are (no travel required!). Study spiritual disciplines on your own schedule and implement the activities during your regular day-to-day life.
By the end of the program, you’ll more deeply understand God's love, peace, and grace each day.
Here’s what you can expect when you sign up for Journeying Toward Jesus:
- 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.
Curious about what we’ll study?
Here are the topics we'll cover each month:
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:
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 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.
How much time can I expect to spend daily on activities?
The activities are designed to be finished within 10-20 minutes each day.
However, they’re flexible to your lifestyle.
The purpose of this group is to provide fulfilling time with Christ for busy women. Some women may only need a few minutes to feel filled with His Spirit, while others may desire an hour or more. If you aren’t sure you have even 10-20 minutes a day, don’t worry: in our first week together, I’ll help you find 10-20 minutes in your day for time with Christ.
If you’re still unsure whether the program is for you, feel free to send me a message on Facebook or drop me an email. I’ll be glad to answer any questions.
How will I find quiet moments to do the exercises? I'm with my kids all day.
I totally get that. I'm a homeschooling mom of four kids (ages 1-11), so I know how precious a few quiet moments can be!
In our first week together, I’ll walk with you through creatively discovering time with Jesus in your unique schedule.
Even when I’m busy, I’ve found there are almost always activities that can give a little time to Jesus. Sometimes they’re hard to find. Sometimes it takes a couple tries to find a solution that clicks. But no matter how packed your schedule may be, we will find a way for you to enjoy time with the Lord.
I'm more of an introvert. What if I'm not comfortable discussing these things with strangers?
I'm an introvert, too.
And I agree: Sharing things freaks me out sometimes.
In this group, you are free to share as much or as little as you like. You don’t have to participate in the Facebook community at all, and I’ll completely understand.
However, if you would like to join our discussion, our group will be a completely safe environment. You may actually find it easier to engage in discussions around these personal topics with an online group: None of us know each others’ families or friends, personal history, in-laws, or children's’ teachers.
Journeying Toward Jesus membership is currently closed. We will reopen the program for new members in December 2019. To get on the waiting list, enter your email below.