This Month’s Theme:
Courage, Dear Heart

Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful. Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”

Joshua 1:8-9

Man walking on the waterfall


As I enter new phases of life, I need courage as my faithful companion. Moving to a new workplace and adjusting to life changes is overwhelming, but I find strength knowing that the Lord is with me wherever I go. 

Joshua 1:8-9 reminds me that courage can be found by meditating on God’s Word day and night. His Word equips us with wisdom and truth to live life and face all its challenges, and reminds us that we are never alone in this journey. 

So take courage, dear heart, and go forth with faith in Him.

– Nia Euodia

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We love those epic adventure stories where the hero overcomes every obstacle and reaches their end goal. What’s amazing is we live in the same kind of story where things will end well, because the hero—not us, but God—will absolutely prevail. 

Though the road ahead is paved with obstacles and dangers, nothing is too hard for our God to handle. He is our ultimate Defender who helps us and carries us through this journey.

Importantly, God has given us His Book of Law so we can follow Him closely. This isn’t just some rulebook that offers step-by-step instruction. It contains truths for us to rehearse to ourselves, to inject our hearts with courage for each day. When we do so, we can choose to not be afraid of our future, remembering that He watches over those who trust in Him.

Living closely by the Book of Law & Life

  • I’m always so distracted. How can I relearn to focus, and make room for God’s Word?
  • X practical ways that help me reflect on and apply scripture
  • X commands from the Bible I find challenging to obey, and how I’m being encouraged
  • A recurring message/Bible passage that God is giving me this season
  • What I do when I can’t see how the Bible is related to my life/situation right now

Seeing prosperity and success

  • Can we be prosperous and successful and still be considered faithful?
  • X ways to use our successes to bless others
  • What I’m learning about God’s idea of prosperity and success
  • What if I’m not excited by God’s plan for me?

Drawing strength and courage from God

  • How I learned to not “be” afraid when I feel afraid
  • X ways to transition to a new life stage
  • How God sustained me when:
    • my support person/group (close friend, mentor, family) left
    • work was too much and too hard
    • my health was failing me/my loved one was very ill
    • I couldn’t figure out the next step for my life (career, relationship, etc.)

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