I’m grateful you’re doing the Take Courage Bible study; and, I want to give you heads up about a possible speed bump on Day 3 of Week 1 that could slow you down or trip you up.
Here’s the deal. On page 21, I ask you to read Ezra 4:24. And then my comments indicate that the people stopped working on the temple because they became discouraged. But, if you read all of Ezra 4—which you don’t need to and aren’t supposed to yet—you would read that the people were “compelled by force to stop” in response to an order by King Artaxerxes (Ezra 4:23).
Did you get to hear last week’s episode of the 4:13 Podcast? I sure hope so! It was the first part of a two-part conversation with author Gary Thomas that continues right now! And, friend, it’s so good!
Well, it’s been almost two weeks since our first behind-the-scenes episode and I’m doing this thing! I’m getting healthy with lots of great coaching from NBA Life Optimization Coach and best-selling author, David Nurse—and even more grace and power from God!
A few years ago, I was in a low place. My BFFs—Joan and Paula—noticed something was wrong as we sat down at one of our favorite restaurants. Over teriyaki chicken and hot and sour soup, they asked, “You aren’t yourself. What’s wrong?”