When Strivings Cease Study Guide plus Streaming Video

This session's study draws from themes in chapters 1, 2, 3, 4, and 6 of When Strivings Cease. If my goal in this study is to blow you away with the amazing-ness of God's grace (and it is!), I must first remind you how broken we are as ...

Author: Ruth Chou Simons

Publisher: HarperChristian Resources

ISBN: 9780310130055

Category: Religion

Page: 176

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This Study Guide includes: Individual access to 6 streaming video sessions Discussion and reflection questions with video notes Personal study between sessions Leader’s Guide Bestselling author, entrepreneur, and speaker Ruth Chou Simons calls women to discover how God's profound gift of grace and favor invites them to rest from chasing approval and earning love, and instead discover the freedom of true belonging and worth that doesn't depend on them. In this hustling, image-forward age of opportunity, women are more anxious than ever. Despite all the affirming memes and self-reflections that dominate social media feeds, approval and worth often seem assigned to what we do rather than who we are. And we end up constantly feeling behind, lacking, and like we're failing—at home, at work, with friends, with God. Ruth Chou Simons knows something of feeling measured by achievement, performance, and the approval of others. As a Taiwanese immigrant growing up between two cultures, Ruth was always on a mission to prove her worth. Until she came to truly understand the one thing that changes everything: the extravagant, undeserved gift of grace from a merciful God. In this six-session Bible study, Ruth guides us all on a journey to find freedom from the never-ending quest for approval and affirmation. She shows us how to: confront the ways we look to superficial means of acceptance and belonging, and find relief in realizing we can't be so amazing that we won't need grace stop seeing God as someone we perform for and start finding delight in responding to God's welcome find relief from running the hamster wheel of relying on our own strength, our own abilities, and our own savvy—and always coming up short—by truly understanding the freedom Jesus purchased With personal story, biblical insights, practical applications, and original artwork by Ruth, this transformational new book helps us see the beautiful truth that God's favor is the only currency we need, because in Christ we are enough.
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When Strivings Cease Study Guide

Bestselling author, entrepreneur, and speaker Ruth Chou Simons calls women to discover how God's profound gift of grace and favor invites them to rest from chasing approval and earning love, and instead discover the freedom of true ...

Author: Ruth Chou Simons

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ISBN: 0310130042

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Bestselling author, entrepreneur, and speaker Ruth Chou Simons calls women to discover how God's profound gift of grace and favor invites them to rest from chasing approval and earning love, and instead discover the freedom of true belonging and worth that doesn't depend on them. In this hustling, image-forward age of opportunity, women are more anxious than ever. Despite all the affirming memes and self-reflections that dominate social media feeds, approval and worth often seem assigned to what we do rather than who we are. And we end up constantly feeling behind, lacking, and like we're failing--at home, at work, with friends, with God. Ruth Chou Simons knows something of feeling measured by achievement, performance, and the approval of others. As a Taiwanese immigrant growing up between two cultures, Ruth was always on a mission to prove her worth. Until she came to truly understand the one thing that changes everything: the extravagant, undeserved gift of grace from a merciful God. In this six-session Bible study (DVD/digital video downloads sold separately), Ruth guides us all on a journey to find freedom from the never-ending quest for approval and affirmation. She shows us how to: confront the ways we look to superficial means of acceptance and belonging, and find relief in realizing we can't be so amazing that we won't need grace stop seeing God as someone we perform for and start finding delight in responding to God's welcome find relief from running the hamster wheel of relying on our own strength, our own abilities, and our own savvy--and always coming up short--by truly understanding the freedom Jesus purchased With personal story, biblical insights, practical applications, and original artwork by Ruth, this transformational new book helps us see the beautiful truth that God's favor is the only currency we need, because in Christ we are enough. Designed for use with When Strivings Cease Video Study (sold separately).
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When Strivings Cease

New Video Study for Your Church or Small Group If you've enjoyed this book, now you can go deeper with the companion video Bible study! In this six-session study, Ruth Chou Simons helps you apply the principles in When Stivings Cease to ...

Author: Ruth Chou Simons

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 9781400225002

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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Grace Secures What Striving Cannot In this hustling, image-forward age of opportunity, we feel more anxious than ever. Despite all the affirming memes and self-reflections that dominate social media feeds, approval and worth often seem assigned to what we do rather than who we are. And we end up constantly feeling like we’re behind, lacking, and failing—at home, at work, with friends, with God. Ruth Chou Simons knows something about feeling measured by achievement, performance, and the approval of others. As a Taiwanese immigrant growing up between two cultures, Ruth was always on a mission to prove her worth, until she came to truly understand the one thing that changes everything: the extravagant, undeserved gift of grace from a merciful God. In When Strivings Cease, Ruth guides you on a journey to find freedom from the never-ending quest for self-improvement. She shows you how to confront the ways you look to superficial means of acceptance and belonging; find relief in realizing self-help isn’t the answer because you can’t be so amazing that you won’t need grace; stop seeing God as someone to perform for and start finding delight in responding to his welcome; and let go of trying to rely on your own strength, your own abilities, and your own savvy by truly understanding the freedom Jesus purchased for you. With personal stories, biblical insights, practical applications, and touches of original artwork by Ruth, this transformational book helps you see the beautiful truth that God’s favor is the only currency you need—because in Christ you are enough.
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When Strivings Cease

Bestselling author, entrepreneur, and speaker Ruth Chou Simons calls women to discover how God's profound gift of grace and favor invites them to rest from chasing approval and earning love, and instead discover the freedom of true ...

Author: Ruth Chou Simons

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ISBN: 1400224993

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Page: 224

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Bestselling author, entrepreneur, and speaker Ruth Chou Simons calls women to discover how God's profound gift of grace and favor invites them to rest from chasing approval and earning love, and instead discover the freedom of true belonging and worth that doesn't depend on them. In this hustling, image-forward age of opportunity, women are more anxious than ever. Despite all the affirming memes and self-reflections that dominate social media feeds, approval and worth often seem assigned to what we do rather than who we are. And we end up constantly feeling behind, lacking, and like we're failing--at home, at work, with friends, with God. Ruth Chou Simons knows something of feeling measured by achievement, performance, and the approval of others. As a Taiwanese immigrant growing up between two cultures, Ruth was always on a mission to prove her worth. Until she came to truly understand the one thing that changes everything: the extravagant, undeserved gift of grace from a merciful God. In When Strivings Cease, Ruth guides us all on a journey to find freedom from the never-ending quest for approval and affirmation. She shows us how to confront the ways we look to superficial means of acceptance and belonging, and find relief in realizing we can't be so amazing that we won't need grace; stop seeing God as someone we perform for and start finding delight in responding to God's welcome; and find relief from running the hamster wheel of relying on our own strength, our own abilities, and our own savvy--and always coming up short--by truly understanding the freedom Jesus purchased. With personal story, biblical insights, practical applications, and original artwork by Ruth, this transformational new book helps us see the beautiful truth that God's favor is the only currency we need, because in Christ we are enough.
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Nothing to Prove Study Guide plus Streaming Video

END. OF. STRIVING. MAIN IDEA: Our souls are weary and need to find true rest in Jesus. We will examine two stories in John 6 and see how Jesus modeled freedom from striving and the joy of dependence. Here are some general goals and ...

Author: Jennie Allen

Publisher: HarperChristian Resources

ISBN: 9780310141969

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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In this 8-session video study (streaming included), follow Jennie Allen through key passages in John's Gospel that demonstrate how Jesus is more than enough and how our thirsty hearts can only be quenched by the living water he offers. Too many of us walk through life feeling like we don't measure up. We always seem to thirst for more. We think if we could only work harder or be better, we could be enough. But the truth is, we will never be enough. And we don't have to be. We don't have to prove anything because Jesus has proven everything! This study guide has everything you need for a full Bible study experience, including: The study guide itself--with discussion questions, personal study prompts, and a leader's guide. An individual access code to stream all eight video sessions online (you don't need to buy a DVD!). Jennie Allen--the visionary founder of the million-strong IF:Gathering--invites us to take a different road than the one we've been struggling along, a path where our souls overflow with contentment and joy. The Nothing to Prove Bible study is a call to: Find freedom from self-inflicted pressure by taking hold of what has already been given to you in Christ. Overflow with Christ's abundance, and bring life to others. Make it your goal to know and love Jesus, then watch what He does in and through you. Grow in your knowledge of Scripture with this exploration of the Gospel of John. No more pretending. No more performing. No more fighting to prove yourself. As you wade in the refreshing truth that Jesus alone is sufficient for all your needs, discover what God can do through a soul completely in love with Him.
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The Routledge Companion to Video Game Studies

Competitivevideo games aredesigned with manydifferent formats and flavors of play. ... and (3)(often) producing an end-game result thatis unpredictableand thatreveals clear winners and losers (Adams, 2010; Boxill, 2003; Suits, 1995).

Author: Mark J.P. Wolf

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136290503

Category: Social Science

Page: 544

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The number of publications dealing with video game studies has exploded over the course of the last decade, but the field has produced few comprehensive reference works. The Routledge Companion to Video Game Studies, compiled by well-known video game scholars Mark J. P. Wolf and Bernard Perron, aims to address the ongoing theoretical and methodological development of game studies, providing students, scholars, and game designers with a definitive look at contemporary video game studies. Features include: comprehensive and interdisciplinary models and approaches for analyzing video games; new perspectives on video games both as art form and cultural phenomenon; explorations of the technical and creative dimensions of video games; accounts of the political, social, and cultural dynamics of video games. Each essay provides a lively and succinct summary of its target area, quickly bringing the reader up-to-date on the pertinent issues surrounding each aspect of the field, including references for further reading. Together, they provide an overview of the present state of game studies that will undoubtedly prove invaluable to student, scholar, and designer alike.
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Striving and Feeling

First, as the Williams' research indicates, depressed individuals may possess an overgeneralizing style during both ... the film Terms of Endearment) or a neutral mood video (a segment about making end tables from the Yankee Workshop).

Author: Leonard L. Martin

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9781317780410

Category: Psychology

Page: 424

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Recently, research on the ways in which goals, affect, and self-regulation influence one another has enjoyed an upsurge. New findings are being published and new theories are being developed to integrate these findings. This volume reports on the latest of this work, including a substantial amount of data and theory that has not yet been published. Emanating from a conference exploring affect as both a cause and effect in various social contexts, this book examines some of the complex and reciprocal relationships among goals, self structures, feelings, thoughts, and behavior. The chapters address: *the effects of intrinsic versus extrinsic goals; *the different effects of approach versus avoidance goals; *the role of awareness in goal pursuit and affective states; *the meaning of affective states in relation to goal attainment; *the impact of hedonistic concerns as motivational factors; *how people regulate their moods; and *the role of the self in affective experiences.
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Making Classroom Inquiry Work

The use of the observational tools in video studies that connect teaching to learning is promoted here. ... By the end of the final section, you should be in a good position to conduct a video-based action research study or project.

Author: Robert P. Pelton

Publisher: R&L Education

ISBN: 9781607099277

Category: Education

Page: 206

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This book is designed to serve those who wish to delve deep into their action research or as leaders in teacher research and reflective practice.
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Living Well Spending Less Unstuffed Study Guide

[Your Response Here] Session Introduction (5 MINUTES) Learning how to stop the incoming flow of stuff in our lives, ... and take the time to rest—all of those things are valuable lessons worth learning and refining and striving for.

Author: Ruth Soukup

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 9780310092452

Category: Religion

Page: 144

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Have you ever felt that your life—and budget—is spiraling out of control? Clutter spilling onto counters and coffee tables, creating havoc everywhere you look? Do you sometimes wish you could pull yourself together but wonder exactly how to manage all the scattered pieces of a (normal) chaotic life? Regardless of the never quite-enough message society wants to give us, always wanting more and ending up having too much is not the Good Life God intended. More than setting and sticking to a budget; more than quitting the constant filling of our spaces with deals on more stuff—we must fill our hearts with the truth of God's Word and allow it to change what our hearts desire. The Good Life is one defined not by what we have but by who we are. If you feel stressed out or overwhelmed, this study will help you discover the way to a life rich in faith, family, friends—and a budget that balances with space to breathe. Take back your life from the stuff that is weighing you down! Ruth Soukup, New York Times bestselling author and popular blogger, knows all too well how overwhelming it can feel to have a life filled with too many things. Through personal stories, biblical principles, and practical action plans, she will inspire you to make real and lasting changes to your personal goals, home, and finances while decluttering your mind and soul. This 8-week study will help you: Find balance by letting go of unhealthy habits that compete for our hearts and spirits. Discover your "sweet spot"—that place where your talents and abilities intersect. Take back your time and schedule by making simple shifts in your daily routines. Reduce stress in your home and family by clearing out the clutter. Stop busting your budget and learn to cut your grocery bill in half. Discover how to set strict limits for the stuff we bring into our space. Overcome frustration and implement practical solutions for keeping the chaos at bay. Recognize the pitfalls of an overstuffed schedule and learn to combat the culture of busy. This study guide is designed for use with the Living Well, Spending Less / Unstuffed Video Study (sold separately).
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Young Dragon Striving For Breaking Dawn Fantasy Science Fiction Horror Flash Fiction 2

The End Love DRAGONS & Fantasy? Check out my books for “FREE” Dragon Rite, AaBack's Grim, ... Check out two books for “FREE” SOG Series www.KristieLynnHiggins.com Check out my new YouTube video series Pop Culture Remix. The End ...

Author: Kristie Lynn Higgins

Publisher: Kristie Lynn Higgins

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Category: Fiction

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Type: Flash Fiction and the word count is about 360 words This short-short story in the Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Horror Flash Fiction series visits a young dragon as he longs to fly. New to Flash Fiction? Flash Fiction are very very short books to tickle your fancy. They are a great way to see a writer's style and be introduced to the worlds they create and envision. My novels, novellas, short stories, and flash fiction range from science fiction, fantasy, action adventure, horror with elements of mystery, thriller, suspense, and a mix of fairy tales. Explore my worlds of magic, tech, sword and sorcery, killer robots, UFO, dark fantasy, witches, demented games, vampires, flying saucers, dungeons and dragons, werewolves, mummies, assassins, monsters, androids, aliens, mutants, warlocks, dragon riders, sorcerer, etc.
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