Monday, May 6, 2013

Made To Crave, Getting Ready

Hello Made to Cravers,

Have you ever prayed a prayer similar to this one by the author of Made To Crave, Lysa TerKeurst? "God, help me to discover how I can consume food without food consuming me."   Made To Crave is the answer to this prayer.  I know that together we can overcome our issues with food and not be trapped in a vicious cycle of losing and gaining weight.   This is going to be an amazing spiritual journey and I can't wait to share it with you!

I’ve been going back and forth with trying to find the perfect time to do this Bible Study and stressing about how to do it so everyone can be happy while trying to fit us into a space that seems to be unavailable when I'm available, all to no avail.  FINALLY, I decided to ask God what to do (hmmm, maybe should have started there?).  I believe that this study should be an Online Bible Study.  Some people are going to love it.  Some people are going to hate it.  Some people are going to be nervous because something like this hasn’t been done before here at Cornerstone.  I can promise you this, if you take this leap of faith with me, you will be blessed. 

Each week there will be a post found on my blog that you can check out at your leisure.  I will email you the link each week so you can be “reminded” to check it.  On this post you will find our weekly video, a message by the author, Lysa TerKeurst.  You will also find our assignment for the week, based on our book and participation guide.  The participation guide offers daily assignments as part of a "Between-Sessions Personal Bible Study".  I'll highlight the things I think we should focus on and if you decide to dive deeper daily (say that five times fast), please do so.  Like I've said before, the more you put into this, the more you will get out of it.  On the post you will also be given an opportunity to comment about our lesson. 

Remember I told you to try out comments with our first post?  Well . . . congratulations to Nydia for being our first to comment.  She has received our first prize, a book and participation guide for free!  I told you, I love prizes. Each time you comment you will be put into a drawing for a weekly prize. Comments let me know that you are participating and if you ever have something to share about the lesson for the week, here is your opportunity.  

I’ve decided I would also like to have weekly in-person discussions.  This will most likely be a different time each week, trying to get everyone accommodated at some point in time.  If you can make it, great, if not, no big deal.  This will be a time to speak about the Bible Study in person.  I’ll let you know each week the time and place.  I’ll be there this week on Tuesday around 12, after “Women Get Real” and Friday around 11:45 after “Cardio Dance.”

Books & Participation Guides – these are scheduled to be delivered TODAY!  I’ll be up at the church on Tuesday and put them in the lobby.  You can grab them at any time during the week or on Sunday.  The price again was $16.68 for both, if you just need the participation guide it’s $7.69 or the book it’s $8.99.  You can make a check to Cornerstone Church and put “Small Group” in the memo.  You can also pay online at: Online Giving

If you aren’t going to be around and need me to mail you the book, let me know.  Again, if anyone needs help with the payment, please let me know. 

OK, ladies, here we go!  Next Monday, May 13th is the official kick-off.  I’m very excited about it and hope you are too.  Invite your friends, the more the merrier! 

If you missed our first post you can find it here - Made To Crave Introduction

Until next week,


  1. I am excited to start - Glad to be online too - it helps, but it will be nice to get together also. I also forward this to one of my Mommy and Me participants and I think she will be joining us also.

  2. Thanks for doing this Shila. Really looking forward to it.

  3. Yes I'm really looking forward to this study too, I'll see you Sunday at church to pick up the materials. It's a privilege to be a student of yours! Love & Hugs, Mom

  4. Hi Shila, Thank you for organizing the study. I am enjoying reading the "Made to Crave" as it is a real eye opener. I also enjoyed watching the video as well.

    Carol Vazquez

    1. I'm so glad you are enjoying it! Thanks for sharing!