The Simple Life Week 1

Week One:

Profound Simplicity and Gracious Acceptance

“But I am afraid that, as the serpent deceived Eve by his craftiness, your minds will be led astray from the simplicity and purity of devotion to Christ.” 2 Corinthians 11:3

Jane and I welcome you to Week One of The Simple Life! We are very excited to be with you during this journey intoScott Shoes the simple. In the weeks leading up to this study, we have been praying for you. Thank you for answering God’s  call; it is not an accident that you have joined this study. God is calling you to leave the complicated and embrace the simple.

Weekly Homework

Each week we will add your assignments to a password-protected post. Look for the password every Tuesday evening in your email. Below you will find homework for each level of study. Feel free to change from Level 1, Level 2, or Level 3  as your schedule allows! Remember, there is no pressure to complete every activity. These are just options for your growth. They can be accessed at any time, even after the study ends.

Level 1, Study: Weekly Goals 

  • For Week 1, do chapters 1 and 2 in Becoming A Woman of Simplicity.
  • Remember to focus on Jesus.
  • Feel free to do any of the other activities from Levels 2 and 3 as your time allows.

Level 2, Community: Weekly Goals 

  • For Week 1, do chapters 1 and 2 of Becoming A Woman of Simplicity.
  • Answer the question on the Speak Your Mind comment section at the bottom of this post.
  • Join the Community Call, Wednesday night at 7:00 p.m. EST on Talk Shoe (Information on TalkShoe is in your weekly email.)
  • Listen to the Podcast for information on the discipline of silence and solitude. Simply click on the link below.

Silence and Solitude podcast


 Level 3, Opportunity: Weekly Goals 

  • For Week 1, do chapters 1 and 2 of Becoming A Woman of Simplicity.
  • Answer the question on the Speak Your Mind comment section at the bottom of this post, join the Community Call on Wednesday night on TalkShoe, and listen to the Podcast at the link provided up above.
  • Don’t forget to check out our private Facebook page. Leave your comments about this week’s study,post your prayer requests, or share any insights/questions you may have. Only members of our Bible study group will see these posts.
  • Your Simple Challenge activity for this week is Solitude.  Before next Wednesday, set a goal to take four 15-minute mini-retreats n a quiet peaceful place where no one can find you. It is in the quiet places that God has our full attention and often reveals things to us that we miss in the rush of the day. Unplug everything and rest in God. He is waiting to refresh you.
  • Take advantage of the Extra Simple resources by clicking on the links below:


Simplicity, A Not So Simple Choice        


ID-10035297  May She Rest in Peace


For your listening and worshiping pleasure, please be blessed by the beautiful music of Paul Cardall:

Questions of the Week (Please respond in the Speak Your Mind section at the very bottom of this page).

1. How did you feel about your mini-retreat this week? What did you feel or what did you notice? What did God teach you through this quiet time?


Week 1 Community Call

For those of you who missed the Week 1 Community Call on Talk Shoe, here is a recording of it. Simply click on the sideways arrow to listen to the call.



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