JULY 12: Mini-Miracles
1. What do you remember being fascinated by as a child? Why
were you fascinated by it? Are you still interested in it, or did
you outgrow your fascination?
2. Is giving money as spiritual discipline important to you? Who
or what has shaped your understanding of faith and money?
3. Are there particular causes, people, or organizations you
give money to? Why do you give to these particular organizations? How do their missions align with your faith?
4. Today’s writer says, “I believe that as citizens of the world, we
are called to make a difference with whatever we have and
however we can.” Do you agree or disagree? How do you
try to make a difference in your community or in the world?
4. Recall a time when you felt worthless or unable to contribute in
a meaningful way. Who helped you to feel useful or valuable?
What happened to help you overcome those feelings?
5. How does your church invite and encourage all people to be
involved in the life of the community? Name some ways your
church could be more inclusive and encouraging to those who
do not often participate or feel useful.
1. Imagine you are someone who wants to make the world a better
place, and you commit to one small action that will improve
people’s lives. What action would you commit yourself to? How
would you get other people excited about your mission?
2. Describe a time when you experienced a mini-miracle. What
made you aware of God in that moment? How did this experience affect the way you think about or understand God?
3. What is your favorite miracle story from the Bible? When do
you first remember reading or hearing the story? How has that
story shaped your faith?
4. What mini-miracles have happened in your church or community recently? What makes these events miraculous to you?
5. How might you show others that God cares about even the
small moments of their lives?
JULY 19: A Small World