YOU have been 'handpicked' by the Lord to take part in this movement -
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January 2015, the Holy Spirit instructed me to start a women's community Bible study and gave me the vision for it to be held at a local cafe; initially my thought was "Starbucks is too small and inconvenient" (oh how we can put our God in a box). I was excited about this move from the Lord and shared the vision with a small number of ladies, but of course then came all of my excuses of why it was not the right time.

Before I knew it, a year has gone by and I have allowed life to take precedence over the direct instruction from the Lord.

On January 4, 2016 I was awaken by the Holy Spirit at 4am to move with urgency and my response was, okay Lord if I am to move with this Bible study at this [particular] time, I need you to provide (3) things;  the location, the women, and guide me on how to lead this study in your word!

Within two weeks my specific prayers were answered and provided for ...

(1)  The appointed location for the Bible study was a cafe that I have never visited, however I received a clear vision to move in that direction.  To my surprise this cafe is an extension of a local church.  After approaching the owner, she was excited to host our group.
   **Common Grounds Cafe is located in Dale City, VA; next time you're in the area stop by        
        and tell them Jessica sent you! 

(2)  I had the idea to post an informational flyer on facebook to invite women to join the group.  However, the Holy Spirit said "No, I will give you the names of those who are to participate."

(3)  After going to the book store and staring at a shelf of Bible study guides and workbooks, the Lord informed me that this study would be completely Spirit-led as it will be "me, Him, and the word." 

And the rest as they say, is history.  Simply Redeemed became a 6-week Bible Study/Devotional that was written daily for a group of women (including myself) who the Lord was clearly speaking to through His word and application. 
The 'Simply Redeemed' Bible Study is now in the process of being published to go beyond our small group and into homes/churches/cafe everywhere! 

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This is a call to stand before the Lord in acceptance of self and desired growth in Him, while identifying the need to be transparent and authentic; no longer bound by the desire for perfection or to be like someone else (for such a time as this).

Everything from the title/ logo/ location/ 
participants/word, the Lord has taken care of even the minor details; therefore, I have no choice but to believe that EACH of YOU are chosen to stand and declare that you are "Not perfect but Simply Redeemed," as this ministry continues to grow!

Titus 3:3-5 New International Version (NIV)

3 At one time we too were foolish, disobedient, deceived and enslaved by all kinds of passions and pleasures. We lived in malice and envy, being hated and hating one another. 4 But when the kindness and love of God our Savior appeared, 5 He saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit