It’s a Latin phrase. We take it to mean real, authentic, genuine. A bona fide antique. A bona fide painting. A bona fide diamond.
But that’s not actually the meaning of those two Latin words, bona and fide. The literal translation is in good faith.
I spend a good deal of time during my days ministering to women, sitting across tables at coffee shops, listening to their hearts and their struggles and their questions and their celebrations.
And their fears.
And their confusion.
At exactly who it is they were made to be, who they were intended to be. And how to live that out.
And I’m asking the exact same things.
I think many of us long to live as our real selves, authentic, vulnerable, bold, hones…bona fide. But it takes walking that out in good faith, faith that what God designed in us deserves a voice, faith that God has a purpose for where He takes us in life…bona fide.
Labels, masks, seasons of life, roles, expectations…they all swirl around our understanding of our deepest selves, sometimes making a fog of uncertainty in knowing who we truly are.
That’s what we’re going to navigate in this summer’s free online study, what it means to live real. How to discern what’s been placed in us…and what’s been placed on us.
You can click here to go to the registration page for Bona Fide: What It Means to Live Real, a six session study that dives into the choppy waters of personal identity. Each week you’ll receive a link to that session’s video, along with a link to the downloadable pdf study guide. Please note: once you’ve registered, you’ll receive an email asking you to confirm your subscription to the study. You’ll need to confirm your subscription to begin receiving the session emails.
I’d be honored for you to join us in this unique summer series~get registered today!