What happens when you ask a group of Christian bloggers about their favorite resource to grow your prayer life? They’ll share their top book recommendations, insights, and encouragement. Why? It’s because all of us seek to grow in this important part of our relationship with God: Communicating with the Creator of life, honoring Him inner speech while approaching Him just as we are.Read More
I know what you are thinking: Combat bitterness with patience? I don’t know how to be patient either… I’m right there with you, I promise. That’s exactly what struck me about this passage. Here is a little secret: It’s about mindset. We are about to fix our eyes on Jesus!Read More
“I don’t have a Bible degree.”
“I better ask for the pastor’s opinion rather than searching the Bible for an answer.”
“I wouldn’t know where to start and am too nervous to get it wrong.”
“Bible study is for teachers and leaders.”
Are you all too familiar with these sentiments? Do many women in your small group or Bible study desire to dig deep into Scripture but don’t believe they are capable? Are you encountering initial excitement followed by a whole lot of fear? Let’s counter those fears with truth and a plan.Read More
Hi and welcome to the family of God. We are all so glad you are here and have started your relationship with God. Is this all new territory for you? Don’t worry. Take it one step at a time and start here.Read More
What would your life look like if your mind was solely focused on Christ and His ministry? How would your attitude change towards the circumstances you are facing? Would your heart be more at peace? How would you spend your time, and what would be on your mind?
The apostles are amazing examples to us of believers totally given to a life of ministry, loving God and loving others, and advancing His kingdom. Let’s learn from them.Read More
The very book that is our guide to life is a laughable lie to others. There are plenty of people who do not understand how we can lean so much on this book. Unfortunately, many believers do not know how to answer these common objections and therefore struggle to confidently trust the Word of God and share the gospel with unbelievers.Read More
In January, my first article of the year revealed what exactly I am asking God to teach me this year. I am desperate to learn how to stay calm and patient rather than being stressed and angry. I told you about my struggles six months ago, now I am checking in to tell you what I’ve learned so far. I’m right in the middle of one of God’s lessons, and I’m giving you the inside scoop.Read More
Have you ever heard the Bible study tip that suggests you slow down? Read small portions of Scripture and really zoom in? We will do that today.
What will we learn? You will walk away with a deep appreciation for each of God’s words through Paul, and you will be challenged to allow God to transform your mind so that you can more fully commit to His will.
Let’s be honest. We have all experienced them. You know what I’m talking about. You pose a question to your small group, and the room just falls silent. Eyes are staring intently at pages or at nothing. Hands are fiddling. Everyone is feeling the awkwardness, but nobody says a word. Yes, there is a way to use these silences for good, and here is how…Read More
Before long, any believer will come across the phrase “in Christ” either while studying the Bible or hearing another believer talk about matters of the faith. Who is “in Christ”, and what does that phrase mean? Let me help you better understand Bible passages that use the phrase “in Christ”.Read More
We have been made alive in Christ. Now, what do our lives look like? What should they look like? And what impact may that have on the Church?
Paul encourages us to live renewed lives by the mercy of God and to enter into God-centered community with one another. Which of these six attributes do you already wear by His grace, and which do you need to put on today?Read More
Does your Bible-study group feel like a place of togetherness, honesty, and refuge for you and the ladies in attendance? Is it more than a place to learn academically? How can you foster an environment such as this?Read More
The Old Testament is intimidating to many believers. It seems long, confusing, out-dated, and maybe even irrelevant. However, the storyline of the Old Testament is an amazing account of God’s love and interaction with His people. It helps us understand the arrival of Jesus, our Savior, and our need for His sacrifice on our behalf. Don’t miss this essential portion of the Bible.Read More
Recently, I took a few hours off to be by myself and get away with Jesus. I sat on bench by a fountain in town and envisioned myself in the presence of God - something that is always a reality, but I chose to focus in on this beautiful truth. My heart felt burdened and overloaded and I brought this feeling before God. In my heart, I spoke out, “Lord, please don’t take this as a feeling of ungratefulness. You are nothing but present with me and have blessed me in countless ways.” His gentle voice spoke back, “I know. I see your heart. You are not here to complain. You are here, so I can fill your cup.”Read More
Summer is here. The weather is inviting. Kids are on break from school, families like to travel, and the schedule changes for many women in our Bible studies. Some may find themselves with more or less time on their hands, or simply a different level of flexibility. Many Bible study groups take a break for the summer as meeting regularly as a complete group is less likely to happen. It gives teachers a little break too. But how can we encourage women to continue to study the Bible during the summer months? Here are some ideas.Read More
I love that you sit down with your Bible regularly to study it, learn from it, and allow it to change your life. Even beginners can gain a lot of wisdom from Scripture. I am excited for you to make Bible-study a regular habit that refreshes and grows your faith. I know of three misconceptions that are holding many of you back. Let’s clear them up so you can get started.Read More
I don’t want to speak for God. Ever! However, the Bible tells of many encounters Jesus had with sinners - and one included a number of religious leaders who were eager for His response. See how Jesus handled them, and what He may have to say to us Christians today as we encounter people living in sin.Read More
With thousands of Bible study guides in the market place, how do you pick one? Which guide will teach you more about your Christian faith, about God, and His will? Rather than reading a “Christian Living” book or devotional, choose a Bible study guide that lets you dive into God’s Word. Consider these 9 things as you choose…Read More
Over the course of this blog post series, we learned the importance of understanding who the original recipient of a promise is. Sometimes, the promise was made to a people long ago about a situation long ago. It may feel like I took promise after promise and declared that this one is not for you. Today, that changes.Read More