Friday: (August 23rd) Honestly, I can’t believe our time together is over! God’s goodness has showered me this summer through the reading of Audacious, studying Ephesians, and communicating with you about our lessons. It’s been a joy to journey in Bible study with you, and I’m sad that it’s ending. I have to pause momentarily and thank my local group of Soul Sisters. It’s been a lot of fun to meet with them each week to hear how God has been teaching them. They’ve given me in
Timothy 6:12 (Message) Read: Ephesians 6: 18-24 Reflect: The best descriptive summary I have for Beth Moore’s, Audacious, is that it’s a love letter. It’s a love letter describing her relationship with her Savior. But, it’s also a love letter inviting others to have their own. It’s just dawned on my that Paul’s letter to the Ephesians (& any of his letters to early churches) was the same thing. Beth Moore and Paul have something in common. They have both audaciously loved Jes
Wednesday: (August 21st) Read: John 10:10 The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly. (NASB) The thief comes only in order to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have and enjoy life, and have it in abundance (to the full, till it overflows. (Amplified) A thief is only there to steal and kill and destroy. I came so they can have real and eternal life, more and better life than they ever dreamed of. (M
Read: Read Matthew 25: 14-30; (I believe you may want to read in the Message Version too) Reflect: I’m sure you’ve read these verses many times in your life. Maybe you’ve read them so many times that you can’t understand why in the world I’d include them in a chapter like this one. Several months ago, God reminded me of this passage of scripture and led me (I believe) down a different path toward understanding than I’d ever been before. Keep these points in mind: Three differ
I can NOT believe we are beginning our last week of study together. It's been such a great time of learning and being challenged. I'm so ready to get into this last bit of material. 1. Read chapter 12 of Audacious, “The Best Part.” 2. Ladies, we’ve got to take some time and journal our thoughts after a chapter like that. I know Beth Moore is a strong personality. You may love her. You may not care for her. But, after a chapter like this one, you can’t help but celebrate her v
Friday: (August 16th) Well, ladies, we’ve finished our 11th week of study together. And, after today, I (probably along with many of you) have finished the first week of the 2019/2020 school year. Nothing demonstrates how quickly life is flying by like the passing of school years, right? I am so very excited to share this message with you today. In January of 2018, I had the great privilege of serving at the Passion Conference. During that time, I used any moment that I wasn’
Read: Ephesians 6: 1-17 Reflect: Let’s think on our scripture today in 2 sections. Please read through verses 1 through 9 on your own. Could we possibly be hit with the dynamics of relationships any more this week? Wow! God wants us to focus on this, ladies. And, I believe we are wise to pause and see what He wants to show us. Over and over, Beth Moore has made the point that we are far too caught up in looking for the big adventure, the giant move, or the life-changing step.
Read: 1 Peter 3: 1-4 Reflect: There’s a big joke in any Bible study I’ve ever led that I say, “this is one of my favorite passages of scripture” about every scripture we share. I do love the Bible! So many verses have such special meaning to my life personally that they become my favorite. Well, we’ve stumbled upon a section of scripture that is not a favorite for me. In my early years of marriage, I didn’t love scripture about submission, because I just didn’t understand it.
Read: Mark 12: 28-31 Reflect: Something about these verses has always baffled me. They just seem too simple. The scribe approached Jesus and asked, in my opinion, a perfectly reasonable question: “which of the commands is most important?” I get it! There were a lot of commands, and he wanted to know priority. Honestly, this is my kind of thinking. When I’m overwhelmed and can’t think straight, I like to minimize the choices, simplify thinking, and create manageable steps. But
Good morning, sisters! Again, we couldn't have any better timing.... As students, teachers, and administrators rush off to school this morning after a summer away, we get to look at Christ's love exhibited in our relationships. This week is going to be GOOD. Don't miss it! 1. Read Chapter 11 of Audacious, “A Love for All Loves.” 2. After 10 weeks of study this summer, the information we’ve just read is “where the rubber meets the road,” right? The faith we have in relationshi