Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Bible Studies

Last year I was dealing with our move and getting used to a new area, and I never got to join a Bible study.  I have to say I felt a bit lost after being used to being in some sort of Bible study for years.  I knew there was one going on around here, but I also knew it was too late to join -- it was a Beth Moore study, and the group was too far into the study for me to jump in.  I told some girls to keep me in mind when they started a new one.  Unfortunately, they started a new one during packing season, and I didn't get to do that one, either.

However, lucky for me, there is finally one I can do!  

It is A Woman's Heart: God's Dwelling Place, and it is another Beth Moore study.  I absolutely love Beth Moore Bible studies, and if you have never done one, I highly recommend them.  She is hilarious and fun and brings the Word in a way that makes you want to shout and cry and laugh all at the same time.  I am really enjoying it -- even the homework part, which is really saying something for my usual procrastinating self! (Oh, I hope my kids don't inherit that trait!)

I am also doing a small group book club/Bible study on this book:

The Ministry of Motherhood: Following Christ's Example in Reaching the Hearts of Our Children by Sally Clarkson.  So far we have only gotten the introduction done, but I am excited about this book if it is as good as I think it will be after reading the intro.  I don't know about you, but I could definitely use some step by step guidance in following Christ's example -- sometimes it is more likely that I exemplify the devil than Jesus in my parenting skills.  Not pretty, I tell you -- especially when it comes to homework!  Thank God for grace!

Anyway, I am really excited about adding these studies to my normal Bible reading.  It is nice to have some time to go study the Bible with others, and I really missed that last year and realized just how nice it is because I didn't have it.  I will keep you posted on how these go!


I'maNolaGirl said...

I am so happy to hear that you found a Bible study group. I think you are a wonderful mother, but it says even more about you as a parent that you want to learn and grow how to be even better at it!

Britton said...

LOVE your blog -- I'm pretty sure we have a few mutual friends, by the way. I'm a Wofford girl but had many friends up at Clemson! Crazy!! (my husband was friends with Matthew Turner and roommates with Jimmy Rambo)????
Anyway, our children can test us plenty of times throughout the days, and sometimes we as moms, need little reminders of ways to keep God in our hearts. It is SO easy to slip, so I really admire you for finding a book that will encourage you as a parent, and help and guide you to the way our loving God wants us to be. I will certainly be looking into this book. I need something to kick my fanny back in gear these days!!!!
Thank you for all your honesty through your blogging words and posts. Hope you find comfort knowing how much you inspire me to be better, a better Christian, Mom, wife and friend!

Shera said...

I have been looking for a bible study and a new book to read! Thanks for the post! They sound great!!

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