Today I shared the second of two posts on The Fruit of the Spirit, our focus at DoNotDepart.org this month. I would love for you to read them and engage in the Do Not Depart community. Clicking the pictures below will take you to the posts.
It was a difficult time in our family life, conversations were limited to certain subjects, and God gave us the gift of His Word to bridge the gap. We could discuss scripture when other conversation was difficult. Guess what? Working through His Word, God did amazing things, and we emerged stronger and closer as a result. Whether life is difficult or not, give the gift of Bible study to those you love, and I have a perfect suggestion!
Starting Monday, May 13, 2019, women across the U.S. and the world will be studying 1 and 2 Thessalonians in the latest study from Hello Mornings– A Faith That Endures: Lessons from the Thessalonian Epistles. I am pleased to announce that I am one of the authors of this study, and I want to invite you and those you love to study God’s Word with me.
Mother’s Day Gift Giving
Give mom, or a special woman in your life, a beautiful, printed and bound copy of A Faith That Endures: Lessons from the Thessalonian Epistles. It is available on Amazon today, and if you order it now, you’ll get in time for Mother’s Day. The special women in your life would love the invitation to study God’s Word with you.
You may participate in Hello Mornings on your own or in a private Facebook groups (many to choose from). Get all the details at Hellomornings.org. You may follow along in the study via a free reading plan, or dig deeper by purchasing a PDF version of the study.
Study PDF Giveaway
You may enter a drawing for a FREE PDF copy, by letting me know in the comments how Bible study with your family has blessed you. You may enter the giveaway until midnight on Saturday, May 12. The winner will be notified on Sunday, May 13.
P.S. I am not an affiliate for Amazon. I do not receive anything in return for providing the link to the printed copy I described above.
It is a way of life when you are part of the HelloMornings community, as I have been for six years. In between Bible study sessions, we invite women to participate in a 30 day challenge that focuses on simple steps to create morning routine that incorporates time in God’s Word, purposeful planning, and physical movement.
The following is reposted from the HelloMorning’s Community Facebook page. My friend, Joyce, wrote the following blurb and hosts our community Facebook page. Click here to join us on Facebook.
The 30-Day Challenge is all about giving you a kickstart for the morning – to build habits that will help you through the day whatever season you are in. Hello Mornings is not necessarily about waking up early but waking up for your life.
I’m looking forward to hanging out with all of you for the next 30 days!We’ll meet here each day to check in on how our morning went, what worked, what we need to work on, and encourage one another
May God bless you as you pursue His purpose and plans in 2019.
I love this scripture as I look forward to 2019:
I will give them an undivided heart and put a new spirit in them; I will remove from them their heart of stone and give them a heart of flesh. Then they will follow my decrees and be careful to keep my laws. They will be my people, and I will be their God. Ezekiel 11:19-20 NIV
Just past the middle of each month, I contribute a post at DoNotDepart.com. This month’s focus was #SimplifyingChristmas. I created a simple tool for increasing the focus on Jesus by allowing the sights and smells of Christmas, seen everywhere, to prompt our hearts and minds to remember the perfect present– Jesus.
There is nothing like the glow of candles, family, and God’s Word.
The “Seek, Find & Remind” activity I created can be done with all ages at home, while Christmas shopping, or traveling to Grandma’s house. You can get the free download by visiting my post at Do Not Depart by clicking here.
One way we have simplified Christmas is by giving the gift of experiences. This year we will celebrate Christmas every time we visit the Sea World parks near our Orlando home.
Exciting things are happening here at Sharpen to Soften. I have been working on some new resources, that I look forward to bringing to you soon.
Today I debuted as a contributing writer to Do Not Depart Blog. Do Not Depart is a great resource for anyone who wants to study God’s Word. This month we have been studying Psalm 34. I would love it if you would check out my post on Psalm 34:15-18 by clicking here.