My Hello Mornings and a Giveaway

My Hello Mornings Journey

Faced with a busy schedule and a looming project, the question, “How am I going to get this done?” pestered me. Not just a question of time, I knew my prayer life and spiritual discipline were not equal to the task.

In the Spring of 2013 I was introduced to Hello Mornings, an international online Christian community where 1000+ women encourage each other to rise early and commit their day to the Lord. The goals are simple: “God. Plan. Move,” and grace abounds.  I knew right away that this community was a life-line to my busy life and spiritual discipline.

Participation in Hello Mornings yielded a regular prayer and devotional life, answered prayers and an intimacy with Jesus that had been long desired.  I now serve as a Facebook Group Leader, a Group Leader Mentor, and serve on the Bible Study Writing Team.

Interested? Join Me!

Click here to join a group and get a free reading plan.  I lead a Pacific Time Zone Facebook Group filled with women from all over the country and Canada, and I would love to have you join me.  A new session begins Monday, May 14, so be sure to register by Sunday, May 13.

Our study during this session will lead us through part of the Book of Acts in a study titled, Power for the World.  This study “traces the spread of the Gospel to the nations by looking intently at the first and second missionary journeys of Paul. We’ll highlight history, but also examine what God does (and can do) in our hearts and through our lives today.”

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Hello Mornings offers a FREE basic reading plan with options to purchase a PDF version of the full study or a printed version from Amazon.  The Full Study “is specifically designed to help you dive deep into Scripture whether you have five minutes or fifty.  Each 6-week study contains: daily scripture, commentary, study prompts, and daily worksheets with planning and fitness space.”

If it’s FREE; it’s for me!

I am excited to give away two FREE copies of the Full Study in the PDF version. You do not have to join a Hello Mornings group to receive this free copy.  Feel free to use it for your own personal study or for your own small group.  You will earn chances to win by following my blog by email or following me on social media (Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter).  You can do all of this in the top right section of the blog.  If you follow me in all four places, you’ll have four entries in the giveaway.

Winners will be notified by email and given a code to use in the Hello Mornings Shop for the Power for the World study.

Blessings,

Cheli

 

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Journey with Jesus: Crucifixion

Crucifixion

Daily Reading: Mark 15: 33-39

At the sixth hour darkness came over the whole land until the ninth hour.  And at the ninth hour Jesus cried out in a loud voice, “”Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani? “”–which means, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”  When some of those standing near heard this, they said, “Listen, he’s calling Elijah.”  One man ran, filled a sponge with wine vinegar, put it on a stick, and offered it to Jesus to drink. “Now leave him alone. Let’s see if Elijah comes to take him down,” he said.  With a loud cry, Jesus breathed his last. The curtain of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom.   And when the centurion, who stood there in front of Jesus, heard his cry and saw how he died, he said, “Surely this man was the Son of God!”

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Journey with Jesus: Trial and Carrying the Cross

TrialFirst Reading: Luke 23: 12-21

That day Herod and Pilate became friends–before this they had been enemies.  Pilate called together the chief priests, the rulers and the people, and said to them, “You brought me this man as one who was inciting the people to rebellion. I have examined him in your presence and have found no basis for your charges against him.  Neither has Herod, for he sent him back to us; as you can see, he has done nothing to deserve death.   Therefore, I will punish him and then release him. ”  With one voice they cried out, “Away with this man! Release Barabbas to us!” (Barabbas had been thrown into prison for an insurrection in the city, and for murder.)  Wanting to release Jesus, Pilate appealed to them again.  But they kept shouting, “Crucify him! Crucify him!”

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Second Reading: Luke 23: 26-27

As they led him away, they seized Simon from Cyrene, who was on his way in from the country, and put the cross on him and made him carry it behind Jesus.   A large number of people followed him, including women who mourned and wailed for him.

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Journey with Jesus: Gethsemane and Arrest

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First Reading: Luke 22:42

“Father, if you are willing, take this cup from me; yet not my will, but yours be done.”

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Second Reading: Luke 22: 47-51   Arrest

While he was still speaking a crowd came up, and the man who was called Judas, one of the Twelve, was leading them. He approached Jesus to kiss him, but Jesus asked him, “Judas, are you betraying the Son of Man with a kiss?”   When Jesus’ followers saw what was going to happen, they said, “Lord, should we strike with our swords?”   And one of them struck the servant of the high priest, cutting off his right ear.  But Jesus answered, “No more of this!” And he touched the man’s ear and healed him.

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Journey with Jesus: The Last Supper

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Daily Reading: Luke 22: 19-20

And he took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them, saying, “This is my body given for you; do this in remembrance of me.” In the same way, after the supper he took the cup, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood, which is poured out for you.

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Journey with Jesus: Jesus Washes Peter’s Feet

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Daily Reading: John 13:1

It was just before the Passover Feast. Jesus knew that the time had come for him to leave this world and go to the Father. Having loved his own who were in the world, he now showed them the full extent of his love. 

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Journey with Jesus: Judas Betrays Jesus

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Daily Reading: Matthew 26: 14-16

Then one of the Twelve–the one called Judas Iscariot–went to the chief priests and asked, “What are you willing to give me if I hand him over to you?”

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