Eye for an Eye or Turn the Other Cheek? {Leviticus 24}

Eye for an eye or turn the other cheek

As we near the end of our study in Leviticus we find a familiar phrase… “An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth” Let’s look at this phrase in its context. Leviticus 24:17-21 says: “Whoever takes a human life shall surely be put to death. Whoever takes an animal’s life shall make it good, life for life. If anyone injures his neighbor, as he has done it shall be done to him, fracture for fracture, eye for eye, tooth for tooth; whatever injury he has given a person shall be given to him. Whoever kills an animal […]

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CopyCat Cracker Barrel Blackberry Syrup

CopyCat Cracker Barrel Blackberry Syrup

Janelle from Comfy in the Kitchen is here today with this “comfy” Blackberry Syrup recipe for your pancakes! Janelle writes: I was eating breakfast with my dear friend Melanie when we started talking about what we craved while we were pregnant.  Mel mentioned how she craved Cracker Barrel’s pancakes topped with hot blackberries . Ooooo….that sounded so good!!!   So, I just had to take a “crack” at making them myself. So, in honor of pregnancy cravings and friendship- here’s the recipe. Mmmmmm…… Smoosh 2 small cartons of blackberries like so… (thank you, girls- great job!) *As we were smooshing, we […]

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Good Morning Girls Resources {Leviticus 21-25}

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  Welcome back to Week 5 in the Book of Leviticus!  We are almost there now and I am SO proud of you for sticking with this! Just a reminder – the summer study in the Book of Proverbs (followed by the book of Song of Solomon) begins Monday, June 15th.   A special announcement about the upcoming session will be posted here on May 26th – so don’t miss that! This week we will look at:  Chapter 21: Rules for the Priests Chapter 22: Unacceptable Sacrifices Chapter 23: The Sabbath, Passover and Feast of Weeks Chapter 24: Oil and Bread Set Before […]

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What is the Day of Atonement? (Leviticus 16 & 17}

What is the day of atonement

Today we have a guest writer – Mandy! I am headed to New York to see my cousin graduate from Colgate University.  I’ll be traveling with my parents and my sister all weekend and spending time with extended family. I will be off-line most of the weekend. Mandy is passionate about two things: The Word of God and the Souls of Men (and Ladies!). She is a married to her best friend, and gets the privilege to love on their three blessings (who lost their biological momma leaving her husband widowed). She loves that the Lord has let her life […]

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A Day In Our Life of Homeschooling…

A day in our life of homeschooling

Welcome back to Q & A Wednesday! Questions regarding my homeschooling come in regularly.  Here’s an example of a few of the questions I will answer in today’s video: Dear Courtney, I homeschool my children as well. I’d love to hear you share about how you choose your curriculum, and specifically what you do and have done in the past for Bible for your kids. I know you started classical conversations a few years ago; I’d also love to hear how that is going for your family! **** Hi Courtney, Just wondering, do you have any plans or thoughts about […]

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Something New For the Summer Is Coming…

Something new is coming

Something new – for the GMG Summer Bible Study is coming… Watch for that announcement on the very last day of our Leviticus study – Tuesday, May 26th. Here’s Our Summer Schedule (please note the changed start date): May 26th – Announcement of something new! 😉 June 15th – July 24th:  The Book of Proverbs – one chapter a day July 27- July 31st:  The Proverbs 31 Woman – a 5 day, in-depth study of her August 3rd – August 12th: The Book of Song of Solomon – one chapter a day August 12th – Break until the Fall Study begins. […]

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Good Morning Girls Resources {Leviticus 16-20}

GMG Resources Leviticus 16-20

Welcome back to Week 4 in the Book of Leviticus! We are past the half way point and next week we’ll be on the home stretch.  You are doing awesome!  KEEP GOING! Tomorrow I’ll share some of the details about the summer study in Proverbs – so please check back tomorrow! This week we will look at:  Chapter 16:  The Day of Atonement Chapter 17: The Place of Sacrifice & Laws Against Eating Blood Chapter 18: Unlawful Sexual Relations Chapter 19:  The Lord is Holy / Love Your Neighbor As Yourself Chapter 20:  Punishments / You Shall Be Holy  This week’s […]

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5 Ways to Pursue Holiness in a World that Minimizes Sin {Leviticus 11-15}

5 Ways to pursue holiness

Last Friday, we discussed 5 Ways to Exalt God as Holy in a Culture that Treats God Casually. Today we want to look at 5 Ways to Pursue Holiness in a World that Minimizes Sin. God says in Leviticus 11:44: “For I am the Lord your God. Consecrate yourselves therefore, and be holy, for I am holy.” Then in the New Testament  – Leviticus is quoted in 1 Peter 1:16:  “You shall be holy, for I am holy.” The command to be holy is a command not just for the Israelites in Leviticus but for us today. What does it […]

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How To Show Respect To Your Husband

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It’s Q & A Wednesday! Here’s this week’s question: “How does one respect her husband?  What are some ways? I desperately want to and try to but I’m not exactly sure how to do it and I’ve been married almost 10 years.” This is a great question.  I feel like I am still learning and growing in this area after 17 1/2 years of marriage! We all have the power to breathe life into our marriage or to break it.  Verbal and non-verbal communication is powerful. Respect is an attitude of heart that is displayed by our actions. Dr. Emmerson Eggerich […]

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“No-Bake” Peanut Butter & Chocolate Chip Balls

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Janelle from Comfy in the Kitchen is back with us today with this wonderful, quick and easy “No Bake” cookie! Janelle writes: Oh wow, wow, wow, wow. I am so excited to share this recipe with you!!!! Recently, I was the recipient of a delicious {and very heart warming} meal ministry….the sender gave me a dessert labeled “Monster Cookies”{It was a secret recipe- bummer!}. Well, I knew I couldn’t live a day without trying to figure out how to recreate these amazing little masterpieces of awesomeness. So, here is my best effort- boy, are these gooooooooood. A sweet friend of […]

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Good Morning Girls Resources {Leviticus 11-15}

GMG Resources Leviticus 11-15

Welcome back to Week 3 in the Book of Leviticus.  This week we cross the half way point!  Hooray! This week’s reading is difficult. I know I keep saying this – but it’s the truth. This is by far the driest week of all our reading in Leviticus. So if you have been struggling – I am praying for you because this week is really going to test your perseverance. This week we will look at:  Chapter 11: Clean and Unclean Food Chapter 12: Purification After Childbirth Chapter 13: Regulations About Infectious Skin Diseases & Mildew Chapter 14: Cleansing from Infectious […]

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Exalt God as Holy in a Culture that Considers Him Casually {Leviticus 10}

Exalt God as Holy

We live in a culture that considers God and His word – casually. Let’s take a look at Leviticus 9 and 10 and see how God responds to two men who did the same. It was a huge day.  Aaron had done all the Lord commanded and made an offering before the Lord that had been accepted.  Leviticus 9:23,24 says: The glory of the Lord appeared to all the people and the fire, from the Lord, consumed the offering.  When all the people saw it, they shouted and fell on their faces!  Awesome!   ************ Then as Leviticus 10 begins, […]

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