How Pinterest Makes Us Feel {Exodus 31,35}

How Pinterest Makes Us Feel

Pinterest – it’s a virtual pin board where we can pin recipes, cute shoes, birthday party ideas, great quotes, home decorating ideas, DIY tutorials, hair styles, and much, much more! We love it (it’s the fastest growing social media platform right now) and apparently…according to my google search (I screenshot for you  below)–we hate it. I typed the words, “pinterest makes me feel” and this is what automatically came up: So this is sad right? Because there is so much to learn and enjoy on Pinterest.  But clearly the feast for our eyes there, makes us feel really bad about ourselves. […]

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Good Morning Girls Resources {Exodus 31-35}

Good Morning Girls Resources Exodus 31-35

Just 2 weeks left in Exodus!  I am blessed by your commitment and perseverance and hunger and thirst for the meat of God’s Word. If you missed a post – here’s a review of what we covered together: Be Brave {Exodus 1,2} 5 Characteristics of Our Mighty God {Exodus 7-10} Trusting God in the Midst of a Trial {Exodus 14} The Problem With OMG {Exodus 20} If We Don’t Understand This We Don’t Understand the Bible {Exodus 24} Heaven is For Real: What the Bible Says About Heaven {Exodus 26-30} Next week I will have all the resources available for […]

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Heaven is For Real: What the Bible Says About Heaven {Exodus 26-30}

Heaven is for real - what the Bible says about heaven

There have been a lot of books written about heaven that sit on the best seller lists. Clearly, people are curious about the after life. But rather than listening to a 4 year old’s story or hearing from the “Boy Who Came Back From Heaven” who recently announced it was a lie and he did not go to heaven –  I recommend we look into God’s Word and see what He says about HIS dwelling place. As we read Exodus 26-30 this week, you may have felt bogged down with the details of the building of the tabernacle ….but check out […]

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Good Morning Girls Resources {Exodus 26-30}

GMG Resources Exodus 26-30

  Welcome back to week 6 in the book of Exodus! Are you wondering what’s next? It’s the Book of Matthew!   It lines up perfectly for us to be reading about Christ – headed to the cross – on Good Friday. {I’ll post more details soon but here’s a few.  There will be no break between our study in Exodus and Matthew – we will finish Exodus on Friday, February 27th and begin Matthew on Monday, March 2nd.  We will finish Matthew on April 8th and then take a spring break.} This week’s reading is in Exodus 26-30. We’ll […]

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If We Don’t Understand This, We Don’t Understand the Bible {Exodus 24}

If We Don't Understand This, We Don't Understand the Bible

We are just completing our 5th week in the book of Exodus!  Way to go Good Morning Girls! (click here to get the February Bible Reading Plan if you missed it.) The first half of Exodus is interesting.  We can relate to the stories and stand in awe of our powerful God…but the second half of Exodus becomes a bit more daunting to trudge through – but  – if we don’t understand this, we don’t understand the rest of the Bible. The Old Testament has 39 books in it. These books contain history, law, poetry, wisdom, and prophecy. The one thread that […]

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How to Lead a Small Group Bible Study

How to lead a small group Bible study

  For over 35 years, I’ve watched my mom lead Women’s In-depth Bible Studies. I followed in her footsteps many years ago and began leading women’s studies as well. As a child, I peeked through the railing of our stairs and watched the ladies come in streams through our front door. There was excitement in the air as the women ate snacks and laughed together. Some would come upstairs and visit my sisters and I to give us hugs goodnight – we loved that! Then in my footie pajamas along side my 2 sisters, we would freeze so my mom […]

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February Bible Reading Plan

February Bible Reading Plan

  Welcome back to week 5 in the book of Exodus! Let me forewarn you – this week’s reading is HARD!  This is why very few read through the Bible verse by verse…because we can’t skip the hard or tedious chapters. We will read  There will be times where finding application will not be easy and that is OKAY!  Sometimes we are simply learning – in it’s context – about the character of God.  Sometimes the application is simply that God’s ways are higher than ours. “For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways […]

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The Problem With OMG {Exodus 20}

The Problem with OMG

It’s everywhere – the term “OMG”. It’s in magazines, movies, on television, Facebook,  Twitter, blogs…yes, Christian ones, at Christian conferences…on the platform {gasp!} and it even sneaked into our house on a shirt my daughter received as a Christmas gift. Alexis wore this shirt (pictured above) to a church activity and when she returned home her brother looked right at her shirt and said, “Whoa!  Why are you letting her wear that?” I did not even notice the words “OMG Cake!” were on that flag.  So my husband took a black sharpie marker and turned the O into a “heart” and the […]

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Good Morning Girls Resources {Exodus 16-20}

GMG Resources Exodus 16-20

It’s time to begin Week 4 in Exodus! If you are still with us – way to go!  You are being so disciplined!  Michael Hyatt says, “4 out of 10 people quit their New Year’s Resolutions before February!” It’s hard to press through busy schedules…but you are still here and going strong and just look what God is teaching us! This study has been wonderful! If you are in a GMG group – do not stop checking in with your group.  They want to hear from you – even if you weren’t able to read that day’s reading – chime […]

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Trusting God in the Midst of a Trial {Exodus 14}

Trusting God in the midst of a trial {Exodus 14}

  Are you in the midst of a trial? Or do you feel like you’ve gone from trial to trial to trial?  Then this video is for you: {if you are reading this in email or feed, come on over to the blog to see the video and join the discussion!} In Exodus 14, the infamous story of Moses parting the Red Sea is told.  As the story unfolds, we see the mighty power of our God.  I  mean seriously – the Red Sea literally rolled back and the ground was dry for the Israelites! Some skeptics have said that the […]

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6 Attributes of a Leader

6 Attributes of a leader

This past weekend, I sat down with my 2015, 2016 and 2017 calendar and mapped out the Good Morning Girls Bible Reading Plan for the next 3 years.  My eyes were opened. Blogging Through the Bible is a BIG commitment.  I will be doing this for a VERY long time. And I LOVE it – it is my honor and joy to serve in this way. So as I set the pace for the ministry God has given me to lead, I reflected on what it is going to take, to accomplish my goals. Here is what I believe are […]

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Good Morning Girls Resources {Exodus 11-15}

GMG Resources Exodus 11-15

It’s time to begin Week 3 in Exodus!  Hooray! This is when the going gets tough and the tough get going. It’s always exciting at the start of a new year to begin a fresh Bible study.  With excitement we open God’s Word and He speaks and it is so very good.  But  then real life and busy schedules can begin to crowd out the excitement we once had.  This is when discipline and not giving up – even if you are behind – begins. If you are in a GMG group – do not stop checking in with your […]

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