2 of My Ministry Flops & Why You Should Keep Leading

2 of my ministry flops

I am about to share 2 of my flops in ministry. I have many more but for brevity sake – I chose these two to focus on. Flop #1   Good Morning Girls began in my home church in 2007.  I was leading a Women’s Bible Study and felt like I needed accountability so I started a 6am club.  11 women signed up.  Every morning we emailed each other at 6am for 3 months…but it was unrealistic for this group of moms who were nursing babies and waking with toddlers. So we renamed our group the “Good Morning Girls” (and […]

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Good Morning Girls Resources {Exodus 6-10}

Good Morning Girls Resources {Exodus 6-10}

It’s time to begin Week 2 in Exodus!  Did you miss the first week? No worries – all are welcome anytime. There are no sign-ups or enrollment here. Join us! Here’s the January Bible Bookmark Reading Plan: {Click HERE to print the January Bookmark.} Here is this week’s Reading Plan: Here are this week’s Group Discussion Questions {A special thank you to the GMG leadership team who created these for us – Misty, Mandy, Rosilind and Bridget}: Here’s this week’s Monday Meditation {and Memorization} Print the passage and put a copy by your computer, in your kitchen, in your bathroom, […]

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Be Brave. {Exodus 1 & 2}

Suspension bridge and mountain in Nepal

When we think of the beginning of the story of Moses, we typically think of a baby in a basket floating on the Nile. But as we begin our reading through Exodus, we see 5 women – in the midst of a crisis, courageously standing against the violence of the culture surrounding them.  God used these seemingly insignificant women to protect and nurture the man that God would use to deliver his people. These women put a hand in the face of injustice and evil and said – No. Let’s take a look at these brave women from Exodus 1 […]

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It’s Time to Begin!

It's time to begin

{Cue the Confetti!} It’s time to begin! Today we begin our reading through the book of Exodus!  Hooray! Here’s the January Bible Bookmark Reading Plan: {Click HERE to print the January Bookmark.} Here is this week’s Bible Reading Plan: Here are this week’s Group Discussion Questions {A special thank you to my leadership team who created these for us!  If you do not have a group use these for a personal reflection time}:        And finally – it’s Monday – so we are launching the Monday Mediation and Memorization plan for Exodus! I prefer to memorize large chunks […]

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How To Use the SOAK Bible Study Method and Bible Coloring Chart

How to use the Bible Coloring Chart 2

Some of you asked that I further explain the SOAK and Bible Coloring Chart Method.  Please remember, these methods are optional.  They are tools that help us soak God’s word into our hearts more deeply. “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly.”   (Colossians 3:16) This short video explains it all! {If you are reading this in an email – come on over to the blog to see this video. I hope it blesses you!} Here is the SOAK method I refer to in the video: S – The S stands for Scripture O – The O stands […]

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January Bible Reading Plan, Workbooks, New Schedule & The Forum is Open!

Christmas setting with knitted  mug of  coffee on a rustic wooden background

  I love fresh starts!  The new year is the perfect time to recommit to being in God’s Word. We are reading through the Bible – cover to cover – and I expect it to take a few years because we aren’t racing through it. We are savoring God’s word – SOAKing it in –  just one chapter a day.  All are welcome anytime to join us! You do not have to have a Good Morning Girls group to join – but if you want a group to say “Good Morning” to and discuss your quiet times – then hold […]

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Studying the Bible Using the SOAK Method, Coloring Chart and Meditation

Studying the Bible 2 soak color chart mediation memorization

I am so excited to share with you all of the new things I have been praying over and planning for the next GMG session! So let’s get to it! For the last 5 years, we have used the SOAP method to study God’s word.  The SOAP method is not original to me. It is a method that has been used by other ministries and other websites.  My mother used this method to disciple me when I was in 5th grade (I still have my journal from 1986).  That is why I chose it for GMG. I love this method […]

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Let’s Go Deeper With God in the New Year

let's go deeper with God in the new year

Good Morning Girls – we did it!  We have completed our first fall session of reading through the Bible. {Cue Confetti!} We completed 8 books of the Bible and got a running start in the book of Psalms!  These are the books we have completed. Genesis Esther Psalms 1-22 1 Peter 2 Peter 1 John 2 John 3 John Jude If you missed any of these – no worries. The devotionals and eWorkbooks are all archived on the GMG Resources Page. Do you want to go deeper with God in the New Year? Then now is the time to plan […]

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Introducing January’s GMG Book of the Month

The Book of Exodus One Chapter a Day!

  I loved our time together in Genesis this fall – so the natural progression is to keep going into the book of Exodus. We will be in the book of Exodus this January and February,  then on March 2nd, we will begin the Gospel of Matthew –which will take us up to the week of Easter.  Just perfect! I am so excited about this winter session! Questions: What happened to the book of Psalms? Psalms does not require a straight through reading in order to be understood in its context, so we will revisit it again later in the […]

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6 Benefits of an On-Line Bible Study Group {Psalm 16}

6 Benefits of an On-Line Bible Study Group

Psalm 16:3 As for the saints in the land, they are the excellent ones, in whom is all my delight. Do you delight in the fellowship of saints? The Psalmist writes in Psalm 16:3, his delight is in the saints. Have you been some place talking to someone new – perhaps at one of your children’s events, at work, in the grocery store, or in an airport and you realize the person you are speaking with is a believer?  Immediately a wall comes down and there is a connection. The Holy Spirit does that. He knits our hearts together because […]

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How Long O Lord? {Psalm 13}

How Long O Lord?

Psalm 13 1 How long, O Lord? Will you forget me forever? How long will you hide your face from me? 2 How long must I take counsel in my soul and have sorrow in my heart all the day? How long shall my enemy be exalted over me? 3 Consider and answer me, O Lord my God; light up my eyes, lest I sleep the sleep of death, 4 lest my enemy say, “I have prevailed over him,” lest my foes rejoice because I am shaken . 5 But I have trusted in your steadfast love; my heart shall […]

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This Week’s Bible Reading Plan & An Update on Alex

Alex's surgery collage

Alexander’s surgery is over and so far so good! Thank you for all of your comments, many prayers, encouraging words and stories – they are SO appreciated! Alex specifically wanted me to say a thank you from him.  He said it made him feel really good to know you were praying. So thank you for blessing my boy! He is home resting, with his foot elevated, iced and on the road to recovery.  He will get his cast on Wednesday.  We stocked up on books and movies, so that’s what we’ll be doing for the next week here in this […]

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