Is Christianity a Crutch? {Matthew 5}

Is Christianity a Crutch

Some people say Christianity is a crutch and it’s intended as an insult. In our self-reliant, independent, pull yourself up by your boot-straps culture, this is offensive. Last December, I shared about my son’s foot surgery which included a bone graph and metal implant.  Following the surgery, he wore a cast and then a walking boot and now is walking quite well. Praise the Lord! So guess what that means? It’s time to do surgery on the other foot!  Later this month, we will do it all. over. again. (Please pray for us!) When Alex began using his crutches, he was slow […]

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March Bible Reading Plan & Intro to Matthew

March Bible Reading Plan

Today we begin our study in the book of Matthew {cue the confetti!}. The author Matthew, also called Levi, left his job as a tax collector to become a disciple in Matthew 9:9: “As Jesus went on from there, he saw a man named Matthew sitting at the tax collector’s booth. “Follow me,” he told him, and Matthew got up and followed him.“ The Gospel of Matthew was written to the Jews. Matthew focused on the fulfillment of the Old Testament, quoting it 62 times, more than any other gospel writer. For those of you color coding (see chart below), […]

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It’s Moving Day! {Exodus 40}

Moses did everything just as the Lord commanded him.

Have you ever moved from one home to another? It’s a lot of work – but it’s exciting! I remember preparing my boxes for the movers.  Each box was labeled by a big black marker. On moving day, I stood in command, pointing the men in the right direction. In Exodus 40, it’s moving day and God is in command! God is telling Moses to set up the tabernacle and exactly where to put each piece.  God is detailed and Moses is obedient. “Moses did everything just as the Lord commanded him.”   (Exodus 40:16) Seven times we are told […]

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What Am I Doing Here?

What am I doing here?

This is the conclusion of the “Women Leading Well” series!  Today we have a guest.  There’s a message from me to you – at the end – please don’t miss it! Sometimes in the midst of babies, baths and bedtime stories, we can lose our way.  We desire to be used by God but perhaps there’s no time left in the day for leading anything! Rosilind writes: “What am I even doing here?” The question reverberated in my head as I stood in the middle of my living room rocking my baby and weeping. 7 years ago, I had boarded a […]

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Introducing the Book of Matthew! Are You In?

The Book of Matthew

Here we go again!!! Our time in Genesis and Exodus has been great.  The depth of study in our personal quiet times and the sharing on the GMG Facebook Page has been nothing short of amazing! That is why I am SO excited to pause our reading in the Old Testament and move into the New Testament into the Gospel of Matthew! Our reading in Matthew will line up perfectly with the remembrance of Good Friday and the celebration of Easter Sunday! Here’s the details: What: The Book of Matthew When: Begins March 2nd – Ends April 8th Who: YOU!!! […]

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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 every.single.one.  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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