Introducing the 13th Annual Making Your Home a Haven Bible Study

Welcome to the 13th Annual Making Your Home a Haven Bible Study!  13 years ago, we began this series and never could I have imagined how much it would resonate with so many women around the world!

Each year we have a different focus and this year we are focusing on ->
holding onto God when you feel like giving up!

We all have private battles that we are facing, and we know that there’s an enemy who wants to steal our joy and steal our peace. But we do not have to take it laying down; we do not have to be a doormat for the enemy.

So many times we try to mask our struggles, pain, confusion or emptiness by keeping busy and distracted, eating food, going on vacations, seeking success or elevating certain relationships.

While many of these things are blessings from God, they are not good substitutes FOR God.

This Bible Study is going to help you hold onto God
when you feel like letting go.

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Let’s take care of our souls by intentionally creating a physical environment, as well as a spiritual environment, in our homes that brings us closer to God.  As a result, we will experience peace and a sense of calmness inside our souls, no matter what we are facing.

  • Each week, I will provide for you a practical challenge of something I do in my home that makes it more of a haven.  I hope you will take the challenges.  They do make a difference!
  • Each weekday, we will pause, give thanks, pray and meditate on God’s Word through SOAKing in the daily scripture reading for the day.
  • This journal gives you a daily reflection, a daily prayer already written for you and space for journaling your thoughts on the verse of the day.
  • There is also space in the journal for your weekly gratitude list and prayer requests.
  • Also, you will find 4 videos, one per week (every Saturday), that correspond with the scriptures we are studying.

This study begins on Saturday, October 1st!

Here’s the Topic Schedule:

Week 1: For When You Feel Discouraged

So do not fear, for I am with you;
do not be dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you and help you;
I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

Isaiah 41:10

Silence and solitude open the door to communion with God. If we want to grow spiritually we have to love a life of prayer and reading God’s Word. We have to go in deeper with God and commune with him.

Challenge for the Week: Start a daily gratitude list AND go buy an extra-large candle and light a candle everyday in your home.  Each time the glimmer of the candle catches your eye, stop, pray and give thanks.

Week 2: For When You Feel Like Giving Up

Do not grow weary in doing good.
2 Thessalonians 3:13

There is no short cut for spiritual growth. Connecting with God on a deeper level requires time. We must slow down, be still, listen, pray and commune with the God of the universe.  He is near. 

Challenge for the Week: Keep your candle going and add to it soft music everyday in your home.  Choose worship, classical or another form of peaceful music that helps you focus on the Lord.

Week 3: Hold on to Your Faith

In all circumstances take up the shield of faith,
with which you can extinguish all the flaming darts of the evil one.
Ephesians 6:16

God is already right there with you – you only need to acknowledge his presence. When we slow down to pray, we grow spiritually and as we grow, our intimacy with God goes deeper. 

Challenge for the Week: Keep your candle burning, the music playing and purchase a small bouquet of flowers for yourself.  Let that bouquet be a daily reminder of God’s love  and presence with you.

Week 4: Hold on to Hope

I lift up my eyes to the mountains—
    where does my help come from?
My help comes from the Lord,
    the Maker of heaven and earth.
He will not let your foot slip—
   he who watches over you will not slumber;
Psalm 121:1-3

It is good for our souls to slow down and celebrate the little things. Perhaps celebrating a day’s hard work looks like hot cocoa and marshmallows and a good book or maybe it’s a bubble bath with soft music going, or maybe it’s throwing a bonfire and inviting your friends and family to make s’mores.

Challenge for the Week: Rest is a need not a want.  Rest is not optional and it is a blessing from the Lord.  So, seek out a place of solitude to rest and pray. Get alone with God outside or in your home.  Be still with God and take a much needed bubble bath, nap or still time with the Lord.

Printable Bible Bookmark

Signature GMG SOAK Bible Study Method

Blog and Social Media Schedule


Saturdays –  All of the Free Resources for the week including the printable Verses of the Day, Weekly Challenges AND the video for the week will be posted here. (I will not be posting on Fridays.)


On Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, the verses of the day along with encouragement for your study will be posted on the Women Living Well Instagram.

Share pictures of your candles, flowers, playlists and favorite places to rest on Instagram by using the hashtags: #MakingYourHomeAHaven and #WomenLivingWell.


On Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, I’ll be posting the assigned reading of the day at 7:00amEST and an open discussion takes place there. Check it out! It’s wonderful! Go to Good Morning Girls Facebook Page here.

Are you in?  

If you are – it’s time to prepare for the first challenge by going out and purchasing a large candle.  Share in the comments what your favorite scent is!

There are no sign-ups or enrollments.  Don’t forget to invite your friends!  I’ll see you back here on October 1st as we begin. I can’t wait to take this journey with you!

Walk with the King,


{Special Note to GMG Leaders: If you have room in your group – please leave a link to your group in the comment section – thank you!!!}

This study begins on Saturday, October 1st!

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      1. My Facebook group has grown to 94 in a few short days! For some it is their first Bible study and others are going through tough trials. Thank you so much for this study. It is coming at just the right time for many – including myself.

  1. Hello ladies! My name is Alicia Bowyer and I have an open Facebook group that is currently accepting new members. Our group is a year and a half old and has grown to almost 300 women. We would be happy if you joined us to read God’s word together and share what we have learned each weekday using the Good Morning Girls materials and study method.

    You can find our private Facebook group here: You can also find out about why I started a Good Morning Girls group here:

    We look forward to meeting you! 🙂

  2. Thank you so much for doing these! They are such a blessing to me and I look forward to doing this one too. God bless you and your ministry, Courtney!

  3. Good day!
    I have been a GMG leader in the past and now have created a new group. I intend on keeping the group on the smaller side so we can get to know one another. Please join as we learn how to hold onto God when you feel like letting go.

  4. I really want to be a part of this study Oct 1st but I’m not sure what I am to do. Please break it down so I can understand it. I am not computer savvy so I don’t do downloading. Please help if you can. Thank you. Brenda

  5. I am super excited about joining this study.
    I have a group on fb with some of my local ladies and we are doing some of your other (past) studies and love them. We just finished Ruth last week and started JOB. So I will be doing this one too and am super excited.

  6. Hello Courtney,

    This year I decided to let you know I’m joining the study, but will be using the old study we used to do. Anyway very happy to be doing the study again!
    Thank you so much for this time of God time of peace and quiet.


  7. Hi Courtney,
    I will be joining in from Adelaide South Australia. Perfect timing for me as we have had a few months of serious health challenges for my husband. I am about to go on two weeks leave from work so look forward to spending time in the study and seeing* where the Lord leads me. Your ministry is such a blessing. Catherine fine

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