Introducing Something NEW! {and a GMG schedule change for the new year}

Cue the Confetti!!!

I’m so excited to share with you this NEW journal for the NEW year titled:

52 Weeks in the Word: Your Guide for
Reading the Bible Carefully
Studying it Prayerfully &
Living it out Practically

Packed with 52 weeks of content, this practical resource will equip you with all you need to read the Bible carefully, study it prayerfully, and then live it out practically.

Each week’s entry contains a four-page spread that includes the following:

Scripture to Study: This section includes the chapter of the week along with the main focus verse that will be explored in-depth.

Read it Carefully: This space includes ample room to write out the verse for yourself and then circle or highlight any keywords, jotting down initial thoughts about the scripture. It also gives you a few other corresponding scriptures on the same or a related topic.

Study it Prayerfully: This section contains content meant to help clarify the meaning of the scripture with commentary on the biblical context. There is also a call-out portion that highlights the Hebrew or Greek meaning of a word in the passage that helps to make the original intended meaning come alive. Finally, there is a “My Prayer to God” section where a prayer prompt is provided to enable you to craft a personal prayer on the topic of the passage being studied.

Live it Out Practically: This section repeats the highlighted verse of the week again and contains a few practical application questions. It is meant to help you implement the directives discovered in your study into your everyday life and relationships. There is also a “Where I Saw God Today” section to record how you saw God working in your life that week or to list something you are thankful for. Finally, there is a second blank bordered section entitled “Where I Need God Today,” where you may jot down a prayer request or two.

A Look Inside

This beautifully designed study guide will inspire you, equip you, and allow you to experience a deeper and more consistent walk with God for an entire year!

How is this different from other WLW journals?

  1. This journal is 52 Weeks long.
  2. This journal does not use the SOAK method.  It includes a chapter and verse for the week, thoughts and reflections on that verse in its biblical context,  application questions for the week and space to write your weekly prayers.
  3. I will not be leading this as a Bible Study on-line.  But you can do it with friends and use the weekly reflection questions as a discussion question.
  4. This journal was written alongside my two dear friends from — best selling authors -> Karen Ehman and Ruth Schwenk.

So you may be wondering what book of the Bible the Good Morning Girls will be studying next. Did you know that the Bible has 66 books in it?

Do you know how many books of the Bible
the Good Morning Girls have studied together?


You guys – that is amazing! We have read HALF of the Bible together!

These are the books we have completed so far: Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy, Joshua, Judges, Ruth, 1 Samuel, 2 Samuel, 1 Kings, 2 Kings, 1 Chronicles, 2 Chronicles, Esther, Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Solomon, Isaiah, Hosea, Matthew, Mark, Luke, John, Acts, Romans, 1 Corinthians, 2 Corinthians, Galatians, Ephesians, and James!  You can find ALL of the links to past studies on the GMG Resources Page.

Half-Time Break

We are half way through the Bible and so I apologize but I have decided to take a half-time break to focus on a few things in my life:

1.) My daughter Alexis is a senior and about to graduate. I am currently the Varsity Cheer coach at her school again this year and games are about to begin. There are over 20 basketball games in the season to attend. So the pace of life is about to pick up. I want to be sure to savor this final year with Alexis before she leaves for college with her brother at Liberty University.

2.) I’m planning a wedding!!! I will be getting married this summer – July 2023. So there is a lot of work to prepare to celebrate the big day! I also have to throw a graduation party for Alexis – so they’ll be TWO big celebrations this summer back to back.

3.) We are building a new home! There is so much to do with packing this home and selling it and preparing the new home to move in.

4.) I’m writing a book!!! As if I need more new things on my plate (Lol! 🙂 ) – I have signed a contract with a publisher and am writing a book! I can’t wait to share more about this in the future. This book is due to the publisher this spring, so I will begin writing on December 1st and will write through the months of January, February and March.

I am not disappearing from here. I plan to still post on the blog and on social media when I can.

So when will Good Morning Girls studies return?

Once I am married and both kids are moved into their dorms next fall – I will be right back here refreshed and ready to finish the second half of the Bible. I already have the next 2 books of the Bible ready to go for us – but I am afraid I do not have the time to lead them and lead them well.

I cannot wait to be back! I LOVE God’s word and love taking this journey with you. I will return! This is my life’s work, my calling and my passion.

So while I am gone, 52 Weeks in the Word
would be great to do on your own or with friends!

52 Weeks in the Word will keep you accountable all year long.

It is available exclusively on Amazon.

I also encourage you to go back and finish any books of the Bible you have missed. There is plenty of time for you to complete 5-7 books before next fall!

Love you all!
Keep walking with the King,



  1. I will definitely miss the Bible studies, but can’t help being so excited about your new adventures. I’m going to order your book! Thank you! 📖➕

    1. Thank you Spring!

      Your steady and consistent support all of these years has been such a blessing and encouragement to me! Thank you so so much!

      Much Love,
      Courtney 🙂

  2. Oh Courtney…what a treasure you leave with us! Go with the peace of Christ and enjoy every moment of these fabulous new stages of your life! See you back in a year!
    Sending prayers for all!

    1. Sheila – you are so kind!

      Thank you for your warm words. I can’t wait to be back here with you all again studying God’s word together. God is good and has been so gracious to me. Thank you for your prayers!

      Much Love,
      Courtney 🙂

  3. Having followed the Bible studies with you for so long, I am sad for such a long break, but also so very happy & excited for you! No one deserves happiness more than you do!! Seasons change & while that’s difficult sometimes, it is also necessary. I will most definitely be purchasing the new book & will continue to pray for you & your family Courtney! Thank you so much for all you have taught me & many others about God’s word & how to live it out daily, you have been a blessing in my life ❤️

  4. I will be praying for you in this season of celebrations…I will miss being under your encouragement and leadership, so I will look forward to our next study in the fall.

  5. So many wonderful and exciting things in store for you ! I’m so happy for you! And this new journal is absolutely beautiful. ( this is going on my Christmas list for myself and maybe a few friends)
    I’m looking forward to your new book too! Thank you for all you do! 💕

  6. Absolutely take a break! 💜 I have followed your studies for a long time (since my teens were toddlers, lol). This season needs you to be fully present, soaking in God’s goodness and faithfulness in your life right now. My prayers continue to be with you and your family. We will be right here when you get back! 😘🤗 💕

  7. I have been following your bible studies for about eight years; it has brought me closer to God, reading and studying His Word more and tackling the hardships in my life. I struggle daily with trials in my family, and I have enjoyed your studies and the videos that complement your studies; you are a Christian friend I need but don’t have in my life. Thank you for your ministry and your faithfulness to God and His Word. I will miss your studies, but there is much to catch up on until your return. I want to congratulate you on your new soon-to-be life with your husband, and may God Bless you both.
    God Bless your faithful follower,
    Valerie Nitz

  8. I’m so excited for you! Take as long as you need, these are important seasons you won’t get back! Take it from a mom who’s had 3 seniors so far. Ponder the moments in your heart. Experience it all fully without “work” lurking over your shoulder. Take a rest. We will miss you. 🛐💜

  9. I am so excited for this!! For years, I’ve searched and searched for something like this and it’s finally here. Thank you for following your heart and serving others with your time and talents. Praying sweet blessings on your new journey!

  10. Courtney
    I will miss the Bible Studies…but it will give me something to look forward to next Fall. I am very excited to receive the 52 week Bible Study journal. It will arrive to me Friday 🙂
    God Bless You and your family and all of your adventures….oh, and yes…the new book you are writing. I will be looking forward to that also!
    Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family ♥

  11. I love the idea of this Bible Study and so very happy for you and all the good that is to come. I’ve followed you for a few years. This will be a good time to catch up on the bible books that I did miss. Congrats to you! Happy Holidays! And look forward to hearing about your new book and all the new adventures to come.

  12. Praying for you and your family as you begin this new chapter in your lives! Looking forward to hearing from you again next Fall.

  13. Courtney things have been a little heavy in my world lately, but I must admit when I open your emails especially this one I had to stop and reflect on the good things in my life. I am so grateful for landing on your website many years ago and ecstatic for how your life has unfolded with God’s hands, blessings and favor thru it all. Thank you and your team for this new journal and Congratulations to you and your family. Even when you think you are sharing you are reminding all of us that taking a break and setting healthy boundaries are so very necessary for this life God has blessed us with. Thank you!!!! 🙂

  14. I’m so happy for you and I’m glad you’re prioritizing you & your family during thos special season you’re all in. Have fun, enjoy every second you can. We’ll be here when you get back. Thanks for the 52-week guide.

  15. I am so happy for you!!! This year is going to be so wonderful and you deserve all the happiness in the world! You are an awesome, godly example of a Christian woman, mom, and friend. I just ordered the book, and look forward to hearing about your celebrations next fall!

  16. Praying for the best for you, Courtney. Enjoy your break as you focus on all the wonderful things the Lord has done and is continuing to do in your life. Thank you for sharing your life with us and for allowing God to use you to bless many 😀

  17. The book sounds amazing! While we will certainly miss your regular leadership, we will be praying for your family and please just enjoy this busy and wonderful Season God has you in. Looking forward to next year and following your notes as they come. Much love to you & God bless you all!

  18. Thank you Courtney for all you do. I admire you so much. I’m going to check to see which studies I still need to do. Today I started the 52 Weeks in the Word and looking forward to that. Best wishes Bonnie

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