Introducing the 14th Annual Making Your Home a Haven Bible Study

Welcome to the 14th Annual Making Your Home a Haven Bible Study!  14 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.
This year we are focusing on ->
the Names of Jesus!

This Bible Study is going to help you slow down.  It is going to force you to pause every day and enter into the presence of our Almighty God through thanksgiving, prayer and the reading of God’s Word. 

We are going to take a close look at the names of Jesus and experience him as the Bread of Life, King of Kings, Lord of Lords, Lamb of God, Light of the World, Living Water, Messiah, Redeemer, Savior, Shepherd, Son of God, the Way, the Truth and the Life and so much more!

To get your journal in time for the start of our study order the
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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 Monday), that correspond with the scriptures we are studying.

This study begins on Monday, October30th!

Here’s the Topic Schedule:

Week 1: Jesus’ Name is…Amighty, the Bread of Life, a Carpenter, the Door, and Immanuel

“The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son,
and they will call him Immanuel”
(which means “God with us”).

Matthew 1:23

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: Jesus’ Name is…God, King of Kings & Lord of Lords, Lamb of God, Light of the World and Living Water

Jesus said, “I am the light of the world. 
Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness,
but will have the light of life.”
John 8:12

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: Jesus’ Name is…Man of Sorrows, Messiah, Redeemer, Resurrection & the Life, and Savior

Jesus said to her, 
“I am the resurrection and the life. 
The one who believes in me will live,

even though they die.
John 11:25

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: Jesus’ Name is…Shepherd, Son of God, the Vine, the Way, the Truth & the Life and the Word

“I am the vine;
you are the branches.
If you remain in me and I in you,
you will bear much fruit; 
apart from me you can do nothing.
John 15:5

Seek out a place of solitude to get alone with God.  Stop your work, turn off your phone, the television, music and computer.  Be still.  Practice the presence of God. Go outside or find a place in your home, where you can be alone and simply rest and be at peace with the Lord.

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.

Signature GMG SOAK Bible Study Method

Blog and Social Media Schedule


Mondays –  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 30th 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 Monday, October 30th!

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    1. Hi Lisa May,

      I have a Spiced Pumpkin Yankee Candle going right now in my kitchen! I love pumpkin!

      So glad you are joining us!!
      Lots of Love,
      Courtney 🙂

  1. Can’t wait for this study! My sister and possibly a friend will be doing it with me! I’d like to print them the bookmark that goes with the study. Please send the bookmark link to us! Thank you!

    1. HI AK,

      I’m so glad you are doing this with others! How fun!

      I’ll be posting the bookmark with the reading plan here on the blog next week! So it’s coming soon! 😉

      Lots of Love,

  2. I love apple and cinnamon! Super excited to do this study with a group of women from our new church. I pray that they make it an annual routine like I have done for so many years:) Thanks Courtney!

    1. Hey girl! So good to see you here!!!! <3

      I love apple and cinnamon too! The smell of fall mmmmm.

      So glad you are doing this with friends! I love that!!
      Courtney 🙂

  3. This is an amazing response and exactly what I need, and I’m sure so many other women can testify and say this is right on time.

  4. So excited for this study…My favorite scent is Apple! 🙂

    I’m hoping my cousins join me again this year! We have done it together for 3 years in a row 🙂

    God bless you Courtney for honoring the Lord with your life and allowing us to be a small part of it.


  5. I have a few fall favorites! I have the Wax Cubes to put into a Jar: Leaves and Lattes, Vanilla and Caramel Spice. My large Tuscany Cafe Au Lait Candle, small votives of Forest scents. But my ultimate favorite is a wonderful sweet candle My cousin made for me! It looks like a Starbucks Frappuccino! A nod I think, back to my Barista days! Love her for that! My home smells wonderfully of all things Fall which I love!

  6. I love cinnamon pumpkin candle! I look forward to this study every year!! It has become a tradition in my home! Thank you Courtney!!

  7. I will be leading a group of 10-12 women through this, starting the 2nd week of November to “Prepare Our Hearts for Christmas”. I assume all the resources will stay up long enough for us to complete this the week of December 7? Looking forward to SOAK-ing in the names of Jesus!

    I have many candles (and essential oil diffusers). My current kitchen candle is Butterscotch, and my fave essential oil I am diffusing right now is Harvest Spice! 🙂

  8. I can’t wait to do this study. Hoping to have a few other women join me. My current candle is Cinnamon Sugar, but I also love all things autumn such as apple cinnamon, pumpkin spice, vanilla.

  9. I’m excited to do this study! I’d love other ladies to join me through zoom! My favorite scent right now for my essential oil diffuser is Thieves or Frankincense and orange. 🍊

  10. I love anything that’s got that yummy baked scent. I have a Salted Caramel Coffee candle from Aldi that smells so so so good! Can’t wait for this study as well🍁🍂❤️

  11. Hello ladies! My name is Alicia Bowyer, and I have an open Facebook group that is currently accepting new members. Our group is two and a half years old and has grown to just over 500 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! 🙂

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