Giveaway Winners and Early Bird Special on “Mama’s Refill!”

Subscriptions are now available for our new Mama’s Refill website! Until January 1, you can save 33% when you buy the Early Bird Special or a Gift Subscription. These specials are available now while the site is still under construction. The site will officially launch on January 1, 2018. Mama’s Refill is Busy Mamas Bible Studies in a new user-friendly format. Complete each day at your own pace, track your progress). No Facebook or […]

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I Just Keep Making Boo Boos!

Perhaps it has to do with writing posts after everyone else has gone to bed, when I ought to be doing the same thing, but I seem to be making more than my average share of mistakes during our study of James! Just to clarify, the giveaway ends on Monday, December 10, not in September as the post originally said. I think I’ll go take a nap…

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Thirty-Some Days in James 1, Day 38: A Giveaway!

I’ve really enjoyed studying James 1 with you all! I’m certain I’ve learned as much as you have in our journey through this first chapter of James. We will continue studying James 2 in January! That study will be posted on our new Mama’s Refill site, and will move at a slower pace to accommodate my even-busier-than-normal schedule for the next few months. It should also help more of you work at the same […]

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Thirty-Some Days in James 1, Day 37: What Next?

Would you like to keep studying James? We will start studying James 2 in January, with a slower schedule while I plan and prepare for our daughter’s wedding (in March) and keep deciding on light fixtures and tile and cabinet handles and paint colors as our house moves toward completion (also “scheduled” for a March completion date). I’ll be posting a lesson every other day instead of daily, and those […]

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Thirty-Something Days in James 1, Day 36: Summarize and Apply

We’ve reached the end of our study of James 1! There’s been much to learn, believe, and do along the way. Just getting a grasp on what James says about trials, temptation, and faith can transform the way we view and live life! Today we’re going to review what we’ve read and learned all month, and pray about what God wants us to do with that knowledge. This lesson may take […]

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Thirty-Some Days in James 1, Day 35: Copy

What a rich chapter James 1 is, with so much encouragement for us all as we face the trials and temptations of life. James helps us understand that God is doing something good even when bad things happen to us. He also helps us realize that our response to trials determines whether we will move forward or backward in our spiritual growth. Will we trust God and mature, or will […]

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Thirty-Some Days in James 1, Day 34: True Religion

This first chapter of James closes with a listing of three signs of genuine religion or worship of God, three ways to do and not just hear. James will more fully explain all three of those manifestations of our faith in the rest of his letter. Assignment: Pray for a deeper understanding of what God has done for you. Pray that your response to His love will result in an imitation of Him, […]

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Revision of Day 32!

If you have not completed Day 32 yet, please note this revision!  When you start looking at “Speaking” in Nave’s Topical Bible, only look at the verses from Proverbs in the section labeled “Speaking: Evil,” not the entire section on Speaking! I mentioned that detail in the instructions for app users, but missed it in the general directions. I have edited the lesson, but the email you received will still have that […]

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Thirty-Some Days in James 1, Day 33: Catch Up and Optional Lesson

This is our last catch-up day for our study of James 1! For an optional lesson, return to Nave’s Topical Bible to read the verses on “Wisdom in Speaking.” These verses will help us know what to put on when we lay aside our sinful speech habits. Click again on “Dictionaries” in the “Tools” menu. (App users, tap the verse text,. Then click “Dictionaries” in the options.) Then scroll down to “Nave’s Topical Bible” […]

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Thirty-Some Days in James 1, Day 32: The True Test

If we’re hearers of the Word but not doers, we deceive ourselves. We might be good at gathering information. We might be able to recite passage after passage that we know. But if we’re not living what we know, if we’re not doing what we hear, if we’re not obeying what we read, we’re deceiving ourselves. As James will assert later in his letter, faith without works is dead. Our “faith” is not genuine if we […]

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