Category: Recommended

The Giveaway Winner and Good Words from C.S. Lewis

Congratulations, Kate, whose comment happened to be the very last one we received! She suggested incorporating a podcast into the study. Kate will receive a Busy Mamas Bible study kit, with the Bible study book of her choice. Thank you to all of you who shared your comments and suggestions! They are very helpful and encouraging. If you haven’t taken the time to read the comments others have left, try […]

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Thirty Days in Psalm 91 for Busy Mamas, Day 11: Psalms Are for Singing

While we’re busy marking words, making lists, and looking for parallelism and imagery, we don’t want to forget that Psalm 91 was written to be sung, not just read and studied. As we sing the Psalms, we are singing God’s words back to Him. We’re praying, building each other up, expressing our joys and our sorrows, and reminding ourselves of God’s faithfulness. Here are a few musical versions of Psalm 91 to […]

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Why Are We Tempted to Give Up?

We know we need to read the Bible. Many of us may have started out the new year with renewed zeal to read it everyday — maybe even to read the entire Bible by the end of the year. But it’s easy to become discouraged. We read and we don’t know how to apply what we’ve read to our lives. Or we read, and amidst interruptions and distractions, we may not even […]

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Now What?

As we’ve studied 1 Samuel 25, many of you may have learned some new Bible study skills. Now you have a chance to put those to work on your own! Below are some suggestions for continued study. Some of these ideas continue to look at themes and topics from 1 Samuel 25. Others relate to the Christmas season, and some move on to new chapters to study. We’ll never run […]

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Finding Women to Follow, Plus a New Busy Mamas Bible Study!

1 Samuel 25 Bible Study - Abigail - art by Sarah Beth Baca

I remember when our children were little. I longed for an older woman to come alongside to encourage and counsel me. But we were a young church full of young families. (Now I, and a whole bunch more of us, are the older women.) In the absence of women that I could actually sit down and chat with over a cup of tea, I made my tea and sat down with […]

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The Winner of Our Bible Study Giveaway!

Congratulations, Emily, winner of our Bible Study giveaway! Emily says, I love Pam’s 30 Day studies. Really soaking for a long time in one passage is a delight, as I learn to appreciate many insights and applications of God’s Word through the month. I always finish the studies feeling that I have grown in my knowledge of and love for Christ and His work for me. Emily wins copies of all eight Busy […]

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Children in the Worship Service

When our children were young, we made the decision to keep them in the worship service with us on Sundays. We wanted them to learn how to worship alongside us. We wanted them to hear the singing and learn to sing with us. We wanted them to be in the presence of the saints while we prayed, while we heard the Word preached, while we read the Word responsively, while […]

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30-Plus Days in Ephesians 6, Day 32: What Next?

We’ve completed our study together of Ephesians 6. Our next online study will take place in November! In the meantime, if you would like to continue your study of Ephesians 6 and its themes on your own, here are some ideas: Study in more detail Jesus’ temptation as recorded in Matthew 4:1-11 and Luke 4:1-13. How did He use the armor of God to do combat with Satan? Study the […]

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30 Days in Ephesians 6, Day 17: Catch Up and Optional Lesson

It’s catch-up day again! For those who would like a new assignment today, open Blue Letter Bible, and go to Ephesians 6:8. Click on “Cross-Refs” in the “Tools” menu, and read all the verses listed. These verses all relate to the thoughts in Ephesians 6:8. Take notes as you read. God promises that He will repay the good that we do. Summarize what you learned about this after reading the cross-references for […]

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