Giveaway Winner and Faith-Nurturing Gifts

Yesterday we drew a random winner for our end-of-study giveaway. Our gift certificate goes to Valerie, who said: “We wrap all our our favorite Christmas books and DVD’s – one for each day of December and number them #1, #2, etc. through #24. Then each day the children open up the correct package and we read the loved book or watch the movie together. We cherish our time and reminiscence through the […]

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A Giveaway!

It’s always fun to wrap up our 30 Day studies with a giveaway. This time we’re giving away a $100 gift certificate — just in time for Christmas giving! Use your prize to buy a beautiful new Inductive Study Bible for someone special, some music for the family, a copy of For Instruction in Righteousness for some busy parents, or anything else your heart desires! Answer one of the questions below for one entry, […]

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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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Share in the Blessing!

We’ve finished our study of 1 Samuel 25! This was the thirteenth free, thirty-day Bible study we’ve offered over the past four years. All those studies continue to be available free in the archives of this blog. What a privilege and delight it is to study along with you! Preparing and leading each study pretty much consumes my life for the whole month — from dawn until I can’t see straight at […]

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30 Days in 1 Samuel 25, Day 30: Reflect

We’ve reached the last day of our study! It’s time to review and reflect, but first we’ll take a quick look at the last few verses of the chapter. Assignment: Pray for the Holy Spirit to move in your heart, bringing about change in your thoughts, attitudes, and actions as a result of spending this past few weeks in 1 Samuel 25. Then read 1 Samuel 25:39-45. As you read, watch […]

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30 Days in 1 Samuel 25, Day 1: Background

I’m excited to be digging into an Old Testament narrative for the first time in our Busy Mamas Bible studies! We’re going to study a real story about real people with real problems and temptations, and we’re going to see how our real God worked in and through those lives and circumstances. I believe we will be encouraged and strengthened through our study of 1 Samuel 25! As we study, we will be marking the text of […]

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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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Continue in What You Have Learned…

My phone alarm wakes me up each morning. After I turn off the alarm, I usually read something to help me wake up. For some reason, it’s way easier to check Instagram or Facebook or my email than it is to start reading the Bible :-/. But I can’t handle what’s going on in the world (or in my own life, for that matter) without the perspective that God’s Word offers. My […]

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How to Find Time to Reach Their Hearts

Does the problem this mother describes sound familiar to any other mamas out there? “My first concern is about leading children to repentance over a specific sin. How do you find the time? With a large family, I barely start with one child before another child sins and a line begins to form. More like a crowd of crying, fussing, accusing children. At that point, I feel overwhelmed and usually […]

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Facing the Unknown

I read them while I stood at the counter, paying my bill… I had been awake since 3:30 that morning, in the semi-conscious state that leaves you awake enough to rehearse everything that might ever go wrong, but not awake enough to pray and remember God’s faithfulness. In the dark I’d reviewed it all. How we’ve been out of our house for a whole year now, and still haven’t run […]

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