30 Days in Psalm 103 for Busy, Busy Mamas Is About to Begin!

30DaysPs103103014We’re about to start our new Busy Mama’s study!

During our  last study on Proverbs 31 we saw that the valiant wife’s amazing accomplishments were simply the fruit of her fearing the Lord. As we meditate for the next month on Psalm 103, we will be reminded of how great God is, how lavishly generous He is, how forgiving and loving and faithful He is. As we do this, I believe our fear of Him — our awe and worship of Him — will deepen, and our love for Him will grow. He is worthy of our adoration and love!

Here are a few details before we get started:

  • Materials: You’ll need (1) a Bible, (2) a notebook of some sort, (3) a pen, (4) a computer or other electronic device (for using some of the great free study tools that are out there), and (5) a handful of colored pencils or pens. If you want to invest in a set of colored pencils, these ones have nice soft leads that don’t mar the thin pages in a Bible and are beautiful, rich colors. But you can use whatever pencils you have around.

We will be marking the text, so if you would rather not mark directly in your Bible, feel free to print out Psalm 103 in your preferred translation. I will be referring to the ESV primarily. Here is ESV version of Psalm 103 ready to print out,  if you would like to use it.

  • Be sure you’re subscribed to this blog so the assignments can get sent to your inbox each morning. (You can subscribe in the right hand sidebar.)
  • Do you know some other ladies who might want to join you? Pass the word! 🙂 How about your older daughters? They are welcome to join us, too!
  • Would you like to spend some time studying Psalm 103 with your children? Each day’s lesson will include an optional assignment for your children.
  • Do you want to meet other ladies who are studying along with you? Join our Busy Mamas Bible study Facebook group, where you can read what others are learning, share what God is teaching you, and just get to know other like-minded women who love the Lord.

If you would like to get a head start, start reading Psalm 103 now. Read it slowly. Chew on it. Take a phrase and meditate on it as you do the dishes, and another phrase while you clean up the kitchen. Think about what it means.

On Saturday, we’ll take our colored pencils and get to work! See you then!


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  1. Good Morning, Pam ~
    I am so excited about this study.
    We are a homeschooling family. I have been really struggling to find my quiet time. I would do it at different time throughout the day – but it never felt quite right. Then I the Lord helped me find it – very early in the morning…4:30…;) the Lord has been wanting me there for awhile. But then I needed to find a study – kept reading different books in the bible – but it just was not ‘sinking’ in. And then your post popped up! Thank you & thank you, Lord! And thank you for the link to Blue Letter Bible – we need something like that for a reference for our homeschool. ‘See’ you on Saturday.
    Have a blessed day.

  2. Hi Pam,
    I was wondering if you could recommend a good pencil sharpener that you use for your colored pencils? I haven’t had much luck in this area and would like to get my pencils all ready and sharpened! Thanks!

  3. Melissa, I have three sharpeners, and the simplest one is the best.

    I bought the Prismacolor pencil sharpener:
    I thought this would be best since it was made by the same company as the pencils. The colored leads break in it all the time. (Maybe Prismacolor just wants to sell more pencils?) 🙂

    I have a Staedtler ( http://www.amazon.com/Staedtler-Double-hole-Tub-Pencil-Sharpener/dp/B001E67Z16/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1414793914&sr=8-3&keywords=hand+held+pencil+sharpener )
    that is made for two sizes of pencils, but leads break in it fairly regularly, too.

    My best one is actually a little silver-colored metal sharpener with no receptacle for the shavings. (I have to sharpen over a wastebasket). It has two holes, and I’m pretty sure this is it (it looks just like it, just no brand name on it to know for sure):

    I think some leads break no matter what sharpener you use, but this Kohinoor has been my most faithful!

  4. I signed up yesterday and I have not received an email yet. Is there something else I need to do?

  5. Christine, make sure you’re subscribed to the blog (not just a member of the Busy Mamas Facebook group), and then be sure to respond to the confirmation email you should receive. If you’ve done all that, email us at daniel@doorposts.com for more help! 🙂

  6. Janet, it sounds like you’ve come up with the same time of day to study as I did when our children were young! It’s worth it! I grew to really love that early, QUIET little piece of my day. It was, I’m sure quite literally, what kept me going during those years. God bless your time with Him and His Word! I’m glad you’re studying with us! <3

  7. Thank you Pam! 🙂