Category: Bible

Child-Training Boot Camp 2 Begins on Sunday!

I love being outside, but I’m definitely not the athletic type. Gardening is my outdoor “sport” – a nice quiet form of exercise and relaxation that has helped provide food for us over the years while getting me outside to enjoy the sunshine. My very first garden was a whopper. I tried growing just about everything I could find in the Burpee’s seed catalog. I learned as I went, with […]

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Thirty Days in James 1, Day 18: Illustrations

Every trial we face in life is not only an opportunity to move forward; it’s also an opportunity to go backwards. We can either persevere and move forward toward maturity when we fall into trials, or we can move away from God, away from growth, and away from blessing, as we give in to despair or bitterness. Verse 12, with its promised crown of life for those who love God, […]

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New Instagram Study on Diligence!

We’re starting a new “mini-study” (Instastudy?) on Instagram tomorrow! These mini-studies take less time to complete each day, and only last 2-3 weeks. Join me as we do a topical study about diligence and laziness! This is an issue we all seem to wrestle with — either in ourselves or with our children. We’ll look at what the Bible says about the topic and what we should do about laziness. […]

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We’re Re-Running the Child-Training Boot Camp Study!

Just a reminder! If are interested in participating in the re-run of the Busy Mamas Bible study, Child-Training Boot Camp, that starts today! The lessons will not be delivered via email. If you want to join us, you will need to join the Busy Mamas Facebook group. A link to each day’s lesson will be posted there. The link for Day 1 is posted now. If you followed the lessons a couple years ago […]

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Some Additional Bible Studies Are Happening!

Would you like some additional guidance as you study your Bible? We won’t start a new live online study until July. (I’m still praying about what chapter to study!) But we do have some other studies happening! For the rest of the month of April, I’m experimenting with a short mini-study of Psalm 1 on Instagram. This is a much more abbreviated sort of study, especially since it is only […]

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He Died for My Sin

To help your children understand that Jesus died for their sins, try this simple activity: Nail two scraps of wood together to form a cross about two feet tall. Hang this cross on a wall or lay it flat on a counter or table. In a basket nearby, place pieces of paper, a pen or pencil, a bag of small nails, and a hammer. When the need for discipline arises during […]

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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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Thirty Days in Psalm 91 for Busy Mamas, Day 8: Memorize

Psalm 91 is a psalm we need to have stamped on our hearts. We’re going to aim at memorizing the entire psalm, starting today. Don’t let the thought of memorizing sixteen verses intimidate you. Think of memorizing as just another level of studying the psalm. The Psalms, because they are poetry, are easier to memorize than some portions of Scripture. I think you’ll be surprised, too, at how easily you’ll memorize the […]

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A 30-Day Study of Psalm 91 Begins on March 1!

We talked for years about traveling to the East Coast with our six children. It was one of those dreams you enjoy imagining but never think you’ll really do. But my father and stepmother decided we really ought to take that trip, and paid for all our plane tickets. So we went! I still remember very vividly our first few hours in Washington, D.C. almost eighteen years ago. If all […]

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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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