We’ve seen that the vinedresser had much more to do than just prune the vine, although the pruning is probably the most important factor in its fruitfulness. The vineyard of the sluggard in Proverbs 24 reminds us that vines need constant attention and upkeep. Walls needed to be kept in repair, and weeds needed to be removed. The fruit needed protection from hungry and destructive animals. If the vines failed […]Read More →
Thirty Days in John 15, Day 4: You
We’ve made some initial observations about God the Father, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit. We’ll spend much more time with those markings and observations in future lessons. Today we’re going to continue marking, this time looking to see what Jesus says to His disciples and us, His present-day disciples. Assignment: Jesus tells us in verse 26 of our chapter, that the Holy Spirit teaches us about Him. If we fail to […]Read More →
Thirty Days in John 15, Day 1 Preview: Context
Surprise! I’ve decided to post Day 1 of our study a day early, since July 1 falls on a Saturday. I know, for some, study time may be a bit more difficult to manage on Saturdays. So here’s Day 1. You have today and tomorrow for this assignment, plus Sundays are always our catch-up days during studies. So we should be able to manage this assignment in that time period. […]Read More →
Be Ready to Start Studying John 15 This Saturday!
Only one more day and we’ll be starting our month-long study of John 15! If you’re looking for direction as you sit down to read your Bible, if you’re wishing you even wanted to read your Bible, or if you’re longing for that time in the Word, but discouraged about how to actually make it happen, here is your chance to dive in and join us for the month! We’ll […]Read More →
It’s Possible to Be a Mother and Still Study Your Bible
I really enjoyed reading and studying my Bible in my single years. As a school teacher, I had summers free and I have fond memories of early morning hours with my Bible and notebook in our sun-filled “dining room” (a generous term for the eating space in our little hovel). The Word was “alive and powerful” to me in those days. Something happened when I got married. In my newlywed […]Read More →
Jesus loves me, old people told me so.
I have to share this post with you. Our daughter Bethany has such a heart for the elderly and her compassion tempered with humor shines is this piece. It’s long, but so worth reading. I hope you will. <3 (Have a tissue or two on hand.) In my first trip to the east coast, only a few things stuck in my eight-year-old, homesick, goatsick mind: a) The donkey I […]Read More →
For Non-Facebook Users Who Would Like to Do the “Child-Training Boot Camp” Study
Would you like to do the “Child-Training Boot Camp” study, but would rather not open a Facebook account or join the Facebook group? There are some other options. You just won’t have the benefit of participating in (or at least listening in on, 🙂 ) the discussion, question-asking, photo-sharing, etc. that is possible in the Facebook group. Here are some other ways to still take part in the study: You […]Read More →
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 […]Read More →
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 […]Read More →
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 […]Read More →