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. […]Read More →
The Winner of Our Giveaway!
Sharon with comment #494 is our winner, with her suggestion to study Esther in a future Busy Mamas Bible study. Congratulations, Sharon, and thanks for your suggestion! Thank you all so much for your feedback! Thanks for your kind words, the encouragement you offer me as you share how God is working in your lives through His Word, your suggestions for improvements, and your ideas for other passages to study. […]Read More →
A Giveaway! A Bible, 8 Bible studies, and more!
It’s time for a giveaway! We want to give one of you all this stuff to help you with your Bible study! One fine point, non-bleeding Micron pen (black ink) for writing notes in your Bible One set of 12 soft-core Prismacolor pencils for marking in your Bible One pebble gray* Moleskine Cahier notebook for your Bible study notes (just the right size to stack with your Bible and book) All eight of the Busy Mamas […]Read More →
Thirty Days in John 15, Day 35: What’s Next?
Abiding in Christ includes His Word abiding in us. If we don’t know the Word, we won’t really know Jesus — who He is, what He has done and what He continues to do, what He has promised — and we won’t know how to respond to all that God sovereignly brings into our lives. That’s why i’m driven to keep writing Busy Mamas Bible Studies, no matter how crazy it […]Read More →
Thirty Days in John 15, Day 8: Unfruitful Branches
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 →