Announcement: Fall Online Bible Study

I am so excited to announce the study we will be doing this fall – The Girl’s Still Got It by Liz Curtis Higgs. I had the privilege of hearing Liz speak at the She Speaks conference about this book. I thought it sounded so good that I bought it. Once I started reading it, I was hooked. I am certain that you will all enjoy this new look at the study of Ruth.

Our online study will begin on Sunday, August 19th. I will email you the assignments for each week on Sunday. In order to participate in the study, you will need a Bible and a copy of the book.  All of the study materials are included in the back of the book. You will need to subscribe to my blog, in order to receive the weekly assignments. Be sure to invite your friends and family to come along on this journey with us. Strap on your sandals and get ready for a life-changing excursion.

For more information, check out this link to a podcast with Liz Curtis Higgs: http://waterbrookmultnomah.com/blog/2012/07/10/podcast-the-girls-still-got-it-by-liz-curtis-higgs/

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20 thoughts on “Announcement: Fall Online Bible Study

  1. Hello, My name is Connie. This is my first on-line bible study, actually it’s my first bible study since sunday school class as a child. I graduated high school with Jamy’s brother Jason. I have been searching for a church, and I want to grow my knowledge in the bible-Jamy’s post on FB caught my eye, so I clicked on it and it brought me to this bible study. Stacy, my close friend, told me Ruth is one of her favorite Books of the Bible, so I thought this would be a good fit for me. I ask that you bear with me, because I may ask some very basic biblical questions.

  2. I don’t know if I’m introducing myself in the right place or not. This is my first online Bible Study. I have been overwhelmed with life and “routine” lately and had felt I had lost my JOY in the Lord. I have been doing a 21 days to Power study and reading Acts for it. I have been in prayer a lot. I have a great deal weighing on my mind right now and just want so badly to feel God’s presence in my life and to trust him. I want others in my family to feel what it means to have “Joy” in knowing Jesus. I want to be an example and witness to others. I thought getting into another study would help me continue to seek God’s word and purpose for my life. I’m a cousin to Jamy.

  3. Kristy,
    I am so glad you chose to join the online study. I know they have been such a blessing to me. I will continue to pray for you and everything that it weighing you down at this time. Know that this is a safe place to come and ask for prayer, encouragement, questions and we all seek to grow closer to God and learn more about Him through the life of Ruth.

  4. I hope this is the right place to say, “Hi to everyone. This is my third online bible study.” I heard Miss Liz talk about the book at She Speaks and decided know would be a good time to start reading it.”

  5. I loved the introduction. She writes in a very engaging, fun way and it keeps you intrigued and wanting to read more. I figure the points she made about the women were a preview of what we shall learn about these women. I loved when she said that at the end of the book instead of saying, “What a woman!”, she hoped we would say, “What a Redeemer!” That is my intent of this lesson, to grow closer to Jesus and my God. I’m excited and anxious to get home from work to read chapter 1. 🙂

    • Liz does a wonderful job of drawing you into the story of Ruth. You can almost feel the sand blowing around as we travel along.

      I long to point others to God, giving Him the glory, so others can say, “What a Redeemer!”

  6. Hello, my name is Ivie Kay. I am not very experienced at online Bible studies, but I am anxious to do this study of Ruth, as I have always loved this story in the Bible. In reading the introductory, the part that really stood out to me was “these women make things happen rather than wait for things to happen” — with God leading the way. This reminded me of my daughter, after her first husband left her with three small children, the youngest not yet a year old, she didn’t sit around moping or having a pity party. She prayed, put her faith in God and went about the process of making a home for her children, and with God’s help she found a helpmate and a father for them. She, too, with God’s help, was taking her future in her own hands.

  7. I really like your take-away from the introduction, these women indeed did not wait for things to happen, with God’s leading they made things happen. We need to try and duplicate this in our own lives. It is so easy to sit on the sidelines and wait for things to come along. However, God wants us to be doing, not sitting. We just need to determine what direction He wants us traveling and head out. He will lead us each step of the way. Thanks so much for sharing!

  8. Hi! My name is Stacy. I’m friends with Connie and I also went to school with Jamy’s brother. I currently live in Abu Dhabi so an online bible study was perfect for me. This is my first online bible study. One thing that stood out for me in the introduction was that Naomi and Ruth are cooperative and not competitive. I love to hear stories of strong women working together!

    • Stacy, we are thrilled that you are joining the study. I believe you get the prize for the farthest away. I pray that this study will not only challenge you, but also be a blessing to you.
      I love your take-away from the introduction. It is wonderful to see women working together instead of competing. What a great reminder for us all.

  9. My new online Bible Study friends. Today, I left work early and my husband is having some health issues – so we see the Dr. in the morning. Your prayers would be appreciated. Since I was home early and my husband was sleeping, I went out on my deck and read Chapter 1 and the Bible verses in the questions. So many things hit me tonite. I want to share openly some of my thoughts.
    It hit home the section “Moab couldn’t even spell Welcome Wagon” and how the people went for what the flesh wanted and not the spiritual need. Wow, how often have I done that – and do we as a society do it. We often turn to the “world” for our needs or our own “direction” of what we think will make our problem disappear. Last year, I studied a lot about the Israelites being led out of Egypt and the promises God made for them to be led to the promise land. Yet, when it got rough – they forgot him and built their own idols. That always makes me mad when I read it. Just as Liz said at the end of this section, “Go figure.” I thought – yeah really. BUT we all do it. I do it often. That’s what I learned last year – I’ve been in the desert and building my own idols. Sometimes we don’t “wait upon the Lord.” And I am trying to learn to TRUST God and let him have control instead of me trying to fix things or people myself. Then when it describes the sorrow of Naomi and losing her husband and sons. Although I have not experienced that – I have experienced deep, deep loss. The kind that puts you into loneliness, depression, and you wonder where is your God. But, as she said, “God used the sorrow in my life for His good purpose. And for mine.” So true for me. I learned so much and grew so much closer to God.
    The questions asked – what have you been dealing with. My job, worry, and trying to remain “Joyful” in my faith and not “working” so hard at it. Just living it. It is one of the reasons I’m doing the study. Out of the scriptures she shared, I underlined and cling to Psalms 37: 5-6 “Give yourself to the Lord; trust in him, and he will help you; he will make your righteousness shine like the noonday sun.” and in my current situations, I loved Psalms 55:22, “Leave your troubles with the Lord, and he will defend you; he never lets honest men be defeated.” The scriptures all led me to know that I need to trust God, that he is always with us – through trials, sorrow, and as women seeking the way and direction.
    I enjoyed my first Chapter, reflections, and words God spoke to me tonite. I hope others will share their thoughts as well.

  10. Kristy, reading this my heart is so full. I am so glad you were willing to share your heart with everyone. It is so easy to look at situations in the Bible and quickly point out everything they are doing wrong, however, we are guilty of some of the very same things. I will be praying for your husband’s doctor’s appointment this morning.

  11. Hi, I’m Martha Turner, Connie’s Mom. I hope every one will bear with me,
    it has been a LONG time since I have done any home work. Will not say how many years, but a lot. I hope to understand the Bible better with this study.

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