Surviving Summer with Your Quiet Time Intact

I really meant to write this yesterday. But, summer ... Which, I suppose, just proves my point, right? That summertime can wreak havoc on our very best plans and intentions. So how do we navigate the way summer can change our schedules and still manage to have consistent quiet times? Surviving Summer with Your Quiet Time Intact If you've been reading here for long, you are well aware I am a big advocate of having a daily time of prayer and Bible study. But you also know I definitely ... [Read More]

The 4 Ts of Choosing a Bible Study

So there you are, standing in the Bible study section of your local Christian bookstore? Or maybe you searched "Bible studies" on Amazon? And now, looking at the massive selection, there is only one word to describe how you feel— OVERWHELMED! Whether you are a women's ministry leader selecting the studies you will offer at your church, a small group leader trying to determine the next study your group will do, or you are simply looking for a study to do by yourself at home, the choices are ... [Read More]

15 Great Bible Studies for Women

So, almost six years ago I wrote a little post titled Top Ten Bible Study Recommendations and, y'all, it keeps pushing its way to the top of the pile around here. Those ten recommendations are still some of my favorites but I figured it might be time for an updated list. :) 15 Great Bible Studies for Women First a couple of caveats ... because undoubtedly I will leave off your favorite study, right? This list does not include what I call "book studies" which are often found lumped in with ... [Read More]

What I’m Reading {January 2017}

This is probably one of my favorite types of posts to write because I love to share what I'm reading. If we met for coffee and I got there before you, you wouldn't walk in and see me on my phone, you'd see me holding a book {or maybe my Kindle}. I always have a book in my bag. And there are always stacks of books marking where I'm sitting. I desperately want to keep a running list of what I've finished but, well, it's been a few years since I was successful at that.  However, I am working ... [Read More]

{Some of} My Favorite Books of 2016

Okay, before we get started I need you to know something ... writing posts like this is super hard for me because, really and truly, books are like friends for me and choosing my favorites is akin to asking me to leave people off the list for a big party! Life would be so much easier if you all lived on my street instead of in my computer and then you could just come over and browse my bookshelves and I could tell you why every book on them is amazing and how it might encourage you. But since ... [Read More]

What I’m Reading {September 2016}

Y'all, my book stack is HUGE. Seriously. But so many of my friends are writing so many great books ... and I want to tell you all about all of them. But then all I'd be talking about is books and while I love books, I also have other things I want to share with you so these posts are my way of giving you information about what I'm reading and what books I think you'd love. {Also, that was seriously a crazy run-on sentence. ha!} So, here the books I'm working my way through in September. {The ... [Read More]