Summer in the Psalms

2020 was hard, right? Our family, while so very fortunate in many ways, experienced the loss of my mother-in-law in April last year. That, even more than COVID, shaped everything else about 2020. While she had battled cancer for almost two years, the waves of grief I felt (and still feel) leveled me. I couldn't pray, couldn't read, couldn't study ... I had a very hard time sitting still and focusing. I didn't know what to pray, what to do, how to feel, how to navigate the feelings I had ... [Read More]

Why Is Giving Ourselves Space in between Studies Valuable?

Last week I shared a few ideas about what we can do when we are in between Bible studies or reading plans. Here's a quick recap: Review what you've previously studied.Work on a study you never finished.Read Proverbs.Meditate on a specific verse or passage.Memorize a verse or two. I mentioned that I believe giving ourself space in between studies is important and that it is a key part of how we plan in Scripture Dig. Today, though, I want to share the WHY behind this recommendation. I ... [Read More]

What Should I Do in between Bible Studies or Reading Plans?

What should I do when I'm in between Bible studies or reading plans? We can feel a little discombobulated when we don't have a plan, right? Especially when it comes to spending time in the Word. We like to have a plan in place (even when we get behind, we still like to know it's there!). But what about when we are in between plans or studies? What should we do then? For the record, I think it's super important NOT to go from one study or plan immediately into the next one. So, we'll make ... [Read More]

Stocking Stuffers for the Bible Study Girl

I've been a gift guide kick lately. It's so fun to round up all my favorite things and share them ... so here's another one for all the Bible study lovers. And, in case you missed any of the other gift guides I've done this year, here they are: Faith-Inspiring Gifts for Older Teen and Young Adult GirlsGifts for Tweens {focused on knowing their identity in Christ}Faith-Encouraging Gifts for Little Girls {ages 4-8}Books for Your Friends {gift guide for bibliophiles} Please note, these ... [Read More]

So what’s a woman to do?? Spiritual Practices of Faithful Women

While we are in the Holy Land, I'll have the opportunity to share with our group a short teaching/message while we are at a church in Magdala. {Yes, that Magdala ... I can't even believe it!} The church there has a place set aside to honor the contributions of women in the ministry of Jesus and the early church. As I've been considering what I want to share with our group and whoever else happens to be nearby to hear, I've spent some time looking specifically at the women named {either by ... [Read More]

What Do I Really NEED for Bible Study?

Almost every week I talk with or hear from someone who says something like this, "I just really want to learn more about how to study my Bible but I don't even know how to start!" Y'all, for real. This is one of my favorite topics and I LOVE LOVE LOVE being able to encourage others about taking the first or next step in their spiritual growth. And, for so many people, that means learning how to study their Bible for themselves. While there are countless tools and resources available, ... [Read More]