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]

What Is Biblical Meditation and Why Should I Do It?

When you hear the word "meditation" what do you think of? Sitting cross-legged, hands up, saying "oooohhhmm"? For so many of us, the idea of meditating has a weird connotation, particularly if you grew up, as I did, in a conservative, evangelical culture. Here's the thing, though, the Bible speaks of meditation — and it speaks of it often. So maybe we need to reevaluate our understanding and figure out what biblical meditation is and why it's important for us to practice it as ... [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]

3 Tips for Finding Time to Read Your Bible

"I know I need to read my Bible. But it seems like I never have time to sit down and really get into it." My friend wasn't the first person to make this sort of statement to me and I seriously doubt she'll be the last. In fact, I believe this is the reality for most of the women I know and maybe it's your reality as well.  You want to find time to read your Bible but you never seem to be able to piece together more than five or ten minutes at a time. Girl, I feel you! And I've got some good ... [Read More]