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The Psalms – Sept 25 Devos


Our growth group is doing something new this year. On our off weeks when we aren’t meeting (because we’re an every-other-week group), we’ve decided to be intentional about studying something together. So myself and a few others are listening for where God wants to take us on those off weeks, then I’m sending out a devotional for all of us to do together. So here is what I wrote to them this week:

The Psalms

Hey ladies!

I hope you are all doing well today! Since this is our off week, we’ll be doing some devotions. The idea is to take the next week to think and pray over our topic and come to growth group next week ready to share (if you feel comfortable doing so) what the Lord has been showing you.

When I was sharing my story with you all last week, I was reminded of how when I was in that dark desert time there was only one passage of Scripture that I was able to read. God had me camp out in Psalm 27 for a very long time; it gave me hope when I had none. I read it, and prayed it, and recited it back to Him so often. So this week, we’re going to talk about the Psalms in our stories. The Psalms are so full of raw emotions that we often find ourselves looking for comfort, guidance, promises, or praise during different parts of our journeys. Remember, Psalms were songs in ancient times. So just like songs today stir emotions, so the Psalms did then and continue to do so now.  (more…)

Bible Study Guide


2 Timothy 3:16-17 – All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.

Back when I was living in the corn fields of Iowa, I was part of a wonderful singles group (all of whom I miss very much). We had gone through many different Bible studies as a group, but were feeling a little burnt out on reading other people’s interpretations. So me and my friend Michelle decided to come up with a generic list of questions that we could use to study any passage of the Bible. We came up with a one-page document (front and back) that we then used with the group to help us all learn to study passages of Scripture on our own. We ended up using it for months and months because everyone enjoyed it so much.

I decided to dust off the old sheet after the Women’s Retreat that I attended two weeks ago where the theme was spending time daily in God’s Word. I updated it and modified it some, but it still has the same basic structure that it had before. And since I find it helpful, I thought I’d share it with you.

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