Stepping into 1 Corinthians SCHEDULE

Our newest study begins on Monday! Can you believe it? It is almost here!! I am super excited to get started. My physical health is in flare mode, so I may be quieter than my preference during this study. But, we are going to do the Bible study and see what the Lord decides to do in our lives. He will do something beyond marvelous!

So my blog posts may be significantly shorter than normal. The grammar may not resemble someone of my background. But, I want for us to see what the Lord our God is going to do in our midst.

Our Lord Jesus Christ stands ready to meet us here, and may we choose to say “yes Lord”. May we come and bring whatever we have to offer in an absolutely intentional manner.

The goal today is to bring you our schedule. Now here is the thing: Each week, our Facebook page is going to have a discussion question. It will be posted Sunday or Monday – so be on the lookout if you are on Facebook!

Our first blog post for this study likely won’t happen until the end of the new week. My original goal was to have it posted on Tuesday. But, sometimes things change.

Now for our schedule ♥.

Also: The manuscript journal might make a great addition if you are a note taker with little room in your Bible (like me! I really need to find my manuscript journal, it would make this time soo much more fruitful. Plus: it’s a keepsake for the many weeks I spend in this study.)

For more details on the study itself, click here.

In Christ who is our Anchor and Forever Hope,
Stacey

REMINDER – New Journal Designs!

Just a reminder friends, that our brand new study begins on Monday!!

This is a good opportunity we are met with, but it is also a hard one. We all face different and difficult seasons in our lives

. . . which sometimes makes it hard to just dive into the Word of God.

Or to make it our highest priority.

I know the struggle of committing to Bible study, especially one like this one, where we aren’t sure how long it will last (or maybe how long I will last). Let’s jump into the Word of God – together! And watch what marvelous things He will do in our midst. Choose to worship Him in this moment with what we can offer!


Starting Monday, we will be diving into the book of 1 Corinthians. I love the ease of the schedule. You set the schedule for how your week of studying will go. Let’s just draw near and study at our own pace.

No pressure what so ever. Just draw nearer to the Lord, let Him speak to us through His Word, and encourage each other.


There is a helpful journal (which I share a bit of next week – Monday, I believe), that I have assembled. You can purchase it over at Amazon.

What I find amazing is how the journal is formatted. It is different from our usual journals. This one actually allows you to write notes and get highlighting crazed – while studying the Word of God. It is a different type of journal than what we are used to, but I have been enjoying it.

If you aren’t interested in the manuscript journal, we still have our eight week basic Bible study journal available too (with two new “cover designs” {here is 1 of them}).

One last note: The website for this blog will soon be changing. Be sure to use this link instead.

Looking forward to our time of community and studying the Word together.

Featured image by Allen Taylor.

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Diving Into Corinthians Study {Announcement}

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I am excited to announce that our newest study will begin April 2nd. In a little under a month, we will kick off our newest study and dive into the Corinthians. I have made a new journal for our study, where we can highlight, circle, make notes, and write up whatever helps us study the Word of God.

Our New Journal –

This journal is different than others. In this particular journal, we are given the Corinthians written out in a double space format – which gives us extra margins to write notes in too. While there are a few blank pages, it is mostly a “manuscript style” journal. This is where my InterVarsity days step in.

I wanted a journal that met me, where I am today. Physically, I have a lot of days where I cannot write out God’s Word like I hope to. This gives me a way to still deeply study the Word of God.

My Goal –

For this study, my goal is to slowly walk through the Corinthians. The amazing thing about this journal is – there’s no specific timetable. You can go at your own pace.

An Example –

Ideally, we will study a specific chapter each week. Since I do better with smaller passages, I will probably utilize an optional schedule. I want for us to go at our own pace though. The schedule will be optional for this reason. We need to study whatever the Lord is leading us to study.

My hope is to get into this study a bit each day. I learn and grow much more through “in depth” Bible studying. So even though we will likely do a chapter per a week, I will set up outlines like this one – to keep me on track.

Monday – 1 Corinthians 1:1-3
(Blog Post)
Tuesday – 1 Corinthians 1:4-9
Wednesday – 1 Corinthians 1:10-17
Thursday – 1 Corinthians 1:18-21
Friday – 1 Corinthians 1:22-25
(Blog Post)
Saturday – 1 Corinthians 1:26-31
Sunday – Reread and soak up His truths.

Be Ready to Grow With Jesus –

Friends, this study – Diving Into The Corinthians – is a chance for us to meet the Lord as we are. Even though life gets messy, the Lord wants to be our Forever Hope! He wants to show us His very Good News. Our trials don’t change the hope we can find in our Lord Jesus Christ.

This time of studying God’s Word is a time to gain a deeper intimacy with Christ, and nothing in this world can ever compare with such a gift!

Through His suffering, death, and resurrection, we have found a brand new life – where we don’t have to do everything on our own anymore. Our great God wants to be the One to hold us, regardless of what we have done.

How are we willing to surrender? Let’s just dive into this study at our own pace and see the Lord has to tell us.

If you want a Corinthians journal, click here to purchase yours! They are each $7.

Seeking Him,

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Also: Don’t forget about our women’s FB group, where we will dive in a bit deeper than on the blog.

When I Am Not Okay

Do you ever look someone in the eye, say your good, and then realize you aren’t as good as you just said? That was my experience tonight at my small group.

Today was a considerably good day on a physical level. I even made it to Bible study tonight, and so when others asked how I was – the answer immediately came off as “oh, I am doing great today!”

As Bible study progressed, I remembered. I remembered that I have been plagued with depression all week long. I remembered that I have felt alone and found it hard to do simple tasks, because of it. I sat there, listening as they spoke tenderly, and awaited coming home. The Lord’s mighty hand held me together, as I sat there, because I just felt some of the weight that accompanies depression.

My Struggle –

All week long, it has been a struggle to reach for my Bible and journal. I had been doing so well on getting my daily reading of 1 Timothy and have enjoyed it so very much. This week, it was a hard week and so I am behind. I am behind on reading, but in sharing my heart with you all too.

Depression is just something that is hard. For this week, in particular, I have found myself just crying. For roughly two days, I just cried and cried. Which isn’t something you would typically find in my character.

Where Am I Turning?

My hope remains in our Lord Jesus Christ. My morning habits include turning on praise music and attempting to read my Bible. I may not journal, but if I can just read a verse – then I have something to meditate on throughout the day as I am resting or feeling motivated enough to clean.

The cloud of depression has days, where it is paralyzing and nothing gets done. Maybe, not even the simple act of turning on praise music. But even so, the Lord God Almighty is with me in the struggle.

No Shame –

Friends, I hope you are all doing well. But maybe, you are finding yourself in a depression fog too. The only (and best) advice I can give you is – to do whatever is necessary to draw nearer and nearer to our Lord Jesus Christ.

One more note, because I deeply care. If you continue to struggle with depression without relief, consider making an appointment with your family doctor. Depression can be very hard, and we all deserve support. We need to have a support system of others who help us fight it!

Also there are treatments out there, that might be able to help you. There is no shame in depression or seeking help from a medical professional. I have had to do it in the past – myself.

Honestly, there is soo much more to say on the topic of depression and I hope to address more of it in the coming weeks – but for now I want to just encourage you to keep drawing nearer to the Lord. Keep diving into the book of 1 Timothy. We will be starting 2 Timothy soon. Maybe, I will be caught by then.

God bless you, my friends!

Image is by Francisco Gonzalez

Still seeking Him,

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Journal The Word Bible Review {BookLook}

Hi Friends!!

Over next few weeks, we will be playing “catch up” – as we grow together through 1-2 Timothy. It is mind blowing that we are half way through our life giving Press On Toward Faithfulness Bible Study! I am learning soo much as I sit and study the Word of God. Be sure to keep an eye out for new posts, regarding our study.

Now, for today’s review!

Let’s Get Started

Initially, I was surprised by the Bible journal. I didn’t know what to expect, because I have never owned or seen a journal styled Bible in person.

The Highlights –

  • Its Cover: The cover alone will be very inviting to women young and old.
  • Each page offers a journal space to jot down notes.
  • There are over 450 journal prompts! Imagine the transformation the Holy Spirit can do, as our teenage girls make their aim to fully use this Bible – prompts included.

Why I Recommend –

I highly recommend this Bible for teen girls! It would be perfect for them, and draw them nearer to the Lord – as they read, take note of writing prompts, and respond through their Bible reading time.

This Bible may be limited in “features,” but would make for a wonderful tool in drawing near to the Lord!

My Testimony –

Even now as I think about these things, I am reminded of my favorite Bible – which has no “extra” features. I absolutely love the Bible, but this copy in particular is extremely meaningful to me. It has all of many notes. I absolutely love that Bible, because of the memories. This “Journal Through The Word” Bible is an opportunity to make those kind of memories with the Lord! The joy infused moments with the Lord, that make us want to keep reading and studying our Bible.

In Closing –

This Bible would be a great fit for teenage girls. It isn’t too bulky, and is beautiful from the inside – out. One of the best benefits of this Bible is its ability to lay flat. You never have to worry about losing your spot, because of the way this Bible has been designed.

I think it is a very nice Bible and the Lord will use it to draw others nearer to Him. He will use the journal prompts to encourage His daughters to keep reading and writing through what they read.

To find out more about this Bible, click here.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through BookLook’s blogger review program, in exchange for a honest review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.