Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Beth Moore? Kay Arthur? Elaine Olsen? Mariel Davenport?

Last Sunday, I excitedly perused the church bulletin with all of the small group studies for this year. Grabbing my pen, I began circling one after another.

"What are you doing?" Paul leaned over and whispered.

"Filing my nails. What does it look like I'm doing?" I whispered back.

"Pick one." He said, loud enough for the nosy lady in front to lean back for a better listen.

"One? Awww, cmon Paul." The worship music was nearing it's end. "Does the marriage study we're leading in our home better not." I mumbled.

Oh yes, it's that time. Time to figure out which Bible studies you plan on being a part of this year.

Was that a yawn? For goodness sakes, really?!

Then maybe you haven't been in the right study for you. I enjoy me some Beth Moore and Kay Arthur like the rest of us gals.

But, for those who don't (Bible study blasphemy, forgive me.) there are lots of other amazing Bible studies out there you can do too.

How about investing a couple of dollars in some homegrown Bible study authors from our very own blog family?

 by author Elaine Olsen

Or what about...

Which ones am I doing? We are hosting a Love & Respect marriage study in our home on Monday nights. And,  when we dropped off the pastor's son from a play date at church on Sunday afternoon...surprise, surprise, Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University study was just beginning.

Looks like I'm going to get a University diploma after all.


Denise said...

Thanks for the information, I love you.

Sheri said...

The ladies in my home will be Navigating a Life Interrupted through "Jonah" as led by Priscilla Shrier!

Mary R Snyder said...

Joanne -- love doing some homegrown stuff! We are doing Lysa TerKeurst's Craving God and then I'm thinking about Leah Adams Trash to Treasure! And I'm checking out Mariel's!

Mariel said...

Oh, Joanne, I am absolutely humbled to be listed with those three ladies! They are all my heros for one reason or another!! Thank you for the honor of being posted with them! I will be starting to teach Knowing God Through His Names on the 25th. I will be praying for your monday night group!

Kathy S. said...

I am doing Anointed*Transformed*Redeemed by Priscilla Shirer/ Beth Moore/ Kay Arthur...hows that? THREE of them! lol!

God bless yours!

Jacquelyn Stager said...

Wow those are ALL great choices! I'm starting with Made to Crave ~ but the others are definitely on my to do list! This was a cute post!

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

Aren't you sweet! I just finished Leah Adam's "From the Trash Pile to the Treasure Chest: Creating a Godly Legacy." She's a home-grown gal. I'll be doing Mariel's next (on my own... I don't have my girls over here in my new place yet). I've thought of joining another church's study, but right now, I'm enjoying working through stuff on my own.

Oh, and I've got lots of work to do on the WIP I thought I finished last March (the faith one). Apparently, there's a few more chapters to write or at least tweak. And then there's that new WIP that's beginning to rumble around in my thoughts and soul. I'm thinking of taking a quiet sabbatical this spring to just write.

I'm feeling it girl!

Love you.


Tea with Tiffany said...

I want a diploma too. Pretty please.


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