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Good Morning Girls Resources for the Book of 1 Samuel

Our next study begins Monday, January 9th in the Book of 1 Samuel! This is an awesome book to read.  I could not think of a better way to start out the new year than in 1 Samuel.  From chapter 1 to chapter 31 – this book is action packed.  We will weave our way through the history of Israel’s first King -Saul and the choosing of the second King -David.  We will see the power of our God unleashed through answers to prayer, the slinging of a stone, and the rise and fall of Israel’s Kings.  It’s going to …

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I wish………….



Fijne dag,

Blijf dichtbij je Maker.

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En toen………….


En toen was het eerste kerstdag. Mensen gaan elkaar bezoeken. Eten eten wat ze normaal niet eten of zelfs niet van gehoord hebben. Mensen nodigen mensen uit die ze in geen tijden hebben gezien, of stellen hun huis open voor mensen die ze niet kennen. En dat kan allemaal met kerst.

De cadeaus vliegen je om de oren, de postbode heeft nog nooit zoveel post bezorgt en morgen dan neemt het al weer af. Oorlogen worden weer op gepakt, mensen gaan weer aan het werk, de stress begint weer.

Ik vraag mij af hoeveel mensen nog werkelijk weten wat kerst is. De werkelijke betekenis van het kerstfeest zoals wij dat hier vieren.

Laten we niet vergeten waar het om gaat deze dagen. Laten we dankbaar zijn dat onze Verlosser is geboren.

pizap-com14826771359371                                               Jesus is the reason of the season.

Geniet van de tijd samen met je familie, en laten wij…

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1 Samuël, Nieuws


Langs deze weg wil ik iedereen bedanken voor het mee doen aan de studies van GoodMorningGirlsNederland. Het was een jaar met veel leer en leesstof. Ik heb er van genoten.

Ik wens jullie allemaal Gezegende Kerstdagen toe en een Gezegend Nieuwjaar.

Vanaf 9 Januari kun je weer mee doen met de studie van 1 Samuël. Ik hoop tot dan.


Mocht je mee willen doen in de besloten groep op Facebook, dan kun je je daar voor aanmelden. Er is een vereiste en dat is dat je actief mee doet in de groep, je reageert op de post van de dag en geeft je input. Ivm de privacy van de anderen en de lol van de besloten groep is mee doen dus een pré. Denk dus goed na voor je je hier aanmeld voor de besloten groep.  Meld je HIER aan

Blijf dichtbij je Maker.


Psalmen 119

Dag 22 Psalmen 119


We zijn aangekomen bij de laatste dag van Psalmen 119. Ik heb dat jullie het net zo’n fijne studie vonden als ik. In Januari gaan we verder met 1 Samuel, ik hoop jullie hier dan weer te mogen verwelkomen voor een nieuw jaar met Gods woord dagelijks in je leven.

De laatste letter is: Taw


Psalmen 119

Dag 21 Psalmen 119

De eenentwintigste letter is: Sin+shin



Nieuws van Courtney

Announcing the New Winter 2017 Bible Study & A Special Thank You


First, I want to say a special thank you.

Thank you to all of those, who after reading my blog post titled: Will You Pray For My Family? , prayed!

Thank you, thank you, thank you!  I have felt your prayers and your love.

I cannot thank you enough for the abundance of encouraging comments and emails. I am so sorry if I have not answered your email.  I am not sure that I will EVER get to answering them all. I had over 1,500 comments and emails and Facebook messages combined – but I read everyone of your emails and I appreciate it!

Thank you to those who sent me snail mail – some of your Good Morning Girls groups sent me packages and letters – thank you – that was so thoughtful!  Thank you also to those who sent flowers, gifts (some came internationally!) and I even got a meal in the mail from Send Them a Meal!  Wow!  You have shown my children the love of the family of Christ and for that – I can’t thank you enough.

So where do I go from here?

I don’t have that answer.  Right now – I wake up and I do the work that God has put in front of me each day. I’m putting one foot in front of the other and trusting God to guide me.

A verse that God has laid on my heart this past month, while I’ve been quiet here on-line, is 1 Thessalonians 4:11. It says:

Make it your ambition to lead a quiet life: You should mind your own business and work with your hands, just as we told you, so that your daily life may win the respect of outsiders and so that you will not be dependent on anybody.

The word ambition means: a strong desire to do or to achieve something, typically requiring determination and hard work. 

God says, “make it your ambition” or in other words – your goal, desire and plan — to lead a quiet life.

But how can being a blogger and leading a quiet life coincide?

This the tension I am feeling right now.  I am trying to answer the question – how do I live out the great commission and lead a quiet life?  Isn’t that a dichotomy?  Even if you are not a blogger – if you use social media or do a lot of real life ministry – then you probably feel this tension as well.

I am a social butterfly on-line and off-line.  God made me this way for His purposes but I am feeling a heavy need to pray more, read more, journal more, and process more.  In order to make room for these things – I have to be quiet more but being quiet is NOT my forte.  So I will have to ambitiously and diligently work hard at leading a quiet life.

I pray that what blossoms from my quiet spaces is a depth in my walk with God and in my writing.

So – as I put one foot in front of the other – I’m excited to return to the journey of reading through the Bible – one chapter a day – cover to cover.

God gave us 66 books in the Bible and I believe he wants us to read everyone of them!


{Cue the Confetti}

It’s time to announce the new Winter 2017 study — 1 Samuel! 

Our study begins on Monday, January 9th and our GMG Regrouping and the re-opening of our Facebook Leadership Group will start on January 1st. I’ll post more details about all of that after Christmas.

This is an awesome book to read.  I could not think of a better way to start out the new year than in 1 Samuel.

Some major themes of this book include:

  • The Sovereignty of God
  • God does not choose who He uses based on appearances
  • Obedience is better than sacrifice
  • The Example of the friendship of Jonathan and David
  • The Courage of David Against the Giant

One of the most famous stories from the Bible, is found right here in 1 Samuel. David, the shepherd boy, trusted in God and defeated the giant Philistine named Goliath.

We all have giants in our lives but I love how David stands before the giant looking him square in the eye and says:

“You come against me with sword and spear and javelin, but I come against you in the name of the Lord Almighty.”

May we remember when we are facing our giants – that no human weapon can stand against our Almighty God that protects us.

“No weapon that is fashioned against you shall succeed.” (Isaiah 54:17)

So I hope you will join me on this journey through 1 Samuel.  From chapter 1 to chapter 31 – this book is action packed.  We will weave our way through the history of Israel’s first King -Saul and the choosing of the second King -David.  We will see the power of our God unleashed through answers to prayer, the slinging of a stone, and the rise and fall of Israel’s Kings.  It’s going to be so good – you don’t want to miss this!

The 1 Samuel Journal is available now exclusively on Amazon!



GMG Guys Logo 1000We also have a Good Morning Guys 1 Samuel Journal
for your sons ages 10 and up.

Both journals have an identical interior and guys can follow my nephew, Johnathan, over at as he blogs through the Bible as well!

Inside the journals you will find:

*An Introduction to the Book of 1 Samuel
*An explanation of how to use the signature S.O.A.K. method of the GMG’s
*The GMG Coloring Chart
* The Verse of the Day each day
*A Reflection Question for each day
* Blank space for SOAKing each chapter of the Book of 1 Samuel

This companion Journal is NOT required to join us. 

If you are new, welcome to Good Morning Girls!
We are so glad you are here!

We are Reading Through the Bible– one chapter a day – five days a week.

There are no sign-ups or enrollments.

We are reading the books switching back and forth between the New Testament and the Old Testament.

So far we have completed:

Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy, Joshua, Judges, Esther, Job, Proverbs, Song of Solomon, Ecclesiastes, Matthew, Mark, Acts, 1 & 2 Peter, 1,2, & 3 John and Jude!  You can find all of the links to past studies on the GMG Resources Page.

To keep track of all of the books you have completed use this printable below.  Notice there are no dates on any of our reading plans so anyone can join us anytime.


My Bible Reading Plan

1 Samuel Blog and Social Media Schedule

Visit the Blog

On Mondays, here at, I’ll post all of the FREE resources for the week including the Daily Discussion Questions and printable Verses of the Day.

On Fridays, I’ll post a devotional here on the blog and invite you to fellowship in the comments.

Visit Instagram

On Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, I’ll be posting both in the morning and evening, encouragement for your study in the book of Judges. Follow me on Instagram here.

Visit Facebook

On Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, I’ll be posting the Assigned Reading of the Day at 7:45am and an open discussion takes place there. Check it out! It’s wonderful! Go to Good Morning Girls Facebook Page here.

Here is an explanation of the
Signature GMG SOAK Bible Study method:

SOAK graphic

Here’s the Printable Bible Coloring Chart Bookmark

Bible Coloring Chart Bookmark 2Click here to print the Bookmark Coloring Chart

This is a wonderful method that slows us down and helps us soak in every single word.

Here’s what it looks like in my Bible (and some of yours).  You can find more pictures like this out on my Instagram page.


Still not sure how this all works? Here is a video explaining it further.

Here are the highlighters, pens and pencils I mentioned in the video:

Highlighters – Acid Free – Bible Hi-Glider
Fine Line Non-bleeding Pens – Micron Archival Ink and Multi-Colored Gel Pens
Colored Pencils – Crayola Twistables and Crayola Colored Pencils
I use the ESV Inductive Study Bible as my personal study Bible.

Did you know GMG is also translated into over 15 languages?

Check out our GMG International Page !

Mark your calendars for January 9th!

 Spread the Word!  Share this post with your friends!  And look for the free resources and more details about our winter study coming after Christmas.

Have a very Merry Christmas and thanks again for all of your prayer support.  I thank the Lord for you all and I love you.

Keep walking with the King,

Courtney 🙂

Order your journal NOW
to get it in time for the start of our study!

Available on Amazon


Good Morning Girls – The Book of 1 Samuel Journal
(for ages 10-110)

Psalmen 119

Dag 20 Psalmen 119

De twintigste letter is: Resh

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Psalmen 119

Dag 19 Psalmen 119

De negentiende letter is: Ooph