Zoals jullie weten worden de studies die wij doen gemaakt door Courtney. Courtney heeft om verschillende redenen een stop ingelast. Ook hier was het even allemaal anders.
Maaarrrrr…………… vanaf oktober komt er een 4 weekse studie met gratis werkboek. Vanaf volgende week kun je hier nog voor de maand september een gratis bijbel leesrooster downloaden. Na de 4 weekse studie zal er tot 2018 niets nieuws vanuit USA aan ons gedeeld worden. Ik wil zelf kijken of ik nog iets voor jullie kan maken in november maar daarover later meer. Hier kun je nu eerst het bericht van Courtney lezen:
It’s been over 4 months since I’ve sat down to write a blog post. It feels so good to pop in here! I cannot WAIT to get back to you all!
I want to share that my blogging break has been exactly what I’ve needed. I have taken time to be alone with the Lord and listen to Him. I have taken time this summer to be with my kids and listen and laugh and cry and eat and explore and soak in every precious moment and memory. I took the kids for a week to the beach and did a little getaway with some of my friends, to rest and refuel. I’ve read and read and read many books (I hope to share some of those with you someday soon). I’ve cleaned out closets and threw away a lot of useless things and redecorated a few rooms as well. And I’ve taken time to pray and try to figure out what God wants for me in my life and my ministry.
I can’t say that I really have any of figured it out – but I do have peace and some direction.
I know that many of you like to plan for the fall now, so I want to let you know that something new is coming here, in the month of October.
First, what’s not coming…
I have decided that the Blogging through the Bible Series will remain on hold through January of 2018. So if you are looking to read a chapter a day with me, I will be back in just a few months to continue that series.
Second, what else is not coming…
For those of you who have followed me for many years, you may remember that every fall in the month of October, I run a “Making Your Home a Haven” Series. I have ran this series for 7 years straight, but this year, we will take a break from that series. I have something planned in place of it!
So here’s what’s new…
During my time of rest, I realized how deeply I needed to thoroughly release every worry, fear, pain, sorrow, frustration, sin and burden to the Lord. Without releasing all the things that keep me up at night, I could not find rest.
I have learned that Resting and Releasing my burdens –is not a one time event. It is something that daily I have to strive to do, to find peace.
Do you struggle to find rest for your soul, on the hamster wheel of life?
Do you feel like your load – your portion in life – is a bit too heavy and wonder what God is doing or why you must struggle and wrestle so much?
Do you wish you could just release it all?
So I took those feelings to God’s Word and looked for answers and then I took those answers and how they intertwine with my life, to my keyboard and began writing. And a 4-week Bible study was born titled:
Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you.
Not as the world gives do I give to you.
Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.
This Bible Study is unlike any of my other studies.
It offers a daily devotional – 5 days a week – that I’ve written inside your journal.
I will lead you to the passages in scripture that have spoken to me and share some of my thoughts, a reflection question, and space to “SOAK” the passages of scripture in, for yourself.
I will also offer a weekly practical challenge of something I do in my home that helps me rest and live blessed. The first week will be very familiar to those who have done my other challenges – we’ll be lighting our fall candles and praying daily for peace in our homes.
I will also be posting free – weekly Bible Study resources here on the blog every Monday, a devotional on Wednesdays and a Video every Friday to go along with our Bible Study.
This study will run from October 1st – October 31st!
I really hope you will make plans to join me for this special month together. I’ll be back in a few weeks with more details but for now…Mark your calendars!
Spread the Word!
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I can’t wait to take this journey with you!
And one last thing, thank you to everyone who has been praying for me. I appreciate it. I could really use the continued prayers. Would you please continue praying for me as I lead this study? Thank you so much.
Walk with the King,