Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Hiatus Weeks-Booooo!

I do not like these weeks off from one another and the study! I feel so...lost or something. I am a total structure girl and not only does it take me out of my schedule time (daily study, weekly meetings) wise, I, for one, really enjoy and rely on spending everyday doing my homework and most importantly being in the Word, when otherwise, shamefully I admit, I am not. I say we boycott the AWANA days off! Ha ha.

No really though, I am so excited to get back in to our learning. Can't wait to see you all! XO

Saturday, October 17, 2009

My Journey

I am so inspired by Ticia's posts, and in awe of how God can work through these bible studies to speak to each of us in his way. I am actually waiting for that "aha" moment, not that I haven't gotten a lot out of the study so far. I am loving the learning! It seems at every page I am thinking about my sister, and oh how this would speak to her. I find myself wishing that I could convey these messages to her and that she would have "aha" moments. Then I realize that these things will happen for her in God's perfect time. She has faced the ultimate rejections, and I believe a life without peace. I pray for her and for each of you to find peace.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Lack of Peace...

Well, after doing today's homework (Day 1) I think I have come to the realization that I have experienced a serious amount of turmoil and lack of peace in my life as a whole. Thankfully, God has sheltered me from this fact (the feeling of) and has promised me: JOY COMETH! (And has gifted me with wonderful perks in the meantime!) I really am a blessed and thankful person amidst my seemingly troubled commentary! Amen!

Monday, October 12, 2009


As mentally tore down and exhausted as I felt after last weeks homework, the restoration (as I already mentioned) from our last video and now this week's homework / message is just amazing. God is really speaking to and working in me through this study. It is so amazing to realize and be nurtured and comforted like this at a time in my life where I feel I have needed it / Him the most! Hallelujah!!! Praise Him! Amen!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

I think I have this right this time....

I was wanting to post a comment, but instead ended up (2 x) in the comment section under Ticia's posting. Did I finally do this right? Check out the comment under Ticia...that is where I posted my blog! ugh...I am so slow!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

10/7 Group Session

First, I would like to take a moment to thank Pam and Roxanne for leading the study in Brenda's absence. Pam, thanks for being so brave and Roxanne great job with the electronics! :) Ah, I like this idea. I am an excellent communicator, with people I don't know, via email. I could talk to you all for hours this way...

I, for one, alternated weeping and smiling all the way home. This last week's homework (Agape) was difficult for me. I struggled with personal examples, answers, finding meanings of some parts of Scripture pertaining to the Message and then on day 5 I was actually incredibly frustrated when I was finished. I realized, after some time, that I was angry because I had to personalize and come to terms with my issues with love. I would much rather hear about God's idea of love and how wonderful it is than rediscover that I am struggling and have tremendously struggled with the topic for so many decades (I can say decades even though I am only 35--that is still 3.5-ha ha!) Needless to say, I was ecstatic to gather tonight to find out how everyone else felt and, boy, was I completely fulfilled with the resolution that God (through Beth's message) gave us. "OF COURSE!!!" and then "Wow!" were my personal responses.

I can't wait to do my homework daily and I can tell that by the end of this study we will all feel some freedom. Thanks everyone. I am really happy to be a part of this. Good luck this week and may God bless your days!

Monday, October 5, 2009

Okay, so I am filling out the blanks on page 60 regarding what agape is, the only thing I put was "a demonstration of the Holy Spirit's power". What did everyone else put?? It should be more than that, I am sure!!