Tuesday, February 05, 2008

I'm stepping up!

I'm so excited to say that I began my first Beth Moore Bible Study today. I have done many studies, and always wanted to do one of hers, but really never had the opportunity! Of course, I've heard so many good things about her studies. At one point, there was one woman in my life who talked more about Beth Moore than she did about God. That kinda turned me off, I admit.

I have been visiting another church for the last month. I found that they have a small group for single women that meets on Sunday mornings before church. This appeals to me greatly (both the single women part and the Sunday morning part)! I have a neighbor and good friend that attends this church and she invited me to this Beth Moore Bible Study with her. I was thrilled to be able to go. It helps me so much to be able to go with her too!!

We are doing her new study, "Stepping Up: A Journey Through the Psalms of Ascent". I learned so much from just the introduction today. I'm really excited about digging into the word of God with a group of women! I learned the basic idea that our life is a pilgrimage. We will not be in our current circumstances forever. (whew! what a relief!)

More than anything, I was encouraged and motivated to do this to the full extent and grow from it. I'm really looking forward to it!! It's been so long since I've felt like I could commit to a study like this!

On a related note, this sweet neighbor and dear friend of mine...I want to say an 'old' friend of mine, but please understand that we've been friends for a long time and I'm not referring to her age in anyway!! It seems that God has put her in my life at certain times for specific reasons. I'm so blessed by our friendship and so thankful that we can always catch up quickly and take off where we left off... Old friends are really the best friends, aren't they? I'm praying for you, my sister.


Pam said...

Oh! I am so excited for you, Mama Duck! That is so cool.

I am going through the same study and just finished week two's video today. I am loving it, too.

That is great about the church situation as well. My DP is always checking out churches online and that is one he's mentioned over and over as one he'd like to visit if we ever found ourselves in TN again.

So glad you've renewed your friendship and have found such encouragement and blessing there.

Love you, friend. : )

meLanie said...

i just did my first beth moore study this fall, and just starting my second. i love them. she is real, but mainly because God has really spoke to my heart through his word! praying that you have a wonderful group of woman to encourage one another!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for being honest with me today and helping me deal with some not-so-fun stuff. But, "this will not last forever & I'm not stuck". I'm so glad to be doing this study with you. You are a true blessing in my life.