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Sunday, January 11, 2009

The Whole Megillah

I have been a bit lacking in my 2009 blogging so far. I could blame it on the fact that I had a sick child last week, or that both of my boys had multiple basketball games/practices last week, or even that I have been delving into a cure for a deadly disease, but in all honesty, it is because part of my New Year's resolution was to simplify my life and one big element of that is making intentional choices on how I spend my time. I imagine it makes me a major geek, but I could spend all day sitting at this computer reading blogs and other "important" stuff. Yes, I realize that would make me a super, well-rounded, and well-read individual but it doesn't work into my simplification ideas because it tends to make me less than stellar in other areas of life...like, uh...laundry or actually talking to my family. Another area that I tend to compromise if I spend too much time online is my spiritual life. If I am not terribly careful I will literally give my Bible study time away to this machine.

In an attempt to really get into the Word this year I have joined in a new Beth Moore Bible study about the life of Ester. It is called "Esther - It's Tough Being a Woman" We met for the 1st time last week and even with only 1 session I am very excited about this study. I have done one other Beth Moore study, the one on Daniel, and really liked it; though it was challenging!!! The neat thing about this particular study is how it seems like it came at the exact time when I (yes, it is all about me!) needed it and it fits perfectly into where I am wanting to focus my heart, mind and soul. My MIL and and a couple of other family members are hopefully going to do this study at their church; so I am also hoping we can have some lively discussions on this study in the coming months. I would love to know if any of you are doing this study as well.


9 comments:

  1. No, I'm not, but I would love to. Wish we were neighbors :-) Been missing you. Peek in every so often, please! xoxo

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  2. That is great! You will have to share with us about the study. I'm listening to her Dry Bones podcast right now.

    Cathy

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  3. I want to do the Esther study so bad. I've been seeing it around alot lately. I've done about 5 or 6 Beth Moore studies and she is hands down my favorite. Her studies can be pretty consuming and detailed but I get so much out of them. It looks like my church is not offering any of her studies anytime soon so I'm going to look around my area and see if I can find an Esther study starting sometime soon.

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  4. Daniel was the first Beth Moore study I did and I loved it! I'm hoping we'll do Esther at our church soon.

    Let us know how it goes! And welcome back!

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  5. I have been looking for a female focused Bible study so I may check this out. Thanks for the idea.

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  6. I'm so with you on getting back into blogging. I just have been so busy since the holidays that it seems quite the effort now!

    Looks like a great class you'll be taking. Hope you enjoy it!

    Also, always nice to find another Ga girl blogger! Thanks for stopping by!

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  7. Bless your heart...this is what I NEED to be doint!

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  8. I am currently doing the study with 30 other women at my church. I've done many other Beth Moore studies and have enjoyed them. This one is so exciting in that it is all about being a woman and the struggles that we all go through. I am really enjoying it. We are in our 3rd week.

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  9. How does everyone find these bible studies. I've only heard of Beth Moore via blogs but it's like the Bonanno or Lilly of the preppy world- very popular. So how did you find a group doing this?

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