Learn where to begin studying the Bible one verse at a time so as not to overwhelm yourself.
Learn how to use your own own Bible by employing the use of Cross References.
Learn the 5 Crucial Steps of Verse Mapping.
Learn a weekly pattern to follow going forward.
Stop feeling guilty that you're not spending daily time in God's Word. This course will teach you how to give yourself grace and how to create a lifestyle of worship rather than reading your Bible to check it off your to-do list.
Stop trying desperately (without success) to remember what you read in the Bible. This course will teach you a sure-fire way to keep your focus while you're reading Scriptures.
Stop aimlessly opening up your Bible to a random verse and hoping it will sustain you throughout your day. This course will help you be intentional and fruitful in your studies.
Stop feeling like you can't understand what you're reading. You can. This course will teach you how to turn your questions into answers.
Who I am:- A devoted wife of one - THE one. I wanted to use the phrase, "spectacularly patient wife of 11 grueling years," instead, but that would be a lie. We've been married for 12. - A mom of three children - including "THAT one." - A child of God who tries her best to be armed for the battle, but feels constantly thrown off guard by wet beds, runaway dogs, a dirty house, a busy schedule, school papers and legos. Curse.The.Legos.- A neat freak. You're going to find out sooner or later. I like to clean and my brain can't function with a disorderly house. That being said, I have a laundry pile that seems to never get to the bottom. It is the bane of my existence.- A writer and wannabe author. - A loyal friend who would rather bypass niceties, decorating tips and recipes and get to the nitty gritty of your life. - A sinner in desperate need of a Savior. Oh my word.- A hungry student of the infallible Word of God. It is the plumb line. It is the greatest love letter ever written. It is the Truth.
Who I am not:- An expert on anything, least of all how to win friends and influence anyone - which is why I read so much. I have no idea how to do this thing called life, so I read every book I can get my hand on! I have learned profound life lessons from Berenstein Bears as well as CS Lewis. I have discovered truth in the fiction of Francine Rivers and Lynn Austin and the theology books of Michael Horton and Kevin DeYoung. - A baker. Baking is too much to add to my repertoire of failed ventures, so we just stay clear of it at all costs. - A grey person. As former law enforcement, it's black and white for me. All or nothing. Mediocrity is a curse word that I'm trying desperately to make acceptable and mainstream in my life and by so doing, I will be able to live in grace and not perfectionism. I am constantly working on my unreasonable expectations. Having a three year old helps. He is my slice of humble pie.
Bottom line:- I am an ordinary woman just like you who vacillates between composure and chaos; confidence and doubt; freedom and failure; conviction and questions. The Enemy seeks to devour, kill and destroy BUT GOD uses everything for our good and His Glory! What trips you up?- I am an ordinary woman just like you who has a God-given calling and it's up to me to put off the old self with it's temptations, guilt and fear and put on the new self that is redeemed by Christ that can now live in freedom. We are in the exact moment of history that we should be in. Are you listening to His call or are you holding you back?- I am an ordinary woman just like you who has gifts and talents and passions that God has graciously given. It is our job to be obedient and use those for His glory! What are yours?All of those fall under an umbrella the Enemy of our souls is holding over us. The umbrella that seeks to turn our focus from the One who can provide us True Shelter. Here we seek to combat the lies we are told and the lies we tell ourselves so we can live in the peace that comes from embracing our true identities in Christ. ~Erica