Thursday, September 08, 2011

Living by Grace

Facebook is almost the equivalent of the modern well, or even the proverbial water cooler at work—it's the gathering place for people worldwide, so what better place to build a community to dig into God's Word together for refreshment, encouragement, and fellowship?!

My Tuesday night ladies' Bible study group is one of my cherished gifts from God and for a year I've mulled over and prayed about an online study group because attending a local Bible study isn't always an option. Well, God has answered prayer and I've had to use duct tape to keep from broadcasting this before all the pieces came together. Seriously. I'm that excited! And the excitement hasn't dwindled, it's grown and grown and grown. God is so incredibly good!

Living by Grace is a modern day well. It's a Facebook community we can stop by throughout our days. We'll post a daily devotional and use it as a spring board for faith-filled and faith-building discussions. A place you can stop in and be among friends and leave strengthened, encouraged and refreshed.

One of the reasons I'm so very excited about Living by Grace is what we're doing on Sundays—memorizing Scripture together. It's something I used to do, but haven't been recently. Something I really want to get back into and I'm looking forward to the fun and accountability of memorizing with friends.

One of my favorite things about Bible study is the discussion. Others always see things I missed, or hadn't thought about as they did, and their perspective brings a greater understanding. I love that dynamic and really look forward to the discussions.

In the two weeks the Living by Grace team has been together, God has brought our hearts together, leaving me strengthened, encouraged and refreshed—and I'd like to introduce you to the team:

MONDAYS: Joanne Sher is Jew by birth, a Christian by rebirth, and a writer by gift. A native Southern Californian, she now lives happily in West Michigan with her husband and two school-aged children. She is a blogger and writer, of both true-life stories and fiction, attempting to ride God's grace over rough roads.

TUESDAYS: Maria I. Morgan is an inspirational/devotional writer, whose passion is to share the truths of God's Word with today's generation. She is a regular contributor to Around About Cumming, and Cumming Patch. You can visit her on the web Mondays and Wednesdays for a life lesson you can relate to. Maria resides in Georgia with her husband, Steve, daughter, Riley, their 2 dogs and 1 cat.

WEDNESDAYS: Jessica R. Patch grew up in southern Illinois before attending Central Bible College, where she majored in Missions and Bible. She is devoted to her local church, having served as a Biblical Studies teacher, Women’s Ministry leader, Regional Women’s Representative, and volunteer co-pastor with her husband of the Young Adult Ministry. She’s taught workshops and frequently spoken to Women’s ministry groups. Her heart is to help women step out into deeper waters of intimacy with Jesus Christ.

THURSDAYS: Lynda Schultz is a "never-married." She has served in church ministry as Director of Christian Education in several Canadian churches. For the past thirty years or so, she has been a missionary with a Canadian Baptist mission and haS served in Colombia and Venezuela, as well as on home staff. She is currently Director of Christian Education/Spiritual Formation in Timmins, Ontario, and still works part-time with the mission in the area of communications. Lou Lou Belle and Abby are her Venezuelan cats who have returned to Canada with her. She likes reading, writing, but definitely not arithmetic, as well as cooking and plants.

FRIDAYS: Patty Wysong is an ordinary girl living the good life, the life God gave her. A home executive with over 20 years of experience, she homeschools three of her five children, but don't let that fool you. Much of her time is spent working on what God has placed in her hand: her keyboard. From the corner of her living room she writes inspirational fiction, devotionals, blog posts, and teaches online blogging workshops. You'll also find her drinking kool aid from her china cup, preparing for the ladies Bible study she leads, and helping at their church. Through her writing, Patty has found the extraordinary God in her ordinary life.

SATURDAYS: Jennifer Slattery is a transformed child of God who writes for Christ to the World Ministries, the Christian Pulse, Samie Sisters, and Afictionado and loves seeing broken lives saturated by life-changing grace.

SUNDAYS: Word of the week: posting of a weekly memory verse


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2 comments:

  1. Soooo excited to get started!! And I agree about how we've melded already. Just WOW!!

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  2. This is awesome! wowwowowoww! As I have time, I'll def pop on and see what's up!!! So happy and excited for you.

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