Praying for Your Children

7 Days to Pray for Your Children

shelley noonan Blog Posts, Parenting, Prayer, Selah

Early each morning in my time in the Word I focus on two things: familiarity with the Word and intimacy with the Lord. I am gaining familiarity with the Word by reading through the Bible in a year and cultivating intimacy with the Lord by lingering over specific passages using my Selah Bible study in Mark. Early this morning, during …

14 Benefits of God’s Word Found in Psalm 119 | Psalm 119:25

14 Benefits Found in Psalm 119

shelley noonan Bible Study, Blog Posts, Selah

Awhile back, I decided to travel, with a group of friends, through the well-charted verses of Psalm 119 using the Selah Bible Study method. While I had journeyed through Psalm 119 and portions of this passage numerous times, I had a desire to not just read it, but take some time to stop and truly experience it. As I slowed …

Husband and Wife Bible Studies

Finally, Together in the Word with Selah

shelley noonan Bible Study, Blog Posts, Selah, Study Tips

There is something deliciously familiar about my husband. Before you think I might give you TMI, let me explain. We were high school sweethearts that went to different schools. Our lives intersected in band. He, being the cute guy who was the first chair clarinet and me being the third. We became instant BBF (Band Best Friends) and started dating …

Expecting the Unexpected

Expecting the Unexpected

shelley noonan Blog Posts, Christmas, Shelley's Blog

By the time you get around to reading this friend, Christmas may have come and gone, and you are caught between the sacred hush of the last week of the old year and the wild expectation of the new.  A similar situation our dear Anna found herself…in between the old and the new. Join me as we linger over three …

Unexpected Events — Part II

shelley noonan Blog Posts, Christmas, Shelley's Blog

I hope you’re feeling hungry! One of my biggest desires is to get you, my reader, into the Word for yourself. Seriously, I am not an expert but want to lay my words out in such a way as to lead you to experience for yourself the banquet table of Scripture! I believe to merely read my thoughts on this …

Responding to Unexpected Circumstances

Unexpected Events — Part I

shelley noonan Blog Posts, Christmas, Shelley's Blog

Yikes!! This week, as of today, we have a mere two weeks until Christmas! During this busy time, is it just me or is the last thing you want to occur is something unanticipated? For most of us, our over-scheduled December calendar just can’t handle one more thing! This is the first part of a two-part series where we will …

Five Simple Selah Hacks

shelley noonan Blog Posts, Selah, Study Tips

A hack is when a tricky problem is solved by a clever solution or when a modification or change is made to something and it yields extraordinary results. Here are five simple hacks, and these are the clever solution type, to apply to your Selah Bible study.

Escaping The Captivity of Activity

shelley noonan Blog Posts, Quieting Time, Selah

Almost all of us have heard the term Quiet Time. This time refers to a daily occasion when we draw away from the hectic and frantic pace of our lives to steal some moments with Jesus. This communion with Christ can be done in so many different ways such Bible reading, worship, prayer, in-depth study of the Word and its deeper meanings, and even meditation. These are all perfectly in line with what we often refer to as a Quiet Time.  Today, I would like to take a slightly different approach to Quiet Time.