Responding to Unexpected Circumstances

Unexpected Events — Part I

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Yikes!! As of today, we have only just a few days 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 be …

Praying for Your Children

7 Days to Pray for Your Children

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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 …

Studying the Bible with Selah

Bible Study Vs. Studying with Selah

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I have a healthy appetite for the pure unadulterated Word of God. I don’t want a diluted watered-down rendition…give me the meat! I am greedy that way I guess, however, this is one of the main reasons I created the Selah Method. But, it hasn’t always been that way. I used to think that studying the Bible was difficult and …

3 Ways to Simplify Your Quiet Time

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  The often-used term Quiet Time has long been used by Christians to describe a specific time set aside to read the Bible and commune with God. For most of us, the literal term Quiet Time is a misnomer because these precious moments of silence are scarce. When I mention what I do, which is to create Bible studies for …

No One Mentioned Boring Quiet Times

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    “The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity.” – Ellen Parr In this introductory post, my goal is to introduce you to several ways to overcome the monotony of Quiet Time. Admitting that you are bored while reading the Bible is practically considered, by some, a sin. My name is Shelley (Hi Shelley) and …

Spiritual Fruitfulness: Two Things Necessary

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And don’t allow yourselves to be weary or disheartened in planting good seeds, for the season of reaping the wonderful harvest you’ve planted is coming!  Galatians 6:9 TPT   For over three and a half decades, I have been observing our Nebraskan fields and yields, and I’ve noted some remarkable parallels between the physical and spiritual crops and the conditions …


Spiritual Fruitfulness: Stop Hiding

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  “Seasons of mists and mellow fruitfulness, Close bosom-friend of the maturing sun;” John Keats   October is the “season of mists and mellow fruitfulness” on our farm. This year marks my 36th September as my beloved Farmer’s wife and allows me to look at the topic of fruitfulness with at least a bit of authority. Each fall I look …

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Spiritual Fruitfulness: Get Your Hands Dirty

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  Gardens are not made by singing ‘Oh, how beautiful,’  and sitting in the shade. — Rudyard Kipling   I know a certain someone, who shall remain nameless, who was an avid gardener…in her head.  Every spring we receive seed catalogs from Gurneys, and this little person poured over them during the relentlessly gray months of a Nebraska spring and …

Spiritual Fruitfulness: Pruning for Health

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  We reap what we sow. Choose what you nourish carefully.      Anonymous     Agriculture is a business. And with any business, there are a variety of insurance policies to choose from to ensure the farmer gets some return from his crop in case of a catastrophic event. I wish we would have applied some sort of “insurance” to an …