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: 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 …

3 Lessons About God – Genesis 35

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Each week, in our Selah small group, we study the chapter the Pastor is teaching on the upcoming Sunday. Normally, my Quiet Time is rewarding as I search the scriptures and steep in them all week. But recently, we covered Genesis 34, and let me tell you it was miserable. As a friend of mine quipped, the title of Genesis …

Cultivate Curiosity (#3 References)

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“The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity.” – Ellen Parr  #3 Collect Cross References   Some Bibles have a cross-reference within the margins or as footnotes. The goal of cross-referencing is to shine more light upon the Author’s intent by referring to other verses. I still love to use my first bible – an  NIV Ryrie …

Cultivate Curiosity (#1 Investigate )

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“The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity.” – Ellen Parr The first way to cultivate curiosity and beat the boredom during your Quiet Time is to investigate. To in-vest-ti-gate means to carry out research or study to discover facts or information.  In other words, use some techniques to get curious about what we are reading …

Cultivate Curiosity (#2 Inquire)

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“The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity.” – Ellen Parr   #2 Inquire In-quire is an adjective that describes the act of being curious, inquiring, or inquisitive. What happens if we are by nature not inquisitive? Well friend, we just might miss something the Lord has for us. How do we nurture our curiosity?  First, …

Praying for a Broken Heart

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  This good Friday afternoon, during the COVID-19 pandemic, finds me in a reflective mood.  What is so good about Good Friday? During these difficult times, many hearts are being crushed by the external pressures of this world, squeezed by the absence of income, or devastated by the loss of a loved one who will not be seen again in …