3 Lessons I Learned About God From 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 …

Organizing Your Calendar Fearlessly

5 Step Method to Organizing Your Calendar Fearlessly

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  “The first step towards getting somewhere is to decide you’re not going to stay where you are.” — John Pierpont “J.P.” Morgan     Am I the only one, or do you feel a thrill of excitement when you get your brand-new calendar?  Now I know why…a crisp new planner offers a vast openness where the sacred space of …

4 Ways to Cultivate Curiosity (#3 Cross-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 Study …

No One Ever Told Me Quiet Time Can Be Boring

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    “The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity.” – Ellen Parr Admitting that you are bored while reading the Bible is practically considered a sin. My name is Shelley (Hi Shelley) and I have a confession to make. Sometimes, when I read the Bible, I get bored. Recently, my church has been traveling through …

4 Ways to Cultivate Curiosity (#4 Personalize )

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“The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity.” – Ellen Parr   #4 Personalize The final way to beat boredom and cultivate curiosity for your Quiet Time is to personalize the Word by choosing a verse that stands out to you.  Often, when time is spent in a passage, there will be a verse that leaps …

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Harvest Insurance: Pruning & Spiritual 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 …

Three Strategies 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 …

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Praying the Scriptures with Selah Adoration

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“I believe the greatest form of prayer is praise.” Billy Graham Do you struggle with prayer? ACTS is the format I use to pray the portion of Scripture after I have been marinating in all week using the Selah Bible study.  The acronym ACTS stands for A=Adoration, C=Confession, T=Thanksgiving, and S=Supplication. Let’s start with the definition of A=Adoration. [ad-uh-rey-shuh n] …