Husband and Wife Bible Studies

Finally, Together in the Word with Selah

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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 …

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

14 Benefits Found in Psalm 119

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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 …

3 Reasons to Memorize Scripture

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Each week in our Selah study of the Word you have an opportunity to put in extra work that reaps benefits for a lifetime. Let me explain 3 reasons why you need to memorize Scripture with a story. Two brothers were out for a stroll through their father’s orchards. They came upon a tree loaded with delicious cherries. After they ate …

The 9 Best Resources for the Selah Method of Studying the Bible

9 Best Resources for Selah

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A Selah study is for anyone and is an easy way to learn how to study the Bible. The basic premise of Selah is to take a passage of scripture and dwell on it by reading and meditating upon it for five days in a row. Selah helps you to meditate, understand, and apply the passage by directing you to …

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 …

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, …

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 …