• How to Find Hidden Gems of Truth in the Bible

    In this week’s Free Lance-Star Saying Grace column, I shared the deep insights I learned from studying two short Scripture verses. Sometimes, when we read a passage from the Bible, it can seem like there is nothing to learn from it. But Paul wrote in 2 Timothy 3:16 that all Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for training and instruction in righteousness.

    You can read more on the topic here: Free Lance-Star website.

    There are some amazing Bible Study resources on the Internet that you can use in your own study of God’s Word. I have linked some of my favorites below.

    Finally, the reason I found myself studying Psalm 120 in the first place was because I had been asked to teach on it at my church this past Sunday morning. I was amazed at the wisdom, truth, and life application that God revealed to me in those short seven verses. Oh, and if someone knows how to change the screen shot that Facebook chose as the placeholder for this video, let me know! It is not the most flattering of photos – LOL. The worship is fabulous, but if you want to watch just my message, it begins at around the 30 minute mark.


    Bible Study Tools  – A great resource for free commentaries, Bible dictionaries, concordances, and more!

    Faithlife Study Bible – A fantastic study Bible available as an app or in print

    Bible Gateway  – A great site where you can read multiple Bible translation side by side.

    Logos Bible Software – My go to resource for when I really want to dig into a passage. They have multiple package levels to fit different needs.

  • How to Study the Bible Devotionally

    First, congratulations to Sandra Critchfield! You are the winner of the Follow Me book giveaway. I will be in touch soon to get your mailing address.

    In this week’s Free Lance-Star column, I shared how important I think it is for us to study the Bible for ourselves. While Bible study guides and devotional books have their place, they should never replace our own personal study of God’s Word.

    For years I had the desire to do my own study of the Bible, but had no idea where to start. When I learned about devotional Bible study, it seemed like the perfect place to begin.

    I put together a handout with resources and step by step instructions that I hope you will find helpful as you begin your own journey into the Word of God.  Click the link below to download your copy today.

    How to Study the Bible Devotionally

    Later this week, I will be sharing a video that I made for WomensMinistry.net on this same topic. Be sure to subscribe to my blog in the upper right-hand corner so you don’t miss that update.

    I would love to hear from you.  What is your favorite way to study the Bible?

  • How to Study the Bible Devotionally

    I am so excited to share my “Five Minute How To” from WomansMinistry.net today.  This is the first video in a series of five that give tips on how to study the Bible for ourselves.  It is free for a limited time to those who are not subscribers, so please jump on over and check it out.

    How to Study the Bible Devotionally

    And a great big “welcome!” to those of you who are visiting for the first time.  I would love to have you join us here as a blog subscriber by entering your email in the upper right corner.  I will be sharing further Bible study resources over the next few months that you don’t want to miss.

    If you are looking for a place to start studying the Bible devotionally, might I suggest Psalm 15?  In fact, any of the Psalms would be a good place to start, but this one is so rich in meaning.  You will really enjoy studying it and applying the truths it holds to your life.

    If you have any questions, please feel free to ask.  We would also love to hear how your study time is going and how studying God’s word has impacted your life.