Ladies, we are just a few days away (July 5th) from starting our online Bible study on Priscilla Shirer’s book, Discerning the Voice of God. I don’t know about you, but I’m more than excited. I get a fluttery stomach and goosebumps on my arms when I think about walking through this book with you.
So that everything jumps off to a smooth start, I thought I’d cover a few things now so we aren’t delayed or confused on the first day.
Your Mission; Hopefully You’ll Accept It
- Get a copy of the book.
- Introduce yourself by commenting on this post with your name and a quick bit of info about who you are.
- Check back on Tuesday, July 5th for my post on Chapters 1 and 2 of the book.
Where are the Books?
I have a few copies of the books available in the Ladies’ Bible Study room at Newington Baptist Church. You can also order a copy of the book from Christianbook.com or you can download it to your Kindle or nook.
Who is in the group?
Here’s the exciting part. We aren’t all from the same church, denomination or state, so we’ll hopefully get to hear the thoughts and ideas from women with different experiences and backgrounds.
But, this will only work if we are all actually posting comments and participating in the discussion. The worst thing that could happen as we do this is if I or only two or three of us actually say anything in this space.
That means we really need to hear from you! To make sure we are all able to post and comfortable doing so, I’d like for us to introduce ourselves before the study starts.
Please take the time to post a comment below with your name and maybe one quick fact about yourself. I’ll do it, too, to get us started.
You’ll need to click the tiny little check box that says, “Notify me of follow-up comments via e-mail” if you don’t want to miss what anyone says. You can always just check back periodically to see the comments, but following by email notifies you when someone actually posts.
Keep the Discussion Going
Starting July 5th, I’m going to post a discussion starter for the assigned chapter and then it’s up to you—-yes, you!!!—to keep the conversation going. No awkward pauses at the dinner party or voices trailing off because we don’t have anything to talk about.
Here are some ideas:
- Tell a story about how this happened or is happening to you.
- Share a verse that links up with the topic.
- Post a quote from the book or other source that you find particularly relevant, challenging and/or inspirational.
- Share a prayer request if you feel comfortable doing so.
- Ask a question about something that just doesn’t make sense.
And then please answer one another. The discussion doesn’t always have to come back to me.
Ready, Set, Go!!!