How to Study the Bible: The Verse Brainstorming Method

Today I want to share another method for digging into Bible verses that I discovered a while ago. I used it for a good chunk of time recently before switching to another method, and I'm sure I'll go back to it again (I change my routines up often). I first got the idea for this … Continue reading How to Study the Bible: The Verse Brainstorming Method

How to Study the Bible: The SOAP Method

In the last two posts in this series, I shared two methods for studying long passages of Scripture to get an overview of their meaning in context. If you missed those, check them out here and here. Today I want to move on, and focus on the first of two methods for breaking down individual verses. … Continue reading How to Study the Bible: The SOAP Method

Advent Reflections, Part 2: Peace, Grace, Light

If you missed it: Part 1 (Wonder, Rest, Laughter) The season marches on. More and more gifts appear under the tree, goodies appear in the kitchen, lights twinkle on the bushes. Anticipation grows. But are we anticipating the right thing? Here are three more selections from The Greatest Gift by Ann Voskamp to help you stay saturated in … Continue reading Advent Reflections, Part 2: Peace, Grace, Light

Advent Reflections, Part 1: Wonder, Rest, Laughter

As Christmas approaches, it can be easy to get caught up in the excitement, the hustle and bustle of preparation, without really thinking about what we are preparing for. We get excited about the season without getting excited about Christ, and that sucks any real meaning out of it. To combat this, I've been reading The Greatest … Continue reading Advent Reflections, Part 1: Wonder, Rest, Laughter