New Series! Women in the Bible: Beautiful and Brave

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I am so excited to let you in on this little piece of news that I’ve been bursting to share! Beginning next Wednesday, I have a new series planned that I know you are going to love. We are going to mine truths from the women in the Bible listed in this popular post. Each week, the focus will be on one of the women in the Bible: beautiful and brave. We’ll take a peek at her culture, what her daily life might have looked like, her emotional baggage, and MORE! I’m really looking forward to all that we learn together!

9/24- Week 1: Sarah

10/1- Week 2: Deborah

10/8- Week 3: Hannah

10/15- Week 4: Ruth

10/22- Week 5: Mary, sister to Martha and Lazarus

Weeks 6-10 are currently mystery guests. (Don’t you love a good mystery? I do; I’ve read every Nancy Drew book existing.) I want you to help me choose the other 5 women we study. I know you have your favorites, so fire them away in the comments today.

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Bloggers, today is Whimsical Wednesday and I’m so glad you are linking up for the Christian encouragement party we have together each week.  For the next 10 weeks, I’m inviting you to join me in the discussion on Women in the Bible each Wednesday. I’m going to be choosing a favorite post each week from the ones you submit in the linkup and highlight this post in the next week’s linkup. Are you ready? This is going to be a ton of fun!

  • For now, don’t forget about the awesome giveaway of Messy Beautiful Love, Darlene Schacht’s new book that just released yesterday. If you didn’t get to enter, the giveaway is still open.
  • Also, the fabulous Logos Women’s Bible Study Collection is still up for grabs; so be sure to enter to win an incredible 12 volume collection.
  • I’d love it if you’d pray for me today and tomorrow as I edit my final manuscript and then submit it to the editor on the deadline tomorrow! My life balance is still  off, but we all have seasons, right?

So you do you want to see added to our Women in the Bible: Beautiful and Brave series? Choose your favorite female Bible character OR someone new you’ve been wanting to study more.

Have a whimsical Wednesday and I’ll see you tomorrow!


Bible Reading Challenge Check-In

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Hey there Friends. Monday is here once more and so is the Bible Reading Challenge check-in.

I have disappointing news to share: I’m behind on the reading. I’m also behind schedule on pinning the graphic to the Bible Reading Challenge Pinterest board AND guess what else?

My house is dirty and the van is filthy. Our family needs to work on fall wardrobes since the temps dropped before I made it to my book deadline. I have so many back burners running that it’s only by God’s grace the stove hasn’t exploded. lol


My final manuscript deadline is THIS Thursday and I’m working on the last chapter and final edits before I turn it in to the editor at the publishing company. Praise Jesus! I can’t tell you how many times I’ve prayed and prayed for him to provide the words as I’m typing.

God blesses our small efforts of obedience in a huge way.  So whether you’ve read four chapters a day or two verses a day, it doesn’t matter. He sees your faithfulness and commitment to spend time with him each day and knows your heart. The purpose of reading is to know him, the God of hope, more each day. I’d love to hear how things are going today!

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope. Romans 15:13

Have a marvelous Monday!



Women’s Bible Study Collection Giveaway

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Whimsical Wednesday has arrived in full force. Wow, the weeks are flying by for me. You too?

Recently when I posted about how much I love Logos Bible software and shared the printable Bible word search puzzles with you, I told you that I’d be sharing more about the software with you. And that day has come.

While Logos Bible software contains wonderful Bibles, commentaries, and concordances, I wanted to be sure you know about the incredible library system within the software as well. The library system contains books that are part of the original base package you purchase or free books or individual books you have purchased. So each user can own a customized library suited to their individual study tastes.

Today, I’m so privileged to be giving away the Logos Women’s Bible Study Collection (12 volumes.) Woohoo! Someone is going to be so blessed!

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The Women’s Bible Study Collection presents ten Bible studies to grow in your spiritual walk with God. In it, you’ll find insight and discussion on topics like serving, grief, submission, prayer, and grace. This collection also explores eleven biblical women and the impact their lives and decisions had on future generations, the wonders of Christ’s humanity and deity, and the redeeming work God can do in your heart and life. Regardless of your age, you’ll find practical biblical principles that can be taken and applied to your life. The Women’s Bible Study Collection also includes leader guides and answer keys for two bible studies.”

I knew that you would want to see a full review of ALL the volumes, so you can check out the details right here.

Isn’t this collection awesome?! In case you have never participated in a Punchtab giveaway, here’s what you need to know:

The Prize

Women’s Bible Study Collection (12 vols.). The winner will be chosen at random on September 19th and the collection will be sent to the winner’s Logos account. Don’t have an account? No problem! You can sign up for free here and download free apps to read your books on any device here. (YAY! Who doesn’t love free?!)

How to Enter

Login below with your email address or Facebook account and follow the steps in the widget. That’s it! Each prompted action you follow will earn you additional entries. You can always come back and share a link to the giveaway with your friends for additional entries.


By entering this giveaway you consent to being signed up to Logos’ Personalized offers email list. You’ll receive emails featuring content specific to your interests! You can unsubscribe at any time.

Bloggers, it’s our usual linkup party day, so I hope you’ll take a minute to enter the giveaway as well.

What is your favorite Bible study tool? An app, a notepad or journal, what is it? Inquiring minds want to know!

See you tomorrow!


PS: Don’t forget you can purchase Logos software packages for 15% off when you use the code: RACHELWOJO15.