About three years ago I was looking for an online Bible study that I could do on my own. It was one of those times when my schedule didn't match up very well with the times my church was offering Bible study, so I thought maybe I could find some downloads on the web. The first place I looked? The LifeWay Women site. They only had a couple of downloadable studies at the time, and I'd already … [Read more...]

Can I just tell you how much I enjoyed my ride into work this morning? It's all because I was so enjoying my new CD by Kelly Minter, Loss, Love & Legacy. I'm just saying, go to LifeWay.com/livingroomseries or your nearest LifeWay Christian Store and pick yourself one up along with the new Ruth Bible study. This is the type of study that I love because it's about hanging out with girlfriends, … [Read more...]

When Melanie and I were in Nashville for the National Leadership Forum, we had been in the LifeWay building for approximately four minutes when our friend Mary walked up and said, "Did y'all hear Margaret Feinberg? Because I LOVED HER." Unfortunately Melanie and I didn't hear Margaret Feinberg because we were still in the vicinity of the Nashville airport when she spoke, but thanks to the wonder … [Read more...]

I know I say this every week but I am seriously loving the Esther study. Not only do I feel like I'm reading the book of Esther in a way I never have before, but I am finding so many God-breathed lessons along the way. The most profound thing for me this week was something Beth said in the Session 3 DVD. I don't remember her exact words, but the way I wrote it down was like this: "When we're … [Read more...]

I don't know about y'all, but I think "Esther" just keeps getting better each week. I am so wrapped up in the story now even though I've read it a bunch of times before and know how it all ends. There's something about the way Beth brings out certain details that has made it come alive for me. I swear I'm sitting on the edge of my seat to see what's going to happen next. The day that really got … [Read more...]

OK, you don't know me but I add the videos, fix broken things, and host of other things for the AllAccess blog. So, when I went to the wonderful AllAccess people and asked to hijack a post, they graciously allowed me. Maybe it was because they realized I could make their pictures look funny or shut the whole thing down, but I am just going to think it's because they are THAT AWESOME and they want … [Read more...]

Hi. It's Friday which means it's time for our weekly roundup of thoughts about "Esther: It's Tough Being A Woman" except this week I'm going to let y'all go first and share your thoughts in the comments and I'll chime in later. Doesn't that sound good? So, here's the real story. I'm in Houston right now after attending a fun event with some blogging friends and I forgot to bring my "Esther" book … [Read more...]

I can't tell y'all how excited I was to start the first session of "Esther" on Wednesday night. I've been looking forward to this study since the first time I heard about it and judging from the introductory session, it is not going to disappoint. Also, I am totally going to start using the phrase, "I don't need the whole Megillah" because it makes me happy. The biggest thing that stood out to me … [Read more...]

Hey Y'all. Yesterday was one of those crazy, hectic days where I felt like I had a million things to accomplish and not nearly enough time to get them all done. Add to that the fact that it was the coldest, windiest day we've had so far and all I wanted to do was curl up on the couch with some hot chocolate. But I dutifully ran all my errands because my family tends to need things like milk, eggs … [Read more...]

That's right, ladies. LifeWay Women insists on helping get your 2009 off to a great start! Wouldn't it be fun to take the women at your church on a fun weekend retreat ... without having to plan that retreat from scratch? Why not let us do that for you? Well, here's what we're going to do next in our efforts to spread the Christmas cheer. Comment to this post if you'd like to be included in the … [Read more...]