Saturday, May 18, 2013


I apologise for being missing in action for the past few weeks.  I have had a few personal exchanges with people, discussing what is happening with me on this "journey of walking in pastures green" but thought I should post an update here, for any who frequent this spot, regularly or not so regularly, so that I can be accountable to my "co-journeyers".

A series of events has led me to start a Beth Moore bible study on Freedom in Christ with a group of ladies from church.  Since then I have also hooked up with 3 other ladies/gals as well that I will be walking through this study with.  So the heart of my devotional time is spent on this study at this time.

I have also been feeling the need for "something more".  A moving to the next level  in my study of God's word.  Not just scratching the surface but really digging in to the context and applications of any given book, chapter or verse.  I explored John Pipes Arcing method of study, but it didn't click with me.  I am currently reading Kay Arthur's book "How to Study the Bible".  In the intro to her book she says;

"If you long to know God, if you yearn for a deep and abiding relationship with Jesus Christ, if you want to live the Christian life faithfully and know what God requires of you, you must do more than merely read the Bible and study what someone else has said about it.  You must interact with God's Word personally, absorbing its message and letting God engrave His truth on your heart and mind and life.  That is the very heart of inductive study: seeing truth for yourself, discerning what it means, and applying that truth to your life."

This has always been my motive when reading the scriptures, but the inductive approach is a METHOD for deeper application.  It is based on three tiers of focus; observation: what does the passage SAY, interpretation: what does the passage MEAN and application: what truths can I put into practice and what changes can I make in MY life."

So considering the pace of life for me right now, I am going to be "pausing" with the Prairie Passages schedule to devote myself to the Beth Moore study over the summer, and also to learning the Kay Arthur inductive approach to study.  If this is something you would be interested in, let me know, and maybe in the fall I can redirect the course of this blog to introduce the inductive approach and we can pick a small book or maybe a series of Psalms to work through together.

Happy May Long and may you be strengthened by grace as you walk with Him!

Monday, May 6, 2013

May 6-13

Monday: Exodus 20
tuesday: 2 Samuel 10
Wednesday: Psalm 95
Thursday: Jeremiah 33
Friday: Ezekiel 27
Saturday: Mark 7
Sunday: Revelation 10

Monday, April 29, 2013

April 29-May 5

Monday: Exodus 19
tuesday: 2 Samuel 9
Wednesday: Psalm 94
Thursday: Jeremiah 32
Friday: Ezekiel 26
Saturday: Mark 6
Sunday: Revelation 9

Monday, April 22, 2013

April 22-29

Monday: Exodus 18
tuesday: 2 Samuel 8
Wednesday: Psalm 93
Thursday: Jeremiah 31
Friday: Ezekiel 25
Saturday: Mark 5
Sunday: Revelation 8

Monday, April 15, 2013

April 15-21

Monday: Exodus 17
tuesday: 2 Samuel 7
Wednesday: Psalm 92
Thursday: Jeremiah 30
Friday: Ezekiel 24
Saturday: Mark 4
Sunday: Revelation 7

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

April 8-15

Monday: Exodus 16
tuesday: 2 Samuel 6
Wednesday: Psalm 91
Thursday: Jeremiah 29
Friday: Ezekiel 23
Saturday: Mark 3
Sunday: Revelation 6

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

April 1-7

Monday: Exodus 15
tuesday: 2 Samuel 5
Wednesday: Psalm 90
Thursday: Jeremiah 28
Friday: Ezekiel 22
Saturday: Mark 2
Sunday: Revelation 5

Friday, March 29, 2013

March 27-April 2

Monday: Exodus 14
tuesday: 2 Samuel 4
Wednesday: Psalm 89
Thursday: Jeremiah 27
Friday: Ezekiel 21
Saturday: Mark 1
Sunday: Revelation 4

Monday, March 18, 2013

March 19-26

Monday: Exodus 13
tuesday: 2 Samuel 3
Wednesday: Psalm 88
Thursday: Jeremiah 26
Friday: Ezekiel 20
Saturday: Matthew 28
Sunday: Revelation 3

Monday, March 11, 2013

March 11-18

Monday: Exodus 12
Tuesday: 2 Samuel 2
Wednesday: Psalm 87
Thursday: Jeremiah 25
Friday: Ezekiel 19
Saturday: Matthew 27
Sunday: Revelation 2

Monday, March 4, 2013

March 4-11

Monday: Exodus 11
Tuesday: 2 Samuel 1
Wednesday: Psalm 86
Thursday: Jeremiah 24
Friday: Ezekiel 18
Saturday: Matthew 26
Sunday: Revelation 1

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

feb 25-mar 3

Monday: Exodus 10
Tuesday: 1 Samuel 31
Wednesday: Psalm 85
Thursday: Jeremiah 23
Friday: Ezekiel 17
Saturday: Matthew 25
Sunday: Jude

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Feb 18-25

Monday: Exodus 9
Tuesday: 1 Samuel 30
Wednesday: Psalm 84
Thursday: Jeremiah 22
Friday: Ezekiel 16
Saturday: Matthew 24
Sunday: 3 John 1

Monday, February 4, 2013

Feb 4-11

Monday: Exodus 7
Tuesday: 1 Samuel 28
Wednesday: Psalm 82
Thursday: Jeremiah 20
Friday: Ezekiel 14
Saturday: Matthew 22
Sunday: 1 John 5