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Online Summer Bible Study for Women

Bible Study

“Ladies, looking for a refreshing Bible study for your summer?  Not sure how to do this in the midst of juggling schedules, work and vacation?  What if you could go online from wherever you are and be a part of a great summer series with a great group of women?

Be a part of our Red Letter Summer! Beginning June 11, join me and my fellow Pastors’ Wives of Foothills Community Church as we take an 8-week journey through the words of Jesus, as told through the Gospel of John.” {Women Who Believe}

This is an online summer Bible study for women being offered by my church. Personally, I don’t have time to schedule a weekly set time to attend a Bible study. I wish I did, but summertime is always over-scheduled. I like the idea of studying the Bible when I have time; where ever I am.

Check out Women Who Believe and sign up!

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Busy Kids Summer | Keep Your Kids Reading all Summer Long

Keep your kids reading all summer long with Scholastic’s Summer Challenge.

“The Scholastic Summer Challenge is a free reading program dedicated to stopping the “Summer Slide” and encouraging kids to read more books this summer.”

Kids who log in can participate in weekly challenges, earn digital points and much more. There is even a program for the little ones in your house who aren’t old enough to read on their own yet.

There are plenty of resources for parents including recommended summer reading lists, ideas to keep your kids reading and tips on choosing the best books for your child.

The Scholastic Summer Challenge is a great way to keep your kids reading!

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summer reading list

I was first introduced to the writing of Mitch Albom when a friend gave me his book Tuesdays with Morrie. The book tells the story of Albom’s old college professor who had ALS (also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease). Because, at the time, Ron (my step-father) had just been diagnosed with the same fatal disease. That was almost 9 years ago. Since that first book, I have become a faithful fan of Albom’s writing.

I just finished reading his newest book Have a Little Faith and I just wanted to share this except from the book:

(This is from a conversation Albom has with his Rabbi friend, who the book largely centers around.)

So, have you solved the secret of happiness?

“I believe so,” he said.

Are you ready to tell me?

“Yes. Ready?”

Ready.

“Be satisfied.”

That’s it?

“Be grateful.”

That’s it?

“For what you have. For the love you receive. And for the what God has given you.”

That’s it?

He looked me in the eye. Then he sighed deeply.

“That’s it.”

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Good advise. I love this book so much. So far it’s my favorite of Albom’s…I have many pages ear-marked so that I can go back and read again soon. It’s tender and compassionate. It touches on the struggle of faith that is in all our hearts at one time or another. And it’s a quiet reminder of how not to judge too quickly, and to love each person as a human being rather than based on what we have (or haven’t) done in our life. Ironically, that was the basis of Pastor Brian’s sermon this morning in church. Um, someone trying to tell me something? I highly recommend this book.

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