October 29, 2014

Living So That Lesson Two:  God Spoke So That


Thank you for taking the time to introduce yourselves. Your favorite t.v. shows brought back great memories. So many old shows! And, of course, lots of new shows as well…a few I want to check out.

I’m thinkin’ we should do this same activity with books over Thanksgiving…on our week off. What do you think? I’m always looking for new books to add to my reading list.

Your comments have filled me with such joy…reading each and every one has blessed me more than you will know.  It’s refreshing to hear what God’s living and active Word is teaching you. And so beautiful to read your prayers for one another.

And what’s exciting is that our Bible study continues to grow because you are inviting friends.  Thank you from the bottom of my heart.  Women can still sign up, so if you have a friend or friends you would like to invite, please share this post and encourage them to sign up by subscribing to the blog to receive the weekly lessons in their inbox.

Reminder Instructions:

Each week we will have a video lesson, a memory verse, a prayer and a homework assignment.

Each lesson will remain up all week so that you can access it on your own time.  Remember if you want to receive the video lesson and assignment in your inbox, you will need to subscribe to my blog.  To do that, look at the top right side of my blog and find “Sign up to receive Wendy’s blog posts in your e-mail.”  Simply type your e-mail address in the box and click “Subscribe.”  You will then receive each week’s lesson in your inbox each Wednesday.  And if you want to see the video, you will have to subscribe to my blog or visit it directly.  The video will not show up in the e-mail. To get to the web site from the e-mail, click on the title of the post.

This Week’s Video Lesson.

Okay….we’re off!!!  Below please find our video lesson for God Spoke So That.

This Week’s Memory verse:  

All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good purpose. 2 Timothy 3:16-17 (NIV, emphasis added)

This Week’s Prayer:

Father, help me not to live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from You (Deuteronomy 8:3). Fix these words of Yours on my heart and impress them in my mind; help me to tie them as symbols on my hands and bind them on my forehead. Equip me to teach them to my children, talking about them when I sit at home and when I walk along the road, when I lie down and when I get up (Deuteronomy 6:6-9). Make Your word a lamp to my feet and a light to my path (Psalm 119:9). Thank You that Your way is perfect and Your word is flawless (2 Samuel 22:31, Proverbs 30:5). Help me present myself to You as one approved, a workman who does not need to be ashamed and correctly handles the Word of Truth (2 Timothy 2:15). Help me not merely listen to the Word. Enable me to do what it says (James 1:22). When I read Your words, help me to eat them and digest them. Make them my joy and my heart’s delight (Jeremiah 15:16). Thank You that though heaven and earth will pass away. Your words will never pass away (Matthew 24:35. Be with me this week as I open Your Word. Bring it alive in my heart. Penetrate my soul. Bring change, Lord. Bring great life change. I ask this in Jesus’ name. Amen 

This Week’s Homework:

Read Chapter Two of Living So That. The schedule below is a suggested schedule. If something different works better for you, use it.

Each day answer the questions in your assigned reading (Going Deeper questions are optional).

Wednesday: Read Part One (The Word)

Thursday: Read Part Two (Established in the Truth)

Friday: Read Part Three (The Word as Spoken through Luke)

Saturday: Read Part Four (The Word as Spoken through John)

Sunday: Read Part Five (The Word as Spoken through Paul)


Now it’s time to announce the winners of our GREAT GIVEAWAY!

Winners of Lynn Cowell’s book Magnetic

Noelle who posted on 10/6 at 8:00 am

Tresie who posted on 10/6 at 2:59 pm

Winners of Inscribed Necklace

Jane Bryson who posted on 10/18 at 6:13 am

Debbie who posted on 9/10 at 1:20 pm

Winners of Inscribed Collection of books

Pam who posted on 10/20 at 12:14 pm

Charlotte Askew who posted on  10/18 at 8:36 am

If your name is listed above as a winner,  please send your full name and e-mail address to deuteronomysix@aol.com by Monday, November 3rd, and we will send you your gift!

Blessings to you!

October 22, 2014

Chapter One Living So That: Jesus Came So That…

Friends, welcome to Week One of Living So That, a part of the InScribed Collection of books from Thomas Nelson/Harper Collins. I’m excited to begin our first chapter today. Thank you, thank you for joining our Living Truth online study family! We have had over 11,500 women come through our on-line studies over the last few years!

I’ve been touched by your comments expressing your desire to go deeper still in God’s Word and in your relationship with Him.We have a wonderful journey ahead of us. God promises that when we seek Him with ALL our heart, we will find Him. We are seeking Him wholeheartedly, so we can know without a doubt, we will meet Him and find Him in the pages of His Word as we study together!


I’ve been praying for our time together. As your subscriptions came through, I thanked God for each one of you.  Oh, how I wish we could meet together in one big room! We have women participating from all over the United States and the world. God has drawn together an impressive and amazing group of women in HIS name! My heart is so full at the thought of what God is going to do over the next month. Please know how grateful I am you are joining us. I know there are many wonderful Bible teachers and studies available on the Internet.  Thank you for choosing to spend time here with us.  I’m trusting God to do a mighty work in and through our time together!!


This study runs through December 3rd.  We’ll take off the week of Thanksgiving. It’s a great time to catch up if you feel a bit behind. Each week includes a video message, a memory verse, a prayer and a homework assignment (reading and questions).  The questions are contained in the chapters.

The chapters contain “Going Deeper” questions.  These are optional. Please don’t feel like you have to complete them.

Each video message will be about 15 minutes.

Each chapter’s message and lesson will remain up throughout the week so that you can do it on your own time.  Please stop by anytime to leave a comment and read the comments left by women participating in the study with you. You don’t need to answer every question in the comments…only those that really speak to you.

Sweet friend, you might encounter new concepts in this chapter especially. They may even seem difficult. I walk you through them. If you get stuck, move on. Please don’t get discouraged. NO TIME YOU SPEND IN GOD’S WORD IS WASTED…EVER! You are a wise woman and God is building a foundation in You. Don’t give up…ever. Leave me questions, and I will answer if I can. And oftentimes, one of your online sisters will answer. 

Remember, if you want to receive the homework in your inbox, you’ll need to subscribe to my blog.  To subscribe, visit the top right side of my blog and look for “Sign up to receive Wendy’s blog posts in your e-mail”  By subscribing, you’ll receive each week’s lesson in your inbox.  If you want to see the video, you will have to visit my blog directly.  To get to my blog from your e-mail, click on the title of the post.  It will take you directly to my blog.

Chapter One Teaching Message

Memory Verse 

“For God so loved the world that he gave his only son, [so] that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”  John 3:16 (NIV; emphasis added)


Father, today begins a new day in my spiritual journey with You. Thank You for bringing me to this study…for setting apart this time and place for  me to be in Your Word. As I begin my first chapter, I come boldly before Your throne, asking to be filled with the full, deep, and clear knowledge of Your will for me in this season of my life. Please use my time here to invigorate, refresh, strengthen, and renew me. Father, speak truth into my life…even hard truth. Your Word calls me to action. You call me to a life that will make a difference for You and Your Kingdom. Open my eyes to see that life. Give me a heart that desires that life above all else.  Amen


Read the Introduction and Chapter One of Living So That. The schedule below is a suggested schedule. If something different works better for you, use it.

Each day answer the questions in your assigned reading (Going Deeper questions are optional).

Wednesday: Read “Message from My Heart” and Part One (Introduction).

Thursday: Read Part Two (The Law)

Friday: Read Part Three (New Life)

Saturday: Read Part Four (Holy Living)

Sunday: Read Part Five (Prayer)

 ****Next week I’ll announce the winners of Lynn’s book Magnetic and the two sets of the Inscribed Studies Collection and InScribed necklaces****

I’ll be praying for you throughout the week!! And to start off our comments this week, let’s do a roll call. Will you please share your first name, where you live, and your all time favorite television show.


October 20, 2014

My Morning Prayer w/ Free Gift and Giveaway

Morning quiet time is just plain hard sometimes. There are days I avoid it and days where I obediently do it, but it becomes more about duty than a refreshing, filling connection time with God. My mind wandered. I couldn’t concentrate. I felt discouraged and guilty, so I would close my Bible and go on with my day.

One morning, I sat quietly asking the Lord what was wrong with me…why was it was so hard? As He often does, He moved my heart to prayer. And a few minutes later “My Morning Prayer” was born. Maybe you experience these same feelings. My prayer is that “My Morning Prayer” will shake up your quiet time or maybe even encourage you to begin one. It’s short. It’s simple. But it’s an easy way to connect with God early in the morning.

Click here to download your copy of “My Morning Prayer.” Click here for more free resources/prayers.

And Now I’m excited to extend an invitation to you for my Living So That online study that begins October 22nd

THE STUDY IS FREE. All you need is the book. My friends at LifeWay are THE BEST,coming alongside me and discounting Living So That by 40%! Instead of $14.99, the book will be only $8.99! It runs through the end of the month. To take advantage of their great offer, click here. Living So That is part of Thomas Nelson’s Inscribed Collection.



During our time together, we’ll study the “so that” verses scattered throughout the New Testament. A “so that” verse takes a truth of Scripture and connects it to a practical application of that truth. Studying these  “so that” verses, and learning to apply them, is God’s way of transforming our hearts and minds and equipping us to make more faith-filled choices in the midst of our messy lives. We’ll focus on the following themes:

  • Jesus came so that…
  • God spoke so that…
  • Pray so that…
  • Trials come so that…
  • Let your light shine so that…

To learn more about the study click here.

To register, look over on the right side of my blog and click on the graphic under my picture that looks like the graphic above announcing the study.

To get a sneak peek at Living So That (portion of Chapter One) click here AND to receive my free five day devotional “Five Days to a Faith-Full Life” click here.

Please invite your mom, daughters, sisters, friends to join you.


If you’ve already signed up or sign up before Wednesday, you are eligible for our great giveaways (pictured below). We are giving away two set of the Inscribed Study Collection and two InScribed necklaces. Please leave a comment and let us know you signed up and if you have friends joining you.