December 3, 2014

Closing Message & InScribed Studies GRAND Giveaway!

Bible study girlfriends, we have reached the end of our study! Thank you from the depths of my heart for the time you have invested with me these past weeks. Walking through its pages, seeing the work I spent many months writing come alive with you has been a beautiful gift.

I will miss our  God appointments here. so please stop by when you have time and let me know how you are and what God is doing in your life.

And we can stay connected in a really fun way this next week! Beginning this Sunday (12/7) through Saturday (12/13), I will be hosting our InScribed Studies Facebook page. Now the fun part. In celebration of the birth of Jesus, InScribed Studies is having a 25 Days of Christmas giveaway! Each day between now and December 25th, you can enter to win lots of fun gifts, including our books, DIY crafts, jewelry, and special presents picked out by our authors (that includes me!). All you need to do is stop by and leave a comment. Click here to get all the details.

Short Closing Message from My Heart

Our Final Call to Action

We have learned much. Please don’t let your time in the Word end here. Stay in God’s Word. Continue your search for more “so that’s.” And most importantly, follow through with your “Calls to Action.”

I’ll close with our call to action verse from Matthew 5:14, 16:

“You are the light of the world…let your light shine before men, [so] that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.”

Share Your Final Call to Action:

After spending the last five weeks with God and the call to “Living So That…,” what is your final call to action?  Choose one GIANT step of obedience you want to take for God. Share your step with us today so we can be praying for you!

***The Winner of the Christmas ornament and the copy of Living So That is Cynthia who posted on 11/25 at 7:32 am. Please e-mail me at so that I can send you your gifts.***



  1. Wendy – I have now read your book and done the study twice 🙂
    I know I will come back for refreshers as your book is not only powerful ! But so helpful too!
    Love to you

  2. Wendy, I was just browsing through the book store and just happened upon your book. Of course, that was not by chance, but by divine appointment. Your study has made such a difference in my life. I also read Hidden Joy. What a story of courage and inspiration. The chapter on Loving the Unlovable is one that I really am taking to heart. My husband does not share in my love of Jesus, but I try to live out His agape love in front of him . Yet I get comments like “you make me not even want to be a Christian.” That makes me question if I am sharing His love in the right way. The verse from I Peter ,”likewise, wives, be subject to your own husbands, so that if some do not obey the word, they may be won without a word by the conduct of their wives” seems to be having the opposite effect on him. He does not understand when I extend the love of Jesus to others and is often resentful that it takes time away from him. So I am really in prayer that God will direct me in the right course to let my light shine to my husband more so that he will develop a relationship with Christ. That’s what will make a difference in his life. Anyway, I looked forward to your message each Wednesday and will miss that. And I can’t wait for your study on I John to come out! Merry Christmas!

  3. I have read both of your books and shared one with my daughter…I loved them both…I don’t have facebook because I don’t do social media Everything I learn and do I go through your blog or proverbs 31 page. My daughter has Facebook..I will see if she will let me check out the inscribed Studies Christmas giveaways on her page.I look forward to your next study on 1 John because doing studies with you is such a joy. Right now I’m doing the Max Lucado study with Proverbs 31…Before Amen, so I am keeping busy…Ita has been awesome doing the study with you and all my sisters.Merry Christmas!

  4. Susan,
    I feel for you and your situation with your husband…I went through it with my family and still get a little bit of sarcasm about being too heavenly minded and no earthly good, I’ve learn to do things one step at a time…doing the little things…like leaving little notes in lunches say I love you and Jesus does too… and I buy small decorations and put them in my spaces like my night stand and next to my sink in the bathroom…just a GENTLE reminder.It takes time but now I’m starting to get smiles and still some eye-rolling but slowly there coming around. I will keep you in my Prayers…Have A Merry Christmas…and and Happy New Year.

  5. TO be honest, I didn’t buy/read the book. (I am working to stay on track with my budget). I did cheat and hear/read what was sent out. So, I will join with the others what I will be obedient to God about . . . My mouth, the words that tumble out. Sometimes it is sarcasm, sometimes it is just “the usual”. I am tired of it, and want to think different. If I close my mouth, my thoughts will change, too. Thank you for the encouraging words.

  6. First I just want to say a huge THANK YOU for such a wonderful book & bible study. I truly enjoyed the time I spent with your videos and words. awesome. Thanks again. Your memory verses were great. although not all memorized, but getting there! I was looking forward to your request of which book would I recommend, so I will tell you: You’re Late Again, Lord by Karen Phillips Goodman. Just like Carol I am not into social media, but I will try and do my first like with Inscribed Studies. On another note: I want to thank you, Wendy, Charlotte, Susan and Jill Beran and everyone that prayed for me. I left a comment on week 2 of Living So That, the lesson on picking up your mat. My door did open and I was given a job at Goodwill for weekends only. What a blessing! They are so flexible, play Christian music, and so much closer to home than the other job I was late for LOL His blessing has been so great that I cried and was overwhelmed. My favorite song, Overwhelmed by Big Daddy Weave is my mantra and I sing it every chance I get. Again, Thank you everyone. Next prayer request (strike while the iron is hot) that my house sells when I put it on the market in January. Everyone have a beautiful & blessed Christmas and may 2015 be a year of great blessings. God bless.

  7. My call to action is to learn to listen to and hear God’s call and to do His will in my life so that He is always foremost in my every thought, word, and action.

  8. Thank you so much for this study. I so appreciate all the time you took to respond to all of my messages and comments. I’m looking forward to your study on 1 John. I want to continue to grow in my relationship with God. I hope everyone has a very Merry Christmas.

  9. My final call to action:

    Cynthia, love the unlovable so that the love of Jesus Christ can shine through you and that He will receive all the glory. Step out in faith and grab Jesus’ hand and let Him direct your path. Read God’s Word daily and pray without ceasing.

  10. Please pray for me as I am trying to be open to what God has for my Call to Action. Many years ago I thought God was calling me to the ministry and I even made it through seminary. But some decisions I made (my marriage mainly) has had a big impact on that. My husband does not support me being in the ministry and now we have a 5 year old with down syndrome which takes a lot of my time and energy. Don’t get me wrong I totally love my little Eli as well as my other children ranging from 22 to 14 but I struggle with knowing what God wants me to be doing now. Wendy’s prayer How do I know I am called? is a prayer that was shared by Proverbs 31 and it fits my situation perfectly. Thank you, Wendy for putting in writing what I have been struggling to pray.

  11. Yet again I had a precious time doing an online study…thank you Wendy and each of you for playing a part in what God did and said. He’s been speaking to my heart about humility…something I always thought I understood and lived out. Perhaps that’s true in a worldly way, but Biblically I’m learning there’s so much more. I read someone say, “What they called humility, I called poor posture.” That fits me…for years I wrongly labeled my insecurity, humility, but in reality insecurity is a form of selfishness, which could be considered pride which equals sin! Wendy, your words about thinking of ourselves less rather than thinking less of ourselves was what I needed and was timely! I’m thankful for the way He works.

    Friends, if there’s a verse, promise, Truth or concept He’s opened your eyes to through this study I encourage you to dig deeper…He has something He wants you to learn and a reason for it.

    Blessings to each of you! Christmas greetings!!

  12. Terri from Stockholm says

    I have learned a lot from your study (still have a couple of days left to complete). Yes, it did take some effort on my part, but it was worth it! I am planning to go back and rework a couple of sections that spoke to me personally.

    Thank you for all you do, Wendy.j

    God bless you and Merry Christmas to all my online study partners!

    • Carolyn Allahrakha says

      Hi I loved your post today, & yes just finished praying how I can help someone in an unexpected way. God bless you more for helping the little boy at Target too. A very kind person paid mine & my family’s, ticket so we could attend the National Christian choir perform last Saturday, as my birthday present. I appreciated it so very much coz we are going through a major financial crisis. Please pray for us, also so that my 4 kids are able to understand that we won’t be able to afford Buying them presents coz right now we have to focus getting good on the table. I asked them lets give our stuff that we don’t use to a family in need. Maybe some day I will be able to buy your books too. You are such an inspiration & blessing. Merry Christmas & God bless you & your family.

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