Here we go ladies! I hope you are ready. No more excuses. No more putting it off. It’s time to get serious, make some changes, and most especially grow strong in your relationship with the Lord.
This time WILL be different.
(sorry I look so mean in this still shot! I’m not angry!) And as you can see, the me in this video is worlds away from the me in the picture on this blog. (the pic on my blog was taken 4 years ago at my skinniest weight in 25 years. Plus my zits were airbrushed off and my eyelashes were airbrushed on. Below in the video…this is me today.)
Quick explanation: I’m not sure what you envisioned the Online Bible Study to be like, but you will not be spoon-fed here. You will do the work on your own, at any time of day, and at your own intensity. I will be your guide and serve as a resource, encourager, and sometimes teacher, but the workload is all yours. (and mine too, because I’ll be doing the study with you!) I’M SO EXCITED!!!!
Visit the Made to Crave website to download and print the Fridge sign for week 1. This week’s word is:
Each time you are tempted this week or you become discouraged, remember that your power comes from God. We are empowered by Him. You have the power girl! Yea you do! Say it like this, “I got da powahhh!” (it’s just funner that way!)
You May Want to Copy and Print the Rest of This Post
Reading and Homework Assignments for Week 1:
(If you are using the Participant’s guide, that’s great, you will love it. This schedule follows the same as the PG, only you will have a little more work to do. I will not be reviewing or going over the PG on my blog. That is for your own personal study. Same with the DVD.)
Sunday-Read the Introduction chapter. Highlight and take notes as you read. Anything that jumps off that page and empowers you, write it on an index card or in a journal. Share in the comment section of this blog or on the new Online Bible Studies Facebook page where discussions about Made to Crave have already begun.
Monday-Read Chapter 1. Highlight and take notes as you read. When you get to a Bible verse that Lysa mentions, take our your Bible. Look up the verse for yourself. Underline it and write “MTC” beside it. Think on the verse or passage a moment. Journal or make a few index cards with Scripture or quotes that will keep you grounded or empower you.
Tuesday-Complete Chapter 1 Reflection Questions. Read the questions and record your answers in a journal or notebook. Be honest. These are just for your eyes or whoever you choose to share them with. Share as much or as little as you like in the comments section of my blog or on the Online Bible Studies Facebook page.
Wednesday-Read Chapter 2. Follow the same directions as on Monday. Check Melissa’s blog for an encouraging mid-week message! Post a comment to encourage others. If you have any questions for the Vlog on Friday, email them to Melissa. Melissa@MelissaTaylor.org. (info on this will be posted in Tuesday’s blogpost)
Thursday-Complete Chapter 2 Reflection Questions. Follow the same directions as on Tuesday. Share as much or as little as you like in the comments section of my blog or on the Online Bible Studies Facebook page.
Thursday Conference Call!!!-This is the first call for those participating in the calls. Tonight’s special guests are DeAnnah Baker, Mary Beth Townley, and LeAnn Rice. You can view their profiles on the Online Bible Study Info page on this blog. Tonight’s message from me is “Dare to Believe”. You should have received the call-in information and outline on Wednesday.
Friday-Read Chapter 3. This is the chapter where Lysa talks about how important it is to have a plan! Follow the same instructions as Monday and Wednesday. (you see a pattern forming here?)
Friday Vlog!!! Log on to this blog, www.MelissaTaylor.org. Watch a short video of me answering some of your questions from the week.
Friday Option: If you want to have all your work done before the weekend, go ahead and complete the Chapter 3 Reflection Questions. Follow the same instructions as Monday and Wednesday.
Saturday Option-If you didn’t do the Chapter 3 Reflection Questions on Friday, do them today.
Okay, that’s it! Print or “favorite” this page so you can keep up with this week’s study. I won’t be posting the schedule daily, so hold on to this!
I’m so glad we have gotten started! It’s time to quit making excuses, giving in, feeling guilty, resolving to do better and then mentally beating ourselves up for not sticking to our resolve. It might not be easy, but we can do it. I’ll be praying for you
And oh no I did not forget…WE HAVE WINNERS!!!! From the comments left on Friday, randomly selected to win the Conference Call Series, the winners are…drum roll puh leeze!
1. Pam, email beginning pamwaldo
2. Ann Marie, email beginning dixoname
3. Lisa, email beginning jsb_lowe
Email me at Melissa@MelissaTaylor.org if this is you. Include your name, address, phone number, and email where you can be contacted. I’ll be in touch! Congrats!
Sweet Non-Caloric Blessings to Each of You!