Archives for September 2012

Sep 26

Our Very First Blog Hop

Welcome to our very first ever Blog Hop!!!  I’m so excited about this and I hope many of you will participate. This is something we will do each Thursday.
Not sure what a Blog Hop is?  Watch this video for explanation (and a little silliness too).  If you can’t see the video, click here.



Melissa
Sep 25

I’m Not a Freak-out Woman, Unglued, Week 1, Wednesday

Happy Wednesday Y’all!  (for those not from around the southern USA, y’all means all of you!),

I hope you are LOVING the beginning of our study, Unglued.  How many of you feel like Lysa followed you around for a while and then wrote a book about it?  Seriously, is she tracking with us or what?!?

We have a new assignment today, so let’s get started!

 

Review:

Sunday:  Week 1 Assignments and Information

Monday:  Unglued~ Imperfect Progress Monday

Tuesday:  Unglued~ Imperfect Progress Discussion Tuesday

 

This is your assignment for today.

Read Chapter 2,  I’m Not a Freak-out Woman. Use a highlighter to highlight parts you want to remember or come back and read later. Make notes in your notebook of key Scripture (like the Memory Verse) and important things to remember from Chapter 2.

Look up our second Memory Verse in your Bible. Highlight it. Write it in your notebook or on some notecards. Practice it and ask God how you can apply it personally to your life. (If you can’t see the picture below, click here.)

“We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.”   2 Corinthians 10:5 NIV84

 

Let’s Get Together (formerly known as the Conference Call Series)

When:  September 26th 8 pm EST

Where:  On your phone or computer (recording and download are available)

Why:  Because we can!

It’s so awesome to be able to connect with ladies from all over the world! “Let’s Get Together” takes place once a week during the Unglued Online Bible Study. Our first gathering is  September 26th. After that they will take place each Monday evenings 8 pm EST. We will have a total of 6 gatherings. Each event takes place live via phone and also through chat on our Facebook Event Page.

Deborah Smith Pegues, best selling author of 30 Days to Taming Your Tongue and 30 Days to Taming Your Emotions, is our special guest. She has much to share with us about conflict and handling our emotions. We will also be dissecting our Memory Verses, discuss Unglued, and be challenged with a take home message to use right away.

Sign Up for “Let’s Get Together” (aka Unglued Conference Calls) here.

Join this week’s “Let’s Get Together Facebook Event” here.

 

Let’s Go to the Hop…the Blog Hop!

Bloggers, get ready for the Unglued Blog Hop! Have your Unglued post ready on your blog each Thursday. Thursday, you will fill in the form that will be on my blog. This will link others to your blog. I’m hoping that many will participate in this. I’d love to read your blogs and what you are learning or have to say about Unglued. And for those of you who don’t blog, no worries! You will have many Unglued messages to read and enjoy. Everyone will benefit!

 

Social Media

Twitter:  Tweet this today and tomorrow.

“I can face things that are out of my control and not act out of control.”~ @LysaTerKeurst @MTBibleStudies Week 1 http://bit.ly/2tOhFl

“We can’t always fix our circumstances, but we can fix our thoughts on God.”~ @LysaTerKeurst @MTBibleStudies Week 1 #UngluedBook http://bit.ly/2tOhFl

“I am not a freak-out woman.”~ @LysaTerKeurst @MTBibleStudies Week 1 #UngluedBook http://bit.ly/2tOhFl

 

Facebook:  Post these status updates sometime today or tomorrow.

“I can face things that are out of my control and not act out of control.”~LysaTerKeurst, Melissa Taylor’s Online Bible Studies,Week 1 Unglued  http://bit.ly/2tOhFl

“We can’t always fix our circumstances, but we can fix our thoughts on God.”~LysaTerKeurst, Melissa Taylor’s Online Bible Studies,Week 1 Unglued  http://bit.ly/2tOhFl

“I am not a freak-out woman.”~LysaTerKeurst, Melissa Taylor’s Online Bible Studies, Week 1 Unglued  http://bit.ly/2tOhFl

 

Pinterest:  Pin it!

Memory Verse for Chapter 2
http://pinterest.com/pin/221520875392473479/

Pin for Chapter 2
http://pinterest.com/pin/221520875392473338/

Winners

Wondering who won 30 Days to Taming Your Tongue and 30 Days to Taming Your Emotions from yesterday’s blog post?  You will have to wait just a little bit longer! I will be announcing the winners at “Let’s Get Together” (Unglued Conference Call) live September 26th at 8 pm EST!

 

Ok, let’s get out of here! Time to get to work. After you read Chapter 2, I’m Not a Freak-out Woman, check back in and let us know if indeed you are or are not a freak-out woman!  Also what your favorite parts of chapter 2 are. (If you receive this via email, to leave a comment, click here and go to my blog directly. You can comment there.)

Praying Blessings for All of us!

Love,

Melissa

Melissa
Sep 24

Imperfect Progress~ Unglued, Week 1,Tuesday

Review if You Need It

If you are just now joining us, you have a little bit of catching up to do.  Here are the 2 Unglued OBS messages already posted this week.  Please check them out if you haven’t already:

Sunday:  Week 1 Assignments and Information

Monday:  Unglued~ Imperfect Progress Monday

Today~

Conference Call info Click right here!

Hopefully by now, you’ve read Chapter 1 of Unglued, Imperfect Progress.  Now it’s time to dig into it.

Reflection & Discussion:

Answer these questions in your notebook. Select one to share with the group in the comment section. (If you receive this post via email, click here to go directly to the blog and leave a comment.)

1.  “What kept me from making changes was the feeling I wouldn’t do it perfectly. I knew I’d still mess up and the changes wouldn’t come instantly.”  ~ Unglued, p. 14

How does this statement by Lysa resonate with you?  Do you relate?  Explain.

 

2.  Do you have setbacks in your life that are keeping you from moving forward?  Do you believe that you are worthy of a do-over…again?

 

3. What do you think about “imperfect progress?”  Are you okay in knowing that we aren’t seeking a quick fix?  That change takes a while?

 

4.  Do you trust God?  Why or why not?

 

5. Get your Bible and look up the Memory Verse for Chapter 1.

Hebrews 12:1b NIV84

… let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us.

To run the race that God has set before us, we must also strip off the excess weight that slows us down. How can we do that?

 

The Christian life involves hard work. It requires us to give up whatever endangers our relationship with God, to run with endurance, and to struggle against sin with the power of the Holy Spirit.  Is there anything endangering your relationship with God?  What do you need to do to live effectively?

 

6.  What are the key points in Chapter 1?

 

Winners of Conference Calls

Saquonna Wheeler, email beginning saquonnariley

Mari, email beginning cnsun12

Megan Stedjan, email beginning meganstedjan

Congrats! Email Angie@Proverbs31.org and give her your information (full email and phone number). She will send you the conference call information. Conference Calls begin Wednesday at 8 pm EST. You will love them! They are a great asset to the study!

Give Aways!

Our guest this week on our Conference Call is Deborah Smith Pegues. She is a dynamic woman who knows something about relationships. I am honored today to be giving away 2 of her books! Visit her website, http://www.confrontingissues.com, click About Deborah and then click “Free Download Fear Fighting Scripture Collection.”  Come back here and let me know you did that and you will be entered to win one of Deborah’s books. I’m giving away 30 Days to Taming Your Tongue and 30 Days to Taming Your Emotions.

I love y’all! If you are feeling “Imperfect” then you have come to the right place! We are making progress…imperfect progress.

Thanks to all who commented yesterday and I look forward to reading what you have to say today!

Much Love!

Melissa