Archives for July 2013

Jul 15

So What Will Happen…

When All of Us Women Say Yes to God?  All 17,000 of us. All of us from more than 106 different countries. What do you think will happen?

What Will Happen? Yes 2 God Future

Share your dreams of what saying yes to God will look like in the comment section. Just click the word “Comments” at the bottom of this post.

Each person who shares will be entered to win a Lysa TerKeurst Book Pack including the books, What Happens When Women Say Yes to God, What Happens When Women Walk in Faith, and Am I Messing Up My Kids?  

****Our winner from our Social Media Post is: Deb, email beginning walkerranch1.  Email with your mailing address and phone number. We will send your book in the mail and schedule a time so we can have a chat! I can’t wait to talk to you Deb!!!!

I’m counting down the days until our study begins! (Just 13 short days!)

Jul 12

Facebook it, Pin it, Instagram it, Tweet it Up!

If you love social media like we do, then we invite you to interact with us in the great big world of cyber space!  P31OBS can be found on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and most recently Instagram. You can view all of these on your computer or smart phone. There is a free app on your phone for all of them as well.

Ginny Blankenship is our awesome Social Media Coordinator. She and her team work hard to make sure you can have the best experience possible on our Online Bible Studies social media sites.

Facebook @MelissaTaylorsOnlineBibleStudies

OBS Facebook page 1OBS Facebook Page 2

Our Facebook home page                                                                                                                                    Sample of Facebook posts

On our OBS Facebook page you will find loads of inspiration, encouragement, pictures, verses, and fun that you can join in the conversation or share on your own personal Facebook page. Our community on Facebook is almost 25,000! The P31 OBS team and I are often found chatting it up on our Facebook page and would love for you to join us! We even have a few Facebook Parties during each study where you get the opportunity to “meet up” at a certain time and date and we spend an hour together sharing life! It’s sooooo fun!  Our Real Life Connections Group (Conference Call Gals) also meet up here during each call to share insight and thoughts as the call takes place. View our Facebook page here. Join community and “Like” us today!

Twitter @P31OBS, @MelissaRTaylor

OBS Twitter page


Our Twitter home page

At P31OBS, we LOVE Twitter and many of the ladies on our team have Twitter accounts. Twitter is not like Facebook. Where Facebook gives you the opportunity to post and share at length, Twitter is short and sweet. Each “tweet” (post) is only allowed to be 140 characters long. On Twitter, I connect with my friends at Proverbs 31 Ministries, OBS, my pastor and my church, my kids, and my interests such as news, sports, entertainment, and Christian teachers and speakers from around the world. (You know like Beth Moore, Lysa TerKeurst, and Andy Stanley.) View our Twitter profile page here. Follow us on Twitter today! You can also view my personal tweets in the left column of this blog in the Live Twitter Feed.



Pinterest @Proverbs31OBS, @melissartaylor

OBS Pinterest Page Our Pinterest home page


Pinterest is a one stop shop for ideas on EVERYTHING! And yes, I do mean everything. On our Pinterest page, we share beautifully designed scriptures from the study, quotes from the books we are studying, recipes, activities, and more. And we love it when you view our pins and  “pin it” to your own Pinterest page or share it on FB, Twitter, or Instagram. Visit our Pinterest page here. Follow us on Pinterest and begin pinning OBS today!


Instagram @P31OBS, @melissartaylor

OBS Instagram

Our Instagram home page

Instagram is all about pictures. Supposedly a picture speaks a thousand words. If so, Instagram is filled with stories of real hope for real life. I’ll be honest. When I first joined Instagram it was because of my kids. My kids are 20, 18, 16, and 12. They love Instagram and share snapshots of their lives there. Of course I joined, I didn’t want to be left out of family fun! Seriously though, Instagram is the “in thing” right now and if it’s important to you to stay current, then get an Instagram. For me it is important. I want to be able to connect with all generations. View our Instagram here. Follow us on Instagram today!

Thank you for the follow :)

I hope you’ve enjoyed our little social media tour today. If you happen to follow or like us on any of these, please let us know! Mention it in the comment section below and Facebook us, tweet us, pin us, or instagram us! If you do, you will be entered to win a What Happens When Women Say Yes to God book and a personal phone call from your OBS leaders for this study, me and Nicki Koziarz! Wow, we can connect off-line!

I know social media can be overwhelming for some, but if you have a healthy balance and love for connecting in other places, I hope you’ll join us! It’s the way us folks who don’t live in the same communities can bump into each other somewhere besides our home base. (Kind of like running into a co-worker at the grocery store! Which I’ve done and found very exciting! We hugged like we never see each other~haha!) Let us know

If you’d like to share your social media handles with us, feel free. (You don’t have to, but if you want some awesome OBS followers, then please share!

Post all comments in the comment section of my blog. Just click the word “comments” at the bottom of the post. If you receive this via email, do not reply to this to leave a comment.

*****Out of respect, please don’t follow my kids on any social media site. I wish I didn’t have to say this, but I’ve found it’s necessary. They don’t want all “mom’s friends” following and commenting on their stuff. Thanks!  <3

Winners from yesterday’s post are:

Laina, email beginning screwsk

Malinda, email beginning Pappys.girl

Johnijane Peckinpaugh, email beginning Johnijane

Amy, thespringsindiana

Lindsay, email beginning lfirzlaff

Y’all email Angie, with your mailing address and we will get your prize in the mail! Congrats!


Jul 11

Tell Us About You :)

Hey all you Yes Girls!

For the past few days, I’ve been telling you all about the many facets of P31 OBS. There’s still more to tell, but for now let’s take a break from that.

I want to hear from you!

Who are you?

Where are you from?

Have you done P31 OBS before or is this your first study?

Why did you sign up for this OBS?

Will you be doing the Real Life, Heart to Heart Connection Calls? (we just added a new element~ weekly personal calls from your Bible study leaders just to check up, encourage, and pray for you! This is in addition to the 3 calls with a message and guest)


I can’t wait to read through all the posts and find out about you. :)

We have 3 winners from our last contest!

Liz Bryner, email beginning pugb27
Stela, email beginning hizstelar
Tanisha G., email beginning tanisha_grant

You have won a Mandisa CD, Unglued book by Lysa TerKeurst, and the new P31 Devotion book (which will be sent to you in September when it is released.)  Congratulations ladies! Send your mailing address to Angie, our lovely OBS Executive Assistant at

And wait, there’s more! (haha just like an infomercial!)  We will randomly select 5 winners from the comments posted to this blog post. When you leave your comment in the comment section today, you are entered to win our OBS book, What Happens When Women Say Yes to God!

***We have many ladies who would like to participate, but can’t afford a book. If you are willing to donate a book, please call the Proverbs 31 office, 877-731-4663 and connect to resources.