Jun 30

Blog and Facebook Etiquette 101

If you have trouble viewing the vlog below, click the title of this post or click here.

I hope this helps clear up some questions and emails I’ve received lately about the purpose of the blog and Facebook.  It is my sincere prayer and hope that all who visit me here on my blog or on one of my Facebook pages would feel accepted, loved, and welcome.

Have a great day y’all!

Melissa
May 4

Share the Security

Some people make fun of me. Some don’t get me. Others don’t agree with me. Some challenge me.  My weaknesses are exposed, I mess up, I don’t have what it takes.  My videos are stupid.

These are just a few of the fears I’ve had when I thought God was calling me out of my comfort zone to do something for Him…something that could impact His Kingdom…something I’ve learned that could possibly help or encourage someone else…Sharing my Security.

Because of my faith in God and His Word, I am 100% secure in life.  My fears have no power (or at least they shouldn’t!).  I can go ahead and take the risk of failing and looking like a fool if it means it will get me one step closer to what God wants me to do. I’ve seen this time and time again. When I share what God has given me, this gives me a purpose that is far greater than anything I could obtain or achieve.  And it gives purpose to all I’ve been through. To think that God could actually use me to do His work is mind blowing!

All of us are called to Share the Security once we have it.  Our last 2 chapters in It’s No Secret have been about just that.  Chapter 11 instructed us that in order to have wisdom and security, we need to “open the pages of our Bible and read. Regularly.”  We don’t have to be Bible scholars to grasp God’s wisdom. Perfection is not required and we are allowed mess ups and do overs. We also don’t have to be Bible scholars to share God’s love with others. This was what chapter 12 was about.

Yahweh sisters, remember what God has done for you. Look at what He’s revealed to us during this study. Let’s pray for opportunities to share our faith with someone else.  Let’s Share the Security.

Our INS Super Challenge is one way we can become equipped to rise up and become a vessel God can use. As we strive to be more like Jesus, we are fueling our hearts for ministry, for opportunities, for service, for our purpose, for our calling.

Is God calling you to Share the Security in any way?  I’m sure you have talents and abilities to use for Him, why not seek direction on where to go from here?  Have no fear, the Lord is near! (haha, see I risk being goofy too!)

Seriously,  I’d love to hear your thoughts on this and hear how God is using you to bless others. Comment on my blog today and tell us how God is calling you to Share the Security and you’ll be entered to win our next Bible study book, Hidden Joy in a Dark Corner and the Conference Call Series to go with it!

Hope you are having a super good day!

*****Edit…I’m so super excited to also announce that Wendy Blight is giving away a book on her blog too! Whoever wins on Wendy’s blog will also receive the Conference Calls.    All you have to do is go to Wendy’s blog and share why you want to be a part of the next Online Bible Study, Hidden Joy in a Dark Corner!  So, after you leave a comment here, go there and you’ll double your chances of winning!

 

Melissa
May 2

Words/INS~Week 6

I don’t like combining blog posts, but today I must.  If you are looking for It’s No Secret~Week 6 assignments, scroll down. But before we look at that, I want to tell you about the Proverbs 31 Devotion running today.  If you haven’t read it yet, please go right now and read the devo today:  Click here to read today’s devotion.

As someone who experienced sexual abuse as a child, today’s devotion and the novel, Words, written by the same author of the devo, Ginny L. Yttrup, are near and dear to my heart. Most especially because they are all about healing and living free. I’m reading Words right now and wish I didn’t have to put it down! The subject breaks my heart, but I know how badly it needs to be addressed. More of us have experienced something traumatic like sexual abuse, than you would think. And if you haven’t, you for sure know someone who has. The book, Words, offers hope, healing, and truth. And it’s soooo good!

If you are someone needing hope, healing, and truth, I encourage you to read Words and I also invite you to participate in the next Online Bible Study. Our next study is all about hope, healing and truth.  Sign ups have already started. We will begin reading and studying Hidden Joy in a Dark Corner at the end of May. More on that later, but if you are interested, you can sign up in the side bar of my blog today!

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INS~Week 6

Word of the Week:  SHARE THE SECURITY

Now that you have been digging deep into God’s Word, surely you are feeling more secure.

I hope so!  And not only should you be feeling more secure, but I hope you are sharing it too!  Praise God for all He’s done in you and pass it on!

Here are the assignments for our final week of It’s No Secret. Let’s finish strong!

Monday- Read Chapter 11, Diversify Your Portfolio:  Revealing the Secret of True Security. Leave your comments on my blog and on the Facebook page.

Monday- Conference Call, 8 pm EST.  Those signed up for the conference calls, this one is our last. No outline, just a wrap up.  Hope you’ll be joining me.  We’ll be talking about the INS Super Challenge and our next study. We’ll also discuss how we can Share The Security!

Tuesday- Complete the Bible Study section of Chapter 11.

Wednesday- Read Chapter 12, Become a Recording Artist:  Revealing the Secret of Disclosure.  Leave your comments on this blog and the Facebook page.  I’ll also be having my mid-week check in today, so check my blog!

Thursday- Complete the Bible Study section of Chapter 12.

Friday- Read the Epilogue beginning on page 231.

Also if you bought the book, It’s No Secret from an online store other than P31, would you PLEASE go and leave a positive review of It’s No Secret at that store’s sight?  If It’s No Secret made an impact on you, we want to make sure others know about it, and this would help tremendously!  Thanks so much!

Blessings my friends!  Let me hear from you!

Melissa