An Invitation to Celebrate

“She's Still There” Study Leader, Brenda Earley | Proverbs 31 Online Bible Studies | #FindingIAM #P31OBS

Hey sweet P31 OBSers, Brenda here on this last #WorthyWednesday of Week 6!

While it’s exciting to start living what we’ve learned, it’s “bittersweet” to see this study coming to an end, yes?  Today, though, I’d like to invite you to celebrate with me. Nothing formal, just a small gathering of friends — a “marked moment.”

Like Chrystal Evans Hurst explains in Chapter 26 of #ShesStillThere:

“Celebration is the way you mark the moments in your life.”

There’s something about marking moments, don’t ya think? … Creating memories that last a lifetime … Looking forward with expectation to all that is to come! I love the way Chrystal expresses this:

“Celebration is a tool that helps you continue to hope, and it is through hope that we stay open to possibility.”

"Celebration is a tool that helps you to continue to hope." - Chrystal Evans Hurst #ShesStillThere I Proverbs 31 Online Bible Studies Week 6 #P31OBS

Yes, it is!

We have big celebrations for birthdays, holidays, events and accomplishments, right? These gatherings uplift us as we laugh together and reminisce. And they cause us to look forward to the next opportunity to celebrate. Celebrations are simply good for us!

Choosing to celebrate the girl within us works exactly the same way, because we are an incredible creation by God (Who only wants good for us). We deserve to hope, to look forward to future achievements, and to mark even the smallest moments.

In #ShesStillThere, Chrystal says it this way:

“You are a remarkable person, and your life is an ongoing remarkable event worthy of being celebrated along the way.”

Now that’s an affirmation worthy of repeating, right?

So let’s go ahead and celebrate the small successes … because they lead to the bigger ones that are still ahead! And let’s celebrate the bigger achievements … because every moment marked is a “moment mattered.” And because the girl inside each of us matters.

Will you join me to actively C.E.L.E.B.R.A.T.E the girl within you by:

Choosing
Everyday to
Live
Experiencing the
Beauty and
Remembering to
Approach
These “moments” with
Expectation

Let’s “break out the china” and celebrate!
Brenda

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How will YOU celebrate “the girl within” TODAY?

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  1. Today I’m gonna remember that I’m not living some “plan b” version of my life. I’m living in God’s perfect plan a!

  2. Kay Maire says:

    Not letting Fear and Depression win

  3. Penny Guynn says:

    By living by God’s gifts he has given to me and to remind myself I can get through so many things because of what God has already brought me through! I will look for a future filled with Joy and Thanksgiving in my heart! Amrn!

    • Proverbs 31 Online Bible Studies Team says:

      Hi Penny,
      Love your attitude and mindset—you are certainly finishing STRONG! You are so right, if we remember all the things God has brought us through, and focus on the future with Joy and Thanksgiving; that is certainly a reason to CELEBRATE!!! Blessings to you my dear Sister-In-Christ!

  4. Mare Hindall says:

    I’m going to celebrate by finishing strong!! I’ve already have finished reading, She’s Still There, and I’m looking forward to what God has planned for this girl right here, in ME!!!!

    • Proverbs 31 Online Bible Studies Team says:

      Hi Mare!
      YAY! Finishing strong is certainly a reason to CELEBRATE!! You are on your way in continuing the plan God has for you with the girl inside! May God bless you!

  5. Amanda S. says:

    Being grateful and appreciating the little things

    • Suzie Valla P31 O-Team says:

      Hi Amanda,
      I’m with you Sister-In-Christ. Having an attitude of gratitude and appreciating the little blessings is definitely a reason to CELEBRATE!

  6. To remember I am his daughter and he loves me no less because of my mistakes.
    He has a plan for me and I must be patient and remember I’m on his time not my time

    • Proverbs 31 Online Bible Studies Team says:

      Hi Ashley,
      Acknowledging that you are WORTHY and loved by God is definitely a reason to CELEBRATE! We pray that God will continue to bless you and wrap you in His love as you continue your journey! Hugs!

  7. Celebrating His Mercy and forgiveness and that we can trust Him to always see us through !!

    • Brenda Earley, P31 OBS Study Leader says:

      Thank you Romy! Yes, He will always see us through! For that, we should celebrate!

      ~brenda

  8. Jolene Tan says:

    God is the ultimate leader and supporter for me. He is there guiding me at the front and at the back, supporting me. He is all around. Trusting in Him with all my heart is what I’ve got to do and seeking Him is what He wills for me to do.

  9. Catina Roberts says:

    Thank you, P31!!!

    • Brenda Earley, P31 O-Team says:

      Catina:

      You are so welcome! We have enjoyed reading your comments and doing the study right along with you!
      #RealHopeRealLife
      #P31OBS
      #ShesStillThere

      ~brenda

  10. Leslie aikman says:

    Learning to not give up and to have hope and realizing if God says I am a somebody I have got to believe in, and also giving to God as Crystal has said we have to have and need friends and waiting on God’s timing

    • Brenda Earley, P31 O-Team says:

      I absolutely love all these you will be celebrating! You are somebody, Leslie, because God made YOU – created YOU unique!

      ~brenda

  11. Elizabeth Irby says:

    I feel like I have a million things to do, so I will celebrate by taking some time to pause and reflect on what I’ve learned during this study and how God has been working in my life. Spending time with Him in praise and worship (rather than putting the “urgent” tasks first) sounds like a great way to celebrate. Thanks for the encouragement to take the time to do so.

    • Proverbs 31 Online Bible Studies Team says:

      Hi Elizabeth,
      When we give our time with God a priority, our whole day seems to go better! Changing your routine and putting God first in praise and worship is certainly a reason to CELEBRATE!

  12. Tacy Andersen says:

    I am 66 years old. I have lived may joys and disappointments as well as losses. But the reason I did this bible study was to find me. She has been lost more than surface. “The heart lies…” wow that coaching was difficult for me. And I am still working it out in my head. I have been so difficult for myself but happy to move forward. This year has been deep; deep in challenges and loss again. So I dug deeper into finding my way into God’s Word to seek his direction. And he has rewarded me. Now I soak up daily His Word and journal every day to penetrate the scriptures for each day. My daughters worry about the relationship I am in now and feel I have lost myself with excuses and justifying – this study has brought focus on the subject to give light to finding myself and the girl hidden inside. Thank you, Chrystal

    • Proverbs 31 Online Bible Studies Team says:

      Hi Tacy,
      Thank you for sharing your story, and it shows you have grown in the Lord, and on your way to finding the girl inside. We are so happy to hear that this study has helped you to dig deeper into His Word and journal for His direction. We pray that you will continue your success in taking steps to find the girl inside. That is a reason to CELEBRATE! May God continue to guide you.

  13. Celebrate, every day, because the joy of the Lord is my strength. Things and people may be difficult now, but my future is glorious.

    • Love that verse it’s one of my many go to sciptures.

    • Brenda Earley, P31 O-Team says:

      Thank you JoAn for reminding me “even though things or people may be difficult RIGHT NOW, I need to look to my future with expectation and hope.” It’s hard sometimes, in this life, but I know I need to remember this too!

      ~brenda

  14. I’m going to color scripture cards to give away. While I’m coloring, I worship God with praise and worship songs. I really like the hymns. Brings back memories from my girlhood church!! Loved those hymns.

    • Elaine Ledlow says:

      Yes those hymns bring back memories of my mother singing to keep us calm on road trips when we were younger.

    • Suzie Valla P31 O-Team says:

      Hi Rene,
      I love the hymns too, the way they put biblical truth into song it really is Scripture set to music! What a wonderful idea to color scripture cards to give to others as a way to encourage them. Hugs!

  15. Jeanne D'Amico says:

    I love the celebrate acronym…thanks for sharing… I need to celebrate mor in my life…💕🎶💖

    • Brenda Earley, P31 O-Team says:

      Oh Jeanne! So glad you liked it! It does help with the celebrating! We all need to do it more. 😉

      ~brenda

  16. Elaine Ledlow says:

    I lost 2 lbs and called my sister to share. It truly gives you a boost!

    • Proverbs 31 Online Bible Studies Team says:

      Woo hoo! That is a wonderful thing to celebrate. Sharing our accomplishments with others is so important to keep us on the right track. Blessings

  17. Jeanne D'Amico says:

    I love the acronym, for celebrate, I need to celebrate more in my life.. 🎶💖🎶

  18. Elaine Ledlow says:

    Brenda I Love the Celebrate nav will be making one for my fridge phone and bathroom mirror.

    • Brenda Earley, P31 O-Team says:

      Oh Elaine! Thank you so much for those words. It definitely needs to go somewhere we will read every day! That’s a great idea!

      ~brenda

  19. Crystal Berglund says:

    This book has helped me find me. I have already made changes that have helped my girl come alive again. I talk with God daily and celebrate the little blessings everyday.

    • Proverbs 31 Online Bible Studies Team says:

      We are so happy to hear how this study has blessed you. There are so many things, little and big, to celebrate each day. Our God is an awesome God! ☺

  20. I choose to celebrate the girl within me!

  21. Donna Morris says:

    I will celebrate the Girl within me by simply stopping and being still and thanking God for a new day. A new day for new beginnings.

    • I also have to take time and pause. One of my favorite scripture for this is be still and know that I am God.

      • Brenda Earley, P31 O-Team says:

        Noelle and Donna: Psalms 46:10 is my all-time fav verse! It has definitely helped me get through those “take time and pause” moments! Another one I love is “He makes all things new!” (Isaiah 43:18-19). Because that is exactly what He is doing through this study — making US, the girl within, new!

        ~brenda

  22. I boutght a sparkly glitter box for the personalized verses from the Bible Study. I love sparkly things!!

    • I been hearing alot lately about putting verse in boxe and jars I think I will have to do this.i used to have a spiral index cards and had verses on them.

  23. Christina Cunningham says:

    I’m developing a spiritual mentor to continue my road back and hold me accountable

  24. Melinda Marzan says:

    Going out to dinner with my bestie!!

  25. By rewarding myself with books that will help me grow up spiritually. Thank you for giving us this opportunity to win.

  26. Nancy Mitcho says:

    I will celebrate thr girl within me by being strong, strong in my faith ,trusting God, letting people help me. And embracing the gifts I’ve been given.

  27. Laura George says:

    Today I will celebrate the truth that my God sees me as worthy! I will celebrate the awesome gift of forgiveness that has been given to me through the precious blood of Jesus Christ! I am His masterpiece, a work in progress, and He delights in me!

    • Proverbs 31 Online Bible Studies Team says:

      Beautifully said Laura! We rejoice that you have found your worthiness as a daughter of God! God’s precious gifts of forgiveness, and redemption are certainly reasons to CELEBRATE!!! May God bless you as you continue on your journey to find the girl inside!

  28. I will celebrate finding me and remember to be thankful for the little things.

    • Brenda Earley, P31 O-Team says:

      Yes! Perfectly said: Celebrate finding YOU! And always remember to be “thankful for the little things” because the BIG things are just ahead!

      ~brenda

  29. Edalia Vega says:

    Good morning 🌞! I’m celebrating God’s creation within me, Life and to appreciate just the little things in life. I’m truly thankful…

  30. Misti Morningstar Lucente says:

    I will celebrate by noticing the good that God gives me every day!

  31. Debra Bardwell-Simic says:

    Living every moment, in the moment. Not letting anxiety diminish my life.

  32. Being so thankful to God for letting me spend my days with my grandchildren! This morning I will bring my 3 year old grandson to a playgroup at my church!! Praise all the leaders there, who run this morning as volunteers! A glorious day indeed!! ❤️

    • Proverbs 31 Online Bible Studies Team says:

      Hi Mady,
      What a wonderful blessing to spend time you your grandchildren. How true, praising God for the leaders and volunteers at the Playgroup at your church is certainly a reason for a CELEBRATION! The time and effort they give helps the little ones learn about Jesus and helps to develop their faith! May God bless you and your family!

  33. Julie Maclin says:

    I will celebrate by being kind to myself & utilizing daily affirmations.

  34. I will be more deliberate in my efforts to be grateful each day, focusing on one or two things. I will continue to grow cliser to Him.

    • Proverbs 31 Online Bible Studies Team says:

      Hi Robin,
      Having an attitude of gratitude helps us to CELEBRATE the blessings God gives to us each day. You are right in that it does draw us closer to Him! God’s Blessings to you!

  35. Yes by getting up with my alarm, giving the day to God, and spending time in prayer before the rest of the family wakes up!

  36. Mary Pochiba says:

    I have enjoyed this study so much. I was in a really dark place, stressed out, depressed and just over all falling down a deep dark tunnel. This Bible study has changed my life. I have a couple of friends who live in OK and CA who travelled with me on this journey. My good friend Holly sent me her extra copy of She’s still there and I can’t thank her enough. God knew I needed it while walking through this time on my life. I am so grateful for P31 ministries and for a God who knew just what I needed and held my hand all the way! He is so GOOD!

    • Proverbs 31 Online Bible Studies Team says:

      Hi Mary,
      God is so good! How wonderful that He led your friend to give you her extra copy of “She’s Still There”, so you could do the study just when you needed it the most in your life! We CELEBRATE and rejoice with you that through the book and God’s Word it has helped change your life! We also CELEBRATE the fact that you have a Sister Circle, that Chrystal talked about, to help encourage and support one another. We are so happy that P31 OBS played such a part in deepening your relationship with God, your kind words are an encouragement to the entire team. Hugs and Blessings to you and your friends!

  37. I will celebrate by going to the coffee shop and buying a special cup of coffee. Then go sit on my deck with a good book 📖 (She’s still there) and spending time with God. Taking it all in. Just being there. 😀🎉

  38. Nancy Lee Zimpleman says:

    This is a wonderful reminder to celebrate the little things. Too many of us have dusty China, packaged fancy napkins and that perfect candle that melts in the attic before we use it to celebrate the perfect occasion. Life should be a perfect occasion. Today I choose to celebrate my kids climbing into bed with me, my 2 year making sure Daddy kisses mama before he leaves and gettting out the door with yelling. Choose to celebrate today.

    • Proverbs 31 Online Bible Studies Team says:

      Hi Nancy,
      You are so right, we don’t need to wait for a special occasion to bring out the fancy china and napkins, every day is a gift from God, that is why they call it a present—and certainly a reason to CELEBRATE! How special that you are celebrating your family, they are indeed a blessing from God!!! 🙂 Hugs and Blessings to you and your family!

  39. While I do a chore around the house I celebrate I have a house to tidy, Kids to clean up after and a husband who comes home every day after work. I celebrate life in Christ and all the blessings He gives!

    • Proverbs 31 Online Bible Studies Team says:

      Hi Colleen,
      Love your plan of CELEBRATION! You are so right, we tend to forget all the things that God has blessed us with and sadly we take them for granted. How wonderful that you plan to CELEBRATE your life in Christ and all your blessings! We rejoice with you! 🙂

  40. I celebrating that I’m reaching that girl within me. Staying focused with my eyes forward toward my goals with God’s help, even on the days when it feels like I’m stuck. I will celebrate the small things as well as the big goals.

  41. Susan Kolb says:

    The celebration started when I was able to walk a little farther this morning! YEAH! And just because it is today, I am going to make a frozen coffee before I go to work and will celebrate with each sip! Tonight, we are using the china! Let the celebration begin! And why? Because I am loved by God!

    • Suzie Valla P31 O-Team says:

      Hi Susan,
      I can relate to what you are saying. I also walk for exercise, so being able to walk further is indeed a reason for a CELEBRATION! And what better way to kick the celebration up a notch than with a frozen coffee! Fantastic idea to bring out the china tonight—I’m with you in your CELEBRATION activities! 🙂 Being loved by God is the ultimate reason to CELEBRATE! I’m rejoicing with you Susan! Have a blessed day!

  42. I wil celebrate the girl in me by being thankful for His love for me .

  43. I love the book She’s Still There and the blog has been so encouraging just to hear from others on the journey together!

    • Proverbs 31 Online Bible Studies Team says:

      Hi Jennifer,
      We are so happy to hear that you loved the book! We pray that it will continue to help you grow in your relationship with God, as you continue to follow the path to uncover the girl inside. We are also happy to hear that you received encouragement from the Blog Community. It is indeed a blessing to learn, grow, and share together! Hugs and Blessings!

  44. Living Life and loving Jesus!!

  45. Ramona Ross says:

    I will celebrate the girl in me by showing others what God has doe for me through this study. I have grown so much in realizing that it is OK to still believe in the the girl in me and also be a woman of God, because without the girl there would not be a woman. And I want to share that with everyone I meet and know.

    • Proverbs 31 Online Bible Studies Team says:

      Hi Ramona,
      Thank you for your wonderful testimony. How exciting to hear that you plan to CELEBRATE by sharing your victory in Christ with others. May God bless you!

  46. Tori Kronholm says:

    I will celebrate by thanking God for a new day. Another chance to grow my relationship with him and be with my family.

  47. Christina says:

    Celebrate my life and all the ups and downs that come with it. Maybe going thru a storm but there is always His grace and a rainbow on the other side.

    • Proverbs 31 Online Bible Studies Team says:

      Hi Christina,
      Beautifully said! Our life may be filled with ups and downs, but knowing God is there to take us through it, and knowing He uses our experiences to help us grow, is a reason to CELEBRATE! Love your vision of a rainbow as a symbol for victory! Blessings to you!

  48. Christina says:

    I will CELEBRATE the girl within by continuing to include her in my everyday life little by little until I am finally truly living the life God meant for me to live. I know its a process and without keeping God in the middle, it isn’t even possible. Therefore, I will strive to seek Him daily and pursue a life that reflects His presence. I have loved this study and am not fully caught up but will persevere until I complete it entirely because I know it is worth it. Thank you all for the pleasure of sharing this journey and for all the encouragement and inspiration from everyone’s input. It has also made a huge difference to know how many sisters are out there that have similar struggles and that I am in fact not a failure because of those struggles. God bless you all beautiful women!! ❤

    • Proverbs 31 Online Bible Studies Team says:

      Hi Christina,
      Beautifully said my dear Sister-In-Christ! As you seek Him daily, we pray that God will continue to use what you’ve learned in the study, to follow the direction and plan He has for you. We are so happy to hear that the community has been an encouragement, inspiration, and blessing to you. As we all share our experiences on this journey together, it enables us to grow in our faith even deeper. CELEBRATING your girl within is certainly a way to finish strong, and we rejoice with you! May God Bless You!

  49. celebrating is a great part of our life it takes us away from our problems to focus on celebrating a milestone and allows us to see that during the trails there is light and God is faithful and just to see us through each problem, issue, concern we face. What an amazing God we serve!

  50. Lynn fincher says:

    Celebrate the life God has given me and be thankful for all He lets me do..#She’sStillThere

  51. Yelitza O. says:

    I will celebrate by being grateful for this very moment. By asking God to lead me into my purpose, that He has for me. And being present in the “right now” of my life. Living intentionally in all that I do! That’s how I will celebrate!

  52. I’m reaching deep inside my soul today and remembering that the trials I have faced in my life are always followed by reminders that I am never alone – God is using every situation in our life to conform us into what He wants for our good. In the depths of despair and hurt, God always come through with a blessing that I would not have experienced had I not gone through the trial. “Nothing” we go through is beyond the strong hold of God’s mercy, and He will make a way. So be happy, be bold, and in all things give Him glory! He will see you through anything, my sisters in Christ Jesus!!

    • Proverbs 31 Online Bible Studies Team says:

      Hi Amanda,
      Thank you for sharing your story. What a testimony: how even in your trials you felt God’s presence, and how God used these difficult experiences to transform you. How wonderful that you are giving Him the Glory in seeing you through your difficulties! You are an encouragement and inspiration to the community! We rejoice and CELEBRATE with you dear Sister-In-Christ!

  53. I really needed to hear that message today! I have fallen a bit behind in the study, so I don’t always read the blog posts as I have the delusion that I will eventually catch up in the study…but today I decided to read it. The Holy Spirit truly directed my actions because it was a message I needed to hear – probably for longer than I am willing to admit. Peace & Love everyone!

    • Proverbs 31 Online Bible Studies Team says:

      Hi Darcey,
      We are praying for a strong finish for you! We know with God’s strength and encouragement you can do it!!! 🙂

    • Brenda Earley, P31 O-Team says:

      Hey Darcey! I love when God guides us to the encouragement we need for the day! He truly thinks about US! Isn’t that amazing? So glad you were able to read the blog this morning. YOU have truly blessed me today!

      ~brenda

  54. Pamela Grady says:

    Today, l will celebrate by not looking at how much I’ve gone through but how much l have overcome!!!

  55. Enjoying the increase in my life the way God intended. Embracing the me God made me to be.

  56. Karen L. Goree says:

    I will celebrate my heartache and pain not in a negative way anymore, but as a new chapter in my life. To be able to start fresh.

  57. Debi Smith says:

    I will celebrate that God continues to heal me of this cancer. I woke up feeling a bit down this morning & even wrote in my journal that fear seeps in no matter how hard I try not to let it. But celebrating this moment is what it’s about for God is with me, healing me daily….what’s not to celebrate?! God’s got this!

    • Proverbs 31 Online Bible Studies Team says:

      Hi Debi,
      We are lifting you up in prayer for healing dear Sister-In-Christ. We also pray that God gives you not only His healing power, but also His strength, encouragement, love, and comfort. We rejoice and CELEBRATE that He loves you and is by your side! Hugs and Blessings!

    • Brenda Earley, P31 O-Team says:

      Oh Debi! Please know you are in my prayers as well! I will celebrate LIFE right along with you. God does have this — He’s got YOU in the palm of His hand and will not let go! Such promises!

      ~brenda

  58. I can’t begin to say much I appreciate all of you. What an inspiration you have been. Thank you so much for the daily “kick in the pants”

    • Brenda Earley, P31 O-Team says:

      Nannette: Thank you so much for these words! We truly appreciate and love our P31 OBSers! Believe me, this study was a “kick in the pants” for me too!!

      ~brenda

  59. This study has been truly amazing for me and the people around me have benefited as well. I’ve been told lately my smile has come out more, I look happy. I giggle inside and thank God for what He’s done in me. Instead of making a sarcastic remark for the compliments, I’ve said thank you with a smile.

    Today’s message is on point. I have so much to celebrate. God has been by my side through the bad even when I couldn’t see it. He has gotten me through it all and for the better.

    I plan to spend the evening with my daughter celebrating our successes.

    • Proverbs 31 Online Bible Studies Team says:

      Hi Sam!
      We are so happy you are applying what you’ve learned from this study, and we are rejoicing in the results that you are seeing! We are CELEBRATING your successes with you! Blessings to you!

  60. Michele Gurley says:

    I love this new-to-me idea of celebrating more & am going to be intentional about celebrating the little things! Thank you!

  61. Loving this study – so glad that Betty Bummer is coming around 🙂

  62. Karri Upchurch says:

    I have learned a lot about how to treat myself through this study

  63. oh my goodness this Bible study has taught me so much how to love myself and not feel so down cause I know I am a Masterpiece of God that’s how I found the girl within.

  64. BrendaThurman says:

    Good morning,
    I have loved this study. Brought back stuff I use to do, but got so caught up in being a wife, mother, mother in law and nana that I lost Brenda somewhere along the line. This book has been so helpful. I still don’t do things for myself, I know I should but I feel guilty if I do. Why? I don’ t why. Anyways I don’t know how I will celebrate this girl today, or if I will. like I said I always feel guilty.
    Have an awesome day everyone
    Your sister in Christ
    Brenda Thurman
    FROG

    • I use to be that way too Brenda, but take 1 step at a time think of 1 thing a week to do just for you. It will make you a better mom. Nana and wife. God loves you and wants you to be happy. Blessings to you.

    • Proverbs 31 Online Bible Studies Team says:

      Hi Brenda,
      We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the study. We pray you continue to learn, grow, and apply the teachings, as you continue your journey to find the girl inside. Hugs and Blessings!

    • Brenda Earley, P31 O-Team says:

      Hey to the “gal who shares my name”! I am so glad you were here with P31 OBS for this study! Do you know what? I am going to celebrate YOU being a part of #ShesStillThere! That’s worthy of celebration! Wanna join me?
      Praying for you,

      ~brenda

  65. Billie SIngleton says:

    I will celebrate the small victories in my life! I am doing this by recognizing and. Thanking the Lord for making me aware of small and big accomplishments and helping me overcome the obstacles in my way!
    Thank you Lord for this day and everyday! Amen

  66. Great Book! keep them coming! love doing the on line Bible studies!

  67. Bonnie Holmes says:

    I’m going to exercise, working on my weekly goal to get fit, then have breakfast and use the good dishes to celebrate the pretty things in life.

  68. This concept was a wake up call for me. I don’t really celebrate the small stuff, and it’s something I want to do more of. I thank God for this study and the things He’s shown me through it.

  69. Celebrating today the union of my daughter to her amazing man. We celebrate them starting there lives together I celebrate the strong caring loving woman she is… And how I have taught her to be.

  70. Beth Warren says:

    I have already started… I woke up, I went out side into a foggy start of day, but found fish happy for breakfast, flowers still bloing, and my beautiful Miss Shadow with me as she watched for squirrels to protect me from. These early morning times bring me a moment to celebrate and fill my heart with hope of more.

  71. Vickie Mullins says:

    Celebrating taking care of me… Today..

  72. This devotion is so good. 1st Thessalonians 5:18 tells us to give thanks in all things . So I want my perspective to be Celebrating small victories by giving thanks for the things the Lord sees me through. Or just the fact of His presence with me. I want to appreciate the wind that came along when I was so hot. Or the person holding the door for me. Also the person who lets my car in congested traffic. For the brochure I found just in time for me to enroll in the class. For the money to take the class. Many things all around us! Thank you again for this book and devotion.

    • Proverbs 31 Online Bible Studies Team says:

      Hi Yvonne,
      We are so happy to hear you enjoyed the book and the P31 OBS devotion. What a wonderful verse to meditate on regarding having an attitude of gratitude. When we look at life with an act of thanksgiving to our Lord, that gives us a whole new perspective on life; and that certainly provides a reason to CELEBRATE each and every day! God’s Blessing to you my dear Sister-In-Christ!

  73. Lawan Rivera says:

    I will celebrate me by taking a walk this morning and enjoy this beautiful cool weather that OK is having today!

  74. I will celebrate one beautiful lady–Me!!!

  75. I celebrated myself early this am with a cold brewed coffee from WAWA! It’s been a while since I’ve had coffee and I feel quite celebratory this morning!!! Giddy up, Eunice is just how I feel:) My name is Eunice:)

  76. By keeping this door propt wide open to the girl I know is still in there. She’s right there at the threshold ready to see all the wonders God has for her to see.

    • Proverbs 31 Online Bible Studies Team says:

      Hi Carol,
      We know that girl is still inside you, and she’s going to walk right through that door! We pray that God leads you and guides you into inviting her in and showing His plan and purpose for her. 🙂

  77. LAURA BAKER says:

    I will celebrate the “girl” in me by enjoying the beauty around me.

  78. I am do thankful for this journey, through this book with my friend. Growing in Jesus.

  79. I will celebrate by going for a walk and enjoying God’s creations!

  80. Kara Bridgers says:

    This book is so life-changing! Makes me want to find that girl within and set her free!

    • Proverbs 31 Online Bible Studies Team says:

      Hi Kara!
      We are so happy to hear that the book was life-changing. We pray it continues to help you on your journey to find the girl inside! The small victories you find along the way will certainly be a reason to CELEBRATE! Blessings to you!

  81. Karen Harding says:

    Special dinner with my sweetie!

  82. Colleen Mennen says:

    I think that finding the girl inside will be my celebration and I thank all involved in this study for helping me rediscover the girl within by providing the tools to begin and complete the search

  83. I will celebrate the “girl” in me by reminding myself on how far this girl has come. Its been 6 years that im clean and sober and i never really celebrated that. Iv never completly said to myself that im proud of myself. So yes im proud of the girl inside of me who has overcame so much and now has a personal relationship with my Lord and Savior. Thank you for OBS and all the amazing ladys who are also so inspiring and loving. Thank you for reminding me that its ok to take care of me and not just everyone else. I love you all

    • Proverbs 31 Online Bible Studies Team says:

      Hi Lydia!
      WOW! Thank you for your testimony! Being clean and sober for 6 years is definitely a reason to CELEBRATE and we rejoice with you–CONGRATULATIONS! We are happy to hear that P31 OBS has been a source of encouragement, love,and inspiration on your journey. Blessings, Love ad Hugs to you!

  84. Alison Wall says:

    I will celebrate today but fixing my hair nice and putting make up on today. I know that might sound silly but I am a low maintenance kind of girl. I wear make up only a couple days a week and it’s usually the bare minimum. I LOVE pulling my hair up and rarely fix it down but I love the way I feel when I take the time to do my hair and make up. I’m celebrating today!!

  85. Needed to hear this today!

    • Brenda Earley, P31 O-Team says:

      Thank you Heather! I’m glad it touched your heart. You decided to do this study, and God rewarded your efforts for doing #ShesStillThere! Thank YOU for being here! Continue to CELEBRATE the girl within!

      ~brenda

  86. Celebrating the inspiration I’ve received from this study! The timing and wisdom from Chrystal Evans Hurst couldn’t have been better. I plan to take action today in using my gifts to best serve God in any small ways I can! Thank you!

    • Proverbs 31 Online Bible Studies Team says:

      Hi Michelle,
      We are so happy to hear that Chrystal’s book has been an inspiration to use the gifts God has given you to serve Him. That is certainly a cause for CELEBRATION! 🙂

  87. Angela Huffman says:

    Today I choose to celebrate myself by believing I am capabale and worthy of all I set out to do! By knowing I was wonderfully made to be just who I am and that I can do all things brought Him. I will speak kind words to myself, not allowing the negative to deep into any area of my life and applauding myself in even the littlest accomplishments in my day!

  88. I started my day by dressing up for work (my work environment sweatshirts and jeans) celebrating the beautiful woman I Am

  89. Sarah Biggs says:

    I am celebrating the girl in me by embracing the small moments in my daily life instead of focusing on big moments in the future.

  90. I will celebrate by reflecting and keeping His joy alive in me. Special time outdoors enjoying His beautiful creation.

  91. Patricia St john says:

    I celebrate today because even though I’m running late to work, my Mom has Alzheimers, my sister told me she might lose her job, I know that God is in charge!!!!🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾

    • Proverbs 31 Online Bible Studies Team says:

      Hi Patricia,
      We have lifted your mom and sister up in prayer for each of their needs. We pray that your family experiences God’s encouragement, love, comfort, and hope.

  92. I am celebrating the girl within today as we celebrate my birthday,turning 53! I am also celebrating a return of my “self”, having spent a lot of time dealing with a chronic fungal infection and other health issues that affected my brain’s ability to function well. This book and Bible study has been a confirmation of things God has been telling me. Thank you for this encouragement to celebrate, as we have 4 active high schoolers still at home and it would be easier to just let it slide by.

    • Proverbs 31 Online Bible Studies Team says:

      Hi Diane!
      HAPPY BIRTHDAY dear Sister-In-Christ!!! That is certainly a reason to CELEBRATE! May God bless you on this special day and throughout the year! We pray that God provides His healing power for your health issues.

      We are happy to hear that the book and the Bible Study have been a help and encouragement to you as you deal with your busy life and those four active high school students! Hugs and Blessings!

  93. I will celebrate today by making myself a scripture box! and pulling out scripture to remind myself that God loves me and I’m precious to him and he has a plan for my life — and seeing his Word every day in front of me will give me joy in the journey!!

  94. I will celebrate by taking time for myself with God, remembering that He is in control and trusting Him to guide my life in the right direction.

  95. I will celebrate today by having an extra cup of coffee and getting my homework done as I work on taking classes to improve my job skills.

  96. Julie Overstreet says:

    WOW…..this is such an awesome study that I have received such a blessing from. It really “hit hone” for me.
    loved this today…..CELEBRATE…….CHOOSING EVERYDAY TO LIVE EXPERIENCING THE BEAUTY AND REMEMBERING TO APPROACH THESE ‘MOMENTS’ WITH EXPECTATION!!!!!! I want to thank the entire team at P31 for another awesome OBS. Each one has touched me in growing my Faith. Look forward to Thursday night BSL……love to all…..God Bless…..

    • Proverbs 31 Online Bible Studies Team says:

      Hi Julie!
      We are so happy to hear that this study has been such a blessing to you, and was something you really needed in your life! How wonderful that it has helped you to grow in your faith!-certainly a reason to CELEBRATE! It looks like it was God’s perfect timing led you to this study–another cause for CELEBRATION!

      Thank you so much for your kind comments regarding P31 OBS, your words are such an encouragement to the entire Team. We hope you enjoy Thursday’s BSL!! May God Bless you!

    • Brenda Earley, P31 O-Team says:

      I am especially thrilled you are CELEBRATING with us today! And thank you for these words of encouragement – they truly mean so much to us here at P31 OBS!

      ~brenda

  97. I love the idea of celebrating the small blessings along the way.
    I am celebrating today by relaxing and resting in the now; no looking to an uncertain future or a messed up past.

  98. Wow – love the anagram…….. I have printed it out to read every day. Still a little behind in the study
    but taking my time through each chapter. Thank you gals for this study.

    • Brenda Earley, P31 O-Team says:

      Thank you Margaret! We are so glad you were here with us during this #ShesStillThere study. Take your time and digest the words Chrystal Evans Hurst wrote. Truly inspiring! It is a book to continue to pull from our library! (for sure)

      ~brenda

  99. Melissa Fenderson says:

    I will celebrate the girl with me by bringing joy to someone else by an act of kindness or small gift!

  100. April Schwenn says:

    I have truly enjoyed reading She’s Still There. I have learned a lot and hope to start changing the things in my life that I need to. Thank you for doing this bible study and the tools you have given me. God bless everyone involved in putting this together and Chrystal for writing a wonderful book.

    • Proverbs 31 Online Bible Studies Team says:

      Hi April,
      We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed and learned a lot from, “She’s Still There”. We are glad it provided an encouragement for you to start making changes to your life.

      We appreciate your kind comments to P31 OBS and Chrystal, they are a definite encouragement to all of us! Our goal is to help women grow in their relationship with our Lord. Hugs and Blessings to you!

  101. Dawn Gunning says:

    I am celabrating today with a single serving of cheesecake, yum! This study has been so great, I really loved everything about it. The best thing about this study is that it keeps me in the Bible where I totally need to be. The way you (collectively) explain the Word is so eye opening. Thank you ladies for helping me to see the girl in me and that she is Worthy. It’s hard to believe, we only have 2 days after today.😥

    • Proverbs 31 Online Bible Studies Team says:

      Hi Dawn,
      What a delicious way to CELEBRATE!-YUM!! We are so happy to hear how much you loved the study! You are so right, there is no better way to grow than being in God’s Word! We are glad it’s been an encouragement and inspiration to you in helping to find the girl inside and learning that you are WORTHY and loved by God! Blessings to you!

  102. Lynn Bergel says:

    Loved the book so much; The Journey Church’s SISTERHOOD group is using it!

    • Proverbs 31 Online Bible Studies Team says:

      Hi Lynn,
      We are so happy to hear you loved the book and that The Journey Church’s SISTERHOOD group is using it! We pray that everyone will be blessed by the study, and it will help the participants to deepen their faith; and help them find the plan and purpose God has for each one of them!

  103. Today I am going to slow down and take some time for me. I also going to pay attention to my thoughts and correct the ones that are not so positive.

  104. I’m celebrating myself right now! I’m treating myself to a quiet lunch alone, at a very nice restaurant that I rarely visit, and reading the P31 blog! It feels good!

  105. Going to take a nap on this cloudy day and enjoy the quiet moment.

  106. Marilyn Bucci says:

    Yes,celebrating the small things make the big things not look so big!!!!!!

  107. I am going to celebrate my daughters by making each of them a scripture box. As they are going through life as adults I feel helpless many times to do anything but pray for them. This will be a reminder to them that God is always there for them (and Mom too!).

  108. I’m going to go eat dinner with my sister and take a nap when my kids nap today! I need some much needed rest! Oh, and a hot bath tonight!

  109. I am celebrating who I am by taking time to listen to gospel music all day at work, eat lunch and put my feet up for a few minutes and allow myself time to just “be” before I have to go back to doing my job.

    • Proverbs 31 Online Bible Studies Team says:

      Woohoo Vanessa! That’s a great little “recharge” to take for yourself. Enjoy!

  110. I’m refusing to get overwhelmed. I will be grateful and look at what I’ve accomplished so far and only do what is really a priority today.

  111. I am celebrating by going for a horseback ride – getting back to the girl I was! God’s furry little ones bring out the best in us.

  112. Margie Davis says:

    I’m goons not worry about the detours so much and try to roll with it

  113. Sonia Wild says:

    Thanks!

  114. Sherry J Wright says:

    I will celebrate the Girl within today by thanking God for bringing #P31OBS into my life and also this life changing Bible study…#Shesstillthere! Thanking Chrystal Evans Hurst for sharing her life and know we are not alone!!

    • Proverbs 31 Online Bible Studies Team says:

      Thank you Sherry! We’re glad you were here. Praying God continues to guide you as you embrace the message Chrystal wrote.

  115. I’m going to meet with a friend of the past that I haven’t seen socially in more than 25 years !

  116. Leanna Hagen says:

    I’m gonna celebrate the girl in me by eating my favorite dessert from my childhood, strawberry swirl ice cream in a cup (you eat it with a little wooden spoon)!!

  117. By appreciating the small accomplishments I make…even if it’s little things like getting one area of the house cleaned or completing a day’s workout…I should celebrate small victories.

  118. I will celebrate today by getting my hair done at the salon. I am long overdue.

  119. Denise Moyer says:

    I will take time to gather together with women of faith & learn & grow in this journey.
    I will Remember all that God has brought me through, He hasn’t failed me yet! I will look to the future with high expectations of what God has for me & how He is going to use me. I am His Masterpiece!

  120. Mary Tullila says:

    I’m going to celebrate how far I’ve come in getting thru suicide loss. It will not define me. It will not disrupt me. It will not destroy me. Isaiah 61:1-3.

    • Rose Hardin says:

      And Mary, you are a precious and well loved daughter of The King

    • Proverbs 31 Online Bible Studies Team says:

      Mary, we’re praying for you as you heal from this loss. God loves you, and will help you through this. Blessings on you today

  121. I’m going to celebrate today by praising God because he answered my prayers

    • Brenda Earley, P31 O-Team says:

      Yes Kim! That is the perfect reason to celebrate: HE does answer our prayers! Thank you … I truly needed this reminder today!

      ~brenda

  122. I will celebrate by writing down truths from God’s word and place them strategically around my environment

  123. Monsie Kirk says:

    I’m going to celebrate today by seeing that my glass is half full and not half empty. I want my cup to overflow in the Glory and Grace of God each day!!!

  124. Terilynn Knezek says:

    I will celebrate my success in my excercise journey to improve my health (ensuring I hit my steps targets and number of exercises sessions per week. Celebrating that I am enjoying it and look forward to walking outside and enjoying Gods masterpiece each day.

    I will enjoy some me time reading a book for pleasure

    • Proverbs 31 Online Bible Studies Team says:

      Terilynn, keep going girl. You have a lot to celebrate. And enjoy some reading time, too. Blessings!

  125. Desiree Flora says:

    My husband’s bringing pizza home for dinner. I celebrate no cooking tonight!!!!

  126. I am in a very good place in life right now because my very first grandchild was born in August 31st. Each day I get a picture of my beautiful, healthy, precious grandson and as I look at his picture I CELEBRATE his birth!! It is AMAZING how much love I have for him and I feel so VERY BLESSED. As I look at his face eyes, nose, hair and sometimes a new expression…I am overwhelmed with total joy and thankfulness! Thank you God for this precious gift I have been praying for….for years!! 🙌🏻💜✝️🙌🏻

    • Proverbs 31 Online Bible Studies Team says:

      Michelle, celebrate loud and long for this precious little life. Grandchildren can be such a blessing. God is Good. Blessings!

  127. I’m going to celebrate that fact that although life is hard, God deemed me worthy enough for me to get up this morning. I have a job, a roof over my head and food to eat. I’m also celebrating good friends who have stepped up to help me since my husband passed away.

    • Proverbs 31 Online Bible Studies Team says:

      Madeline, we are so glad you have friends helping you at this sorrowful time. You do have a lot to be thankful for. Blessings!

  128. Sing loudly to the radio and maybe even dance!

  129. Lois Sanders says:

    I will celebrate with singing and dancing. Praise the Lord.

    • Proverbs 31 Online Bible Studies Team says:

      Lois, can we join you in song and dance. Sounds like a good celebration to us. We love to praise the Lord. Blessings!

  130. Patricia Jaracz says:

    By not demanding I be someone I’m not meant to be!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  131. Linda Ross says:

    I am going to celebrate by passing on what I am learning. I think this such a good place to start !! I am so thankful for this study. I will never be the same again and am looking forward to leading this study at my church.

    • Proverbs 31 Online Bible Studies Team says:

      Linda, what a great way to celebrate. Passing on what you have learned to others is so rewarding. We are thankful the study has made an impact on your life. Blessings!

  132. Valerie Dixon says:

    I will celebrate by passing one part of the 3 parts I must pass. Icecream it shall be. Go me, you are victorious..

  133. It’s my 37th anniversary with my hubby. So we went out to eat and wine tasting. Just a great day even in the rain!!

    • Proverbs 31 Online Bible Studies Team says:

      Janet, Happy Anniversary! Getting out to eat can be so much fun and add wine tasting to that. Sorry it rained, but it sounds like you made the best of that. Blessings!

  134. Lisa Powell says:

    I’m going to celebrate by keeping a balance between work and home and making time for me and spending quality time with my family. Life is short and I need to cherish every second God has given me. God is GREAT!!!!

    • Proverbs 31 Online Bible Studies Team says:

      Lisa, what a great answer. God is so very great and He will help you to find that perfect balance. Blessings!

  135. Rose Hardin says:

    I am celebrating by easing up on myself and saying no to that extra commitment so I can get some much needed rest

    • Proverbs 31 Online Bible Studies Team says:

      Rose, good thing to celebrate! Rest is always a great thing. And being hard on yourself is not good in the long run. Blessings!

  136. I will celebrate the girl within me by choosing and thinking joy which is not an easy thing for me to do.

  137. I will ease up by realizing how far I’ve come dealing with anxiety! God is good!!

  138. Celebrate at least one thing from each day. Take time to find something to celebrate 😊

  139. I have celebrated her by listening to her. Listening carefully with my ears, heart and spirit….I am learning her voice. I celebrated her for all of the hard work she’s done to energize, support and make me brave…. I spent time journaling my appreciation and worked on a collage to define her…..

    • Proverbs 31 Online Bible Studies Team says:

      That’s wonderful work Kimberly 🙂 Blessings on you as you continue your journey finding your girl again 🙂

  140. I celebrate the fact that I now work in a low stress job that I love. I celebrate that I have found the girl within and she is on the comeback. She fought her way out from the bondage is finally free to be her! Praise the Lord for answered prayer, Chrystal and P31 and the OBS team!

  141. Sonia Wild says:

    Just celebrate by being “YOU”!

  142. I got out a sewing project that has been on hold and took some “me” time and worked on it! I love days I can use the talents that God have me and be creative.

    • Proverbs 31 Online Bible Studies Team says:

      Hi Barbara,
      What a wonderful way to CELEBRATE, using the gifts and creative talent that God gave you. And doing some “me time” is a great way to celebrate the victories and get refreshed and renewed! Blessings!

  143. How will YOU celebrate “the girl within” TODAY?
    I’m going to buy a piece of inexpensive jewelry. Also, take time to color in my adult coloring book.

  144. I am going to celebrate by going on a mountain retreat and do what I want to do….sleep….read…watch movies…..and most of all spend time with my Jesus!😄❤

    • Proverbs 31 Online Bible Studies Team says:

      That sounds wonderful Otilia. What a wonderful way to refresh your soul. Thank you for sharing with us today! 🙂

  145. Finally cashing in on the masssge I was sweetly gifted last semester by my Secret Sister in PWOC. Getting a babysitter and having a couple hrs for ME. Wahoo!🙂 Praying it encourages my hurting discouraged spirit from the events of these past few months.💚🙏

    • Proverbs 31 Online Bible Studies Team says:

      What a terrific way to celebrate Miranda! Enjoy your ME time and may God refresh your spirit as only He can do. Blessings.

  146. NancyTops says:

    I am celebrating already in a fasting and prayer – Thanks giving for who God is in my life. I enjoyed the series 1 – 6 and knowing more of the girl in me. Tonight will celebrate Dinner with a friend Pastor and my family. Glory to God !!! Celebrate Jesus Celebrate dododod dooo sing with me!

    • Proverbs 31 Online Bible Studies Team says:

      Hi Nancy!
      What a wonderful way to CELEBRATE by fasting, prayer, and giving thanks to God! And how fun, to celebrate with a friend Pastor and family with a nice dinner! Yes, let us give God the Glory and shout AMEN!

  147. By preparing my grandchildren’s favorite meal because they matter!!

    • Proverbs 31 Online Bible Studies Team says:

      Hi Pansy,
      Doing something for the ones we love is a great way to CELEBRATE! 🙂

  148. Ce-le-bration time come on let’s Celebrate (sorry, I did say I could burst into song with a word lol). Music

  149. Janet Wallace says:

    I have spent the last 3 1/2 days with my niece and her daughter. I am not use to having a child around that much and sometimes the niece is a child to take care of. But I did so celebrate having them and today as they leave, I will probably celebrate a little too. Ready for normal again–or sometime close to it.

    • Proverbs 31 Online Bible Studies Team says:

      Hi Janet,
      Even having family to celebrate with is cause for a CELEBRATION. Happy to hear that you did enjoy having your niece and your daughter spend some time with you, but I understand it’s sometimes nice to return back to your normal routine too. Have a blessed day!

  150. Celebrate to me goes right along with being GRATEFUL – if we are focused on seeing what we can be grateful for, celebrating goes right with it! Love the anagram- going to do that as an inspiration piece for my home

    • Proverbs 31 Online Bible Studies Team says:

      Beautiful Charlene! 🙂 What a great thing to do to remind us to be grateful and celebrate 🙂

  151. Kinika Lloyd says:

    Continue to serve, trust, and believe Gods promises while walking in faith.

  152. I will celebrate the girl within me today by thanking God for another day and my children. I am truly blessed and this study has helped me see that. My celebration today will be of Life, love, forgiveness and the ability to make a difference in this world. #GODISGOOD

  153. Sarah Liddy says:

    I took time out of my morning (Wednesday) to play cards with a friend of mine. It had been awhile even though I lost it was great to spend time with her. To celebrate today (Thursday) I read with my son and we went to the local resource center and played together. I love when we have great days together.

  154. Christy G. says:

    I choose to celebrate her by continuing to focus on growing spiritually, and continuing to ask God who He wants me to be and what He wants me to do. I believe part of that is continuing to grow my business, so am focusing on that right now. And praying every day that He will guide me to what He wants me to do and how He wants me to do it.

  155. I am celebrating by taking a walk outside in the early morning breeze and having a healthier breakfast to start the day. I am also celebrating through reading and discussing what we’ve been learning.

  156. Beth Williams says:

    I will celebrate by remembering that I am a smart person living out God’s plan for my life. My focus will be on becoming a spiritually mature Christian with lots of verses memorized.

    Blessings 🙂

  157. marney hamilton says:

    LOVE LOVE LOVE C.e.l.e.b.r.a.t.e.!! So thankful for God’s grace daily!!

  158. Celebrating God’s grace and mercy with everyone I pass and meet today. Letting God refresh me and renew me.
    To be thankful and humble for the gifts and talents He has given me which makes me uniquely loved by Him and to use my gifts and talents to help others.

  159. Bethany Swartz says:

    Looks like another great book! ❤❤

  160. Estalee Nightingale says:

    I just wanted to thank everyone who put this Bible study together. I really enjoy Ms. Hurst’s book and everyone of her speeches. She is remarkable. I will be ready for our next study. I am looking forward to it.

  161. It’s a rainy day here, good for a warm cup of tea, books and blankets, I finishing up my chores and going to take the afternoon to read my bible and journal and pray and listen to worship music. A day a calm and peace. Taking time for myself. ✝️💟☮️

  162. Taking care of myself and not giving in to discouragement!

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