Repeat, Repeat, Repeat

“Me, Myself, and Lies” Study Leader, Trish Cordell | Proverbs 31 Online Bible Studies | #NoMoreLies #P31OBSOh my goodness, we made it through Week 2! Way to hang in there, OBSers. High five!

Thank you for being so honest in sharing about the lies that have taken up space in your thought closets. Admitting that yucky stuff out loud is hard! So … how are you doing with it?

For me, working through the yuck can seem daunting. The lies I’ve told myself for years need a complete Truth washing. And that’s probably not going to happen overnight!

It’s kind of like washing our hair. We all know shampoo is for washing the dirt and grime out of our hair, but have you ever noticed the instructions on a bottle of shampoo? In case you haven’t, they typically say to, “Lather, rinse, REPEAT.” Yes, sometimes it’s necessary to repeat the process of “washing” until all the dirt is gone.

One of my favorite Bible verses to remind me of this “repeat washing” process is our verse from last week, Romans 12:2 (NIV):

Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.”

Romans 12:2b (NIV) “Be transformed by the renewing of your mind.” | Proverbs 31 Online Bible Studies | Week 1 Verse | #NoMoreLies #P31OBS

This was the first verse I memorized. But, I have to admit, it was not an easy thing for me.

It took several days of repeating this Truth, over and over. And just when I thought I knew it, when I’d try to say it out loud, pieces were gone. So back into my Bible I went, starting the process of repeating again.

Can you say frustrating? But, so worth it, too!

So I have to ask, have you checked out the “sneak peeks” into Jennifer’s friends’ thought closets at the end of each chapter? I’ve found great comfort from the conversation Jennifer had with her good friend, Pasty Clairmont, in Chapter 3. During the conversation, Pasty passes along this little nugget: 

“Refuse the lies. Replace with good. Repeat for as long as it takes.”  

There it is again — REPEAT! For how long?  As. Long. As. It. Takes. 

Replacing the lies with the good will take time. And that’s okay! So when we find those same lies creeping back in, let’s add a fourth “R” to those three R’s Jennifer shared with us in Monday’s video: Recognize the lie, Refuse it, Replace it with Truth … and Repeat, repeat, repeat, for as long as it takes!

I’ve enjoyed being with y’all this week! Next week, the amazing Angela Diemer will be back to lead you! I just love her, and I know you will too.

Let’s Chat:

Now that we’ve made it through Week 2, I’d love to know your favorite part about the study from this week! Did you have an AHA moment? The way Jennifer told us about the woman with the bleeding issue in Chapter 4 took that Bible story to a whole new level for me!

Don’t leave a girl hanging, let’s hear yours below! 🙂

See you there,

~Trish

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Pursuing Wisdom & Truth {Week 2 Bible Study}

“Me, Myself, and Lies” Study Leader Trish Cordell | Proverbs 31 Online Bible Studies | #NoMoreLies #P31OBSWooo-Hoo! It’s Bible Study time!

Hey y’all, can I share a little secret? I didn’t think I’d ever get excited over the word study, let alone, Bible study.

I still remember the first time someone said, “Hey Trish, let’s go to Bible study.” I was like, “What?” … Insert deer in headlights look … “Umm, no thanks, I think I need to vacuum tonight.”

Truth was, I was intimidated by the others I “knew” would know more than I did. I was embarrassed, and believed I wasn’t smart enough. I feared I’d look stupid …  All lies!

I’m so thankful for my friends who helped me overcome my fears and showed me just how beautiful Bible study can be. And now I can’t help but pass that love of “study” to you!

Y’all, we’ve never been more connected to free resources than we are today. And that’s why I’m so excited for this week’s Bible study! In it, Melissa Taylor highlights Chapters 3 and 4 from Me, Myself, and Lies. Plus, she shows us how to do a “Keyword Search.” That’s just a practical way of finding what you need to know with ease. And who doesn’t like that?  

So, are you ready for Bible study? This girl is!

Join us on the blog for a FREE downloadable/printable Bible Study PDF to help you dig deeper into Week 2 of our "Me, Myself, & Lies" online Bible study. #NoMoreLies #P31OBS

If you haven’t already, you can still download your copy and get started on the sections labeled for Week 2, by clicking the button below.

Let’s Chat:

Sometimes I can get overwhelmed with all the information I’m learning. Can you say
brain overload? When that happens, I need to step away and regroup. One of my
favorite things to do is take a walk with my dog and listen to worship music.

How about you? What’s a favorite way for you to regroup after you’ve taken your
learning to another level?

Looking forward to learning how you regroup!

~Trish

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Choosing & Speaking Truth {Week 2}

“Me, Myself, and Lies” Study Leader, Trish Cordell | Proverbs 31 Online Bible Studies | #NoMoreLies #P31OBSHappy Monday OBSers, and welcome to Week 2 of Me, Myself, and Lies. I’m Trish, and I’m excited to be back this week, and even more excited to kick some lies to the curb. How about you?

I have to say, choosing to speak Truth to myself is hard. I never realized how many “lies” I speak to myself on a daily basis. Like a bazillion of them!

HA! OK, not a bazillion. But way more than I thought. And after reading many of your comments from last week, I know I’m not alone in this battle.

But y’all, we were made for more! So can you say this with me: #NoMoreLies … Whew. That already makes me feel better! I hope it does you too! 🙂

Alright, let’s begin this week with a video! I love OBS videos! Today, author Jennifer Rothschild joins OBS Content Coordinator Kendra Schwarz. Let’s learn about the “three R’s” and how they help us gain wisdom AND guide our mouths!  

Want to watch with closed captioning? Click here for instructions.

If you can’t view the video above, click here to watch on YouTube.

How insightful was that? I’m sure I’ll be watching it again! So many practical ways to take control of our thought closets. I love the part where Jennifer states God’s not stingy about giving us wisdom. Hallelujah! I sure can use more of that!

And to help us remember why we want to ask for wisdom, we have our Verse of the Week, Proverbs 16:23!

“A wise man’s heart guides his mouth, and his lips promote instruction.”

Proverbs 16:23 (NIV84) | "A wise man's heart guides his mouth, and his lips promote instruction." | Proverbs 31 Online Bible Studies | Week 2 Verse | #NoMoreLies #P31OBS

I don’t know about you, but I want to be a wise woman who lets Truth sink deep into her heart. So I’m going to be on the lookout for those “wisdom-growing” truths this week! Will you join me?

Alright #NoMoreLies OBSers, we have a great week planned. And your Study Companion has everything needed to help you plan each day. If you haven’t downloaded yours yet, it’s right here:

Also, here’s our Bible study download in case you still need it. This week we’re beginning the Week 2 sections. You can start any time! I’ll be back with you Wednesday, to dig into it with you!

Lastly, if you’re still waiting on your book, you can download the first 3 chapters of Me, Myself, and Lies here.

Let’s Chat:

In the video, Jennifer shares how she’s been a “terrible name caller.” I can relate to that, too. I’ve called myself names not even thinking about what I was saying. They just rolled right off my tongue. But, Jennifer gives us a battle plan to help shut the door to those negative thoughts:

The three R’s — Recognize, Refuse and Replace

I know I find it hard to Refuse the “lie.” That’s the one “R” I want to work on this week. What’s the most difficult “R” for you? What can you do to shut the door on your negative thoughts?

Can’t wait to read your comments!

~Trish

 

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The Whole Enchilada {Week 1 Bible Study}

“Me, Myself, and Lies” Study Leader, Trish Cordell | Proverbs 31 Online Bible Studies | #NoMoreLies #P31OBSHey there, everyone!  My name is Trish Cordell, and I’m excited to be one of your study leaders this summer. I just have to tell you, I’m so happy you’re here! This study couldn’t come at a more perfect time! Don’t you agree?

Not only am I happy you’re joining us, I can’t wait for y’all to see what we have for you!

If you’re like me, when you have a meal, you don’t want pieces and parts, you want the whole enchilada! And that’s what we have for you every Wednesday this study.

OK, it’s not really an enchilada, but it’s something even better!

We have an amazing, downloadable/printable Bible study, penned by our very own Melissa Taylor and Sarah Travis, to help us dig further into God’s Truth and enhance our Me, Myself, and Lies OBS.

Join us on the blog for a FREE downloadable/printable Bible Study PDF to help you dig deeper into Week 1 of our "Me, Myself, & Lies" online Bible study. #NoMoreLies #P31OBS

In this week’s portion of the Bible study, Melissa helps us learn how to look at whole Bible verses to better understand the “big picture,” and Sarah teaches us Bible study skills on cross-referencing.

Don’t be scared! These are both easier than you think! And so beneficial for replacing lies with truth, too. So who’s ready to dig in? My hand is raised!

In case you missed the Bible study download in Monday’s post, you can still get yours and get started by clicking the button below. Please note: The download includes the entire Bible study for all five weeks of study, but this week we’re only working on the sections labeled for Week 1. 

And in case you’re still waiting on your Me, Myself, and Lies book, no worries! You can download the first 3 chapters here. Happy Bible study day 🙂

Let’s Chat:

One of my favorite things about our Bible studies is getting to know our OBSers! In this week’s Bible study, Sarah shares how she uses the ESV (English Standard Version) of the Bible when she digs into God’s Truth! I love my NLT (New Living Translation) Bible. Now it’s your turn! What version do you use? Can’t wait to connect with you in the comments!

~Trish

 

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Let’s Pack Our Study Bags!

“Me, Myself, & Lies” Study Leader, Trish Cordell | Proverbs 31 Online Bible Studies | #NoMoreLies #P31OBS

Hey there OBSers, I’m Trish Cordell, one of your summer study leaders! Since this is our first time connecting for the study, I thought I’d share a summer-related fun fact about myself so we could begin getting to know one another.

I’m not a beach girl. Nope. I’m more of a mountain lake, running stream, show-me-the-waterfalls kind of gal. And my least favorite thing about the beach? The sand. Y’all, sand gets into Every. Single. Unwanted. Place.

Do you know what else gets into unwanted places? The lies we tell ourselves. Yep. They get into all those nooks and crannies too, and we need to be equipped to rid ourselves of them.

Let’s begin this equipping process by packing our summer study bags! Just like there are certain “must-haves” for every gal’s beach bag, there are a few essentials we recommend for each OBSer’s study bag! So, let’s see what those items are, shall we?

Essential Study Item #1:
First thing needed to pack in your bag is our P31 OBS Blog. That’s where the study takes place, and where you’ll get to know and connect with our amazing community. Once you’re signed up for the study, you’ll get each new study blog sent right to your email. Sweet, right?

Essential Study Item #2:
Don’t forget to toss in a Me, Myself, and Lies book! Don’t have yours yet? Don’t sweat it! You can purchase the book here. And … just in case you’re still waiting for your book to arrive when we begin the study on June 12, click here to download the first 3 chapters absolutely free!

Essential Study Item #3:
Make sure you pack your Bible or a Bible app — or web sites like BibleStudyTools.com and BibleGateway.com. Just like SPF keeps us protected from the harsh rays of the sun, we’re going to apply Truth to ward off those lies!

Essential Study Item #4:
Not sure how things work or what to expect? That’s OK! In the download below, we have a printable Study Companion that’ll help you navigate through each day. Packed inside, you’ll find a daily suggested schedule, the Verse of the Week (VOW), fantastic freebies and all the optional fun happenings planned for each week! Stay tuned for another blog THIS Friday to learn about those fun options from our other leader this study, Angie Diemer. I know she can’t wait to meet you, too!  

 

Let’s Chat:

I shared with you all a summer-related fact about me: I’m not a fan of the beach. But what I didn’t share is I also tell myself the lie, “I don’t fit in there, I’m not the ‘right’ body size.” And y’all, I love the water, but I can’t tell you the last time I went swimming. It’s time to crush that lie! Who else is ready to crush a lie? I would love to know …

  • One summer-related fun fact about you
  • One lie you’re ready to crush

Let’s meet in the comments to get to know and encourage one another, and begin crushing those lies!

~Trish

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