You Are Not Alone

“She's Still There” Study Leader, Stacy Lowe | Proverbs 31 Online Bible Studies | #ShesStillThere #P31OBSHey there, OBS gals! In case we haven’t met yet, my name is Stacy Lowe and I am over the moon excited to be one of your study leaders for our newest OBS, Worthy, based on the book She’s Still There by Chrystal Evans Hurst.

When I first joined OBS in 2013, I thought I was just going to get a Bible study in an online format. Little did I know that I was about to get that and SO. MUCH. MORE! What I found here was a COMMUNITY of women from all over the world gathered together to learn, grow and encourage one another along the way.

That community, y’all? It’s STILL here and remains one of my absolute FAVORITE things about OBS! Whether it’s in the comment section here on the blog, in an OBS event like Bible Study LIVE, or over on our various social media outlets, there is always someone around to connect with.

In other words — You’re not in this alone!

While non-OBSers may not understand the real life connections that can be found here, I am living proof. In fact, some of my very best friends in life are gals I met through OBS! Here is a picture from earlier this year when a few of us went on a road trip to meet up for some hang out time and a good old fashioned slumber party:

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Pretty cool, right?

And while our community being scattered all over the world makes most face-to-face meetings a distant dream, we still get to gather here together and walk this journey hand-in-hand.

If community like that sounds like something you would like to be a part of (and we hope you do!), just click here to join in if you haven’t already, then think about who you can invite to do the study with you and share this post with her. Our study doesn’t begin until September 5, so you still have time, and as you can see, distance truly doesn’t matter!

So grab a friend, grab a book, then grab a seat and make yourself at home. This is YOUR community, y’all, and as with anything in life, you’ll get out of it what you put into it, so let’s commit to making it a great one!

~ Stacy

P.S. Still have some questions about how it all works? We’ve got your answers right here, so check it out!

Let’s Chat:

Where will you be joining this study from and who have or can you invite to be a part of this OBS community with you?

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Why This Study Is For Every Girl

"She's Still There" Study Hosts, Kendra and Melissa | Proverbs 31 Online Bible Studies | #ShesStillThere #P31OBSWe don’t get to say this about every book we read here at P31 OBS, but we think this one is for every girl! That’s right, we said every girl. Why? Because at some point we all struggle with feeling worthy.

Hi, I’m Kendra and today Melissa and I are both going to give you our honest opinions of the book, She’s Still There by Chrystal Evans Hurst.

First, we’ll hear from Melissa:

“She's Still There” Study Host, Melissa Taylor | Proverbs 31 Online Bible Studies | #ShesStillThere #P31OBSI read this book before it was ever printed and I was captivated from the very start. I don’t know that I’ve read another author who is so honest.

Often while reading I was caught off guard. Chrystal is the real deal, a fierce woman who will speak her mind and open your eyes to the greatness God has for you. She’s brave. She’s courageous. And she shows us that with God, we don’t have to settle in life. It’s never too late to make ours a life we love.

Side note: When I gave this book to our OBS Review Team, it was unanimous. They all agreed that this was needed and necessary for every woman. And so, here we are.

And now a word from Kendra:

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When the author of a book pulls you aside and says, “I heard you didn’t like the first part of my book…” you immediately start sweating. This actually happened to me when I met Chrystal Evans Hurst.

Let me explain. Part 1 of She’s Still There is about how we tend to lose ourselves. Depending on unwanted situations, tough decisions, and propositions, we lose the hopes and dreams we once had. For me, as a 25-year-old, I felt like I hadn’t lost that girl in me… yet. But hold on just a minute! I am so glad I kept reading! 

As I continued, I realized that although I might not have lost that girl yet, I need to protect her from ever getting lost. The rest of the book taught me I could develop in ways I never imagined. That God has plans for me that I’ve yet to see and I want to make godly and right choices so that will happen. In the end, this book rocked my world. So much so that I read Part 2 – Part 6 in ONE DAY.

This book is for you. It’s for the 25-year-old that still feels hopeful for the future. It’s for the young mom who might feel like life is centered around her kids and her dreams have taken a back seat. It’s for the ladies who need to remember that they are worth fighting for. It’s for all of us who need a little encouragement from a sister-friend like Chrystal, who points us to God’s Word for the truth about who we are. It’s for those of us who need to remember that we are worthy.

If you haven’t signed up already, we want to invite you to join us for Worthy, an online Bible study based on the book She’s Still There by Chrystal Evan Hurst. The study begins September 5 and you can sign up here today!

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The Dreamer I Used to Be

“She's Still There” Study Leader, Stacy Lowe | Proverbs 31 Online Bible Studies | #ShesStillThere #P31OBSHey, y’all! I’m Stacy Lowe, one of your study leaders for Worthy: An Online Bible Study based on She’s Still There by Chrystal Evans Hurst.

As a little girl, I used to tell anyone who would listen that I was going to be a pediatrician when I grew up. It wasn’t just a possibility in my mind — it was for sure going to happen.

That’s how 4-year-old me felt. And 5-year-old me. And 6 and 7 and 8-year-old me. It wasn’t until somewhere around middle school that I realized science was not my thing, making doctoring a pretty poor career choice. Teaching then became my new future.

But I didn’t grow up to be a teacher either. Or anything else I really dreamed of as a youngster. In fact, my life today looks nothing like I imagined it would so long ago. … Maybe that’s true for you, too?

While there are a number of reasons little-girl dreams don’t always pan out into adult-size reality, what about the dreamer who dreamed them? Where is she? Does she still have some dreaming left to do, or is it too late?

All those questions are running through my mind and THAT is why I’m so fired up for our next Online Bible Study!

Worthy, beginning September 5, is a 6-week journey through She’s Still There by Chrystal Evans Hurst. Through the book, discussion, and Bible study, we’ll begin to rediscover our value and purpose, and learn more about the woman each of us was always meant to be!

I don’t know about you, but that gets me EXCITED and I want to invite you along!

The next Proverbs 31 Online Bible study is “Worthy” an online Bible study based on the book, “She’s Still There" by Chrystal Evans Hurst! Study starts September 5. Learn more and sign up here --> http://www.proverbs31.org/online-bible-studies/ #ShesStillThere #P31OBS

If you’ve already signed up — WELCOME! If you haven’t yet, what are you waiting for? You can sign up for free right here, then purchase your book here and you’ll be all set to go! And if you’re new to P31 OBS and have questions, you can learn more here!

This is going to be one of those journeys you won’t soon forget, y’all, and I hope you’ll join us!

See you in September!
Stacy

Let’s Chat:

Has your life turned out the way you always imagined it would? Are you ready to rediscover your purpose and passion?

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He’s Not Finished With Us Yet

“Me, Myself, and Lies” Study Leader, Melissa Taylor | Proverbs 31 Online Bible Studies | #NoMoreLies #P31OBSQuestion: Are you the woman you want to be? This question makes me stop and think a bit. But, I have good news. Together we can become women we’ve always wanted to be.

Think back to who you were when you were younger. What were your dreams? What were you hoping for? Were you full of excitement and expectation of all this life would offer you? I’ve come to find that as we get older, we tend to lose a part of us. Not intentionally but through different trials, life circumstances and situations.

Our next Online Bible Study, Worthy, is a study based on the newly released book She’s Still There: Rescuing the Girl in You by Chrystal Evans Hurst! We’re going on a journey to find direction, purpose and most importantly, we’re going to find hope. Hope in God’s Word knowing He’s not finished with us yet.

And that journey begins September 5. Y’all. It’s going to be so good. Through this study you will:

  • Recognize the woman you were meant to be as you set out on a journey to find direction, purpose and true satisfaction.
  • Realize how valuable you are, regardless of where you are in life, as you receive the encouragement you need to pursue your passions.
  • Find the hope and answers you’re looking for as you learn how to study God’s Word in a meaningful and personal way.

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So, will you join me? I hope you say yes and click here to register! I don’t want to do it alone and I think it’s going to be one for the books.

Okay, friend. Rest up, enjoy the rest of your summer and I’ll see you right here on September 5.

Blessings,
Melissa

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Will you be joining us for our next Online Bible Study? Leave a comment below and let us know!

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