I Love Proverbs 31 Ministries!

One of the things I love best about my job at Proverbs 31 Ministries is getting to see first hand the work God does in transforming lives through this ministry. It’s absolutely crazy amazing. And it happens everyday. Check out this video~

Join us on the front lines! from Proverbs 31 Ministries on Vimeo.

I love that video so much because I can relate. I was once, and really still am, a woman who receives much from Proverbs 31 Ministries.

It was eighteen years ago when I first learned about Proverbs 31. My 2nd child had just been born and even though I had a wonderful family and friends, I was lonely. I felt very inadequate as a wife and mom. Proverbs 31 Ministries became my mentor in walking with me daily, guiding and teaching me what a personal relationship with Jesus looked like. I learned how to bring my faith to life for myself and in the lives of my family. I can’t believe I get to be a part of that today. Not only do I work at Proverbs 31 Ministries, but I’m also a monthly partner. I don’t have to give money to this ministry, I GET TO give money to this ministry. And by doing so, I’ve become a small part of bringing God’s peace, purpose, and perspective to the lives of women all across the world. Proverbs 31 Ministries changed my life. My family and I will forever be grateful to God and P31.

Maybe you too have been blessed by Proverbs 31 Ministries.  If so, would you consider joining us? Below are ways you can be a part of all God is doing through P31.

1. Prayer. This is the best thing anyone can do for our ministry. Would you pray for Proverbs 31 Ministries?

  • Pray right now.
  • Pray once a week. (Hey, that’s 52 times a year!)
  • Pray daily.

2. Giving. We are able to do what we do at Proverbs 31 because of the financial gifts God has provided through people like you.  No amount is too small or too big. One dollar helps! When I look at what this community did through Dove’s Nest during our Yes to God study (you all gave over $28,000!!!) all through the combination of small and large gifts, I am still blown away! Never underestimate what God can do through our gifts. Online Bible Studies are possible for FREE to all of us because there are people out there giving to financially support this ministry!

3. Volunteer.

  • Do you live in the Charlotte, NC area?  We need regular volunteers we can count on. Email nicki@proverbs31.org if you can help!

4. Encourage. Ministry can be difficult at times. Our office is always grateful when we hear from our P31 community.

  • Send a card to the P31 office. 630 Team Rd. Suite 100, Charlotte, NC  28105
  • Email a prayer to the P31 office. prayer@proverbs31.org
  • Let us know how P31 has impacted your life. Click here to tell us your story.

 

Thank you so much for being a part of this OBS community. I love y’all dearly!

Here in the United States we are celebrating Thanksgiving this week. One of the things I’m most thankful for is you. That’s the truth.

Thank you so much for your support! We need you and we truly love our community of women from all over the world. You are a big blessing to me personally and to our entire team and staff.

 

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SLL Week 12, Day 5~ Study Wrap Up

Twelve weeks ago, we began this journey to Stressed-Less Living. Some of us living crazy, chaotic, frenzied lives. Most of us in need of peace.

Twelve weeks ago, Jesus could have said to me, “Melissa, Melissa, you are worried about many things, but only one thing is needed. You can choose better.” (Could you have inserted your name in those blanks, as well?)

Hopefully by now, things have changed a bit! They have for me, and I’m so thankful! Not only have I learned so much from Tracie Miles in Stressed-Less Living, but I’ve also learned a lot from you. Yes, you!

This Bible Study would never be as good as it is without you. When we come together to learn and study God’s Word, great things happen. We have each other to lean on, learn from, be encouraged by, pray with, and depend on. On days I wasn’t quite sure if I could really trust God with life’s circumstances, all I had to do was come here and be with my sisters. It was no time at all before I was reminded who I am in Christ.

As we close the pages of Stressed-Less Living, let’s make sure we don’t close the pages of our Bibles or our hearts. Keep close to God and allow your heart to remain open to what He offers you. He’s got you in the palm of His hands, ya know?

Where were you twelve weeks ago? Where are you today? Please share in the comment section below how this Online Bible Study has impacted your life.

Want to continue to study God’s Word with P31 Online Bible Studies? Click here for information about our next study with Lysa TerKeurst!

A Personal Message from Me (& winner announced)

***If you can’t see a video below, click here to view on You Tube.

Have a great weekend!

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SLL Week 12, Day 5 – Study Wrap Up

Twelve weeks ago, we began this journey to Stressed-Less Living. Some of us living crazy, chaotic, frenzied lives. Most of us in need of peace.

Twelve weeks ago, Jesus could have said to me, “Melissa, Melissa, you are worried about many things, but only one thing is needed. You can choose better.” (Could you have inserted your name in those blanks, as well?)

Hopefully by now, things have changed a bit! They have for me, and I’m so thankful! Not only have I learned so much from Tracie Miles in Stressed-Less Living, but I’ve also learned a lot from you. Yes, you!

This Bible Study would never be as good as it is without you. When we come together to learn and study God’s Word, great things happen. We have each other to lean on, learn from, be encouraged by, pray with, and depend on. On days I wasn’t quite sure if I could really trust God with life’s circumstances, all I had to do was come here and be with my sisters. It was no time at all before I was reminded who I am in Christ.

As we close the pages of Stressed-Less Living, let’s make sure we don’t close the pages of our Bibles or our hearts. Keep close to God and allow your heart to remain open to what He offers you. He’s got you in the palm of His hands, ya know?

Where were you twelve weeks ago? Where are you today? Please share in the comment section below how this Online Bible Study has impacted your life.

Want to continue to study God’s Word with P31 Online Bible Studies? Click here for information about our next study with Lysa TerKeurst!

A Personal Message from Me (& winner announced)

***If you can’t see a video below, click here to view on You Tube.

Have a great weekend!

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SLL Week 12, Day 4 ~ Stressed-Less Living Blog Hop!

This is our LAST Blog Hop for the Stressed-Less Living Online Bible Study! We have LOVED getting to read how God has impacted your life through this book. We hope you’ll join us for our next round of Blog Hops when we begin our next study. You can sign up to the right.

1.  One Thing. “Martha, Martha,” the Lord answered, “you are worried and upset about many things, but few things are needed—or indeed only one. Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her.” Luke 10:41-42 Even if you do not have a Blog, we invite you to map this verse and see what God shares with you!

2.  Priority Shift. Life a bit “too busy” for quiet time with Jesus? We’ve all been there. How do you keep Christ a priority in your daily life? What encouragement can you share with others who are struggling?

3.  #StressedLess. What is the biggest, most life-changing lesson you have learned from Tracie’s book and this online study? Why would you recommend this book to your friends and family?

4.  #Blessed. Alright ladies, this is your last chance to share your #Blessed list with us. We hope that even though this study is over, you will continue searching for His blessings each day.

Previous Stressed-Less Living Blog Hops

Yours in Christ,

Heather Bleier

OBS Executive Team

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SLL Week 12, Day 3~ Real Life

Around here we are all about, Real Hope for Real Life. What exactly does that mean?

  • It means you can be yourself.
  • You can trust us here.
  • We aren’t going to sugar coat or pretend.
  • We aren’t going to be fake. There’s enough of that in the world already!
  • And we aren’t going to lead you down a path that has a dead end.
  • We understand that life has its ups and downs. And we can talk about the truth of it all.
  • It means that in this community your are welcomed, loved, and appreciated…where you are, for who you are, and how you are.

The NIV Real Life Devotional Bible for Women was written for women like us. Let me tell you why~

If you can’t see the video above, click here to view directly on You Tube.

*This week’s Blog Hop Topics can be found in this post.
*This week’s prize package (A Real Life Devotional Bible, 2 Yes to God books, and a $15 giftcard to Starbucks) will be awarded on Friday. Leave a comment for your chance to win!

Thanks for joining me today! Hope you are having a dynamic week! 🙂

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