Who’s Glad it’s Friday?

MelissaTaylorOBSMe, me, me, me!!! It’s been a very fun, but hectic week! Definitely had some Unglued opportunities, which I’m happy to report remained just that. Opportunities that I did not take advantage of!

Every time I felt like exploding or stuffing~ I chose differently than I felt. I did or said something nice. I complimented someone. Or I went out of my way to do something special for someone. I thought, “Do I want to be right or improve the relationship?” Since I was with people I really do love to pieces, that was an easy choice this time. And it was actually fun!

I hope you had a great Thanksgiving (if you’re here in the United States) and that everyone took some time to focus on thanking God in all things. That’s something that can really help us in our unglued moments. Giving thanks.

So, are you as happy as me that it’s Friday? What are your weekend plans? Our family is putting up our Christmas tree, and I’m so excited to get this place decorated with lights, garland and manger scenes!

Like promised, we are keeping it simple, so today, just one question for you in the “Let’s Chat” section. Answer it and you will be entered in this week’s #HolidaySurvivialGiveaway!

Happy Friday, Y’all!

Let’s Chat:

Are you happy it’s Friday? What’s one thing you are doing this weekend?

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MelissaTaylorOBSHi OBSers! How’s everyone doing in Week 4 of our Unglued OBS? It’s my hope that you are learning to rely on God to get you through all situations and that you’ve gained some help with your reactions in sticky situations.

If you’re in the United States, then you know tomorrow is Thanksgiving. It’s the day when we celebrate all we have to be thankful for~ past, present and future.

For many it’s a day to spend with close friends and family doing such things as:

  • eating turkey and lots of yummy food
  • attending a parade or watching on TV
  • watching football
  • Black Friday shopping prep (I’m pretty sure this isn’t a worldwide thing, but it’s crazy in the USA, like seriously cray-cray)
  • giving lots of thanks to God and being aware of all we have to be thankful for

Some will choose to serve others on Thanksgiving Day:

  • in their home
  • at church
  • at a community help center
  • giving lots of thanks to God and being aware of all we have to be thankful for

And for some, Thanksgiving will be spent feeling alone:

  • no one to spend the holiday with
  • missing someone who used to be a part of their Thanksgiving~ I know for me every Thanksgiving is painful. My mom was a big part of this holiday with me. And for sure I know I miss her dressing (stuffing) dish!
  • surrounded by family and/or friends, but still alone, unhappy or super stressed
  • If this is you, despite the circumstances, find what there is to be thankful for and focus on that, giving lots of thanks to God and being aware of all we have to be thankful for.

On behalf of Proverbs 31 Ministries and our entire OBS team, I want let you know that one of the blessings we are most thankful for is you.


As we turn our focus on giving thanks, we are thanking God for bringing you to OBS and giving us such a great community to do Bible study and experience real life situations with.

No matter where you are, whether you officially celebrate Thanksgiving tomorrow or not, let’s all pause and give thanks to God right now for something.

Love you, OBSers!

Let’s Chat:

Observe — Even though we are simplifying things a bit this week and I’m sure you are busy, don’t forget to make time for Bible study! How will you make time to read your chapters in the midst of busyness?

Bible 1 Thessalonians 5:18 (shown on the graphic above) reminds us to give thanks in everything. What are you giving thanks for today?

Stretch — How can you spread the spirit of giving thanks? Maybe share today’s graphic on your Facebook or Instagram? Send a note or text of appreciation to a friend? What are some ideas you can think of?

#HolidaySurivalGiveaway — Answer the questions in the Let’s Chat section and you are entered to win one of the 5 great gifts we are giving away this week! And we are leading up to our grand prize in Week 6!



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Week 4 Lowdown & More Great Prizes!

MelissaTaylorOBSWe are halfway through our Unglued study and you know what? The best part of the study is still ahead of us!!

If you are the type to begin something strong only to slack off and not finish in the end, listen up! Don’t let that happen! Can we make a little deal here? No matter what you did (or did not do) the first three weeks of the study, today is a new day and this is a new week.

Don’t quit. We have the holidays this week (Thanksgiving USA) and Christmas next month. It’s easy to lose the the joy of the season with so much going on, making coming unglued a real possibility. Let’s remember why we decided to do this and see it through to the end!

holidaysurvivalgiveawayPlus~ have y’all seen the prizes we’ve given away so far in the #HolidaySurvivalGiveaway? They have been fantastic and the best is yet to come! Seriously, check out the prizes for this week in the lowdown today. We’ll have all new prizes for Week 5 and a GRAND PRIZE in Week 6! So much to look forward to!

The OBS Today Show is a hit with our OBSers! Here’s today’s show complete with your emotional weather forecast, Sticky Situations with Lysa TerKeurst and of course … bloopers! We can’t do much here at OBS without messing up every now & then!

Unglued Week 4 from Proverbs 31 Ministries on Vimeo.

Click here to watch the video if you can’t view it in your email.

Just because it’s a holiday week here in the U.S., doesn’t mean we don’t have Bible study to do! Here’s your Weekly Lowdown with all the details you need to have a successful Week 4~


Let’s Chat:

~We are keeping it easy this week. Watch the video, check out the Weekly Lowdown (both above) and then answer these questions~

Observe — What animal sound can Lisa Allen imitate so well?

Bible — What is the verse of the week?

Stretch — What is today’s emotional weather forecast?

#HolidaySurvivalGiveaway — Answer the questions (Mon.- Wed.- Fri.) this week and you will be entered to win! See details in today’s Weekly Download above.

We have 5 winners from last week’s giveaway! These 5 ladies have won a beautiful boxed set of Christmas ornaments!

  • Janet, email beginning janet.m.rauschenberg
  • Carmencita Abellana, email beginning carmencita_abellana
  • Daryla Davis, email beginning dardavis1965
  • Lynn, email beginning kenlynnben111
  • Anne B., email beginning ajbailey755

Congrats to our winners from Week 3. We will contact you via email with details on how to get your prize!

Ok y’all, let’s do this! Week 4 begins now!

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