What Are You Doing April 18th?

"What Are You Doing April 18th?” by Melissa Taylor | Proverbs 31 Online Bible Studies | #P31OBS #5HabitsBookHey, everyone! I’m Melissa Taylor from Proverbs 31 Ministries and I’m super excited to invite you to join us for our next study, 5 Habits of a Woman Who Doesn’t Quit by Nicki Koziarz. It begins April 18th!

That’s right — our very own Nicki Koziarz (who’s also on staff with me here at Proverbs 31) is now a published author! Whoo hoo! We’re so happy for her! And for us!

For those of you who may be new here, Nicki has been a leader in this ministry for years. She’s been a big part of P31 OBS’ development and growth. I’ve watched her over the past year as she has literally poured her blood, sweat and tears into writing this book. Now it’s complete and ready to be our 27th OBS! I feel like a proud mama today!

The next Proverbs 31 Online Bible study is on the book, "Five Habits of a Woman Who Doesn't Quit" by Nicki Koziarz! Study starts April 18. Learn more and sign up here --> http://www.proverbs31.org/online-bible-studies/ #5HabitsBook #P31OBS

 

If you signed up already, you should have received this post in your inbox. But if you just happened to stumble upon this or someone forwarded it to you, here’s all you need to do to sign up:

Click here for our 5 Habits information page. There, you’ll see information on how to sign up for the study and order the book.

What’s Next: Over the next few weeks leading up to the study, we’ll send you a few posts to help you get excited and ready!

Invite a Friend to Join You: Since this is an online Bible study, you can participate alone OR invite a friend to join you. The cool thing about that is the friend can live next door, across the country or even in a totally different country! We’ve seen many ladies doing our studies together, yet living far apart.

Why an Online Study: There are many people who may not have the time or resources to go to a Bible study in their area. They find that Proverbs 31 Online Bible Studies are welcoming and convenient, while offering a safe and fun community to grow closer to God and go deeper in His Word.

What You’ll Get Out of this Study: While we hope to challenge you, what you’ll find mostly is no pressure and lots of encouragement. No matter where you are in your walk with God, or even if you are unsure about your faith, you are welcome in this community. We hope to grow together!

Oh, and did I happen to mention we LOVE giveaways? We sure do! If you leave us a comment today, you’ll be entered to win the book, 5 Habits of a Woman Who Doesn’t Quit by Nicki Koziarz. We are giving away 3 copies today! All winners will be notified by email.

So, what are you doing April 18th? I hope you’ll answer with excitement, “I’m doing the #5HabitsBook OBS with Proverbs 31 Ministries!”

Let’s Chat:

Your first assignment is to make sure you’ve signed up! Then, leave us a comment introducing yourself and telling us where you are joining us from.

We can’t wait to hear from and connect with you! This is going to be a great study!

Blessings,

Melissa

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I’m a Quitter but I’m Not a Giver-Upper

"I'm a Quitter but I'm Not a Giver-Upper” by Melissa Taylor | Proverbs 31 Online Bible Studies | #P31OBS #5HabitsBookYou have no idea how it pains me to write the words, “I am a quitter.” I don’t think most would define me as a quitter, but if I’m honest, I’d have to say I am.

Do you know how many times I’ve started a healthy eating plan? Probably … 20. Do you know how many times I’ve quit my healthy eating plan? 19.

Do you know how many times I’ve started an exercise plan? About 30. Do you know how many times I’ve quit? 29.

And then there are the projects around the house — too many to count. And I’ve quit them all, minus one.

The reason my quit times are one less than my start times is because, although I may be a quitter, I’m not a giver-upper. I start again. I started again this year.

I joined Weight Watchers in January, started going to the gym and started a de-cluttering project in my home that will probably take months. I haven’t quit those … yet. But I need help! Oh, y’all, the timing of Nicki Koziarz’ book, 5 Habits of a Woman Who Doesn’t Quit, is perfect for me!

Starting again is great, right? In the Bible we are told that God’s mercies are new every day (Lamentations 3:22-23). The Bible also explains how God is doing a new thing in us (Isaiah 43:19). There are many other places in God’s Word that refer to new beginnings, so there’s definitely hope there. But I also think we need to examine why we’re not persevering to the end. That’s why I’m so thankful for this book.

Now, don’t let me discourage you if you are one who doesn’t seem to finish what you start or meet your personal goals consistently. That’s not what this is about. Here’s what it is about:

  • evaluating the internal personal struggles that make you want to quit
  • cultivating consistent habits to help you progress toward your goals
  • Scriptural reading from the book of Ruth that will help you develop the perseverance you lack

This excites me and I hope it does you, too!

We’ll be starting our study of 5 Habits of a Woman Who Doesn’t Quit on April 18. If you haven’t signed up, you can do that here.

The next Proverbs 31 Online Bible study is on the book, "Five Habits of a Woman Who Doesn't Quit" by Nicki Koziarz! Study starts April 18. Learn more and sign up here --> http://www.proverbs31.org/online-bible-studies/ #5HabitsBook #P31OBS

Let’s Chat:

Based on your personal past experiences, what do you hope to gain from this book and online Bible study?

All who answer in the comment section are entered to win the book, 5 Habits of a Woman Who Doesn’t Quit. We are giving away 3 copies today! Winners will be notified by email.

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Top 10 Things You’ll LOVE About This P31 OBS

The next Proverbs 31 Online Bible study is on the book, "Five Habits of a Woman Who Doesn't Quit" by Nicki Koziarz! Study starts April 18. Learn more and sign up here --> http://www.proverbs31.org/online-bible-studies/ #5HabitsBook #P31OBS

"Top 10 Things You Will LOVE About This OBS“ by Stacy Lowe | Proverbs 31 Online Bible Studies | #5Habits #P31OBSHey, y’all! I’m Stacy Lowe, one of the 5 Habits P31 OBS leaders here to share with you the top 10 things you will LOVE about this OBS! Are you ready?

10) You’ll learn new things about yourself!

In fact, one of the most commonly made remarks from ladies reading 5 Habits of a Woman Who Doesn’t Quit by Nicki Koziarz is this: “I never knew I was a quitter!” You just may find out you, TOO, are a “Quitzilla” or a “Quiet Quitter” in disguise!

9) It’s not just for quitters!

Maybe you’re not a quitter, but is there something you’ve been afraid to even start? Yep, this is for you, too!

8) You don’t have to do it on your own!

We have a HUGE community right here at P31 OBS to come alongside you and support you in your journey to NOT giving up! 

7) You will relate!

This is NOT about a woman preaching from a mountaintop on why we should never give up. This IS about a woman right there in the trenches with us being real and vulnerable and sharing her own struggles and successes.

6) You’ll get to know the Biblical character of Ruth!

Even if you’re already familiar with her story, it will come alive to you like never before as you learn about the habits she cultivated in her own life to keep going.

5) OBS is not just a Bible study! 

We have all kinds of ways for you to plug in and engage! There’s a conference call series, Bible Study Live, Twitter party and more!

4) You’ll laugh while you learn!

Nicki’s stories about her fixer upper farm will leave a smile on your face and maybe a few tears in your eyes. But her stories will help you engage with the story of Ruth in a modern way.

3) It was written by our very own Nicki Koziarz!

For those who are new to P31 OBS, Nicki is on staff with Proverbs 31 Ministries and has been a vital part of the Online Bible Studies from the very early stages! She’s shared with us that as she wrote this book, she even had the OBSers in mind!

2) It’s practical!

We’re not talking just “theory” here, y’all. We’re talking real life application that, when put into practice, will lead to real life TRANSFORMATION!

AND the number 1 thing you will LOVE about this OBS is …

1) It’s a HUGE step in your journey!

They say it takes 21 days to form a new habit, and we have 5 weeks of study ahead of us — MORE than enough time to lay the groundwork for these new habits to take root.

So, with all that being said, GET READY! April 18th, here we come!

~Stacy

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UPDATE: We forgot to tell you that we are giving away three 5 Habits books! All you have to do is comment below one thing you love about OBS & you are entered to win. Winners will be notified by email. Ready, set, comment!

 

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