YOUR Online Bible Study

Hello and Welcome to the 23rd Online Bible Study (OBS) here at Proverbs 31 Ministries!  I’m Melissa Taylor and I get to lead things around here … with A LOT of help!

The P31 OBS Team and I are so glad you decided to sign up for The Mended Heart: God’s Healing for Your Broken Places by Suzanne Eller. Of course around here, “Suzanne Eller” is not only the author of the book we are reading, but she’s also our friend, so we’ll call her Suzie. We’ll also be calling this YOUR online Bible study, because that’s what it is.

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Over the next week, I’ll send more information that will hopefully get you excited about this Bible study. If you’re someone who considers yourself hurt, broken, confused, insecure, hopeless or just downright unsure if you can live a full life, you are going to love this study!

God didn’t intend for our past choices, our circumstances, our relationships, loss, tragedy, mean words or actions of others, or anything else to determine if healing and wholeness were meant for us. Through Jesus, we are healed; Isaiah 53:5 says so.

But maybe you don’t quite feel that’s true.

Maybe you have trouble believing this or have a hard time living that way even though you do believe that. Life can be hard and difficult to move on sometimes. Let’s acknowledge that first thing. Let’s also acknowledge that we want better and we don’t want to settle. Let’s do The Mended Heart OBS and discover God’s healing for us.

Get the 411 ~ Especially if you’re new!

For everything you need to know about “The Mended Heart” Online Bible Study, click here. You’ll find information on signing up for the study, where to get the book, how this works exactly and about other study options for those who want more.

And one more thing before I go~

Did you know P31OBS has small groups that meet on Facebook during the study? We do, but space is very limited.

If you’re interested in joining a Facebook Small Group for The Mended Heart, click here and fill out this form.  Each group is led by a Proverbs 31 Ministries-trained leader and is set up for community, discussion and sharing. All small groups are private and designed to keep them small.

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Can’t wait to begin this study with you!

Big hugs,
  Melissa

 

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5 Lessons Learned from Women in the Bible

Melissaprofilenatural Hi Everyone! How are you doing today? We are less than one week away from the start of The Mended Heart Online Bible Study (OBS)! Yay! I’m so ready to begin this study!

I’ve already heard from so many who are at the point where they are ready to take God at His Word in their life NOW and experience the joy and freedom that comes along with that.

As someone who was sexually abused as a child, I learned at a young age what fear and insecurity felt like. Growing up, I used outward things to try to gain inward confidence. Even as an adult, it’s taken me years to really embrace that God is enough. Only after I began spending time in God’s Word reading my Bible was I able to make peace in my life. I never thought that was possible, but it is. (Note: I’m not saying it’s easy. It’s not. But it’s possible.)

The Mended Heart will be a life-changing study for all who are ready and willing to allow God to heal their broken places. Through this study, our team will lead, encourage and pray for you, but, ultimately, it’s up to you to read your book, take time for the Bible study at the end of the chapters, and to begin to apply it to your life.

During our last study, we surveyed our audience and discovered that most of you would like more deep Bible teaching. While we will bring you a balance of encouragement, Bible study and application here on this P31 OBS blog, some of you still want more! That’s why we have our Conference Call Series (which is totally optional).

TMH Conf Calls   Check out this video to get the lowdown on our next call series.

The Mended Heart Conference Call Series from Proverbs 31 Ministries on Vimeo.

If you can’t see the video above, click here.

Important Reminders:

* This Conference Call Series is optional. If all you do is read the book and our blog posts, that will be all you need to do this P31 OBS! This is just something extra we are offering. We realize it’s not for everyone and it’s not necessary for the Bible study. It is extra. 🙂

* You don’t have to be on live. Each call is recorded and available to listen or download later at your convenience.

* Each call contains:

  • Bible teaching
  • Handouts to accompany the message
  • Professional Counseling Advice to help you “not stay stuck”
  • Life coaching application to give you practical steps to take now

Sign Up Here.

GIVEAWAY~ I couldn’t tell you all about this Conference Call Series without giving a few of them away! Leave us a comment today telling us WHY you signed up for The Mended Heart OBS and you will be entered to win 5 Lessons Learned From Women in the Bible: The Mended Heart Conference Call Series. We will select 5 winners! Winners will be contacted via email.

Stay Tuned: More to come this week to help you be prepared for The Mended Heart OBS beginning next Monday, June 22! It’s not too late to sign up and invite a friend!

Have a great day, y’all!

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Meeting You Where You Are & a Giveaway

MelissaprofilenaturalHappy Wednesday, y’all!

If you have signed up for The Mended Heart OBS, then you should be receiving this message in your email! You can read our daily messages straight from your in-box, or visit us on our blog.

In our Online Bible Study, you’ll discover several options. These aren’t must do’s; they are optional for anyone who wants to connect with #P31OBS off the blog.

One way to connect is through social media. Here are some “places” where we hang out and have some fun interacting with our friends. Yes, we consider you a friend!  🙂

If you are not on social media, no worries, you have all you need already. But if you are on social media, we want to connect with you!

Here’s where you can find us ~ (& some of these places just MAY be giving away The Mended Heart books today!) ~

Facebook @P31OBS

On our OBS Facebook page you will find loads of inspiration, encouragement, verses, fun and the ever popular “Lunch Break” that you can join in the conversation or share on your own personal Facebook page. The P31 OBS team is often found chatting it up on our Facebook page and would love for you to join us!  View our Facebook page here. Our popular Proverbs 31 Bible Study LIVE! takes place there (on the Events section) each Thursday during the study at 8 p.m ET. Join our Facebook community and “Like” us today!

Twitter @P31OBS

At P31OBS, we LOVE Twitter and many of the ladies on our team have Twitter accounts. Twitter is not like Facebook. Facebook gives you the opportunity to post and share at length, but Twitter is short and sweet. Each “tweet” (post) is only allowed to be 140 characters long. View our Twitter profile page here. and follow us on Twitter today! Our Twitter party for this study is Tuesday, June 23, @ 9 p.m. ET. (That’s next Tuesday, y’all!) Hope you can join us! You can also view @P31OBS live tweets in the right-hand column of this blog in the Live Twitter Feed. The hashtag for this study is #TheMendedHeart.

Pinterest @Proverbs31OBS

Pinterest is a one-stop shop for ideas on EVERYTHING! On our Pinterest page, we share beautifully designed scriptures from the study, quotes from the books we’re studying, recipes, activities and more. And we love it when you view our pins and  “pin it” to your own Pinterest page or share it on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. Follow us on Pinterest and begin pinning P31 OBS today!

Instagram @P31OBS

Instagram is all about pictures. Supposedly a picture speaks a thousand words. If so, Instagram is filled with stories of real hope for real life. Follow us on Instagram today!

Today, we are giving away 8 copies of The Mended Heart on social media. Visit the sites above for details!

And for those of you NOT on social media, have no fear, I have 2 books to give away for you, too! Just leave a comment here on the blog and you will be entered. Blog winners will be emailed. Other winners will be contacted via social media.

Only 5 more wonderful days ’til we begin our study! Yay!

Have a great day!

Melissa

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