A friend invited me to join a Bible study. Where we live now, one thing I miss a lot from our city life is the weekly fellowship and getting into God's Word with other ladies. When we met within a few short miles of our house, it was such a blessing. This is a different season in my life, and even though I am sad when I see notification of that same group starting a new Bible study now 200+ miles away and there is no way I can join, I am thankful to again have the opportunity for an online group study. Good Morning Girls is reading and learning from the book of Ephesians together. It is designed to be studied a few verses a day and discussed within small groups.

      The website organizing this study has a Women in the Word Wednesdays link-up and encourages sharing about what we are learning. The lady leading our small group is not only not a few minutes away, she is over 7,000 miles away! Our small group just happens to be a Facebook group.

     In the first verses that I read this week I love this assurance that I shared with my small group:  What first stood out:" He chose us… to be blameless…in love." I also love the similarity to the beginning of Colossians, which I'm still learning. When we hide God's Word in our heart, it is a comfort, a friend, and finding these similarities is like seeing an old friend. More that I love- Paul's greeting "Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ." What if we greeted others that way all the time? What if we heard that blessing "Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ." I almost said it today to my kiddo's music teacher's Mom, and I just couldn't make it come out naturally.

     There are so many blessings in these verses. He chose us! Read the beautiful promise in verse 7: "In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace."

     What about you? Do you ever speak in Scriptures? Do you have a small group to study your Bible together?



  1. Great post, Jennifer! I have a friend who answers "Richly blessed" when asked, "How are you?" I love that response. And, knowing this woman, I feel certain that she gives that same response during trials. She oozes sweet-grace from every pore of her being.

  2. Thanks Alane, your friend's response is lovely, as is your description of her.

  3. Hi Jennifer,
    Loved the post. Thanks for sharing. It is funny because when I woke this morning I thought of doing the exact same thing! Great minds think alike :)


  4. Thanks, Elizabeth for sharing this.


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