The last few months I have downloaded that worked with the study guides from The Small Seed. I don't always finish them each month, in fact I think only once, but that is okay. I'm in the scriptures and I'm thinking about Christ. That the the key.
Well this month's guide is once again beautiful and inspiring. I appreciate the thoughtful questions and the time and effort the team puts into making these guides every month. I have been able to get to know a few of the team and they are amazing women who are so humble and filled with the desire to serve. They don't like the recognition and I loved having to search for this page of bios, or links: Small Seed Editorial team. I can't find a link to the others. I know there are more. You are not forgotten.
This is a remarkable group of ordinary women. I hope that doesn't offend anyone to say they are ordinary, but they are just like you and me. Women who have families and struggles, triumphs and sorrows. They are walking side by side just trying to do the best they can. They are come together in the defense of Christ in their own quiet ways creating something beautiful and powerful. It's been humbling to see the devotion and love they have not only for one another but the people that come to the site. It's beautiful.
Today after a long week away from home and my routine it was so nice to sit and quietly focus on Jesus. It wasn't as if I didn't read and study while I was at RootsTech, but it was rushed and haphazard. It was wonderful and I felt the spirit, but it was not the same as my study time here at home.
I often get asked how I study and this weekend I had to stop again and think about how exactly it is I study the scriptures. One woman talked about how she goes through the scriptures from cover to cover like a story and finds studying by topics challenging. Another woman is chronological with a few topic twists and turns along with way. I on the other hand, although I have gone cover to cover, find that topic study my favorite. Although I have to admit that I get off topic from the topic very easily, so really I have no idea idea what kind of study my study would be classified under. This also explains why I don't finish the study guides.
One thing I loved was passion that these women had for the scriptures as we talked. I love the scriptures and have found myself being drawn to share more here. I don't know what else I can say as the way I study is about the same. But whatever the reason I will try and share more. If you have any questions or things you want to see just let me know.
Because of a bedbug issue, all of my journals and such are currently in the freezer (they will be there for a couple of weeks). Thankfully I had a Moleskine cahier that I pulled out of the drawer and printed off the study guide. I printed it at about 90% because the notebook is just slightly smaller than an 8.5"x 11". I trimmed and glued it in. I forgot why I had switched to label paper for this as the paper is buckling in the middle where I didn't add glue, but it's done and I'm have no desire to redo it. Also as you can see my printer is not great with full color pages. it drives me nuts and the printer has been replaced once by the manufacturer. If you have any printer suggestions I am open to anything once this one officially dies, but for now I will enjoy the unplanned stripes.
There is something therapeutic for me to doodle and listen to a conference talk. I can't explain it, but it slows my mind down in a way that is so very essential. My mind is never quiet. There is always something I'm working through, many somethings and schedules and more. It's a constantly flow of this and that, but when I draw and listen the rest is put on hold and quiets. I listened to "The Beauty of Holiness" by Carol McConkie and "Take Time to be Holy" by the Tab choir. The lyrics are beautiful.
I don't know where my study will lead me this week or month, but I am excited to spend more time with the Lord. I hope to become holy.