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Women of the Bible: 12 Encouraging Stories Every Christian Woman Should Read

I noticed recently how I had gotten out of the habit of reading my Bible everyday. It really affects me when I don’t regularly spend time with the Lord, and I could feel Him calling me back. But to be honest, I had gotten a little bored with my quiet time!

I hate to say that, but sometimes it happens. So I knew I needed to spark some interest in my quiet time once again!

That’s why I decided to put together a Bible study that sounded really interesting and encouraging to me: Woman of the Bible!

There are so many amazing stories in the Word about God using women for His glory and to carry out His plan. It’s so encouraging for me to read about these awesome ladies, and gives me confidence that God can use me for His good too!

Below I’ve outlined 13 encouraging stories that every Christian woman should read. I hope this Bible study idea will interest you like it does me, and give you encouragement as you follow along!

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15 Bible Verses for Encouragement and Strength in Hard Times

As a part of our human lives on this Earth, we’re destined to run into hard times. We all experience difficult things and times of trouble. Jesus even warns us of this specifically in Scripture (John 16:33). Fortunately, the Bible also provides us with plenty of encouragement for these hard times!

Our God is a loving God who, despite our sinful nature that brings negative experiences into the world, still helps us, loves us, and encourages us through our darkest hours.

If you’re going through a hard time, the absolute best thing to do is turn to the Lord! Through His Word we can find strength, encouragement, and guidance to help us in times of trouble.

Let’s dive in to the promises our God has provided to us in His Word for encouragement and strength in hard times!

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Quiet Time with God: My In-Depth Routine + Ideas, Tips, and Scriptures

Quiet time with God is such an important part of a Christian lifestyle. Being a Christian is about having a deep, intimate relationship with our Lord Jesus Christ.

When we have a relationship with someone, what do we do? Usually we spend time with them, talk to them, get to know them, and trust them. This is how we should look at the function of our quiet time with God!

What does your time with Jesus look like? Everyone’s may look a little different, but the basic principles are prayer and Bible study. Below I’ve detailed my quiet time routine to show you how I go about these things.

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The Power of Your Words: Facing Any Situation with Truth and Faith

Not too long ago God showed me a powerful truth that I know needs to be shared. I believe this truth has the power to change so much about your current mindset, situation, and direction in life.

I know it did for me!

It deals with the very thoughts we think that lead to the words we speak, and ultimately where we’re getting the basis for our beliefs.

It has the ability to completely turn around situations in life and unlock a new level of relationship with the Lord!

Are you interested? Then let's dive in!

God tells us in Proverbs 18 that “death and life are in the power of the tongue” (v. 21), as well as in Proverbs 21 “whoever keeps his mouth and tongue keeps himself out of trouble” (v. 23). All throughout the Bible we see evidence of the amount of power our words hold. 

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How to Stop Being an Excessive Planner

Are you an excessive planner? A bonafide perfectionist? Maybe even a little bit of a control-freak? Hey.. me too, girl!

I’ve always been religious with carrying a planner, writing down anything and everything that’s going on in my life. You could always count on me to plan any party, trip, or hangout session down to the minute (I apologize to all of my friends and family that I’ve probably stressed to the max due to my obsession).

I’d always get comments like “Why can’t we just go with the flow?” or “Why does it matter if we’re a little late?”

But thinking about just one thing going wrong because I didn’t plan everything down to the smallest detail gave me nightmares. I’ve always thought that the perfect plan was the solution to any problem!

But what if trying to have the perfect plan is the actual problem?

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How I Changed My Bible Study from Lackluster to Life Giving: Make Reading the Bible Fun!

When I was younger, I never made much time to study the Bible. In all honesty, it didn't much appeal to me. 

I didn't really understand the words and I had no idea how to really make sense of them. Unfortunately, I had a lot more fun things I wanted to be doing! 

Now that I'm at a deeper part in my walk with God, I realize that my way of thinking back then had a lot to do with immaturity in my relationship with the Lord. However, one thing still sticks out to me about my old mind frame. 

The lack of fun!

You may have experienced this same type of slump in your walk with the Lord, too! Especially if you don't really like reading or studying. Not to mention how the whole 66 books and 1000 pages thing can be a real scary mountain to climb, am I right?!

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