Friday Favorites: 2015 Edition

Hey, y’all!  It’s Friday!  Holla! We are hosting our FIRST Friday Favorites of 2015 with the super awesome Andrea and Erika!  Woohoo!

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Today, I am sharing some of my FAVORITE ways that I will be breathing life into my quiet time and devotional time!  Hopefully, you will see an idea that you love and can use for yourself!

The Bible:

don’t be afraid to mark it up!

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Girls, did you know that I never have written in my Bible EVER?  I’ve always been a little nervous to do it, as I want it to be easy to read, neat and tidy.  However, I tend to retain things better once I break out my multi-colored highlighters, so I am throwing caution to the wind!  Haha #Biblerebel

Memorizing scripture:

Siesta Scripture Memory Team

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So, Erika turned me on to this last year, and I think it is so neat.  It is organized by Beth More, and you memorize 2 verses a month.  On the 1st and 15th of each month, you submit them online.  It is such a fun idea!  My favorite part is that you pick the scripture to memorize!  So good!

Finding a fellowship of believers:

A weekday morning Bible study

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For so many years, I did a weekday morning Bible Study which I loved.  Somehow, I got out of the habit, so I am getting back in the saddle to do an 11 week study this Spring.  The study I am doing is on David, and it sounds fabulous!

Refining our relationships:

Praying for your husband from head to toe

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This book is courtesy of the author who wrote “Power of a Woman’s Words”, and I am really intrigued by this one!  It is supposed to be a very practical guide to praying for your husband–I will keep you posted!

A Family Devotional:

5 minute Devotional for Children

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We were so blessed by our Christmas Devotional, and we are going to try and keep it up!  This looks like an easy transition!  Any opportunity to have an open discussion with our kids about His Word.

Spiritual Gifts and Application:

Spiritual Gifts Survey

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So, while all this knowledge is wonderful, it’s best used blessing others.  One of the best things I’ve ever done was really pray about and determine what my spiritual gifts are!  Sometimes it is really hard to lock in to your spiritual gifts, and I love that Lifeway has a Spiritual Gifts Survey that you can take if you aren’t sure.  You should check it out–Easy peasy!

I don’t know about you, but—sometimes, I can feel overwhelmed about not knowing where to start with my quiet or devotional time.  Just take one step at a time, and I know that God will encourage you along the way!  You can do it!

Happy Friday!  Don’t forget to post your favorites, and link up below!  XOXO N 🙂

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9 thoughts on “Friday Favorites: 2015 Edition

  1. Hi! I started reading Praying for your Husband & Power of a Woman’s Words yesterday & are excited about these. I am glad to hear you recommend these as I haven’t heard any other feedback & both books look so encouraging. Thank you & Happy New Year from a reader in South America!

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  2. I’m anxious to have a more intentional and joy filled quiet time. I’m very literal so digging in to the Bible can be hard for me. I started a new yesterday with a new heart and was blown away with how much the words on the page meant to me. Already looking forward to seeing what God has in store for me this year. Thank you for the great resources!

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  3. I can’t wait to find out what my spiritual gift is!!! Thanks for the great resource:) I am also afraid to mark up my Bible…but I am finally into a good routine of morning quiet time with my Bible and I think my highlighters need to make an appearance! Maybe I’ll start with a star or an underline to just mark a certain place…little steps!

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  4. I have been checking out your blog for a while and I think this is my favorite post! As the new year begins, I am trying to discern what my quiet time will look like and this is super helpful! Thank you! 🙂

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  5. I love your book recommendations! I can also relate to the crisp clean Bible but I recently started underlining in various pen colors to help retain bits of wisdom or a verse that was impacting my heart that day. Gone are the clean pages but happy is my heart that has His words written up it!

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  6. These are really great tips Narci! Thank you for sharing. I’m also nervous about writing in my Bible. I’ve done it a few times, but something feels weird when I do it. But you’re right, it helps retain info and is helpful when you are reading your Bible again. Our pastor’s Bible is colored crazy with highlighting and notes, so I figure a Bible worn and written throughout is one that has been used wisely. 🙂

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  7. Hi Narci, I just got an email from P31 ministries, and they are starting a new online Bible study for six week. The book is “Keep It Shut”, and it sounds wonderful. I thought of you when they talked about doing the study in the carpool line! I just signed up. My regular church Bible study is starting “The Best Yes” and shat should be great, as well. Can’t wait!!

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