Introductory Video to Week One

Hello friends, Here's a short video to prepare you for Week One of our study starting Monday, June 1st. It's almost time to begin. May God bless and guide us as we seek to learn more about Him through His Word in this study!   Read more »

The 4R Method of Bible Study

This simple method of studying God's Word will help you interact with the text more specifically. 2 Timothy 3:16-17 (NLT) tells us that "All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It corrects us when we are wrong and teaches us to do what is right. God uses it to prepare and equip his people to do every good work." We believe that this is true. If you come to the Lord and: REQUEST His help with the study of His Word, He will give it READ a short passage of Scripture, you will be blessed RECORD one verse from that short passage, you will remember it much […] Read more »

Your Materials for the Study

All you need for your study, friend, is a Bible, a notebook, and a pen. This is a study that focuses on God's Word using a method called the 4 R method. If you would like to learn a bit more about this simple, yet engaging method of study, watch for more information tomorrow, or listen to our Tuesday Podcast, Episode 8. Go to our Podcast Tab and you will find it quite easily. We are so excited for you to be on this adventure with us! If you haven't already, please do email us and register. Email Sharon at sharon@sweetselah.org. Thank you so much. Can't wait to begin June 1st.   Read more »

Learning the Sweet Selah 4R Method of Quiet Time Study

  Hey friends, If you pop on over to our podcast tab and click on Episode 8, you will hear a talk that will fully equip you for your new study starting June 1st. Here's the link: http://sweetselah.org/podcast/making-your-quiet-time-personal/. However, It's simplest to just find the podcast tab. We think you will find the explanation simple and fun! Truly, it's one of the best ways to study the Word devotionally. Happy listening! Read more »

What’s Your Cornerstone?

“Where were you when I laid the foundations of the earth? Tell Me, if you have understanding. Who determined its measurements? Surely you know! Or who stretched the line upon it? To what were its foundations fastened? Or who laid its cornerstone, When the morning stars sang together, And all the sons of God shouted for joy?” —Job 38:4-7 NKJV If you want a glimpse of God’s might and glory, read the last chapters in the book of Job. The mystery and poetry of God’s voice asking the big questions is immensely rich and magnificent. What was it like when the morning stars sang together and the sons of God (some translations say the angels) shouted for joy? To first see … nothing. And then […] Read more »

True Love Sacrifices

This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers and sisters.  —1 John 3:16 NIV “Is my daddy going to die?” asked our six-year-old with eyes wide and solemn. Her daddy was leaving that week to fight in the Persian Gulf War. We were stationed in Germany in 1990, and I had rested comfortably in the false assumption that since Ray was already deployed to Germany, he wouldn’t be deployed again from Germany to Kuwait. Wrong. We arrived in Germany in September, and Ray left with his battalion December 15. I remember the day he left and the agonizing internal scream that unleashed inside me. I remember […] Read more »

Second Chances

Then Peter came to him and asked, “Lord, how often should I forgive someone who sins against me? Seven times?” “No, not seven times,” Jesus replied, “but seventy times seven!” —Matthew 18:21-22 NLT I love the disciple Peter. I love his fervor for the Lord. I love that when Jesus said, “Follow Me,” Peter and his brother just up and left their boat and followed. Just like that. But I admit I also love Peter because, just like me, his mouth often gets him in trouble. I was the kid in school who sat right up front and waved my hand and wanted to answer every question. I had an opinion on every subject. To this day, if I don’t guard my tongue, I can […] Read more »

Tea and Thee

You prepare a feast for me in the presence of my enemies. You honor me by anointing my head with oil. My cup overflows with blessings. —Psalm 23:5 NLT I remember the year I hosted a group of reservist nurses over Christmas in Germany. They had been called up to serve in military hospitals while their counterparts were in Kuwait gearing up for the Persian Gulf War. Some of them stayed just for Christmas Eve and day, but a few were able to linger for several days. One of them was a poet, and she gifted me with a poem when she left to join her new unit. I wish I still had it, but, sadly, all I remember is the title: Tank and Tea […] Read more »

Legacy … For My Mother on Mother’s Day

    I remember your genuine faith, for you share the faith that first filled your grandmother Lois and your mother, Eunice. And I know that same faith continues strong in you. —2 Timothy 1:5 NLT My great-great grandmother wrote a poem to my great-grandmother on her wedding day. Since then, each daughter in succession has been given that poem on her own precious wedding day. It has passed through six generations of women so far, as I gave the poem to each of my daughters on their days. The most significant part of the poem to me is found in these two stanzas:   For your guide throughout earth’s journey Oh! Choose the book Divine; And may the heavenly star of hope Forever on […] Read more »