The truth as I know it:

We witness a miracle every time a child enters into life. But those who make their journey home across time & miles, growing within the hearts of those who wait to love them, are carried on the wings of destiny and placed among us by God's very own hands. ~~~ Kristi Larson

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Living Beyond Yourself Bible Study

Okay ladies, I have purchased my access to the on-line study of Living Beyond Yourself. It's pretty simple to register. You just go to this site, click "Enroll Now" and then pay as if you are ordering something online. You will be given a username and password. I chose to use "Overcaffeinated" as my username so that others would be able to identify me if we are on together. Most people know my name, I realize, but maybe some people don't????

I think this should be fairly easy for everyone since you can watch at your own time and you can sort of set your own pace. Barb, I'm pretty sure this should work for you too??? Anyway, now I am trying to figure out the best way for us to "discuss" the lessons together. Here are the two options I have thought of, but I'm open to other suggestions:

1. I could set up a Yahoo group for us and we could all just chat away regarding each days lessons, weekly, etc. with e-mails going to everyone in the group. This would definitely be the more private way to do it in case we end up bringing up feelings that we don't want published for the world. I have done two studies with Beth Moore and she has a way of bringing out some things that you might not have realized needed airing! :)

2. We could do a "blog circuit", much like Not Me Monday, etc. Then each week on a particular day (or every two weeks, whatever we decide) we each post regarding our thoughts and ideas about that week's lesson. The downside I can see to doing this is that a) I don't know how in the world to set up a blog circuit and b) it's a very public way to share and it might prohibit some from sharing the whole story? The very positive side I can see to this is that there might be some out there who would just follow along and not participate in the study but might be touched by something God is speaking into someone else's life. What do you think?

Just let me know your thoughts on all of the above. Once we get a format settled, we'll set a date for our first lesson and get started. I'll work out a schedule too. Let me know if you prefer every week or every other week. I think every other week is more realistic for me, but honestly, I'm so last minute that I would probably do it all the night before either way, so if you prefer the intensity of every week, we'll go with it. I am flexible. :)

Psalm 32:8
"I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you and watch over you."

6 comments:

Kristine said...

Let me think on all of this...my first reaction is yahoo group. But maybe there is someone else out there who could benefit from the blog idea as well...

I guess you could do the yahoo group and then anyone who wanted to blog about their study/stuff could...

I think you can get Mr. McLinky pretty easily. Just go to a site that uses is a lot...like Kellys Korner (on my blog list) and see if there is a button that says "get Mr. McLinky"...don't know how easy it is or not, but most of the time, it is just copy and paste html stuff.

I'll get back to you with my final vote...
pray for me today...sinus infection plus Skippy's birthday party at Build a bear= lots of medication.

findingourdaughter said...

Love the whole idea, I might join you all next time. I've done Living Beyond Yourself about a year ago and my local women's bible study group is starting the updated/new version of Breaking Free in January, so I will be busy with that one.
Hugs and God Bless! Can't wait to hear how it goes and all the blessings in store for y'all!
Angie in FL

Jackie said...

Can I join in on this study??? I believe I have the book already though I haven't done the study yet.
Jackie

Barb said...

I'm signed up - barbara67. Maybe the yahoo group is simplest? I don't know, having never been in one . . . I'm up for either every week or every other week - I'll go with whatever the majority decides (just not more often than once a week:->)

Heather & Jason said...

Im signed up and ready to start whenever you are. I'm Clrgygrl and game for whatever works for the group.

jajbs said...

I will sign up this weekend, using the name jajbs-amanda (my blogger profile name). i like the idea of the yahoo group and we could still discuss what we desire on our blogs. i will go with whatever frequency the majority want, but i am also thinking more every-other-week is more realistic for me.

I can't wait. SO excited. Thanks, Ondrea, for setting this up and getting us going! Can't wait to "meet" and grow with each of you!

amanda