Summer Expectations

summerSummer Expectations. We all have them. Since I’m in the midst of a very busy spring, my expectations lean toward rest and relaxation. I’m dreaming of lazy days by the pool or lake, fun get-a-ways, and life lived at a slower pace. Hey, a girl can dream, right?

We all know expectations are often quite different from reality. But one thing is certain. Summer here on the blog will be a change from our fall-spring seasons. What won’t change is our emphasis on studying God’s Word. Once again, we will be offering an online summer bible study. During the months of May and August, we will utilize Renee Meyer’s Selah: a study in the Psalms which was taught on Tuesday Mornings several years ago. Here’s Renee’s description of the class:

The Psalms are a beautiful record of honest interaction with God: corporate and individual expressions of need, deliverance, desperation, and joy. Join us as we study a variety of Psalms including thanksgiving, adoration, praise, confession and lament. Weekly homework will focus on personal application, practicing the honest interaction with God we see in each Psalm.

I love the flexibility of our online studies. Since we aren’t meeting physically every week, you have the opportunity to read the lesson and complete the homework when it is convenient for you. The Psalms are so personal, and this study is rich and deep. I hope you will take advantage of this chance to stay connected to the Word even during our least-structured season.

We will begin the course next week with an introduction into the Psalms in general and then will dive into studying individual Psalms in May. We will take a break during June and July when the blog will act as a supplement to our Sunday/Wednesday class on The Armor of God. Then in August, we will return to our Selah study for an additional five weeks.

Whatever your plans for the summer, I do hope you will join us as we learn and grow together in our relationship with our Savior. See you here next week!


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