Thursday, September 26, 2019

Wednesday Mornings - Reading the Bible for Deeper Connection

Hello Ladies! There are some of you that cannot make a Wednesday morning, but I hope that my notes will help you to feel as if you were present with us. Please join in the scripture reading with us. We will also be reading out of the Bob Sorge book, "Secrets of the Secret Place." Homework is listed below.
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Please note: Next Wednesday, October 2nd, we will all be meeting at Heritage Christian Fellowship. The address is 190 Avenida La Pata, San Clemente, CA 92673
Please come at 9 am for fellowship, snacks and worship upstairs.


We will be back at Donna's house the following Wednesday, October 9th.


Thank you Donna for leading us this past Wednesday and for showing us a way to read the Bible for a deeper connection. Your hospitality and that Nespresso machine is spoiling us!! Thank you Asia for bringing snacks for us, they were awesome!

Please, if you were with us, relive this morning for a moment and share what stood out for you❣  Maybe write this in your journal, or share with us below.

We received a treasure of thoughts yesterday. Our shares were heartfelt and touched each of us. A highlight for me yesterday was when we read the Beatitudes and then scriptures aloud together and made them prayers. This was powerful and moving. I felt the presence of the Holy Spirit clearly grow stronger with each scripture read. What a beautiful way to welcome God into our presence! There is something to reading the Word out loud, isn't there? It resonates even deeper for me. Does it for you?
 (I will list the scriptures below just in case you would like to review them)

As we read through the scriptures and prayed, and when Judy read Luke 21:33 "Heaven and earth may pass away, but My Words will by no means pass away," I had (I believe God gave me) a mental vision of the 9/11 aftermath and the metal that was left standing that resembled a cross and the Bible page and passage that was found infused on metal shaped as a heart at the site.
The passage that was found was Matthew 5:38-39, "You have heard that it was said, "eye for eye, and tooth for tooth. But I tell you, do not resist an evil person. If anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to them the other cheek also." This is one of the ways God, through His Holy Spirit, speaks to me. He gives me mental visions and/or scripture passages. By reading His Word we grow a deeper connection with our Father and He will speak to us in may ways. By memorizing His Word, His Words will be written on our hearts forever and will come to mind when we need them.

He speaks to all of us differently. It might be signs, whispers, a word of knowledge... there are so many ways. Do not get disheartened if you don't see the connections right away. They will come. He is always speaking to us. We just need to be open to all that He has for us. How does God speak to you?

Donna read "Scrolls and Coal" (Click to go to book on It was an adventure on being in God's Word.  I read so many stories like this to my kids. I wish I had had this back then! Thank you Donna, for helping us to be little girls again... if even for a moment.

God is calling out to you daily, and we receive a deeper understanding and knowledge of this as we delve deeper into the Bible. He is longing for that deeper connection with each of us. I know we all have times when we are unplugged, and life gets hard and we step back... but He is always there waiting patiently for you to reconnect. He does not condemn, He is pure love. So rest in Him, in His Word and reach out to those He has brought onto this journey with you. We have all been brought together and we are all a part of this study for a purpose 💓

My writing feels a little choppy today. I am not feeling well and words are not flowing. I may come back and shine it all up a bit later. I wanted to make sure that you all have the homework that is assigned for this week and the scriptures we shared yesterday. If you have anything that you would like me to share with everyone, please feel free to email me and I can add it to the Blog if you would like, or you can share below.


I encourage you all to be in God's Word daily.

Our homework for the next week is to read The Book of John, Chapters 9 through 11, and Psalms 5 and 6. 

We are also going to start the Bob Sorge Book this week, "The Secrets of the Secret Place." Chapters 1 and 2. 

Our Bible Verse to memorize (if you choose to do so): John 8:31-32, Then Jesus said to the Jews who believed Him, "If you abide in My Word, you are My disciples indeed. And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free."

It might seem like a lot, but we won't be back to Donna's house until October 9th, so we have a lot of time to read, contemplate and journal. A little each day.

Listen for His voice as you read and journal. Ask God to speak to you this week. Invite Him into your heart and mind and into your secret thoughts. He is with you!

Please don't forget to pray for the woman who's prayer card you received. If you receive words that 
edify, lift up or would comfort her, please, please share them with her. 
Thank you Asia for  this picture!!

Scriptures we read on Wednesday:
Psalm 119:8, John 17:17, Proverbs 4:22, Jeremiah 1:12, Psalm 107:20, Isaiah 55:10-11, Isaiah 40:8, Luke 21:33, Jeremiah, 23:29, Deuteronomy 30:14, Psalm 119:130, Hebrews 4:12 Deuteronomy 8:3, Psalm 119:11, Jeremiah 33:3

Just one last note 🥰

Please ladies, if you would like time to fellowship, and I know we love this part of the morning, please arrive by 9 am. Let's try and have our coffee and snacks together before we start the study. Donna is being so gracious with her home and out of respect for her graciousness, I would prefer that we not bring food into her living room. For coffee, I will bring covered cups so that we won't have spills.

This way we can also start the study on time, 9:30 am. Donna and I sometimes need to go to work directly after the study, so timeliness is so very appreciated.

Thank you so much  for understanding. 

Donna was going to share this with us yesterday, but we ran out of time. It is a beautiful song to soak with. Enjoy!. 

God Bless Your Week!

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