Introducing the Book of Genesis

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I have always loved spending time in the Scriptures. I think it is the privilege and duty for the faithful to read God’s word regularly. While on earth we are called to unite ourselves to our Lord and live as closely to the love of the Holy Trinity. We do this through Scripture reading, daily prayer, and connecting with our brothers and sisters in faith.

“Ignorance of scripture is ignorance of Christ,” St. Jerome.

I have created a program I call Bible-A-Day, and I’d like to start with the book of Genesis, as you can tell. Genesis is my favorite book of the bible, I have spent more time in the book of Genesis than any other book of scripture. I love it because it’s the first book, most misunderstood book, and one of the most important. I think if someone comes to a good understanding of Genesis, the rest of salvation history is more easily understandable.

 

 

Download the study for free below. Read through the beginning of the ebook and check out the preview videos.

You’ll find at the beginning of the ebook:
– Introduction to the book of Genesis
– Explanation of the bible study method we will use called P.R.A.Y.
– A coloring chart for bible marking
– A page for each chapter of scripture for journaling
– A preview for each week with a memory verse and challenge

As I said earlier, one of the most important ways to grow in your faith is to spend time with others in the faith community. Thankfully, the internet is a great place to connect with people from around the world and celebrate all the blessings God has placed upon us. For that reason, I want to share with you the social media schedule for each week during the study, so you can log in to give and receive encouragement.

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Video preview of the week
Downloadable memory verse PDF
Weekly prayer

Tuesdays-Facebook Party

Games to play
Giveaways to get
Questions to answer

Follow me on social media so we can connect and encourage one another on this journey. I am on all social media @TheGenFem. Use #BAD for Bible-A-Day or #Genesis so we can keep up with all the fun being done!

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Facebook
Twitter
Instagram

Share this study with your friends at Church or on your social media so we can all come together and share our faith and encourage one another. Uplifting one another is one ofthe most important things we can do in our faith.

Tools

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Crayola Twistables
NABRE Answers Bible

I’ll see you all Sunday!

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Illuminating Suicide with Logan Paul

I woke up this morning to a very heartbreaking story. When I logged into Twitter, I found a tweet from Chris Stuckman about Logan Paul. He is a very popular YouTube star that made a vile video. As I understand it, while on vacation in Japan, Logan Paul and his friends decided to visit a forest where many people commit suicide. He wanted to see if it was haunted. While there, he and his friends came across the body of person who had committed suicide earlier that day. Apparently, he called out to the person, cracked jokes, and showed a purple hand. This whole thing breaks my heart.

Suicide is the third leading cause of death in young people; once every 15 minutes someone takes their own life. His primary demographic is our youth, those who are at their most impressionable. I am baffled by the idea of such disrespect for the sanctity of life, the dignity of that person, and empathy for the loved ones that person left behind. How could a person film, edit, and post such a video? Who are the friends with him that encouraged this? Who are the family members that raised a person who thinks this okay?

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Logan Paul is very popular, he has a platform. If he wants to advocate for better mental health and prevent suicide, illuminating the issue with a victim is not helpful or productive. This makes those of us who have first and second hand experience with mental illness angry and concerned. I am concerned about the children and teens who watch his channel, listen to his music, and watch his movies.

Although the video had the suicide prevention hotline phone number in the description box and YouTube has taken it down since the large outcry on social media. But this isn’t enough. YouTube needs to demonetize, people need to unsubscribe, parents need to control access to his content, and companies need to pull him from their payroll. He should spend some time with people with those who are suicidal. He needs to spend time with the families and friends of the people left behind after suicide. Logan Paul needs to spend some time reflecting on the choice has has made and the emotional consequences of those choices. I do believe this punishment should be temporary and not indefinite. Once he’s grown on this issue, we should all find forgiveness in our hearts and encourage his creativity.

If you or someone you know is having thoughts of suicide or engaging in self harm, please call the suicide hotline at 1-800-273-8255.

 

Leviticus Bible-A-Day Study

Welcome to the Genesis Feminist Bible-a-Day study of the book of Leviticus! I’m so excited to be going on this journey with you. There is a saying, “an apple a day, keeps the doctor away.” I think a chapter of scripture a day can keep the devil away, which is why I’ve written this series. Over the next 6 weeks we will read all 27 chapters of the book of Leviticus. I know that sounds a bit daunting, but it’s an action packed book, and I’m here to support you!

I suppose I should introduce myself now. I’m Lexie, a blogger and lover of Sacred Scripture. At the age of 19, my spiritual journey started with just me and the pink bible my grandparents gave me for graduation. And here I am with a blog and a community of people to journey through my beloved bible with me. My goal is to teach AND learn, so for the next 6 weeks, and this entire series, I ask that you communicate with me your thoughts, concerns, joys, and fears.

TheGenFem community is one of love, so crack open your bible, grab a cup of tea, and log into social media so we can dive through scripture together! Be sure to subscribe to The Genesis Feminist blog and YouTube channel. You can log on at any point and ask questions or make your concerns known.

My greatest prayer for this study is for all of us to feel supported, encouraged, and strengthened by the Lord and one another. I pray for you daily, that Christ use this study as an instrument to draw his children closer to his most Sacred Heart. May the Lord bless you and keep you.

 

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Most Charitable Generation

Charity is so important and millennials are one of the most charitable generations. As a demographic, we do a great job of stepping outside of ourselves to help others in need. We start charities that help the homeless of our cities, we are the first to show up and protest injustices against refugees, and we are happy to raise money for environmental and animal conservation. We are a generation that does not shy away from doing hard work for those who need it.

I think this, more than our technologic savvy, is what makes our generation so amazing. We seek peace, not war, we embrace freedoms, and try to leave the world aa little better than the way we found it by opening gout hearts and our arms to the less fortunate.

Our Lord is very consistent and very insistent on the need to take care of those who are most vulnerable in our society: the orphans, widows, and foreigner. In the time of Moses, these people needed protecting; when Jesus walked the earth these people needed protecting; and still today, these people need protecting, Catholic millennials are poised to rise to the occasion to help young people affected by gang violence, support the single mother who has a husband in jail for having an ounce of marijuana on him, or to be a voice to the voiceless in other countries torn apart by war. Caring for those who can’t care for themeless is what we do as Catholics. According to St. Lawrence, the poor are our wealth as a Church. As millennials, our joy is found in this service. We love to use our time, talent, and treasure to help all people live happier, fuller, more inclusive lives.

I don’t need to write too many tips on today’s topic because this is just who we are, as a generation. It is written in our DNA to extend our arms to the needy. They only thing I will say is that Pope Francis said not to just give to the poor, but to encounter them. Whenever I give money, I like to look a person in the eye and remember their eye color. If I walk away from that person without remembering their eyes, I din’t encounter them, I didn’t recognize their unique human dignity. But to look someone in the eyes is to say they are your equal, equally loved by God, equally worthy of love, and an equal citizen in this country. We all need to feel equal so try to encounter people when you are serving them.

  1. How do you care for others in your community?
  2. How can you do more to use your time, talent, and treasure in the service of your neighbor?

Challenge: Look someone in the eye today.

Blog Binder

This beautiful and easy to use blog binder is the all you need to begin building the perfect moneymaking blog. There are four sections:

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Here you will find your yearly goals, income, and subscriber goals. There is also a page for site branding and improvemntes you are looking to make. A page for Login Information for your various accounts is also found in this seciton.

Monthly
This section has one blank month along with all 12 months for 2018 to help you track your posts and special events or anything else you need to plan. There is a recommended monthly checklist, a goals sheet, income, expenses, and budget worksheets. The final page in this section is a weekly checklist.

Daily
Included in this section is a daily checklist to help you stay on track each day to make sure you are doing all you can to grow your blog and your income. There is also a post planner to help you brainstorm, plan, write, and promote your posts.

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The final section has worksheets to help you track your affiliate marketing programs, sponsors, and has over 50 blog prompts to get you started.

This blog binder was created to help you identify, work toward, and achieve your blogging goals.

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6 Things to do in Baltimore

The city of Baltimore is one I’ve seen before but have never truly experienced. I have family that lives in this area of the country and when there, we were there for family events only. I haven’t been back since joining the Church and next time I go, it’ll be an American Catholic millennial’s dream. You’ll see why in the sixth thing on this list.

  1. Cathedral of Mary our Queen: An English Gothic architecture makes me think of the Tudors. It has gorgeous high ceilings to help me imagine the voices of the faithful rising to heaven. There is also a spectacular carving of the Risen Lord.
  2. The Star Spangled Banner Flag House: The flag house was bulletin in 1793 and was once the home and business site for Mary Pickergill. She was the woman who sewed the flag that flew over Fort McHenry which inspired Francis Scott Key to write our national anthem.
  3. U.S. Holocaust Museum: This museum shows the entire history of the Holocaust with different galleries holding a variety of artifacts. It starts with the rise of the Nazi party and Hitler’s power. It shows how the laws and culture in Germany became increasingly anti-Semitic. Galleries showing the war breaking out and Germany’s invasion of neighboring countries is next. Possibly the most powerful area of the museum highlights the Nazi’s “final solution,” in which six million Jews were systematically murdered. The visit ends with the liberation of prisoners an the conclusion of the war.
  4. 7 Foot Knoll Lighthouse: This lighthouse was built in 1855 at the mouth of the Patapsco River. I tis the oldest screw-pile lighthouse in Maryland, meaning it stands on piles screwed into sand and mud at the bottom of the river
  5. Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall: This theatre is home to the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. It hosts events of different types of performances including orchestra, dance, and opera.
  6. Basilica of the National Shrine of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary: Yay, number six! This is our national cathedral, the first Catholic cathedral built in our beautiful country. It’s huge, it’s gorgeous, it’s magnificent, and it has the perfect name since our Lady is the patron of America. I can’t want to see this church!

The fantastic city of Baltimore has such a rich history. Our country was born in this area so it has played and instrumental role her foundation. It is also a hub for cultural experiences like museums and stage performances. Plus, to add to all that glory, it has our national cathedral!

If you have any recommendations on things to see in Baltimore, please write them in the comments below. If you’ve missed any of the other Dream City Trip posts, click here. And subscribe to see more, we have a lot of cities left to cover, and hopefully vlogs of these amazing places some day. If you enjoyed this post, consider sharing it on social media and becoming a supporter of TheGenFem, here.

Thank you, and have a sparkly day!

Bible Binder

This bible binder is created to help you grow and document your faith progress. We are all called to spend time in the scriptures to learn more about our Lord, to pray unceasingly to recieve the strength we need to take on daily battles, and to always work to soften our hearts to the promptings of the Spirit. This binder will help with all of that. There are several pages included in this binder, split into three sections:

Scripture
The first thing  you’ll find in this binder is a Bible Reading Chart which has all of the books of the bible and their chapters. As you read a chapter, color in its corresponding box to track your progress through scripture. The Commentary worksheet has two pages and helps you to write your own commentary with a key verse, key lesson, and more. The final page in the Scripture section is 30 verses to memorize. Of course, memorizing any and all the scriptures is a great task to strive for, however, these are just 30 you may want to consider.

Prayer
There are two pages in the Prayer section of the binder, one for requests and the other is prompts for your prayer journaling. The Requests page includes prayers for yourself, your family, government leaders, teachers and spiritual guides, the poor and sick, and more.

Growth
The final section of the binder is the Growth section and includes a worksheet of books you may want to read to help you grow closer to God and a Sermon Notes page to help you stay on task during Sunday Service.

I designed this binder for the purpose of helping me and you grow closer to Jesus through the three most important things in my opinion. I believe the spiritual journey requires regular time in the scriptures, praying daily, and receiving the encouragement from learning about the journeys of others through reading and hearing thier testimonies.

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