Love the Lord

Yeah, that’s nice, but how? I don’t know about you, but this whole love thing is really difficult. We are living in a time when many of us really don’t know what love is. How can we possibly know how to love God with our whole heart, our whole being, and our whole strength when our divorce rate is so high, our children are being raised in single parent households, and there is perpetual strife in family life. The closest thing many of us knows to love is our pets. Is that what God means, should I love him like I love Puddles? 

I think it’s important to note that the deepest forms of love are simply the intimate exchange of persons. When it comes to us learning how to love God with our whole heart, whole being, and whole strength, it starts by coming to an understanding and acceptance of the fact that God loves us with his whole heart, his whole being, and his whole strength. Take a second on that and remember that God is infinite, unlike us. His whole heart, whole being, and whole strength is so much more expansive than we could ever understand. 

The more we recognize God’s unending love through the sacraments, through the scriptures, and just through his magnificent creation, we can learn to love him more fully. Be like a child that learns from mimicking. But don’t copy the fallen man, copy God’s example of true, deep, life altering love. 

This post is an excerpt from my devotional, Reflections Through the Bible: Deuteronomy. It is available for purchase here.

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Deuteronomy Resources {Week 2}

Welcome

Welcome back to Deuteronomy, I hope your first week went well. As you may have noticed, Deuteronomy is about a lot of review of the first few books of the bible. We need to be reminded of all the things God has done for us in the past to help us move forward in trust and expectant hope.

This post is all about the second week of Deuteronomy. Here you will find our reading plan and memory verse. My APPLY for the week will be about loving the Lord. I will post it on Wednesday, so be sure to subscribe to the blog!

If you haven’t picked up your copy of the workbook yet, you can download one here, or get it from Amazon here. You can check out YouTube to see what is included in the workbook and what to expect from the study.

week 2 reading

Monday, September 17 Chapter 6
Tuesday, September 18 Chapter 7
Wednesday, September 19 Chapter 8
Thursday, September 20 Chapter 9
Friday, September 21 Chapter 10

As I said in one of the preview videos, I like to have posters of the memory verse as well as note cards around my house and my car to help me with the memory work. You can download a FREE 8.5″ x 11″ poster and a 3″ x 5″ card by clicking the image below.

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This Week

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Resources

I’ve written a devotional for the book of Deuteronomy. In it, I share reflections for each chapter of the book along with a memory verse, a contemplation question, and space to journal. If you’re interested in that book, check it out below!

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Last Week

In case you missed last week, you can check it here.

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Deuteronomy Resources {Week 1}

Welcome

Welcome to the book of Deuteronomy! It’s our final book in the Pentateuch and I feel both excited and a little sad about it. But here we go, week 1!

This post is all about the first week of Deuteronomy. Here you will find our reading plan and memory verse. My APPLY for the week will be about being a people set apart by God. I will post it on Wednesday, so be sure to subscribe to the blog!

If you haven’t picked up your copy of the workbook yet, you can download one here, or get it from Amazon here. You can check out YouTube to see what is included in the workbook and what to expect from the study.

week 1 reading

Monday, September 10 Chapter 1
Tuesday, September 11 Chapter 2
Wednesday, September 12 Chapter 3
Thursday, September 13 Chapter 4
Friday, September 14 Chapter 5

As I said in one of the preview videos, I like to have posters of the memory verse as well as note cards around my house and my car to help me with the memory work. You can download a FREE 8.5″ x 11″ poster and a 3″ x 5″ card by clicking the image below.

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This Week

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

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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.


Resources

I’ve written a devotional for the book of Deuteronomy. In it, I share reflections for each chapter of the book along with a memory verse, a contemplation question, and space to journal. If you’re interested in that book, check it out below!

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pray

 

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Last Week

In case you missed the preview I posted last week, you can check it out here. It is a good introduction to the study to help get you started by putting you in the right mindset for the book of Deuteronomy.

In case you couldn’t tell, I’m enthusiastic about this study and I’m pleased to be doing it on the blog with this community. I am here for you if you have any questions, comments, or concerns. I pray your first week goes well!

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Introducing the Book of Deuteronomy

I can believe how far we have come since the beginning of the year. We are already on Deuteronomy, the last book in the Pentateuch.  On the one hand I’m surprised by how far we’ve come, on the other, I’m kinda ready to be done with the books of law. We will begin the book of Deuteronomy on September 9!

I have always loved spending time in the Scriptures. I think it is the privilege and duty of the faithful to read God’s word regularly. While on earth we are called to unite ourselves to our Lord and live as closely as possible 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.

Because of my passion for scripture and brining it to others, I have written this Bible-A-Day series. On September 9, we will begin the book of Deuteronomy. The book of Deuteronomy concludes the books of Law and in it we will see the final blessings of God before the Israelites take possession of the Promised Land. There will be a review of all the great things the Lord has done since Exodus, and a warning to what will happen if the Israelites don’t live up to the covenant of the Lord. You can download the workbook here, or purchase on Amazon here. The inside is the same on both, but I wanted to give people options.


Resources

I’ve written a devotional for the book of Deuteronomy. In it, I share reflections for each chapter of the book along with a memory verse, a contemplation question, and space to journal. If you’re interested in that book, check it out below!

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Workbook

Download or purchase the workbook. Read through the beginning of the book and check out the preview videos.

You’ll find at the beginning of the ebook:
– Introduction to the book of Deuteronomy
– 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


Community

We will be doing this bible study here on the blog each week. Each Sunday, I will be posting all of the resources you will need for the week ahead. On Wednesdays, I will share my weekly APPLY.

 

 

 

 

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

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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 others is one of the most important things we can do in our faith.

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