But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control ~ Galatians 5:22.
As 2018 backs off the stage, 2019 is taking her place behind the curtain, waiting for her cue. Soon the draperies will part, and she’ll shyly curtsy in her full-length gown, glittering gold and silver. Her crown will dazzle in the footlights: 2-0-1-9. Confetti will dance in the air like feathers, and she’ll laugh as they tickle her nose. A line of dancing partners will meander endlessly, each eagerly awaiting a turn. The band will strike up, and she’ll twirl through the night, passing from one set of arms to the next. A perfect start for 2019.
The New Year is arriving. As we prepare for her grand entrance, what new expectations swirl in our minds and hearts for this New Year? Many people still engage in the tradition of making New Year’s Resolutions, dreaming of fresh goals or new accomplishments.
I’ve been doing some dreaming myself about something new in 2019. After much prayer, I’m excited to announce that I’ll be partnering with Heart“wings” – a women’s fellowship to lead their first Bible study called The “Front Porch” Bible Study Series. The Lord has been leading me to teach on the Fruit of the Spirit, so that will be the topic for this 52-week study. I’ll be posting a new edition every Monday morning beginning January 7th on my blog, Touched By Him, which will be linked to A Women’s Fellowship/Ministry Community Page.
Everyone is invited to participate, whether you’re a member of Heart”wings” or not. However, all Christian women have an open invitation to become a member of Heart”wings” by sending a friend request to Joyce Graves on Facebook. Here is the link to Joyce’s Timeline.
For this study, all you need is five minutes (or as long as you like), your Bible, and some java or a cuppa. Pull up a chair on the “Front Porch” and read with us. Chat and ask questions in the comments section on the community page or right here on the blog. Join in some prayer to bless your day. I’ll be visiting at different times throughout each day to comment, too.
I’m looking forward to digging deeply into the Word of God and planting seeds in the good soil of our hearts. By this time next year, we should have a bumper crop of ripe, mature fruit in our spirits! Let’s grow abundantly in His love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.
Blessed are those who keep His testimonies, who seek Him with the whole heart! ~ Psalm 119:2
See you January 7th on the “Front Porch!” Blessings for the happiest of New Years,
13 thoughts on “Announcing The “Front Porch” Bible Study Series”
I am so looking forward to this!! Happy New Year!
Thanks, Paula. Wishing you a Happy New Year too!
Karen, on behalf of Heart”wings,” you know how much I am looking forward to the beginning of this Bible Study series! Praise the Lord for your obedience to Him in stepping up to begin this great new outreach! <3 j xoxo
Thanks very much for giving me the opportunity to minister through Heart”wings,” Joyce. I’m anticipating what the Lord will do! Praying for His guidance as we grow in the Fruit of the Spirit. ❤️ xoxo
Thanks, Joyce, for your prayerful support. The Lord called me to teach on the Fruit of the Spirit last year, but the timing wasn’t yet. Now I’m confident that this is His timing. I appreciate the opportunity to minister through Heart”wings.” ❤️ xoxo
Karen, I am looking forward to this study with you. I have been contemplating what the Lord would want me to do as far as my Bible study this year, and I believe I just found it! If I can be of any assistance, please feel free to ask. I am going to post this on my own FB page, if that is okay with you.
How wonderful! Yes, of course you may share this on your social media. I appreciate your offer and am humbled that the Lord has led you to our Heart “wings” Bible study. Blessings and Happy New Year. ❤️
I am eager to join this! Thank you and Joyce for the opportunity. Great topic, too! Praying for this and you, Karen.
Thanks for your prayers, Nyla Kay. They are coveted. So glad you’ll be joining us! Blessings, dear sister. ❤️
I am looking forward to this new study and sharing time on the “Front Porch”. 🙂
Looking forward to studying God’s Word with you too, dear Mimi, on the “Front Porch!” Blessings ❤️
Karen, you are a unique woman who is so Christ focused. It’s been such a pleaure being your friend and part of this wonderful group of Christian women.
God be with you on this new adventure in Christ.
How kind of you, Sandra. You are such a special sister to me, too. Thanks for your prayers as we embark on this new adventure in Christ together. xoxo