Hey Friends 🙂

Have the “lazy days of summer” started at your house??

Not mine!

My days are filled with lots of kids, camps, carpools, cleaning, chaos and more craziness. Anyone else?

Every day brings different schedules, opportunities and activities – and with 4 kids ages 8, 9, 10 and almost 18 – I’m learning I must be filled with patience, flexibility, and grace.

Thus the reason that I absolutely MUST spend time in Scripture everyday. God’s Word is my Rock in a summer season of long days, late nights, and lots of hustle and bustle.

I love how Beth Moore shares on her blog…

“…Summer is a great time to take off from school but it is NOT a great time to take off from the Scriptures. Three months out of an in-depth experience with God through His Word is plenty of time to find ourselves in a pit. No thanks. Let’s commit and hold one another accountable. The most steadfast victories are planned for in advance. I believe that with all my heart so consider this post our plan for summer V-I-C-T-O-R-Y. ”    – Beth Moore

Yes, Beth! We want a summer V-I-C-T-O-R-Y too!

What is your Summer Victory plan?? Do you have a Summer Bible reading plan or study?

If you’ve not come up with a plan yet, here are a couple of ideas..

  • West Michigan friends, starting Tuesday, July 10th, my friend Julie and I are hosting a 4 week summer BIble Study titled “Living Balanced in an Unbalanced World”. I’m so excited to be teaching in Grand Rapids again! Woo Hoo! There are a few slots left. More details here.

    Living Balanced – starts July 10th

At this time it’s not available online, but if you would be interested in participating in an online study, please let me know. My creative wheels are spinning…)

  • Summer New Testament Bible Reading Plan. Go at your own pace here.  Maybe invite a friend for accountability and discussion. Fun!
  • Beth Moore is going through Kelly Minter’s Nehemiah this summer. Me too! I started the study this Spring and I love it! More information here.

Of course, we can’t talk about Summer Victory without mentioning memorizing Scripture. If you don’t have verses you are memorizing, maybe consider the *She Sparkles* A to Z Challenge. If my 9 year old can have 13 new verses memorized since January, we can do it too!

I’ll be sharing a new verse on Monday. We’d love to have you join us!

You’ve heard me say it before, but it’s absolutely true – my life has been transformed because my mind has been transformed – and this has come by a daily habit of reading and memorizing God’s Word.  Somedays I have to be very creative to squeeze in a few minutes of quiet (like yesterday taking 7 kids to Open Gym so I could read my Bible while they hopped around on trampolines) – but it is so worth it!

How about you, my friends? What is your Summer Bible reading plan? How do you maintain your Bible reading in the midst of your summer schedule? Share with us please!!!

Thanks for stopping by *She Sparkles*! Here’s to a July filled with much victory and joy!

Sweet Blessings –



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