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Our Journey Begins {Week 1}

June 17, 2019

Hi! Are you ready to get rolling in our Hidden Joy P31 OBS? For those who don’t know me, I’m Katrina Wylie. I’ll be joining you as your study leader for the first two weeks. I’m so glad you’re here and here’s why...

I don’t know your personal loss, hurt or trial that led you to join this study. It may be something similar to Hidden Joy author Wendy Blight’s story. Or, like me, it may be something completely different. It may be something you’re personally going through right now, or something from your past you haven’t fully worked through yet. Whatever the reason, no matter the type or timing of your loss, hurt or trial, YOU are meant to be here.

I felt someone needed that affirmation. Perhaps it was you.

Your Study Resources & Memory Verse:

One of the resources we have to kick off each week are Monday videos. In these, you’ll get to hear from Wendy Blight herself, along with another P31 staff member! This week, Wendy’s joined by Melissa Taylor, our P31 OBS senior director. Let’s see what they have to say about preparing for this week’s reading and getting the most out of your study.

Need instructions for accessing closed captioning or the video transcript? We’ve got you covered!

Another resource you’ll receive each week is our Bible Study Companion. Each of these downloadable/printable PDFs is designed to help you personally reflect and dig deeper into God’s Word in relation to what we’re reading in our books. These will be given in each Wednesday’s blog, so stay tuned for your first one then!

Something else we have to help get into God’s Word is a weekly memory verse! Each week, we’ll work on memorizing a new verse that correlates with what we’re studying. This week’s is Ezekiel 36:26 (NIV):

“I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh.”

And your final weekly resource is our Week at a Glance. Don’t have your book yet? Find a free download of the first week’s chapters in this handy tool! Wondering what to do when? Discover a suggested daily schedule inside! Want to know a helpful verse memorization tip or what’s up for grabs in this week’s giveaway? It’s all right there for you!

Now that you have everything you need, I have one more important thing to share...

This isn’t just an online Bible study. Yes, we’ll be reading Hidden Joy and digging into our Bibles. But this can be more than that … if you choose. It can also be a community of women you join to share, laugh, cry, celebrate, pray, learn and grow WITH, right here in our blog comment section. We invite YOU to actively participate with us.

Hope to see you below!

Reflect and Respond:

Since there are many new friends joining us, share with us where you’re joining from and what you’re hoping to get from this study.

All comments will be entered to win this week’s giveaway (details in the Week at a Glance)!

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