Grab a Friend & a Bible

The winner of the Why I Wear a Toe Ring  giveaway from over the weekend is: Mary Hayes. Send your mailing address to [email protected] so we can ship your gift out soon.


For the past five summers, my  friend Mary and I have done a Bible study together.

She lives in Illinois. I live in Michigan. So, we “meet” each Wednesday morning early over the phone.

She is in her home with her dog at her feet. I am out on my back deck with my plants all around.

Since neither of us tend to be in an organized study over the summer, we felt studying and meeting this way would keep us grounded in God’s word and prevent us from slacking off in our spiritual lives over the lazy hot days.

And it has.

We keep it very simple.

One of us prays before we start. Then, we just go through each day’s homework and say “What did you like, learn or get convicted by?” Then, we share any issues or situations for which we need prayer and the other person prays.

We are done in an hour.

We have done this study, and this one, and one summer this one and this summer we are tackling this one.

Will you consider grabbing a Bible and a faraway (or nearby) friend for a study this summer? If so, leave a comment telling us who will be your study partner.

I’ll randomly choose six gals from among the ones who comment. You will each be given a copy our our own Proverbs 31 Bible teacher Wendy Blight’s great ebook study on the book of Proverbs called All Things Wise and Wonderful. You can easily do this 5 week study with a friend from now until the end of the summer. Here is the description:

Wendy’s study, All Things Wise and Wonderful: Applying God’s Wisdom in Every Day Life, is a five week study grounded in the book of Proverbs. It teaches you how to make Bible passages understandable and applicable. It will bring God’s Word alive and bring perceptible transformation in:

  • Your relationships
  • Your attitudes
  • Your speech
  • Your priorities
  • Your whole heart

Ok, who will you study God’s word with this summer? Winner announced Thursday.


  1. I want to start a bible study with my best friend. We both tend to slack off at some point but i think if we do this together we will become stronger and it will be easier to learn.

  2. My friend Jessie who moved away 2 years ago, I miss her so much and am looking forward to trying to complete a long-distance study together!

  3. I along with my best friends and her mom want to start mtg 1x a week and do a bible study. The only problem is we arent sure where to begin. Could you possibly give some suggestions? We attend church and even done some small groups but have decided to give it a try ourselves. Thank you for your time.

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  5. I am trying to start a new ministry and would like to spread the news about this idea, one of our first lessons is on finding time for God! Even though your contest is over I would like to do this idea with my Mom Thank you God Bless

  6. I would love to do this if I had a friend that was fully committed but unfortunately that get on the band wagon, and after a few short weeks they are off again.

  7. I would love to do a bible study with someone. However, the only person I have that I could really do it with would be my sister and she is very busy. I do not have very many friends at all because about a year ago I moved to Arizona. Would anyone like to do a bible study with me? If you would, feel free to email me at [email protected]. I have just recently started my walk with God and I would be love to do a study with someone and make a new friend. Thank you and God bless!

  8. I am currently doing a Proverbs 31 study and just purchased a Proverbs homeschool curriculum to study with my children. I think God might be telling me something…..?

  9. My study partner would be my best friend from back home. We only see eachother once every two years because of the distance.

  10. I’m not sure who I would pick since we recently moved into the area, and I am still growing in friendships in our new place. I would find someone though! :)

  11. Always wanted to do this, never had the courage to ask someone. Now that I live in another state from my closest circle of friends, I’m thinking this would be wonderful to do with them.

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