Monday, January 12, 2009

Women's Bible Study

Each time I start a new Bible study I have lots of different emotions about it. First it means time away from my family – which I don’t like to do! But I have come to realize that I truly need some time away from the little people and time in the Word with close women friends who are studying and learning as well! In the long run, I think it does good things for the family; it’s just hard to be away from them.

Second: I realize that I know very little about the Bible I claim to love so much. It’s embarrassing, but I am thankful for God’s grace – and so I intend to learn as much as I can! And so far the things I have learned about the book of Esther and the history of the book are fascinating!

Third: this study on Esther – so far – has been totally awesome!! I have learned a ton in just a few short days (and just a few verses in the Bible!)! The really neat thing is I’ve learned historic things as well as “biblical” things (which you would expect to learn in a Bible study!)! It’s been really neat –and honestly we’re only to verse 12 of chapter 1!

There are 2 things that Beth Moore brought up in the first video that has been on my mind since last Thursday, I would like to throw them out – without giving away too much from the study (because if you’re not doing it now, you need to find somewhere to take it!!) – the title of the study is Esther, but the subtitle is “It’s Hard Being A Women.” (My first instinct was to say a whopping AMEN!). So she said she had done this survey before she started the study, she asked what the 3 hardest things about being a women are? GREAT QUESTION!!! So I would like to pose those questions to you as well! Please just share with me what you think the top 3 hardest things about a woman are!

Again, without giving away too much – she also posed that the hardest thing about being a women are – other women. Thoughts on that? I think she’s 100% correct, but would love to hear what you’re thoughts are!

That’s all for now, I’m sure I’ll have other “deep insights” to share as time goes on!!

Remember to share your top 3 hardest things about being a woman (and maybe for you guys – the 3 hardest things about living with a woman – but maybe be careful!)!


Jessi said...

I don't know that these are necessarily in any particular order, but I think they are things that generally are more unique to women than men:

~being so vulnerable...both physically, and emotionally
~thinking we can and/or should be able to 'do it all'
~understanding healthy boundaries and maintaining them

and for good measure, here's a fourth I have:

~not letting other sources (be it people, society, career) dictate our identity to us

Good and thought provoking study! I'd be very interested to do it myself!

Holly said...

Thanks Jess - I like them and agree with all of them!!!