January & February 2018 – Writing Ephesians
Happy New Year!
I hope your 2017 was filled with joy and happiness! Looking forward to 2018 and to writing Ephesians, if there is one thing I pray for myself and for you, it is Psalm 119:10-12 —
“I seek you with all my heart; do not let me stray from your commands. I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you. Praise be to you, LORD; teach me your decrees.” Psalm 119:10-12
The Pineapple Porch’s Christmas Writing Scripture 2017 | Writing the Word
It’s the most wonderful time of the year (#itreallyis #ilovechristmas)! I am so excited for this month’s Christmas Writing Scripture I can barely stand it! There are so many beautiful, beautiful things we will discover as we write the Word this month. Although you may have heard and read the Christmas story many times before, I pray we will be struck by the wonder, grace, and miracle of the birth of Christ afresh. Let’s pray that He reveals things in His Word we have never noticed before and that at the end of this month, we will be deeply changed because in this season we dwelled with our Savior, Jesus.
Although this is the busiest time of year for most of us, let’s also make a point to remember Jesus and commit our time to writing out the account of His birth. We owe it all to Him, yet He keeps giving. I know there will be so many gifts to receive as we abide in His Word this month!
Let every heart prepare Him room. Glory to God in the Highest!
(PS – Did you know that you can write the Word with your small group, family or friends? You can also join us in writing on social media by using the hashtag #writingtheword!)
Are you reading to jump into November writing the Word? If so, read below!
November Writing the Word 2017
How is this already November writing the Word?! I think I say this every month but, YALL, where has the time gone? We are barrelling towards the end of 2017 at lightning speed, but the beautiful thing is, we are taking Scripture with us daily! This month marks 22 months of writing the Word! How incredible! Whether you started writing with us back in February 2016, or this is your first month ever, please just know we love having you apart of this Scripture-writing journey!
Hi there, neighbors! Welcome back to The Pineapple Porch! We are so excited to bring you another great month of Writing the Word! This month we are writing the book of Jonah, and although many people see this mostly as the story of “Jonah and the big fish”, if you look a little deeper you will see a common theme and multiple examples of the incredibly merciful and patient heart of God. So as we walk slowly through this book of the Bible, be on the lookout for how many times God brought others to himself and spared his wayward children – it is truly beautiful.
Also, if you would like to go a little deeper (we couldn’t help the pun) while you’re writing, we highly recommend pairing Priscilla Shirer’s Jonah Bible study or book. You will absolutely love it!
Thank you for joining us on another writing journey! Don’t forget to comment below and let us know if you are writing along with us!
We all know how important it is to continually express our love for our spouse, family, and friends. Simple gestures like a smile, saying, “I love you,” or pointing out something special about someone can mean the world, but how often do we do that for God? Do we make sure to stop and tell Him that we love Him? Do we search Scripture for clues of His character for even more reasons to praise Him? I know I don’t take enough time to do this. So often my prayers are centered around me and my concerns, and I rarely stop to thank Him for who He is to me, how He is working in my life, and what He is doing in the world.
This month we are praising God for who He is. We’re taking time to thank Him for what He has done and for His character. We would love to have you join along, and don’t forget to comment below to let us know if you’re writing along with us!
It’s time for another great month of Writing the Word! Last month we wrote the book of 1 Timothy and this month we will continue our journey through Paul’s letters to his “dear son in the faith”, Timothy (2 Timothy 1:2).
Happy July! Can you believe we are 7 months into writing the Word this year? So far we have written 7 books of the Bible together along with the account of Jesus’ days surrounding his death and resurrection. We are sewing eternal truths deep into our hearts!
This month we will focus in on the book of 1 Timothy. Paul writes to his “beloved child” (1 Timothy 1:2) as he lays out guidelines for church leaders and members. As believers, we all have a responsibility to Christ and His church – we are all leaders for His Kingdom. Ministry is not just the pastor’s job, but a job for each follower of Christ. Let’s allow the Lord to teach us more and more about the importance of holy lives as His children and the important role we have as the bride of Christ.
Thank you for writing the Word with us! As always, happy writing!
The month of June holds many exciting things like the last day of the school year and the first official day of summer. For many people, Father’s Day is one of those exciting June dates. However, Father’s Day may hold different feelings for others. Feelings and memories of loss, abandonment, confusion, sadness and betrayal may resurface for many as they think through what that day means. Wherever your heart is toward your earthly dad regarding Father’s Day, we want to remember and celebrate our Creator and Heavenly Father. He is our comforter and our guide and we can rejoice that He is more than enough for us. This month, let’s let him fill in those empty spaces in a way that only He can.
We start off the month by writing the parable of The Prodigal Son. This story beautifully portrays so many incredible characteristics of our loving Father and tells the story of every single sinner saved by grace. After we finish up Luke 15, we will move into what the Bible says about God our Father. While you write, let these truths sink deep into your heart as you remember how perfect and loving our God and Father is, how we live because of Him, and how who He is defines who we are in Him. What a gift to be a child of God Most High.
Thank you for journeying with us as we write out God’s Word, and as always, happy writing!