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Good Morning Girls Christmas Break!

 

The Fall Good Morning Girls session has come to an end.

We began this journey 12 weeks ago with nearly 3,000 girls! Angela and I have thoroughly enjoyed the I John study this fall and cannot wait to see God’s plan unfold this winter!  

 
The next session begins on Monday, January 16th. You can begin enrolling your groups on December 15 (Please do not enroll before then. We will be deleting everything on the message boards soon to get ready for the next session.)
 The session will run from January 15th to April 15th. (3 months) 

If you are new to Good Morning Girls please watch the videos here . They will answer: What is Good Morning Girls? What are the details of Good Morning Girls? What if I don’t have my own group? and How does roll call work?   

 Now it is time for a Good Morning Girls Christmas Break!  We want to strongly urge you to take a one month break from your group. I know that some of you do not want to stop…but after 4+ years of being in a Good Morning Girls group I have learned a few things.  

1. We need a break – if we want to keep this group together long term.  

2. If we don’t take a break- we end up burned out in the middle of the next session – been there done that.  

3. If we don’t take a break, some of the ladies who want to drop out may not have the courage to quit. Then you have women in the group who don’t really want to be there and it’s discouraging to the rest of the group.  

4. Taking a break allows ladies to leave guilt free – and makes room to invite new ladies into the group!  

So we strongly encourage you to take a break - not from your quiet times – but from each other. Use the break to get together and have a luncheon or go out for coffee. Stay connected – but be free from the responsibility of every morning checking in.  

 In the meantime, we hope you will consider joining us this winter for the new study in Ephesians!
 
Merry Christmas Good Morning Girls…you will never know how much you all have blessed my heart. 

Walk with the King!
Courtney, WomenLivingWell  

 

{Week 12} He Hears Us & Winter Session Announcement

Last week in our 1 John Good Morning Girls study we read:

1 John 5:14- This is the confidence we have in approaching God:
that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us.

That one verse came alive for me a few weeks ago. I had been driving through the night with my 3 young daughters and mom, we had gotten a call from my uncle earlier that afternoon telling us my grandma was dying and we needed to come home as soon as possible. My grandma lived in Indiana and I live in Texas. We got on the road at 10 pm that night and drove straight through to Indiana. At 7 am the next day we got another call from my uncle saying he didn’t think we’d arrive before she passed. I was driving at the time and started to cry and pray…begging God to let me see her one last time. I so desperately wanted her to know that we were on our way, trying our hardest to get there as fast as we could. I wanted to tell her one last time how much I loved her and thank her for being such a wonderful grandma to me. As I was praying this and crying out to God, I drove through an underpass and there on one of the columns someone had spray painted “Trust Jesus”……ohhh how sweet God is to us when we are hurting and crying out to Him! He so encouraged me to have faith that we would indeed make it there in time…which we did! ;) I was reminded on this trip that sometimes we feel the closest to God when we are hurting. He does hear our prayers!

I had always struggled with knowing if my grandma was truly saved. I have prayed for her for YEARS and as I was driving to Indiana, I continued to pray and ask God for proof that she was indeed saved. The day of the funeral was hard, my grandma had asked that I speak on her behalf, which I did…..but the ceremony was hard for me. After the ceremony was over, I made my rounds thanking people for coming and came upon a sweet little old man and his wife. The man turned out to be a retired pastor and his ministry in his retirement was to go to my grandma’s nursing home every Sunday and give a sermon. He told me that one Sunday a few years ago he had an alter call and that my grandma had received Jesus as her Savior! Can you believe that!!!! Ohhh the goodness of God! I’m so thankful for that sweet man’s ministry, I’m so thankful he and his wife came to my grandma’s funeral and shared that story with me and I’m so thankful that God allowed me to hear that story and thus answered my prayer. He hears our prayers!


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This is our last week for the 1 John study here at Good Morning Girls. Week 12 is our week of reflection:

Monday: Reflect on weeks 1-3

Tuesday: Reflect on weeks 4-5

Wednesday: Reflect on weeks 6-8

Thursday: Reflect on weeks 9-12

Friday:

The main point of 1 John is:

I feel God wanted me to learn:

I will forever be changed by this truth:

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For our winter session here at Good Morning Girls we will be studying….

Ephesians!!!

Courtney and I pray you will join us again for our upcoming winter session.

Sign-ups begin December 15th

Winter session runs from: January 15th-April 15th

Please feel free to comment below and let us know if there is anything we can do to make GMG even better! We love to hear your suggestions!

Love God Greatly!

Winner of the Sally Clarkson Mom Heart Conference Ticket is…

And the winner is….Chelsea F!!!

Congratulations Chelsea! I am so excited for you!

I will send Sally Clarkson your information so you can receive your free conference ticket shortly! Congratulations again!

Love God Greatly!

-Angela

{Week 11} WIWW Link-Up Party

I LOVE getting emails like the one below and being able to “see” our other GMG groups! I pray over GMG as a whole each day, but it’s such a blessing to me to actually be able to see those of you who are apart of Good Morning Girls!

(If you are looking for the Sally Clarkson conference ticket giveaway, its just below this post)

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When I first saw an advertisement for the Good Morning Girls Bible study on Facebook I was really excited! I loved the idea of staying accountable to a group of friends and growing closer to our Lord. I told my best friend about it and asked her if she had any ideas of other girls that would be interested. Now we are a group of four. I didn’t realize how close I’d get to these amazing ladies and how inspirational we could be to one another! God is really working in our small group. We have created lasting friendships through studying God’s word together. This picture was actually taken at a Pinterest party that we recently had together. It’s going to become a monthly thing :) So blessed to have wonderful Christ centered friends! I love getting on Facebook everyday and reading what my girls have learned and being encouraged to Love God even more.
Thank you so much for this opportunity! We love the 1st John study! Good Morning Girls has been such a blessing!
Abbey
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Thanks Abbey for sharing your group with us today! I love hearing from another group in our large Good Morning Girls family! :)
If you have a group picture and would like to share it on our blog, just email me at LoveGodGreatly@gmail.com
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Today is Wednesday….you know what to do!

Women around the world are IN THE WORD!

Every Wednesday we will have a link-up. If you are a blogger we invite you to link-up any blog posts that you have written about your quiet time that week. We ask that you put our button in the post or on your sidebar so we can find each other. We do not have code for this link up button. Just right click and save as. Then link it tohttp://www.goodmorninggirls.org

Love God Greatly!

-Angela

{Week 11} 1 John 5:13-21 & a Sally Clarkson Conference Ticket Giveaway!

This GIVEAWAY is now closed!

I adore Sally Clarkson so when she invited me to speak at her upcoming Mom Heart Conferences, I was beyond honored and excited. This coming February I will be speaking at Sally’s Mom Heart Conferences in both Irvine, Ca and Dallas/Fort Worth, TX!!! If you live in either of those areas, I’d LOVE to meet you!

This year at the Dallas/Fort Worth, TX conference Courtney (from WomenLivingWell.org) and I will be speaking together! Our dear friend, Ruth from The Better Mom, will be speaking at the Colorado conference. If you live near any of Sally’s 3 Mom Heart Conferences I highly encourage you to go! You won’t be disappointed!!! I went last year to the DFW conference with Courtney and LOVED it! God has gifted Sally to speak right into our hearts as moms and encourage us as we intentionally raise the next generation.

Sally is offering one Good Morning Girl reader a free Mom Heart Conference ticket to either the California location or the Texas location. The winner will be chosen randomly from my comments section Sunday, December 4th.

How Do I Enter?

Leave a comment sharing one struggle your Mom Heart is facing.

For Bonus Entries:

Facebook, Tweet, Google+, Pinterest or blog about this giveaway including a link back to this post.  Then leave a comment below letting me know what you did.

Looking so forward to meeting some of you this coming February!  For more information about the conference click here.

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For those of you who would like further study into these verses, I’ve provided a few resources below for you to use to help you dig a little deeper this week. Enjoy!

1. John MacArthur

a. 1 John 5:13 Christian Certainties Pt 1

b. 1 John 5:14-17 Christian Certainties Pt 2

c. 1 John 5:18-21 Christian Certainties Pt 3

2. John Piper

a. 1 John 5:14-17 Our Father Hears Us!

b. 1 John 5:18-21 Little Children, Keep Yourselves from Idols

Praying for all of you as you spend time in God’s Word!!!

Love God Greatly!

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