Friday, August 8, 2014

milking stool ministry: john 16 & 17

I couldn't decide how to set up notes for the next few weeks because I'm sort of in a funk of my own. Then I thought, when I'm in a funk I usually want a cup of coffee and a pair of sweats... And, what's the journaling equivalent? Well, you've got to answer that for yourself. So, do what you love for the next few weeks.

I decided not to post my notes. There's probably a picture on my Instagram for you to check out, but since we're "wearing our bible study sweats" you don't need mine for reference.

My challenge for you: slow your roll and reflect on the truth and beauty that was and is John. This book is coming to a close, you deserve to reflect on what this all means for your life and faith and goodness. The next few chapters are going to illustrate where life changes from lonely and self-serving, but instead is full and joyous and glorifying.

Verse of the week for ya'll: 
"Sanctify them by the truth; your word is truth." 
-John 17:17

Next week we're going to be reading 18 and 19. Then the following we're going to be finishing out the book of John with the last two chapters: 20 and 21.

I'm going to be taking a little break before starting up another study, but I want to encourage ya'll to keep on keeping on in your reading and journaling.

Finally, encouraging links for your week: 

I think we all need moments like this with feelings like this to have realizations like this. (The Tattooed Missionary)

While this video's got nothing to do with the bible or faith, it's adorable. (Share a Coke)


  1. Hi Amber! I just discovered your blog and I'm so very happy I did. I really enjoyed this post and I can't wait to read more. I am currently working my way through the Book of Matthew. Thanks for the encouragement.

  2. Welcome Donna! I'm so thankful that you're here to join in the group of awesome women that hang around this space! :) Matthew remains one of my FAVORITE books in the bible that seems to only be accented by John and the goodness it holds!


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