Friday, August 29, 2014

Milking Stool Ministry: John 21

The time has come: the last chapter and closing bit of the book of John.

As noted in the video, next week there'll be a break. With Jason's birthday and our anniversary coming I've decided to give myself a week off to get Romans in order. 

We will begin to conquer Romans on Friday, September 12th with a little intro and a dive into the first bit of the book. I'm hoping that week will come with an overview and reading log for ya'll. (We're getting more official around here friends!) I'm also doing lots of research about different note-taking/journaling methods to spice up our trek through Romans. 

There's no notes to see a picture of this week because, honestly, it was such a round-up of all that John held for us over the last few months. 

Verse(s) of the week: 
"Jesus performed many other signs in the presence of his disciples, which are not recorded in this book. But these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name." -John 20:30-31

This week's encouraging links are all meant to inspire you to live that life that He's claimed for us. A like uninhibited by the confines and burdens of our sin. We're His beloved and that's powerful. 

Did you wake up this morning? Then you've got something to do. LOVE THIS. (The Lily Field)

We're all busy trying to define ourselves in the context of, well, everyone. But how? (East & Blog)

This letter to a younger self makes me wonder what I'll say to me ten years from now. (Scathingly Brilliant)

Honestly, I'm going to miss this next week, I think, except I might be having a cocktail at the swim up bar and so I might not be remembering to be missing this... Well, I'll miss you, just maybe not on Friday at 5:00 PM.


  1. Hey! I see a matching boxer painting in the background! THOSE ARE OUR BFF NECKLACE EQUIVALENTS.

  2. I love the book of John. All of the Gospels are so special to me...I think just hearing about Jesus firsthand, all of the amazing things He did...just overwhelms me. And the verse of the week is one of my favorites...John 21:25 says "Jesus did many other things as well. If every one of them were written down, I suppose that even the whole world would not have room for the books that would be written." How awesome is that? I could listen to you talk all day long, sister. LOVE this.

  3. I love the book of John so much!!! Well done.

  4. I've been following you on different platforms for some time, but have only recently begun actually READING posts on Bloglovin' (there were just so many before and I never had time!).. So I didn't know that you did this Bible Study thing, but I want to join you! My church family is very important to me but unfortunately they're 5000+ miles away for now, and there are no Episcopal churches in Moldova.. So I'm missing my usual Bible Study! I don't even have a Bible with me, actually, besides the one on my Kindle, so while that's not ideal, it should work! Anyway, all that translates to, can't wait to join you in September. :)

  5. Should we do any reading before Friday?

  6. And she looks so scary sitting over my shoulder like that doesn't she?!?

  7. John literally just opened my heart up and shook my soul because, whoa. I hadn't read the whole book before and now I just want to do so over and over and over again!

  8. I hadn't read the whole thing before... HELLO IT'S AMAZING. I think John and I process things along the same line and that made John that much more lovely and interesting to me. :)

  9. Oh I'm SO glad that you'll be around to join in Romans! I'm doing things a little bit more different (I'd venture to say in a more exciting way) that I think will be more fruitful... But, we shall seeeeeee.

  10. This week will just be an introduction to the context and my heart behind the Romans study, but other than that It's up to you... I realize that there's two approaches to these studies: 1. reads the chapter beforehand and goes over the movie with me, seeing how our approaches meet with one another and 2. that reads after the video so I'm like an intro to them.

  11. Yes, so good! I completely agree with you, I feel similarly.


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