Welcome to my blog and this first posting. Please visit “About me and this blog” to get some background information on me and why I started this blog. I hope that you will visit often and make comments to help me make this effort the best that it can be.
As I’ve already mentioned in the “About” tab I love to study the Bible and am currently working my way through the book of Esther with the assistance of a study guide by Beth Moore entitled “Esther: It’s Tough Being a Woman”. It’s an excellent book and I’m also viewing her video series as I go. I hope to share this with a group of women possibly this summer. I have never been disappointed going through a Bible study with a Beth Moore resource. I highly recommend her.
I have become so intrigued with the book of Esther that I have expanded my search to other resources as well.
While I don’t consider myself an expert on the Bible just a seeker of the truth. I thought it might be a good idea to give you some indication of my experience in the study of the Bible. I’ve been studying the Bible for about 35 years. I’ve lead groups in Community Bible Study for the majority of those years and held independant group studies of my own. I also did the five year study with Bible Study Fellowship. I am a fan of Chuck Missler’s resources and have many of his commentaries. In fact I attribute my most of my “training” in observation to those resources of his. I have learned a lot from his tapes and videos. But I must give all the credit to the leading and teaching of the Holy Spirit. Without faith in Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit to illuminate my study it would be just a mental exercise not the life changing experience it has been.
The book of Esther is an unusual book of the Bible. It never mentions God or prayer but God’s fingerprints are all over it. If you have ever felt that God is absent from you life, or that it seems He is just not working in your life than this is the book for you. If you are a Christian and so inclined I would appreciate you prayers for me and this effort. I consider it a ministry. I will be praying for all those you choose to drop in and share my passion for His Word. Please return soon.