Tell :: #Write31Days #5mfw {Day2} www.boldlytanya.com

Tell :: #Write31Days #5mfw {Day 2}

Oct 2nd, 2017 31 Days In the Word

Stick close, friends. This excites me. Today I get to explore with you one of the most exciting things about Bible study (for me). Word study.
 
But before we dive in, it is important to note the imprecatory flavors of this particular Psalm. The author isn’t just asking for protection, but he is asking that his enemies be stricken. “Bring disgrace and destruction on my accusers. Humiliate and shame those who want to harm me (v. 13)” That demonstrates how dire his circumstances must be. This isn’t a general plea for protection, but a very specific request for the destruction of his oppressors. Keep that setting in mind as we examine today’s word. 

Worship :: #Write31Days #5mfw {Day 1} www.boldlytanya.com

Worship :: #Write31Days #5mfw {Day 1}

Oct 1st, 2017 31 Days In the Word

When I think of worship, my Pentecostal roots remind me of services where we didn’t even get to hear the message. Voices united in song. Hands raised. Hearts meditating on Christ. Some people kneeled at the altar while others gathered around to pray with them. Some quietly bowed their heads in their seats, preferring a solitary moment with God among the crowd. We were carried away in corporate worship to the point all else was insignificant. It was emotional and turbulent. You felt it.

But when I looked for worship from this verse in the concordance, I was shocked to find that it didn’t mean anything like giving one’s self to relentless abandonment in adoration of something. It means to serve.

31Days In the Word :: 2017 {www.boldlytanya.com}

31 Days In the Word :: 2017

Oct 1st, 2017 31 Days In the Word

It’s been a while. I know. But now, it’s October. With that comes #write31days, a month where writers across the globe dedicate time and space to their craft for 31 consecutive days. After a two-month-long blog hiatus, this seems like a good way to jump back in. Just like last year, I hope to take the daily prompt from the Five Minute Free Writes and look up each…

Who's Your God? {www.boldlytanya.com} guest post @ thebarefootblog.com

Who’s Your God {{Guest Post}}

Jun 18th, 2017 Lessons Learned

When my writer-sister-friend Kaitlin, at thebarefootblog.com, invited me to participate in her #wifehack series I high-fived myself and said yes almost immediately (because she’s adorable, we drink our creamer coffee the same way, and I copy her a lot). Then I felt sweaty and anxious because wifing is hard. After nearly thirteen years, I don’t have it figured out, not even on my best days. But…