Tips to Help You Enjoy Bible Reading

Tips to help you enjoy Bible reading

Welcome to my new series on tips to ENJOY Bible reading! I’m so glad you are here. Pull up a chair, get comfy, and dig into these great tips on how to (really, truly, honestly!) LOVE and look forward to your time studying the Bible. You’ll be so happy you did!

Some of the posts will be more abstract and some will be practical tips. If I’m feeling brave, I might even throw in a fun weekend video. My prayer is that God will move in our hearts, and we’ll be a group of women — mothers, ladies, friends, sisters, daughters — HUNGRY for God!

Have a question or comment? Email me any time:   Melanie (at) OnlyABreath (dot) com!

31 Days of Tips to Help You Enjoy Bible Reading:

Day 1: Oh yeah, the one where I have a confession to make…







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Super Easy Minecraft Birthday Cake Idea

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Don’t Forget to Do This Before School Starts! #HealthyEyes #AOA #sponsored #MC

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2 Months of NO blogging — I miss you!!!

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Free Fourth of July Menu from eMeals

FREE Fourth of July Menu from eMeals!

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DETAILS for the “Secret Sister Encouragement Brigade”!

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ONLINE Secret Sisters { and we need YOU! }

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Christian Working Moms Should Stop Apologizing

Christian Working Moms Should Stop Apologizing

Hi, I’m Melanie, and I’m a Christian, working mom… and I think it’s about time I stop apologizing for it. For many years, I’ve felt the need to somehow justify my 9-to-5, especially within the Christian community. When asked what I do, I often responded with “I’m a software developer.” But instead of leaving my answer… 

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