And we’re off!  Today is the start of our study of Renee’s book – A Confident Heart.  I am so excited to lead you all through this and watch us all grow not only in our confidence, but also in our love for the Lord.  I have had the privilege of leading a couple of online studies for Melissa Taylor who is the online bible study leader for Proverbs 31.  She did a great study of Renee’s book when it was first released, and I will be using some of her posts and revising them a bit for our group!  (I always say, no need to reinvent the wheel, especially when Melissa does such a great job.)   Melissa and I talked about this when I was at She Speaks this summer, so I have full permission to steal:-)

We will plan on going through 1 chapter a week with the exception of the last week, when we will cover two chapters.  (For those of you who like to be structured and scheduled:-)

Each week on Sunday, I will post something that looks similar to the post below.  Then throughout the week, I’ll blog and ask you to comment.  You can also check the Facebook page (Compel Conference) as I may post some thoughts there for comments as well.

This is a first for our group, so I appreciate your feedback (in a kind matter:-)  We will all learn as we go with this one:-)


A Confident Heart~Week 1

Welcome to the first week of A Confident Heart Online Bible Study!  I am absolutely so excited that you are joining me. I love doing Bible study, but I especially love studying with other women.  Although we are a big group, we strive to keep it personal and intimate. You can be as interactive as you wish. This study is for you and it’s all up to you. You will get out of it, what you put into it. I promise to do my best to encourage you and support you along the way. And I expect you to do the same for me! :)    We are all in this group together!

Please feel free to leave comments, share thoughts, prayer requests, and how you are doing in your journey towards a confident heart.


Word of the Week:


Discovering new things can be both fun and a little scary.  This study is all about discovering how God’s promises can remove doubt and insecurity from our lives. It’s going to be so exciting!  Get ready to discover how amazing you are and how God intended for all of us to have confident hearts filled with His love.


Verse of the Week:

So do not throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded. You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what He has promised. Hebrews 10:35-36


Week 1 Suggested Assignments:

Sunday:  Get ready! Have your A Confident Heart book, Bible, journal or notebook, pen, highlighter, and anything else that you will need ready.  Pray for your heart and ask God to speak directly to you as you do this study. Pray for the other women all over world who are participating in this study.

Monday: Read the foreward and acknowledgments sections of the book. Write our verse of the week in your journal/notebook and on a few notecards so you can post them in various places. Begin reading this verse daily with the goal of memorizing it by the end of the week.

Introduce yourself to the group on the blog. In the comment section write your name, where you are from (if you are comfortable sharing that), and why you signed up for this Online Bible Study.  I can’t wait to meet all of you!

Tuesday:  Read Chapter 1, Discovering the Shadow of My Doubts.  Use your highlighter to mark in your book things you may want to look back on later.  Write in your journal your thoughts on the first chapter.  *Verse of the week~ Hebrews 10:35-36.  Work on memorizing it.

Wednesday:  Complete #1-3 of the Reflection and Discussion Questions on p. 27.  Record your answers in your notebook.  Visit the blog for encouragement.   *Verse of the Week~ Can you say it with your eyes closed?  Give it a try!

Thursday:  Complete #4-7 of the Reflection and Discussion Questions on p. 27. Record your answers in your notebook.   Visit COMPEL blog for sharing insight. *Verse of the Week~ Believe it!

Friday: It’s Vlog day!  Don’t know what a Vlog is? It’s a video message that I’ll post on my blog :)   So visit my blog today because I have a word or 2 for you! (This may be hit or miss…. I’ve never done this part before!)   Also use today as a catch up day. If you still need to read or answer any of the study questions, you can have today to do that. *Verse of the week~Say it!  If you’ve learned it, write it in the comment section of my blog. Learning God’s Word and hiding it in our hearts is one of the best ways to move towards that God-confidence we desire!

Saturday– I hope you have a fabulous weekend! What are you up to today?  As for me, I will be attending my son’s Midwestern Swim Meet in Omaha, which is a huge honor to attend, so I’ll be in proud mama mode!


If you are into Facebook, don’t forget to visit our Compel Conference Facebook Page.  It’s a great place to find daily encouragement, support, and information pertaining to our study.

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Thank you so much for joining in this study! I’m praying for you and I will continue to pray for you during our time together.  Have a wonderful week!