“You have to love a nation that celebrates its independence every July 4, not with a parade of guns, tanks, and soldiers who file by the White House in a show of strength and muscle, but with family picnics where kids throw Frisbees, the potato salad gets iffy, and the flies die from happiness. You may think you have overeaten, but it is patriotism.” ~Erma Bombeck
Okay, I know there’s so much more to freedom than overeating (including freedom FROM overeating)… Even more than what Erma is talking about here, the precious freedom to gather with our families and friends, to celebrate holidays and keep traditions and make memories together.
I’ve been thinking about what freedom really means, as I’ve prepared for our Bible study this week. We’re studying the book of Psalms this summer in our Virtual VBS for GrownUp Girls®.
If you look, you’ll see a recurring theme of freedom throughout the Psalms — and this week’s readings in particular. (You might try to see how many references you can find in the readings listed below!)
We’re going to dive in together soon, but today I just wanted to give you a heads up on the selected Psalms and Memory Verse, so you can get started — and wish you a Happy 4th of July!
Hope you have a blessed time celebrating the eternal freedom that is yours in Jesus.
Virtual VBS for GrownUp Girls® Assignment
Today we begin the third week of our free online summer Bible study, Virtual VBS for GrownUp Girls® ~ Summer in the Psalms. If you’re participating, here are your instructions for this week…
Choose a reading plan:
Remember, this is “active reading” – asking questions as you read, underlining key words and phrases, making note of things that come to mind. Journal about verses that speak to you. For more tips, see Five Simple Ways to Focus on the Words You Read.
2) Surfing through the Psalms ~ Read through the entire book of Psalms during our six-week study. This week, read Psalms 51-75. (which includes the “Soaking” Psalms — see above).
If you’re just joining us – You can catch up by reading past posts on our Virtual VBS for GrownUp Girls® Archive page or by hitting the “back” button at the bottom of this post and scrolling through.
If you have any thoughts or questions about what we’ve been learning so far, I’d love to hear from you!