Are you ready?! Are you ready for our online Sirach Bible Study and Journal? Me too!! Let’s talk about how we’re going to do this…or at least my plan as of today for how we are going to do this. I fully anticipate the plans to be tweaked or completely changed as we go along. For example, Sue Harper over on Facebook lives in the U.K. We need to at least find a time that occasionally works for her to join us live. The other thing, I’m a wife and momma like so many of you–we have to adjust because, as life so frequently reminds us, “It’s not all about us.” That being said, I’d also like some consistency.
Here is my idea. The Sirach study has 51 chapters. That’s a lot of chapters! I think one a week will be too slow. But one a day will be too fast. Let’s try for three chapters a week.
Here’s the working schedule:
Monday: Read a chapter by yourself. You can journal, verse map or however you intend to study that chapter.
Tuesday: Meet on Facebook Live to discuss that chapter. I will specify a time and the location will be the “Bring Your Bibles” Facebook page because it’s closed and private and I can even make it secret if that would make you more comfortable for discussion. If you’re not a member just search “Bring Your Bibles” in groups and it should come up.
Wednesday: Read the next chapter. Again, journal or not on this day, it’s up to you.
Thursday: Meet on Facebook Live to discuss this chapter.
Friday: Read the next chapter, journal or no, up to you.
Saturday: I’ll start a discussion/share thread on the “Bring Your Bibles” page for the weekend. This won’t be a video. Or you may choose to share some pictures of the journaling or Bible study you’ve done during the week.
Here’s something else I’d like to do. I would love for you to share images of your Sirach Bible Study and Journal as we work through it together; pictures of your book, your Bible, your quiet time spot–mine is in the car during soccer practice many nights! Share these images on social media so we can keep up with each other that way too. Use the hashtag #TLWSirach so we can search for each other. And when we find each other, leave a comment, say hello, let each other know you see each other. Even a “Like” on Facebook or a “Heart” on Instagram tells someone who feels unseen, “I see you beautiful sister.”
Also, remember if you take a picture of your book before midnight the 29th, you are entered to win some sweet little goodies I have for you as a way to say “Thank You.”