Dwelling Richly Series

I am thoroughly delighted to finally introduce this series:

Dwelling Richly Series

The Dwelling Richly title is taken from this passage:

Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly,
teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom,
singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs,
with thankfulness in your hearts to God.

My goal for this series is to
encourage you to get in the Bible
and personally experience the power of God’s living Word
in your day to day life.

As I began brainstorming for this series, I thought about the women who have influenced me and given me a greater passion to know God through His Word. Wouldn’t it be awesome to learn from their experience of walking with God? Definitely! And so this series is built around interviews with women – some I know very well (like my Mom!), some have influenced me through their writings (like Jen Wilkin & Gloria Furman) & others I have learned from by reading their blog, following them via social media, or hearing them speak at conferences.

I created a list of 12 questions focused on their relationship with the Word and asked each woman to answer 5-7 of them. As I read through their answers, I was immensely encouraged by their study of God’s Word as well as the different ways they’ve made that study time happen. I know this series will be an encouragement to your heart just as it has been to mine! I’ll post a new interview each Wednesday, beginning this week with Jen Wilkin, author of Women of the Word.

But before we plunge in to the series, I have a fantastic giveaway for you!

dwelling richly giveaway

Luke 1:45 print // Live Upon It print // Women of the Word // Women’s ESV Devotional Bible

I own 3/4 of these items and absolutely love them so I know you will too! I am praying that these prizes would go to 4 ladies who need a little extra encouragement in their lives right now. The Lord can work even through little things like “random” giveaways, right?

I’ll pick FOUR winners for this giveaway so there are more chances for you to win something. I’m using Rafflecopter to run the giveaway just to keep things random + fair, so the prizes will be distributed in this manner:
#1 – Bible.
#2 – book.
#3 – Live Upon It print.
#4 – Luke 1:45 print.

I’ll email the winners next Monday & post it on facebook as well. If you’re reading this by email, click here to enter! Otherwise, you can enter below.

a Rafflecopter giveaway


  1. Laura F. says:

    I love this giveaway!! I have been encouraged by close friends exhorting me in the Scriptures and the desire to always be prepared to have a word in and out of season!

  2. Rachel says:

    Sounds like a great series! I’ve had a few godly women in my life who have been wonderful influences in helping me learn to study my Bible.

  3. Joel's wife says:

    My “mosts” always have multiples.
    I’m forever indebted to my parents for laying the groundwork—teaching me that the Bible was powerful and believable and critical for my daily life. They showed me by example and taught me how to make it mine.

    I’m thankful for resources which have made my understanding of the Bible more deep and rich. My ESV Study Bible helped things come alive for me in a new and amazing way. And Jen Wilkin’s “Women of the Word” is a favorite of mine. Napakablessed to have so many easily available resources , even internationally!

  4. Elissa S. says:

    Thanks for the encouraging post today and I’m looking forward to reading your upcoming posts. My pastor, pastor’s wife and my husband have all been influential in encouraging me to be reading God’s Word and to be growing and learning.

  5. Rachel Brown says:

    Thanks so much for this wonderful giveaway! Looking foward to the series as I, too, would like to spend more time in the word.

  6. Dani W says:

    I love the idea of this series! Learning from the example of other godly women has been so helpful in my personal walk to this point, and I have recently been challenged with the idea of Scripture applied to day-to-day, moment-by-moment living. Thanks for this series (can’t wait!), and the fun jump-start of the giveaway!

  7. Christa says:

    Looking forward to this series! I just received Women of the Word for Christmas and I’m looking forward to reading it. I would love to win the study Bible!

  8. Julia Ingersoll says:

    In Sunday School we have been talking about “Heroes of the Faith” – and I commented that I tend to be more like a “Martha” and focus on getting things done, instead of focusing on my relationship with Christ…like “Mary”. I am looking forward to reading the blog and the encouragement from other ladies on their personal relationship and walk with the LORD, as I seek to grow in my relationship with Christ.

  9. Laura says:

    Looking forward to this series! My biggest influence/motivator is my husband and kids. I can’t do what I’m called to do as a wife and mother as I should unless I’m consistently in the Word!

  10. Mrs. T says:

    Looks like a wonderful series! I’m currently doing a study but will finish up in a week or so. I’d been thinking/praying about what to do next. This just might be it!

    As far as influencing me to study the Bible … guess I would have to say the greatest influence is the Holy Spirit, as He just impressed on my heart many years that I needed to continue growing spiritually. We never “arrive” in spiritual growth, that’s for sure. I’m a grandmother of a dozen and still learning.

  11. Elizabeth M says:

    This series sounds amazing. My parents and sister and current pastor and his wife have been influences in my life. Friends and teachers from college and my husband have taught me so much about being in the Word daily. I agree with what Laura said above, my family and calling as a housewife needs to be strengthened from growing in the knowledge of the Lord daily.

  12. A.G. says:

    Incredibly thankful for the influence of my Pastor growing up who always took time at the beginning of the year specifically (and throughout the year in his preaching) to encourage, challenge, and admonish us to be in the Word faithfully.

  13. Cathy Robinson says:

    That’s a hard question to answer… I’ve always been encouraged to do personal Bible Study and I know I don’t do enough! This is a great giveaway!

  14. Lorre Reason says:

    What a wonderful giveaway and focus on the word of God. Thank you.
    I think watching my parents love the bible and read it faithfully all of their lives influenced me the most.

  15. Karen says:

    Looking forward to reading this series.

    My dad has always inspired me to be in the word as he’s always been so faithful in this area.

  16. Heather says:

    I’ve been influenced the most by a dear friend and a former Pastor’s wife of mine, throughout the years. I’m excited to follow this series. I’m looking forward to it, as I know the Lord is doing things in my life right now that I don’t fully understand, but I know He wants and should get all the honor and glory. I just need to depend!

  17. Beka says:

    Yay! So excited about this series! I would say many things have encouraged me to study….my sister, my husband, my pastor, conviction of sin, needing wisdom in situations (like parenting ).

  18. Emily MacGill says:

    I desire to grow in the Lord, and accountability from my Bible study group helps me to remember to spend daily time in the Word.

  19. Naomi says:

    Ooh, so many encourages to be in the Word! Especially my Pastor and his wife. And of course, my own need to be fed drives me there as well! I also greatly benefitted from Jen Wilkin’s book (after you or your sister first recommended it on fb).

  20. Christa says:

    Tracey, I’m so thankful! That’s my prayer for this series is that it will be an encouragement closer to Christ & His Word. Thank you for sharing!

  21. Joy says:

    My husband has probably had the biggest influence and has been the greatest encourager for me in my walk with God and the study of His Word. He truly loves the Lord with all his heart, soul, and mind…and it’s evident in his desire to read and study God’s Word…and then to obey it.

    Thanks for such a great giveaway!

  22. Deanna says:

    My parents, sisters, and friends are all influential. When you see people going through trials and their trust and faith it makes you want to dig into the Word even more.

  23. Kathryne says:

    My parents definitely laid the groundwork and our pastor is constantly encouraging us to dig into the Word.

  24. Niki says:

    I have been feeling overwhelmed as a mother of 3 boys, 5 and under. Thankful that my mother encourages me and prays for me.

  25. Thalia Miller says:

    I grew up in church thanks to my mom being the piano player and my grandma being the nursery keeper but what inspires me to study now to become closer to God and be a better person is my better half, my husband.

  26. Danae says:

    Most recently my desire to study God’s word has stemmed from parenting small children. They daily give me a hundred reasons to realize I don’t have any true, lasting answers and desperately need God’s word!
    I just received “women of the word” for a birthday gift and can’t wait to read it. Great timing!

  27. Deb says:

    Currently influenced and stimulated by the Life Application Bible to get in deeper. Also a desire to write about and teach the Word is useful to drive me to deeper study.

  28. Sandy says:

    My mother has influenced me most in studying the Bible. I have watched her daily spend time in God’s Word for as long as I can remember, and at 81 she still reads God’s Word every morning.

  29. Marianne says:

    Coming to Christ as an adult, the Holy Spirit created a huge desire for me to read the Word. As a new believer, I became involved in a couple of not very sound churches, but because I was reading the Word on my own, I eventually saw there were problems and I had lots of questions. Eventually I was introduced to John MacArthur’s radio program which emphasized expository preaching and teaching and that we are all called to, “Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth.” 2 Tim 2:15. That became my favorite verse! I began to listen to Dr. MacArthur and truly study God’s Word.

  30. Allison Judson says:

    My husband would be the first who truly encouraged me to know God through his word. When we started dating he offered me books by John Piper & Elisabeth Elliott. Those authors threw me into a deep well of desire to know God for who he says he is in his word rather who I feel like he should be for me at any given time. Over the years other faithful men and women of God have influenced me from afar- Gloria Furman, Elyse Fitzpatrick, Kathlieen Nielson, Jen Wilkin, Nancy Leigh Demoss, RC Sproul, Tim Challies etc. It’s a blessing to live in a time where we have so many resources to grasp onto that can point us to Christ and encourage us to experience God for ourselves and for who he says he is!

    * my last comment was a victim of auto correct 🙈 Thank you!

  31. Andrea H says:

    Revive our Hearts. i haven’t listened in a while, but back when i had my first child they really emphasized prioritizing the Word, and they had a lot of interviews with busy moms who did this!

  32. Susan says:

    I’m trying to find a good routine to get into in my Bible study because I tend to jump around a lot. I have the ESV devotional Bible on my Amazon wish list – I was so excited to see out in your giveaway 🙂

  33. Elizabeth says:

    I just stumbled across this, looking forward to reading and getting encouragement and practical help. 🙂

  34. Evelyn says:

    Loved your interview! I struggle to discipline myself for Bible study, even though I teach an adult ladies’ Sunday School Class. Seems like I only study the Scripture passages for the lesson each week.

  35. Carissa belford says:

    Thankful for this blog. I learned to read the bible daily through the encouragement of my mom. Learning to love and study it now.

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