Welcome to Sweeter Than Honey Ministry!
I’m so excited to have you here! I’ve been waiting for this day to come and it has finally arrived!
Our first bible study series together will be Scouting the Divine by Margaret Feinberg. The study will begin on Monday, September 9, 2013. I will be introducing the study on that day. You will not need to have completed any assignments for the first day. We will be covering the first week assignments on Monday, September 16, 2013.
So, what does that mean?
I would love to have you join me online for 7 weeks in studying this bible study selection. Each week will cover a different chapter in the workbook. You do the workbook assignments at home and then, each week, log in and come to this site for discussion in the comment section or you can also visit the Facebook site and discussion will also take place there. I will be posting topics and questions each week that relate to the material we will have studied during that week’s assignment.
What is the study about?
An encounter with a shepherdess intrigued Margaret Feinberg to spend time with her to better understand the livelihood of shepherding in the bible. This experience led her to seek out and spend time with others who work in other biblical livelihoods such as a beekeeper, a farmer and a grape grower. The insights and information they shared with her, she shares with us bringing the scriptures alive in a fresh and meaningful way.
I’m really interested but, how do I get a book?
If you go to church with me or live in my vicinity, let me know you want to do the study. I have already pre-purchased some books and I’ll be happy to put your name on one and leave it in the church office or some other convenient place for you to pick it up.
If you do not go to church with me or live near me, here’s some links where you can purchase a book. Please make sure that you purchase the workbook and NOT the hardback book.
Update!! We’ve been offered a coupon code to save on purchasing the workbooks from Margaret Feinberg. Save 10% on Scouting the Divine Workbooks or the Book/Workbook combination at MargaretFeinbergStore.com using the code: SaveOnScouting The direct link to the product in the store is http://mar.cta.gs/08b
I really don’t know if I want to study by myself?
Consider inviting a friend to do it with you and meet together for discussion time or if you live locally, you can join us at First United Methodist Church, Clinton MS on Monday mornings at 9:30 or Monday evenings at 6:45 for group discussion time.
How hard is the study? I’ve never done a Bible study before and I feel really intimidated.
The study is not hard and will only require a small amount of your time to finish the week’s work before we meet the following week for discussion. Like any new skill, a little patience, time and practice will make your bible skills grow. As my friend Jena says, “a little study is better than none at all.”
I’d really like to hear what others think about the study. How can I do that?
I suggest that you leave a comment on the bottom of the page. The comment section is where most of the discussion will take place. Also, you can visit the Sweeter Than Honey Ministry Facebook page. I will be answering comments or questions throughout each week on the site.
I’d really like to chat privately or know that you’re right there when I have a question.
I’ve linked a Facebook account to this site. You might consider becoming a follower and liking the Facebook page. Each Monday at 8AM-9AM, I will be logged onto my computer and answering any questions or comments anyone has about the study on the Facebook page. My friend, Nancy, will be doing the same except she will be available at 9PM-10PM on Monday nights.
You may also send me an email or a message on Facebook and I will talk with you that way.
I can’t do the study now but I can later. Is there any way I can still see the discussion or the questions?
Yes, I plan to keep the study in the archives. I will not be deleting the posts.
How do I register for the study?
Let me know in an email or in the comment section. Please leave your name and an email to contact you.
I really need prayer. How do I ask for prayer?
I have established a prayer page on this site for requests. Click on the tab under the header and you may leave your request on that page. I have a group that will be praying for requests.
I’m really looking forward to sharing this journey with you!
Mimi, I want to do this! This is Debra Stribling. I retired this year; so I want to do more study in the Bible. I’ll order me a book.
I’m looking forward to sharing the journey with you!
Hi, Mimi! I am interested in joining your study and will order a book online. My email is email@example.com. Blessings! Barbara Taylor
I’m glad you’re going to join our study! Will you be doing the study online or at the church? One last detail: please make sure you order the workbook and not the hardback book. Looking forward to your comments and getting to know you!
I’m glad you clarified this – I always gravitate to get the hardback, unless I’m told otherwise!
Mimi, I’m so excited about this! Reserve me a book! Kathy Fisher
I’m so glad you’re going to join us this time. Will you be doing the study online or in a class? I’ll save you a book 🙂
Online, since work keeps me busy in the mornings and handbells on Monday nights. Looking forward to it!
Hi Mimi – I am joining, ordering the workbook tonight, and participating online since I’m in the Houston area.
There’s a slight chance I can’t participate toward the end of the 7 weeks, but that will not be known until closer to time. I have some travel plans where I will not be available to online resources. I will know more in October. I plan to participate in the meantime as usual.
Thank you for the advanced info – it’s very helpful and answered many of my questions already.
Awesome! I’m so glad you’re joining in. It’s exciting to see how God is bringing us all together! And you’re welcome about the heads up on info. I’m trying hard : ) I realized today that I needed to clarify that point about the workbook and not the hardback. I would’ve hated for people to order and have the wrong one!
I am so excited and can hardly wait to get started on the study!
You know I’m all in!!! I’m so excited to get started!!!
Yay! Thank you for your help sweet girl!
Mimi, Thanks so much for the invite. I’d love to. Obviously will do online Monday evenings. I’ll order the workbook online. Linda Doeckel
It’s great to hear from you! I’m so excited you’re going to be joining in with us! Make sure its the workbook that you order and not the hardback : ) It’ll be so much fun sharing this journey with you!
I am so excited to be learning more from God’s word and
sharing this journey with you!
Me, too! I hope you’re feeling better and the dr put you on the right path to wellness!
Mimi I have ordered my book and having it shipped to Heber so I can
be ready on Sept 9 Looking forward to learning this new way to be in a Bible Study Love ya
Yay! Glad you’re going to join in. Love you too : )
I’m excited you are offering the Bible study online! I have worked the first chapter, and it is great! I kook forward to the ways God will work through this opportunity! Thanks so much! Mot
Thanks Mot! I’m glad you like the study so far.
Hi Mimi! One day I found the playlist; now I can’t! How do I find it again?
Glad you found it and we talked!
I found the playlist again! I went to your Facebook page and clicked on something??? Where are you asking/answering questions this morning? Remember I’m low tech!!! Thanks!
Hey! I’m on website and facebook page. There is a new post on the website. Try typing in your address bar
http://www.sweeterthanhoneyministry.com and you should see the latest post titled Bible Study Begins