(Week 6) Word of the Week & “Roll-call”

Our word for the weekHIS
Download in a PDF file or in a MSWord fileBe sure to print it and post it everywhere so you can remember YOU ARE a HIS – He has redeemed you and called you by name. You belong to HIM!

God’s WORD for us this week:
“Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name; you are Mine!” Isaiah 43:1b (NAS)

Today’s Assignments:
Please print and post your word and verse for the week. Read and pray this week’s prayer at the end of this week’s chapter. Start or continue reading chapter 6..

Roll Call!! {and a giveaway!}
Let’s  get to know each other better! All who participate will be entered into a fun  GIVEAWAY for year’s subscription to the P31 Woman magazine and a $15 gift certificate to our Proverbs 31 Ministries Online Store.

Just answer these 3 simple questions: Where are you from (state or country), what is your agewhat do you enjoy doing in your free time?

I’ll go first: I’m 45 and live in North Carolina. In my free time (which I wish I had more of) I love to sit in my backyard and relax or play games with my family. I also love to watch a movie with my husband or as a family, or read a good book.

Click on “Share Your Thoughts” below to give your answers. {If you are reading this via email, please click here to visit my blog and participate},

About Renee

Renee Swope is a Word-lover, story-teller, heart-encourager and grace-needer. She's also a wife, mom, friend, daughter and author of A Confident Heart, a Retailers Choice Award winning book that became a best-seller and has been published in six languages, with over 150,000 copies sold. Renee is speaks around the country at women's events and and serves on the writing team for DaySpring’s inCourage blog. For twenty years, Renee served in leadership at Proverbs 31 Ministries and as former co-host of the ministry's radio program, “Everyday Life with Lysa & Renee.

Comments

  1. Stephanie James says:

    Where are you from (state or country), what is your age, what do you enjoy doing in your free timeI
    I am 39, from Louisiana. I enjoy playing the piano in my free time.

    • Michelle says:

      I’m from Louisiana too:-)

      • Roberta D says:

        I am 54, originally from Pittsburgh, PA but now live in North Carolina. In my free time, I enjoy reading a good book , singing, and also spending time with my family and friends. I would really like to get back to some more quiet time with my husband, we need a date night real soon.

        • Karen Anderson says:

          I’m 64. I live in Pittsburgh. I like to read, do needle work and digital scrap books.

      • Glenda Wiggins says:

        Hi I’m Glenda and I’m 59 years young and live in Kansas City Missouri and I love to read my Bible and relax with a good Christian fiction book by author like Karen Kingsbury.

    • I live outside of Dallas, Texas. I’m 47 and I enjoy baking and laughing

      • I also live outside of Dallas, Texas. We live near Denton. I’m 45 and I enjoy reading, crocheting, writing devotionals, and watching my kids grow up!!

        • Heather says:

          I’m north of Denton. I’m 38 and we recently started a little farm, so most of my time is taken up with goats and chickens.

      • Brenda,
        Thank you for giving me a great big smile! I love that you’ve listed ‘laughing’. Right there with you. I was struggling the other day and told my kids I just need to laugh about something. Long and hard. Everything is more enjoyable when we are laughing. And, I hear it’s good for the abs! 🙂

      • Felicia says:

        41 I live in TEXAS.I like to swim with my daughter and take walks and do the confident heart bible study with her too shes a teenager I want her to have a confident heart early in life.

    • I am 62 and live outside of Memphis. In my free time I enjoy spending time with family and friends, reading, listening to music, golfing, and studying the Bible.

      • Jennille says:

        I also live outside of Memphis in Burlison. I’m 32 and have 5 children (4 boys and the youngest a girl). I love reading, horseback riding, canoeing with my husband, and spending time with my children.

        • I am 49 and live in the Memphis area under the same roof with 2 beautiful red-headed daughters (21 & 16), a gorgeous adopted niece (23), a wonderful mother-in-love, 1 female dog (Whippet), 2 female snakes (yes, you read that right), and one extraordinary, estrogen-immune, God-fearing, mild-tempered, and very loving husband. All we’re missing is the partridge & the pear tree – I don’t have the free time for those!

          When I’m not busy with female drama, I enjoy sitting on my patio with the Lord and His Word, and playing couch-potato tennis (Wii) with my hubby in the evenings.

          Although I’ve lived here all of my life, I’ve never been to “Graceland” – I’m waiting for the true “GRACE LAND!” Am I the only one who is bothered by the fact that Memphis is known for the “blues” instead of for the “joys”? And for the “king of rock-n-roll” instead of for the “King-of-kings”? I find it ironic, but reckon (Southern dialect is Biblical! lol) that it is up to believers to turn that image around.

          Blessings ~ Jackie

    • Linda Boychuk says:

      I am 54, live in Winnipeg, Canada, and in my spare time I love to read one of my many waiting Christian-help books, or humorous Christian books, with some of my flavored organic coffee substitute. An added bonus would be “in a hammock”. There is one I spotted on a walk in my neigborhood – perhaps one day I will work up the courage to knock on the door and ask if I could boorow it for a couple of hours!

    • Hi I’m Tami ,I’m 50 and I love to spend time with my grandson, who’s turning one this weekend, I love the beach and reading a good book.
      I’m from Fredericksburg, Va

    • Hey Yall, I’m Kim, age 47 and live in Augusta, Georgia. I enjoy spending time with family, words with friends, birdwatching, shopping and love reading – its so relaxing.

    • Colette Casiano says:

      I am 52 i am here in North Carolina i love listing to Christian music and spending time with my family i like to read A Confident Heart and others like it and i love my Church in my free time …..

    • amy martin says:

      I am 56, from Colorado, in my spare time i love to read, or do graphic design.

      • amy martin says:

        p.s.- loved our verse for today and the getting to know each other exercise. thank you Renee!

    • Lynn Ann says:

      I am 25, live in SC and I enjoy singing and listening to music and spending time with my daughter and my husband and Christian friends.

    • I am 55, live in Texas, and enjoy reading a good book in my spare time.

    • margarita says:

      I’m 47years and I live in chicago il,
      my free time I enjoying watching a good movie with my husband
      I;m also studing to get my G.E.D.

    • Donna from Honolulu, Hawaii says:

      I’m going to visit my Dad who lives in Dehham Springs- Lousiana!!!!

      imaginge that 🙂 Flying from Hawaii to Louisiana in December!

      Aloha- From Hawaii xoxoxo

    • I will be 45 in July, I live in Walla Walla, WA, and in my free time I enjoy trying to be a better person, this is really my honest truth here—I have not been the kindest person. Learning Gods’ WORD puts me in my place. A place where I have to be quiet and LISTEN to HIM—

    • I’eell be 49 in July. I’m from the great state of Texas. I love listening to contemporary Christian music. It keeps me focused on Him!

    • Angel Cutshall says:

      42 years old, live in Jacksonville, FL. Love to sit by my pool with friends and/or my mom to catch up, the beach is also a favorite

    • I am 51 and from Northeast Pennsylvania. I enjoy puttering around my garden, spending time with my family and two dogs, and reading a good book. I also enjoy refinishing old furniture and turning it into a timeworn treasure.

    • i am 56, I currently live in NC, and I enjoy painting & decorating and spending quality time with friends and family.

      • Gail N. says:

        How cool is this…Gail! 🙂 I am 53 and I live in North Carolina also. I enjoy spending time with friends, but I also enjoy listening to ministry programs and Contemporary Christian music.

    • Karen Bryan says:

      I am 48, live in Southern CA and enjoy walking, reading and time with my family.

    • Holly Merritt says:

      I am 39 (and I’m holdin’ there!!) and I enjoy cooking and being outside. I live in central Nevada…..REMOTE, central Nevada (it’s 200 miles to the nearest Walmart, gals!) with my family where I teach middle school.

    • I am 48 and from Virginia. In my free time I like to relax by reading. I also enjoy watching movies with my son or spending time with family and friends. This weekend I lam looking forward to celebrating my sons 16th birthday. It’sdinner with family and his friends at Olive Garden.

    • Melissa says:

      I’m 34 and live in New Mexico. I have a wonderful husband and 3 amazing sons. I love to teach children’s ministry. I read a lot and enjoying spending time with my family.

    • Cee Kemp says:

      I am 57. Toronto, Ontario. Farmville.

    • I am 58, and I live in Mississippi and I love spending time with my family and I love to read and write.

    • I am 55 and single, I have 2 children that live at home. I try to balance my life with work, church, and my childeren. I work part time.

    • lasonnia says:

      Hi I’m 39, single mom with a 9 year old son and I’m from Mississippi. In my spare time I like reading and spending time with God and my son. I try to balance church, work and family.

    • Jana Romano says:

      I am 34 (at least for the next week :)) and live in Eastern PA. My favorite thing to do in my spare time is play with my 14-month old daughter 🙂

    • Jennifer Britt says:

      Hi. I’m a 37 year old wife and mom and live in Cary, NC. I love to party plan, decorate and attend any type of sporting event!

    • I’m 38 I live in GA. I love to spend time with my friends and family and read.

    • I am 55 years old and I live in beautiful Colorado. I love spending time with my church family and being an essential oils coach helping people with their health issues.

    • Dawn Carr says:

      I am 35 and live in Mobile Alabama. I love to read and spend time with my husband and children.

    • Hi Everyone ! I am 64 years and pushing 65 in November. I live in Columbia, SC and I love to garden, sail, travel and create recipes using organic foods !

    • Juliette says:

      I am Juliette and I am from TorontoCanada

    • i am from california i am 46 and i love spending time with god and family

    • I am 52, live in Kentucky, enjoy music, yard work, helping others, & of course playing on my iPad.

    • I am Penny. I am from Springfield Ohio. I enjoy working on projects for the National MS society as I have MS and spending time with my boyfriend Troy. I am very into living my life in a positive way and have been using principles learned through Rhonda Byrnes books The Secret which I combine with prayer

  2. I am 27, from Texas and I enjoy spending time with family and friends as well as spending time with my Bible in my free time. 🙂

  3. I am 38, from Ontario, Canada. I enjoy reading, listening to music, spending time with friends, volunteering – especially where my kids are involved. I would love to start sewing again… and playing the piano without having to be ‘perfect’!!!

  4. I’m 34 from Joliet, Illinois and I enjoy reading, writing and running. I thoroughly enjoy time with those I love but I’m learning that being alone doing these three things are what helps me refuel.

    • Hi! I am also from Joliet! I am 32. I love spending time with my two sons (ages 11.5 and 15 months). Most of my time is spent with them these days because my husband is working a lot right now. We are in desperate need of a date night. Right now I really enjoy relaxing in a nice hot bath while reading a good book by candellight.

  5. Nereida says:

    I am from New York, my age is 49, and on my free time I enjoy watching tv with my husband or kids.

  6. I’m Annie, 54 years old from Colorado. I love spending time with my family (dog included) and friends.

  7. I am from Michigan U..P. my age 67…..and in my free time I LOVE to make cards especially with Friends…time with Friends is precious to me. Wendy Hope

  8. I am 35 and from Racine Wisconsin. In my freetime (when I get a moment) I love to read and write; during the summer I en joy lots of time on our little fishing boat too. I would love to start sewing again myself – one day – it all goes so fast! lol

  9. I am 37; I am from Elmhurst, IL, but I live in China. In my spare time I love to read or sew!

  10. I am 43 years old and I live in South Carolina. What free time???? 🙂 If I have free time, I enjoy reading and I LOVE to play soccer!

  11. I’m 44 years old, I live in Michigan. I love spending time with my family, bible study, reading and crocheting.

  12. I am 42 from Illinois. I enjoy sitting on my patio with my husband beside me and simply taking in all He has given us. I love being there and watching our younger son come and go…admiring the man he is becoming. And, then taking a moment to send a text to our oldest son (our Sailor) telling him we love him and miss him.

  13. Krystal says:

    I am 28 and live in South Carolina. In my free time, I enjoy hanging out with my family and reading!

  14. Robin Padgett says:

    I live in North Carolina and I am 50 years old. In my free time, I love to read, I love to participate in Bible studies, and I love game nights with my family!

  15. Suzi Berumen says:

    Where are you from (state or country), what is your age, what do you enjoy doing in your free time?

    I am from Colorado!! Soon to be 45 * june* I enjoy spending time with family, jet skiing, making greeting cards. Loving on my dog and my new ducks!!

  16. Colleen says:

    I am 47 and from Wisconsin. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my husband and chilren (when they are around). I also enjoy reading and family moive nights.

    • Michelle says:

      Hi! I’m from Wisconsin too (about 30 minutes west of Milwaukee) – just a note to say “hi” to my sister in Wisconsin!

  17. I’m 42, live in South Carolina & in my free time I love to volunteer & cook.

  18. Bonani( South Africa) says:

    i am 32 and from Johannesburg South Africa. I love spending time with my family.

  19. I am 34, live in WI, and I like to read and spend time with my family!

  20. I am from Florida, and I am 30 years old. In my free time, I enjoy reading, watching movies, and shopping.

  21. Iam 46, I am from Clear Spring MD, I enjoy spending time with my husband and kids, playing games or watching a good movie. I also love to worship with dance.

  22. I’m from North Carolina and I’m 42 years old. I love to read and spending time in the pool with my family.

  23. Denisse says:

    I am 31 and I live in Maryland. In my free time I like to watch a good movie with my 2 children, read a good book, catch up on preachings from Pastors online or listen to good worship music.

  24. Kathy Sturgis says:

    So glad you are here!!! I am from Cedarville, Ohio. Tking this for the second time. Still learning.
    I am a reader and teach music as a past time and passion. Thanks for writting.

  25. Jacqueline says:

    I am 58 and I live in Washington, DC by way of Oklahoma City, OK. I love to do many things! My current favorite things to do are outdoor arts & crafts with my grandsons, to run around the back yard playing with super soakers with my daugher and grandsons (most recently was yesterday afternoon), and to sit on my patio reading and cooking on the grill.

  26. Hi, I’m from Illinois and am 54 yrs. old. I like to sit on the patio and enjoy the birds and flowers.
    I enjoy spending time with my family and dog too, also studying God’s Word, participating in Bible studies.
    I used to make quilts and am hoping to do that again soon!

  27. Maryellen says:

    This program is awesome! I am 57 and from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. When I have free time, I enjoy spending time with my family, working in my garden, sewing, and a great novel.

  28. Angel P says:

    I am 30 and live in South Carolina. I enjoy reading, making things to give away, and spending time with my family doing whatever fun activity we can find to do.

  29. Michele says:

    I am 43 and live in Cedar Rapids, IA. In my free time I like to spend time with my friends and family. During the summer there is nothing better then watching my God Sons play baseball.

  30. Christie says:

    My name is Christie and I live in the great State of Texas! In my spare time, I enjoy scrapbooking and traveling to different bed and breakfast! This is my “mom” break! I am trying to learn to “rest” more which is very hard!

  31. I am from Indiana, and I am 40 years old. I enjoy reading, working out (great for stress relief!), listening to praise and worship music, playing games with my kids, relaxing with my hubby. I really love just sitting outdoors, drinking my tea, and enjoying the beauty in the different seasons.

  32. I am 52 and live in Virginia. In my free time I like to read Scripture, theology and Christian non-fiction, do word puzzles and relax with my husband and teenage sons.

  33. Michele says:

    I am 49 and live in Florida. In my free time I like to watch the sunset with my family, visit with friends and take pictures.

  34. I am 42 and live in the great state of Texas. I love reading, playing, and sitting on my porch swing.

  35. Barbara Milburn aka Sunshine says:

    I’m from Baltimore, Maryland and I just celebrated my 59th birthday. I enjoy water aerobics and line dancing altough I’ve not had much opportunity to line dance since my foot surgery back in January and I am a Hospice volunteer. Also I love singing with my church choir and watching the Hallmark Channel – all of their stories have happy endings!!!

  36. Anneliese says:

    I am 36 (will be 37 in July), from Martinsburg, Pennsylvania. When I manage to get “free time” — which can be difficult with 6 kids ages 5 months to 10 years !– I love to scrapbook all my pictures of special memories and everyday things. I must admit to being a photo addict!!

  37. I live in Ohio. I’m ? years old and God is so gracious- all my time is free! 🙂 Love Renee and this study and the gals over here!!!

    • Debbie Heineman says:

      Hi Rachel,
      I know your step-daughter and her Mom. We used to go to Maranatha Baptist church before we moved to Springfield. My daughter Amanda Crichton, knew Tiffany then. But they have not kept in touch. Anyway, not many on here from Ohio. So just wanted to say hi. ~deb

  38. I am 33 and live in Apex, NC. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my amazing son, family and friends.

  39. I live in East Africa but am from the States. I am in my 20s and love exploring the outside in my free time, including diving, safaris, hiking, and writing.

  40. Sue Astill says:

    Hi, I live in Kalgoorlie in Western Australia, I am 40 years old and in my spare time (when I have some) I enjoy reading a good book 🙂

  41. Amy Talbott says:

    I am from South Carolina, The Greenville/ Spartanburg area to be exact. I am 38 years old. I don’t have much spare time as I am the mommy of 4 little ones. The oldest is 4 years old and the baby is 5 months. If I had free time I have a list a mile long that I would love to do such as sewing, reading, knitting, writing, and all manner of things. 🙂

  42. Susan Hutch says:

    I will be 60 yrs old on June 18 (yow!!). I live in Pittsburgh, PA. In my free time I have a passion for
    knitting and just spending time with my husband and dog!!!!

  43. I am 22 and I am from Atlanta, Georgia. I love children, I love to run, to sing and play my guitar, to bake new dishes, and to spend quality time with close friends!

  44. I am 48 from summerville SC, in my free time ,I injoy running and I love to read…and there nothing like spending time with my family and friends.

  45. KAY PARRISH says:

    I AM FROM SOUTHERN IN SCOTTSBURG. I AM 67 YEARS YOUNG. I GUESS BEING RETIRED ALL MY TIME IS FREE TIME. HA HA. IN THE SUMMER I LOVE TO GARDEN, GO FISHING. I LOVE BEADING AND READING.. THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING KAY

  46. I live in Texas. I’m 54 years old and in my spare time I love to spend time with my husband and/or granddaughter.

  47. Emily R says:

    I am 45 and I live in Raleigh, North Carolina. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my family, cooking and reading!

  48. Kelly Galambus says:

    I’m 42 years old and I live in Mississippi. I enjoy reading and going to sewing classes in my spare time.

  49. I am from North Dakota, 64 years old. I love to take care of my grandchildren, work in my gardens and visit with friends and family.

  50. Margaret says:

    I am 48 and I live in Branchburg, NJ. In my spare time, I love to scrapbook.

  51. Crystal says:

    Im 30 I live in Arkansas and when I have free time I enjoy reading and quilting but mostly I enjoy being with my family!

  52. Good Morning! I am 31 and live in Wild, Wonderful, West Virginia. And when I can squeeze in a little free time I enjoy planting flowers with my kids(even though they don’t always last, it’s fun to see my kids getting excited to go to the greenhouse) or when I’m all by my lonesome reading a good book and drinking some Mountain Boys Coffee!

  53. I am 48 years old and live in Massachusetts. In my spare time, I like to spend time with my family. I also like spending time with friends at coffee houses, enjoying coffee/tea and dessert.

  54. Mariann says:

    I am 63 and live in Saskatchewan, Canada. I love reading and strive to make time to do so. I am greatly encouraged by Renee’s study …. recently feeling a little overwhelmed by not keeping up, her message comes up telling us no matter where we are in the study, it is where God wants us to be – just the encouragement I need.

  55. Marlene says:

    I am 64 years old and live in New Jersey. I love spending time with my family, playing tennis, reading, going for walks and bike rides with my husband. I especially love this Bible study.

  56. I am from Florida and I am 48 yrs young. I enjoy reading any and everything in my free time.

  57. Molly Higle says:

    I am 41, I live in Central California, and in my free time I enjoy getting out of the house to do a number of things (i.e. hiking, browsing shops, swimming, etc…)

  58. Just answer these 3 simple questions: Where are you from (state or country), what is your age, what do you enjoy doing in your free time?

    I’m from Lexington, SC. I am 41 years old. In my free time, it is a tie, I love to read just about anything and play on my ipad.

  59. Pamela Runyon says:

    I am from Missouri in USA. I am 56. I love to read and spend time with my family.

  60. I am 45, live in Iowa, and enjoy spending time with my family and friends. 🙂

  61. Michele says:

    I am 44 years old and I live in the beautiful panhandle of Florida. In my free time I enjoy reading watching movies and writing. I am thoroughly enjoying taking this journey with all of you and it is neat to be able to connect more intimately this week and see how much we all have in common!

  62. Shelley Kelly says:

    I’m 48 (today actually) I live in Texas and love being outdoors w/ my family and reading on my Nook.

  63. I’m 28 and live in Florida. In my free time I love to read and sew.

  64. Tammy B says:

    I’m 47 and live in Athens, Ohio. In my free time I bike, read, scrapbook, and spend lots of time with my family.

  65. I am 41 and live in Auburn Alabama. I enjoy reading, playing the piano and chilling with family and friends.

  66. Leslie RunnelsStover says:

    I’m 43 from California. In my free time I enjoy reading a good book, go for walks with my dog and if the weather is nice go to the beach.

  67. I’m 37 and live in Pennsylvania. In my spare time, I like to read, run or crochet.

  68. I’m 53 (but not at heart!) live in Nashville,TN and love hanging out with my sons, reading and scrapbooking!

  69. I am 44 years old and from OH. In my free time I love to read a fun book or watch a chick flick. In the summer I love spending time cutting flowers from my garden to bring inside. In the winter I like to crochet and drink a homemade cup of cocoa. I am enjoying spending time with my 2 daughters and son while we are in the same city during the summer until one daughter gets married in Oct. and moves away and my son goes back to MI to college.

  70. My name is Jill.

    I am 40.

    I live in Florida.

    I like to read.

  71. Suzie Egermayer says:

    Hey yall! I am 45, I live in Silverhill, Alabama and I love camping with my family!!!!

  72. I am 63 yearhs old. I live in Ohio. In my free time I
    enjoy my family, quilting and being outside.

  73. I am 36 , live in Lilburn GA. In my free time I like to sew home decor, make dresses for my daughter organize anything! 🙂

  74. Cindy Pierson says:

    I am 50 and live in Ohio. In my free time I enjoy gardening and reading.

  75. Vanessa Wynn says:

    I am 40 and live in Southwest Virginia. In my free time – yes, you’ll think I’m crazy – but when noone else is around, I like to clean my house. When the house is clean, I like to read. I spend most of my time working then heading off to either football games, golf matches, basketball games, or baseball games. I usually have to leave straight from work and go to one of my kid’s activities whether it is practice or a game (4 boys) so I really don’t have very much “me” time, but that is ok. I love being a mom and my calling is first to be there for them all (I have a daughter, too, who is in college).

  76. I am 33 yrs. I live in a small town in Saskatchewan, Canada. And one of my free time favorites ~ when I take time to do it is scrapbooking/cardmaking!

  77. Hi All Confident Heart Sisters,
    I am from Windermere Florida (right outside of Orlando and yes, Disney). I am 54, but also young at heart with a 15 year old. I enjoy ready a good book or sitting on the beach basking in all that God has made. I also love to watch the storms roll in off the gulf.
    Have a blessed day.

  78. I am 58 and live in Wichita, Kansas. I enjoy spending time with my grandchildren, beading, reading and playing games!

  79. Patricia Konkler says:

    My name is Patricia K. From Scottsburg I’n. I am 62. I love sitting outside and looking at what God created. God speaks I’n nature still. Just like He spoke it into existence,he still speaks thru it if we will quite our souls and listen. He says I’n Ps 46:10,” Be still and know that I Am God”.

  80. Hello! I am 44 and I live in NC. I love to read in my free time, and spending time with my family is the best! L

  81. Tiffany says:

    Hello. My name is Tiffany, I am 30 years old from Ypsilanti, Michigan. In my free time, I love to read, cook, listen to educational podcasts, watch my favorite shows, and write. 🙂 Be blessed everyone!

  82. Rebecca Shiplett says:

    How fun! I’m 45, from Oklahoma and enjoy reading, crafts and playing with my granddaughters.

  83. I am live in Prague, Czech Republic, serving with Avant Ministries. I am 47, I love to read, teach and participate in fitness, (I’m a personal trainer certified) I also love to cook with my family, a fantastic way to spend time with my family!

  84. Rebecca says:

    I’m closing in on 48, live in Simpsonville, SC and enjoy my grandbaby, reading, and working out for my health!

  85. I am 38 & live in Alabama. I LOVE to spend time with my family in my free time. We love to do things outside w/ the kids in our driveway or yard. I also enjoy scrapbooking & reading!

  86. Hello, Im 44 from California… Reading and doing crafts is what I enjoy doing… Blessings!

  87. Shirley says:

    I am 53 ..gosh! I am very shy about age cos I am single & feel like late 30ish! I live in California & I love to read & make yummy food on my free times.

  88. Cecelia Saigeon says:

    I am from Munford,Tn. I am 57 and I like to read and would love to learn how to quilt. I am raising 3 granddaughters, Addison-4;Sarah-8 and Kassadie 11. They are the joy of my life. Without God walking with me and showing me the way I would not be able to do this. I have a wonderful husband who has also been withme and supporting me through. Addiction was the reason they are with me. By the grace of God, my daughter and son in law are moving forward. It is a long journey, and tiring and trying at times, but I am thankful He trusted me and my husband to take this responsibility on. Ther is healing and forgiveness that still neeeds to done, but this will hapopen in my Fathers timing. I am loving this study. It is making a difference in my life. Thank-you Renee and God blees all of my sisters in Christ!

    • Cecella I am saying a prayer for you. I raised my granddaughter for 16 years, it was the greatest JOY and the greatest sorrow of my life. I am so grateful for those years with her and would not trade them for anything.
      May God continue to lead, direct and refresh you. And yes healing and forgiveness WILL come. YOU are giving them a gift that no one else could give.

  89. Good morning, God bless each of us and those we love.
    I am from Florida (we are having a tropical storm the past few days), I am 65 and I LOVE to read in my backyard or exercise in my pool. When we were younger we used to go camping, now I “camp” in my yard.

  90. Christina says:

    Hello everyone! I’m 41, from Houston, Texas and enjoy spending time with my my two girls and listening to relaxing music.

  91. I will turn 55 in July. I’m from North Carolina. I enjoy working out, playing piano, singing, and cooking.

  92. Jenny Mabe says:

    I am 32, from Martinsville, Virginia. In my freetime I like to watch tv, read Karen Kingsbury books, spend time with family and friends,play video games.

  93. I am 37 from Dallas, TX. In my free time I like to spend time with my friends and practicing my photography.

  94. I am 59, from Pennsylvania, and in my spare time, I love to knit and cross stitch items for those less fortuniate than i am.

  95. Priscilla says:

    Hello, I live in Ohio and am 37 years old. In my free time I enjoy reading, being outside with my family, and just enjoying my family.

  96. Connie J. says:

    I am from Harker Heights, Texas. I am 42 and in my free time, I enjoy reading, quilting and spending time with my family.

  97. Karen in Canada says:

    This is fun learning a little bit more about each other! Definitely one of the things I love doing (learning more about others and learning to walk closer with God

    I live in New Brunswick, Canada (east coast)
    I am almost 43 (hard to believe!!!)
    I love to read and spend time with my two wonderful blessings from God, my 3 and 5 year old little girls:)
    (just recently started gardening and love that so far…)

    Happy Tuesday everyone!!
    Karen

  98. Hello, I live in SW Washington state and just turned 46 yesterday! (I can’t believe it!) My favorite time when I am happiest & fulfilled is homeschooling my 2 boys and camping & hiking with my family!

  99. Rebecca Rodriguez says:

    Hi I will be turning 34 in Sept. i am from New Jersey but in a few weeks moving to Astoria Queens.the Lord is sending us there to start a Multi-cultural church. When i have free time i like to spend my time with my family the Lord blessed me with. I like to watch a movie or go to the park with them.

  100. I am 43 years old and am from Moore, Oklahoma. In my free time, I like to read, eat chocolates, and go to the dog park with my son. I also like to talk to my husband about the day.

  101. Stephanie Barre says:

    I am 37 and live in Southern California. In my free time I enjoy reading my Bible, spending time in prayer, I also enjoy reading fiction and watching movies with my husband, and kids.

  102. Joni Hartman says:

    I am a 54 year old from Baltimore, MD, who loves worshipping God thru singing and
    playing guitar. I am enjoying working out twice a week with a personal trainer, cooking healthy food from our CSA, and learning more about running. I just completed my first race this year, a 5K.

    • Karen in Canada says:

      woohoo Joni! That’s a great accomplishment to run a race!!! Congrats!!
      I took up running (more like jogging) a few years ago and really enjoy it! I tend to use that as my prayer and praise time… lol people who see me must find it quite amusing from a distance 🙂

  103. I am 34 and from Michigan. In my spare time I like to spend time with my husband, love on my four little blessings, read a good book or take a run.

  104. Kelli Lemke says:

    I am 42 and from Bennington, OK. I enjoy just being with my family when I’m not working. That may be hanging out at home, watching a movie, showing animals or watching my sweet girls play softball. We also like to go camping with our older children and grandkids.

  105. I’m 41 years old and live in Michigan, near the shores of Lake Michigan. In my free time, I love to read, connect with friends live and via facebook, and spend time with my family!

  106. Susan M. says:

    Hi everyone, I live in Lombard IL, and will turn 61 on June 10th and I love a good piece of cake so I intend on eating a big slice of yellow cake with white buttercream frosting on it! I enjoy a good movie from Netflix on Friday night after working all week, while eating home made pizza with lots of veggies on it. Breakfast out is always nice, when time permits, with a friend and if I have a couple hours of free time, working on my quilts for my nieces and nephews as they graduate from high school. I try not to overload my schedule on the days I don’t work so I am free to the whispers of God and the Holy Spirit if my ears are tuned in. I also love at this time of the year to sit and listen to the birds and other outdoor sounds as I take a walk or just sit.

    • I love Netflix on Fridays after work too!!!

      • Susan M. says:

        It’s the best, I pick out my favorite one and make sure I return the old one one time so I get the new one for Friday, I work till 2 go to Trader Joes and pick up my groceries for the week and my already made pizza dough and cheese and my toppings, go home clean up turn on the oven and get the pizza stone out and away I go and sit down to a pizza and movie by alt least 6:30 or seven~~~the best start to the weekend!

  107. I am 43 and from Syracuse, IN. In my spare time I like nothing more then to spend it with my husband and our son. I have been blessed with two of the most amazing men!!!!

  108. I’m 43, live in Tennessee, and in my free time I enjoy baking, reading, and writing for my blog. 🙂

  109. I’m 34 and I live in Newfoundland, Canada. In my free time I love to read and quilt. My whole family (husband and three boys) is anxiously awaiting summer when we can finally go camping again, so we can spend all of our time together, hiking and exploring our beautiful province.

    • Karen in Canada says:

      Hi Leanne
      Great to see other Canadians online:)
      Have a blesssed day and ‘summer’
      We were in Newfoundland a few summers ago (stayed in Gros Mourne)!!
      Karen

  110. I am 58. I live in Oakdale, California. In my free time, I love to run and spend time with my family….

  111. Looks like I am the oldie here. Pushing 73 in Springfield, OH. Besides reading, I like biking, sewing and quilting. Thanks for all you do.

    • Donna from Honolulu, Hawaii says:

      YOUR NOT AN OLDIE – OMG YOUR BIKING!!! AWESOME!!! I DON’T EVEN RIDE BIKES…. 🙂

  112. I am 37, live in Jax. FL, and I love to read and teach Pilates:). I know you may think that teaching pilates cannot qualify what I do in my spare time, but I consider my “real” job the one I have at he with my family and my part-time job at the Y as my “spare” time!

  113. Michelle says:

    I’m 41 and live in Wisconsin (30 minutes west of Milwaukee). In my free time, which I classify as anytime I’m at home and not at work, I love to be with my hubby and two girls. Just being around them makes me happy. I love to sit in our screened-in porch in the backyard and relax or read while listening to our waterfall that feeds into our pond with lots of Koi. I also love playing games and watching family movies with my hubby and girls.

  114. Stephanie says:

    I am 46. I live in San Diego, California. I love my praise walks on the beach with my dog and I love to read.

  115. I am 53 years old and live near Palm Springs, California. My favorite thing to do in free time is to read, therefore I make alot of free time!

  116. Greetings and Salutations!
    I live in Holland, MI and I am 38.
    I enjoy walking, reading, spending time with family.

  117. Barbara W says:

    Hello ya’ll. I am 36 years old and I currently live near Salt Lake City, Utah. (Originally a native Texan of 30 years). In my spare time I enjoy camping with my husband of 7 years and my 5 year old daughter. I also thrive on training for and participating in triathlons.

  118. Virginia S says:

    I’m 72 and live on a farm near Tiffin Ohio. I love finding inspirational pictures and sayings to share with my friends on Facebook. Doing genealogy, I’m the last in my family that remembers.

  119. Brittany says:

    Good morning! It looks like I’m the youngest one…..I’m 24 years old and I live in Memphis, TN. My best friend and I are doing the book and questions together like a bible study, so we are very excited about it! Oh and I LOVE sports! I love playing basketball and watch all kinds of sports especially GREEN BAY PACKERS! 🙂

    • Jessica H. says:

      Hey Brittany! I’m 24 too and love playing basketball…I played on my school team! 🙂

      • Brittany says:

        Nice to know you, Jessica! I played on my school team as well. Now, I just play at my church league. 🙂

  120. J.E. Thoma says:

    I am 53 years old. I live in Lubbock, Texas. I love spending time with my family in my spare time, especially my 3 year-old grandson and 9+month-old granddaughter, as well as walking miles with my best friends.

  121. I am 56 years old and I am from Georgia. I really enjoy genealogy because there is aways something new to find out about my family and if you are working on the ones that are already past on you do not hear any complaining or anything from them!! LOL!! And now I also love reading ans studying my Bible and books on salvation and also doing studies like this one!!

  122. Jennifer says:

    I’m 40, originally from Pennsylvania and am now living in North Carolina (which I love!). In my free time I enjoy sewing doll clothes and accessories to sell for American Girl dolls and also enjoy spending time with my two precious daughters (ages 10 & 14)!

  123. Paula Cervenka says:

    Im 63 live in Norman, Ok and love to scrapbook for my kids and grandkids

  124. Michelle Raue says:

    Isn’t it cool how we are studying with people from all over the world?!!

    I am Michelle, 45, I live in Mobile, AL. I was getting used to some free time, going to flying competitions with my husband, learning to cook, because my daughters are 15 and 17 and gone most of the time!! But I recently got custody of my 20 month old nephew so I am occupied raising another baby….but oh what a blessing!!! I am so enjoying this gift again, much more patient and LOVE watching him learn and grow!!

  125. Rhonda Palmer says:

    I am 52 years old and live in Henderson, Nevada. I am a pastor’s wife and spend my time studying, reading and crafting when I am able. I have Multiple Sclerosis and some days it is hard to get moving but God is gracious and I find much comfort and encouragement being His! What a privilege and a delight!

  126. I am 38, live in Coastal North Carolina, and in my free time I love to read and simply sit and enjoy the quiet!

  127. Susan Skaling says:

    I’m 54 and I live in Forest Glade, Nova Scotia Canada. I love to garden and sit and talk to my grandchildren.

  128. Sara Peterson says:

    I am 34, live in Kansas City, Kansas. In my spare time I live to spend time with my husband and our two boys. I love to read and find projects in pinterest!

  129. I’m 47, I live in Bethlehem, PA and I love to cook, bake and garden in my spare time.

  130. I am 45, and live in southern Pennsylvania. I enjoy playing the piano, gardening and my new hobby, raising chickens!

  131. I am 43 years old and live in Wisconsin. In my spare time I love to read a good book or pick up some beads and make necklaces, earrings, and bracelets. Thank you for your Bible Study, it’s just what I needed! God Bless you!

  132. HI. I’m from Oregon and a full time RVer. My home is on wheels. I’m 63 years young and my free time is taken up with hobbies – sewing, knitting, beading and reading. But my favorite thing to do is to take my 11 year old Golden Retriever, Morgan, for hikes! Love the outdoors.

  133. I am from Indiana & I’m 35. In my spare time I like to read & taking pictures – especially of my family & nature.

  134. I live in north Florida, I am 55 but I don’t tell anyone because I don’t feel it! I enjoy reading my Bible,commentaries and studying online–I have so much to learn! God is still working on me! I like spending time with family and friends, sewing, having tea with friends, going to the gym, cooking and feeding people, and browsing antique stores!

  135. Hi everyone! I am 25 years old, living in the beautiful state of Maine! In my free time, I enjoy sitting in the sun (when it’s available) and reading, knitting, and spending time with my wonderful husband!

  136. Ann Marie says:

    I live in Tennessee, I’m 48 and in my free time, I like to crochet and cross stitch!

  137. Anne Marie says:

    I am 40 years old and live in Wisconsin. I enjoy time with my husband and 5 year old daughter, biking, camping, learning more about photography and documenting our family memories by taking lots of pictures! Thank you for this study!

  138. kristen barkdull says:

    I am 23 years old (will be 24 in late July). I currently live in Mesa,Arizona but I am originally from Indiana. I love to read and listen to music in my spare time. I also love to watch movies with my boyfriend. We have quite a collection of DVD’s. It’s nice to get to know everyone a little better. everyone have a great week and god bless!

    • christine lowe says:

      Was beginning to think I was the only Arizonan.Hello from Prescott

      • I am in Tempe, AZ though I consider Southeastern, AZ home. I am 40 years old. I spend my free time reading & making crafts (mainly plastic canvas right now). Used to enjoy spending time with family & friends but now that I am pretty much home bound don’t get to do that very often.

  139. Hi everybody. I’m 49 and I live in Apex, North Carolina. I love, love, love to crochet and knit when I have even just a few minutes before bedtime, as I wait on appointments, when I commute to work and back, and any windshield time I might have. Of course, I love spending time loving on my family!

  140. I am 32 years old. And I live in Louisiana. And all I want to do in my free time is have my family (including my dogs) around me and we are all reading books. Once we get tru we all go for a RUN and talk to the Lord. Love to do both

  141. Stephanie Beach says:

    I’m 45 yrs old. I live in California but I am originally from Connecticut. In my spare time, I love to spend time with my husband & kids. I also love to read.

  142. Jessica Cain says:

    Hi, I’m 26 and from a small town called LaFollette, Tennessee. I really enjoy getting out and being active such as hiking, running or biking (and I do that with my husband and/or my best friend, Amanda). I am addicted to running half marathons…although I have completed one full marathon, the half marathon is more for me 🙂 And one thing I love to do every night is get in bed with my nook and read for while.

  143. Kimberly Ward says:

    I’m 24 and still live with my parents in Southeastern Kentucky. In my free time I love to read and spend time with my family (especially my 4 year old nephew), he’s my sunshine. I love being outside! I also love meeting new people, and seeing how God has created everyone differently. (Personality Wise)

  144. Kelly K says:

    I am 44, from Glen Burnie, Maryland. In my free time I like to spend time outdoors doing any kind of yardwork or gardening (in the spring and summer-in the winter I would much rather stay indoors and read a good book or watch a movie). I also like to watch the Food Network.

  145. Hi! RE: my age…let’s just say I had that mid-life milestone birthday last year :-). I am from the California Bay Area, nearby San Francisco. One of my favorite leisure activities is reading with my husband — a book in one hand and a cup of green tea in the other. We are fortunate to live near nature so I enjoy hiking too.

  146. Kristi Ahrens says:

    I am from Phoenix, Arizona and I am 29 years old. I love to read, spend time with my husband (outdoors when it isn’t too hot!), watch a good romantic comedy movie and I also like to practice yoga.

  147. I am 35. I’m from Michigan. I am learning how to carve out some free time, and when I do, I like to make collage art!

  148. Hi, I am 33 years old (though I feel as young as 25:) ). I live in Durham, NC. In my spare time I enjoy…. to be honest I cannot really remember since my 2 year old was born. When I have time I really enjoy catching up on sleep and reading, it’s usually a toss up on which one wins out :). I also love just spending time with my husband, son, and twin sister.

  149. I’m from Texas and 55 years old. I enjoy spending time with my family.

  150. Christine says:

    I am 41 and from Michigan. In my free time, I love to perform with several groups I sing with in the Detroit area.

  151. I am 43 years old. I live in California. In my free time I love to read, spend time with my family and friends, and taking a road trip to the ocean.

  152. Hey ya’ll! I’m typing to ya from the great state of South Carolina (originally from NC) and am 32 years old. In my spare time, I love reading on my Nook, taking walks with my puppy, and hanging out with my family. We cook, play games, and just hang out. Does shopping at Target count as a hobby???? =) Love this study….I just started my walk with the Lord…and I’m on a mission to find a church I can call home. Nice to meet ya’ll!

    • Dawn McKoy says:

      Hi Brooke–I am moving this week from Raleigh to Greenville, SC!!! I’ll be looking for a new church too.

  153. I’m from California, live in Kansas I’m 47, and I forget what free time is..because it all seems free.. But I do enjoy sitting by the lake reading a good book.

  154. Julie barnett says:

    I am 50, I live in Glendora, California and I love cooking, reading, fishing and staring at the ocean with my husband, and any time I’m with my precious kids

  155. Where are you from (state or country), what is your age, what do you enjoy doing in your free time?

    I live in Florida, I’m 28 and I think I remember what free time is. I’m a single, homeschooling mom to two boys so that’s where most of my time goes. But I love reading, listening to music and writing.

  156. Susannah says:

    I am 39 years old and live in Mississippi. I love to read, paint, and draw in my spare time.

  157. Mary K Wallace says:

    I am 45, live in Florida and love to spend free time relaxing in the sun with a good book! Wish these times came more often!

  158. I am 30, Live in Michigan, and enjoy doing things with my family and I am learning to play the harp which I enjoy tremendously 🙂

  159. I am 56, I live in Aurora Ohio. During my free time I enjoy reading and writing and when I really have free time which is on vacations I enjoy finding the nearest stable so I can see the sights on horseback. I really miss not being able to do that on a regular basis anymore.

  160. heather says:

    I am 46. I live in Michigan. In my free time I enjoy reading, studying the Bible, hanging out with my kids and going to the beach with my husband.

  161. Hi, I’m from California, I’m 34 and I like to read, watch movies and quilt when I have free time.

  162. I am 59, I live in Canada…Ontario to be more precise. In my spare time I now love to quilt. I am a beginner and am looking forward to continuing to learn. I also love to camp in the spring and fall. We canoe, bike and go for long walks…not to forget those heartwarming campfires on cool evenings. :0)

  163. I am 44. I’m from Virginia but we moved to Norman, OK a year ago. I enjoy reading, scrapbooking, and hanging out with my family in the pool!

  164. Rejoicing Always says:

    Hi everyone! I’m from San Diego, CA. I am 55 and love to read and relax and also enjoy God’s beautiful creation by taking walks.

  165. I am from Colorado, just northwest of Denver. I turn 52 today:) I enjoy crocheting, hiking, camping, working out & playing beach volleyball. I love being outdoors.

  166. Heidi Snelson says:

    I am 52 and from Oklahoma City, OK. I love to read, fish and spend as much time with my family as I can!

  167. I am 48 and from Texas. I enjoy spending time with my family, volunteering and reading.

  168. Lindsay R says:

    Hi! My name is Lindsay and I am now living back close to home after living all over the world. I grew up in Connecticut and now live in Rhode Island. In the free time I wish I had, I would like to golf. But alas I have two toddlers. There is no such thing as free time!! So reading is something Im able to squeeze in here and there and that sustains me. Golf unfortunately just hasnt happened for me in a really really long time. And probably wont for a little while longer…. 🙁

  169. Tina P. says:

    I’m 56 and live in North Carolina. In my free time I enjoy reading and spending time with my husband and family.

  170. I am 30 and live in Iowa. I love hanging out with my family & friends and reading.

  171. Christina says:

    I am from Indiana and I just turned 30 years old. In my free time I enjoy reading and crocheting. I have been trying to crochet scarves for my mother-in-law’s children’s ministry. I haven’t gotten very many done with school, hoping to catch up over the summer. The children really enjoyed them the year I did it before.

  172. I am 56 and I live in Idaho. I like to knit, crochet, read and quilt in my free time.

  173. HI, I AM 39. I LIVE JUST NORTH OF RALEIGH , NC IN A LITTLE TOWN CALLED BUNN. I AM A SINGLE MOM. SO FREE TIME IS A MINIMUM. USUALLY FREE TIME IS CATCHING UP ON MY BIBLE STUDY & READING.

  174. I am from Louisiana
    I am 71 years young
    I love to read regelious books

  175. I am 41 and live in Chesapeake, VA (12 miles from NC), in my spare time (Uh, what’s that?)…I enjoy a good movie/book and cooking.

  176. Amy McCardle says:

    I am from Petal, Mississippi. I am 43 years old and I enjoy spending time with God and my family.

  177. brittany jacobson says:

    im from the united states
    im twenty eight years old
    what i like to do on my free time
    is read the word worship the lord
    and make out cards with verses on it
    to pass out to ramdom people

    • Brittany, I LOVE your “gift”. I kow that each person that receives a card from you is blessed. You are a blessing to our LORD!

  178. I live in south east Arizona.
    I am 68 years old
    I’m now retired, so I have a lot of free time… I help out in Church, teach Sunday School & Children’s church, teach a ladies Bible study, enjoy reading and gardening when not helping on our ranch…

  179. I am 45 and am from Pendleton, Oregon.

    In my free time I love cycling and watching movies.

  180. Sue White says:

    I am 62 from Washington State and love taking pictures of my grandsons playing sports and anything else that they love to do!!!!! They are 21, 18, 15, and 12 years old.

  181. I am 49 (this is my year of jubilee!) and my husband and I live in New Market, Alabama, as camp hosts of Camp MACOBA (in our 5th-wheel RV, no less)! In my free time I love to spend time with my family — husband, children and precious grandbabies and I love to quilt and sew and craft!!

  182. I am forty-nine and from Kentucky. I love to research family heritages.

  183. Jeanie Kelley says:

    I am 43 years old and I live in St.Louis Missouri. In my free time I like to get on the computer check email and listen to music. Since the television is no more in our home my 12 year old and I like to go to the park to play frisbee, walk, play basketball or even swim. Also I like to watch movies on DVD and VHS.

  184. I’m 44 and live in SC (just south of Charlotte, NC). In my spare time I love reading my Nook and spending time watching my boys play sports. Speaking of that- quick prayer request- My oldest (15) will be having surgery Thursday due to a dislocated knee (for the 3rd time). I’d appreciate your prayers!! Thanks! Loving the study!

    • Dawn McKoy says:

      Will pray for your son’s knee, wisdom for the surgeon and quick healing. And peace for you, Beth!

    • Father God I come before you to lift up Beth and her family this day, Father her son will be going into surgery Thursday and I pray that you be with this wonderful family bringing comfort and peace in this time. You tell us you work all things out for our good and I pray you will do that here in this young mans life. Be with the surgical team and doctors as they work to repair and heal this young man, bring a quick and speedy healing as only you can and be with them every step of the way as it says you are. In Jesus Name i pray Amen.

  185. I am 41 years old and live in Jacksonville. In my free time I like to read, go to the gym and spend time with my family.

  186. CHRIS SPELLINGS says:

    Hi! I’m 54, was born in California, now live in beautiful Oregon.
    I love singing on worship team and working in my garden!

  187. Faith Doud says:

    I am 63 yrs young and live in Michigan in summers, winter in LA Lower Alabama!! In my spare time, since retired that is most days after chores are done, I like to hang out with hubby: swimming in pool or Lake Michigan on tubes, riding our scooters around the country, listening to concerts in the parks, walking around the block, playing cards and games… oh it is just endless of the fun things one can do when you get to our age! Praise Jesus for his goodness towards our lives!! PS I also soooo enjoy my quiet time in mornings reading online Bible messages and doing your study.. my quiet time with my Lord!

  188. Hey! My name is Bonnie. I orriginally came from East Asia. Currently, I am in Louisville, KY. I like journaling, reading, trying food from different countries, and shopping on line. 🙂

  189. Dawn McKoy says:

    I am 53, originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, but this week I’m moving from Raleigh, NC to Greenville, SC. In my spare time, I love to read, knit, and volunteer. I already have a volunteer job lined up in my new town, but haven’t found a paying job yet. If anyone is from Greenville and can make a recommendation for a church, that would be lovely! ~Dawn

  190. Regarding Chapter Six: (I wasn’t sure where to post….)

    My mother repeatedly said to me growing up: “You (blankety blank) KIDS! I WISH TO &$#& I’D NEVER HAD YOU!” Therefore never feeling good enough was my constant companion.

    Words have a domino effect for words produce thoughts, that produce emotions, that produce decisions, that produce actions, that produce habits, that produce character, and character produces your destiny.

    By inserting doubt you can see the difference that the domino effect words have in a completely different way: DOUBTFUL words produce DOUBTFUL thoughts, which produce DOUBTFUL emotions, which produce DOUBTFUL decisions, which produce DOUBTFUL actions, which produce DOUBTFUL habits, which will produce DOUBTFUL character, and DOUBTFUL character ultimately produces a DOUBTFUL destiny.

    But we can change that! Because Godly words produce Godly thoughts, which produce Godly emotions, which produce Godly decisions, which produce Godly actions, which produce Godly habits, which will produce Godly character, and Godly character ultimately produces a Godly destiny.

    I have finally been able to re-wallpaper my mind with Godly words!

    • Jennifer says:

      Dana – your words touch home here. It’s taken and will continue to take some time to replace similar cruel words spoken from authority figures when a child. The GOOD NEWS lies in Romans 8:28 (NIV) – And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who[a] have been called according to his purpose. This is a life verse for me and all that was lost, with grace all works for good. Glad your wallpaper is brand new!

    • Debbie Heineman says:

      Dana,
      I love how you worded everything. I totally understand. I’m still working on the wallpapering. 🙂
      ~deb

  191. Sheilah Ward says:

    Hi, my name is Sheilah, I live in Georgia ( from NJ originally)! I am 53 years old. I love to go to my 10 year old son’s baseball games, have “movie night” with my girlfriends, and spend time on my screened in porch hanging out with my husband and son, and whoever else may pop over to “set a spell.” 😉

  192. I am 61. Accepted Christ 10/25/12. New at this. Sometimes confusing and have a problem with memorizing scripture, but all of a sudden the Word comes when I need it the most.
    I am retired, I take care of my husband of 20 years, raise goats, chickens a chihuahua named Radar and a cat named Vapor.
    I have 5 children, 3 girls and two boys.

  193. I am 50( last week) I live in Everett WA. I enjoy long walks -great time to spend with the Lord.

  194. Annette says:

    I am from Maine and I’m 48. In my free time, I love to spend time in God’s Word, follow my kids around to after school activities, do Crossfit and talk with my sistah’s in Christ!

  195. I am 57, I live in eastern Washington state [the part that is covered in sagebrush and is not green unless irrigated]. I love to take my dog out for runs/walks. I also love to experience God in a real and close way-I thank Him for feeling close to Him now.

  196. I am a California girl. I am 35 and love to read mysteries and watch movies with my husband in my spare time.

  197. Eileen Dakan says:

    I’m 37 years old from Nebraska. In my free time, I like to scrapbook and quilt.

  198. I live in Colorado Springs, I’m 56 years old. In my free time I love to knit; I always have several projects going at once ! While I’m knitting I especially enjoy watching (listening to ?) movies, in French whenever possible.

  199. Hello, I’m Gina and I’m from Oklahoma and I like to walk and run in nature – but rarely do it. I like to sit and enjoy watching my sons be happy – but rarely they are. I started the book to find a confidence in Christ that life will be OK – I am trying to see modern day miracles – but the excitement and anticipation is fading…

    Thank you for providing a resource to keep searching for my Saviour…

  200. veronica says:

    Hello my name is Veronica Gonzalez , I live in Houston ,TX .. for my free time I like to read devotional book ‘s

  201. christine lowe says:

    Hello Ladies,
    Glad to meet y’all
    I live in the mountains of Arizona with my husband and four dogs. I’m 62 and In my free time I volunteer at Circle L Ranch Rescue/Sanctuary. I help socialize dogs and take them to adoption events and do home checks.

    • Christine that is awesome! I love animals and adopted our golden retriever from a rescue in Tennessee! I admire the work that is done on behalf of our four-legged friends!

      • christine lowe says:

        Hi Kelly
        Sure wish more people knew about rescues and all the great dogs available. I love hearing about successful adoptions. Keep spreading the word.
        Christine

    • Debbie Heineman says:

      Christine,
      I too think that is great that you volunteer at a rescue! I’m one of those people that sees a possible stray and turns around and tries to catch them. I am only able to catch about one a year. Some have been just a matter of re-connecting them wit their owners. 3 we have fostered and found homes. And we kept 2, 1 a poodle that I found almost 10 years ago and a Pomeranian that I found about 5 years ago. I love all animals, but dogs the most. It’s nice to hear about other animal helpers!

  202. I’m 37, from WV & in my spare time I like to read, sing & catch up on my favorite shows on DVD. 🙂

  203. I am 41 and live in Everett, Washington. I love to read, hike and play with my nieces and nephew!

  204. I am in the bay area California I am 48 yrs old and I enjoy being with my family and grandchldren 🙂

  205. Hi everyone! That was fun to scroll through all the posts to learn a little bit about you all. I’m 60 years old…wife, mom, nana. I’m 9th of 10 children so have lots of extended family most of whom live in the northern Illinois area. I LOVE spending time with my family. I also am blessed with a wonderful church family. I live in St. Charles, IL. In my spare time I love to make quilts and crochet rag rugs.

    • Susan M. says:

      YEA~~~~~Finally someone from IL, I live in Lombard and am 60 too, until June 10th, my birthday!

  206. Hi all
    I am Cindy from northwestern Virginia (Winchester) I am 53 and I love to cook, yardsale, spend time with family,and read. I also am a volunteer with Soldiers Angels http://www.soldiersangels.org and I love that.

    • Thanks for the website. I love to crochet and look forward to making some blankets for our wonderful military people.

  207. I am 42 (will be 43 in July), I live in Eden Prairie, MN. In my spare time I love to read Christian fiction and scrapbook – both traditional (paper) and digital! Hanging out with family is another favorite!!

  208. I’m 61 and live in Indiana. If I’m not playing with my grandkids or sitting on the porch with my 89 year-old mother, I’m reading or playing in a flower bed. I also spend a lot of time on the computer looking for a site like yours that is geared to women my age who have no children at home.

  209. I am from Kimberly, Alabama (just north of Birmingham) and I am 58 years old. In my spare time (which like so many is scarce) I like to sit on the deck with my husband and enjoy the nature we have around us, birds, rabbits, dogs, and I love to fish in our pond. In the evenings I love to read blogs of all the followers I have on my blog and others that I follow!

  210. I’m 38 and live in Texas. I like to read and watch old movies.

  211. I am 33 and live in Pennsylvania. I enjoy spending time with my husband doing almost anything!

  212. Barbara says:

    I am 59 years old and live in beautiful Hobe Sound, Florida. I enjoy Bible studies and cooking is my passion!

  213. Keri Ritenour says:

    I am 44 years old and currently live in Strasburg, Virginia, but spent the majority of my life in Point Pleasant, WVA. In my free time, I enjoy reading and learning about new things.

  214. I am 36 years old, and I live in Flower Mound, TX. I have twin boys that are 6, and they pretty much consume all of my free time! One of my favorite things to do is journal, and when the boys were born, I created journals for each of them where I write to them little love notes, memories, scriptures and prayers. We also love baseball and being outside every chance we get.

  215. Kristy L says:

    I live in Mississippi. I am 29 years old. I don’t have much free time but when I do get a little, I love to read, play with my kids, watch movies with my husband, paint, scrapbook, or just whatever comes up.

  216. I am from South Carolina. I am 32. I enjoy being with my husband & kids in a relaxed atmosphere!

  217. Hi, I am from a small town in Manitoba, Canada (pop. barely 2000). I am 41 and enjoy reading pretty much anything with words. I am surprised at how much I have begun to enjoy reading blogs, there are so many put out there by God’s girls which provide much encouragement and inspiration.

  218. Where are you from (state or country): Iowa
    What is your age: 29
    What do you enjoy doing in your free time: Journal, read, quilt, crochet, work out, bike, play with my dog, hang out with my husband, video games, board/card games

  219. Debbie Manthe says:

    I am 59, from Louisiana and enjoy spending time at the beach or at one of our local community parks to soak up the sun, read and relax.

  220. I am 46, live in Phoenix AZ, in my free time I like to read, watch ,movies, play with my grandchildren.

  221. I am 61… I live in Grapeview outside Gig Harbor WA. My life is my hubby, kids, grandkids, gardening, photography, my sisters, pastors wives, reading, walking and did I say grandkids. :D.

  222. I live in California. I am 60. In my free time I enjoy working in the yard and reading.

  223. I am 45 and I live in Broken Arrow OK. I am from a military background so I dont really have a home town.
    In my spare time i love to spend it with my granddaughters ( 3, 2 , 7 months) Love to hear them laugh. I also love to scrapbook, cook, and spend time with my husband.

  224. Heather says:

    Howdy! I am from Houston, TX. I am 28 years old and in my free time I enjoy playing and being silly with my husband and our children, scrapbooking, traveling, camping (when it’s cool enough) 🙂 and entertaining friends and family in our home.

  225. I am 41 and from Kentucky. I love spending time with my grandkids (they make me laugh!). I also enjoy curling up with a good book on those few & far between free times! But my favorite past time lately has been getting together with one of my best friends & praising & praying to God. What a wonderful time to strengthen both relationships!!

  226. Tabatha H. says:

    I’m 37, from Marietta, GA and in my free time I like to make crafts and cook new dishes.

  227. Im from Louisiana 48 years old and in my free
    Time I enjoy working in my yard or reading
    A good book

  228. I am 38, living in Colorado and in my free time I love to read!!!

  229. I live in Texas and I will 58 in August. I love reading and spending time with my family, especially the grandchildren.

  230. Michelle says:

    Hi – I’m from California, I am 40 years old and in my free time I like to spend time with my family, camping, games, etc. I also enjoy Small Group Bible studies, reading a good book, and sometimes working on my flower beds (sometimes, ha ha)

  231. Wanda Karnasiewicz says:

    I am 61, moved to Michigan from Maryland. I enjoy reading, walking, gardening and getting together with friends to do card making and scrap booking. I actually read The Confident Heart in February and I enjoyed the book told our Pastoral Care Pastor about the book and she asked to borrow my book I told her No that I would purchase one for her so she could have her own copy.

  232. I’m 51 and I live in Las Vegas, Nevada but dream of retiring in Hawaii 🙂 I love to garden, cook for friends and family and create art with paper.

  233. I am 47, live in Pennsylvania, and if there is free time, I love spending time with my family, reading and hanging out with teenagers. I am currently using this book to lead a group of high school girls Bible study and they are loving it!

  234. Hi! I’m 35, live in Chicago, IL and enjoy cooking, reading a good book, and concerts.

  235. Hi y’all! I’m 31 and I live in Lexington, SC! I love spending my free time with family & friends watching movies, playing games or just chatting with each other. 🙂

  236. I’m 42, from Massachusetts, and love to camp with my family.

  237. Tenisha says:

    I’m 30, I’m from North Carolina and in my spare time I like to read and watch movies.

  238. Christie says:

    I’m 33 and live in Maryland. In my free time (which is few and far between with 2 little boys), I like to sit down with iced coffee or a chai tea and watch my favorite show or read a good book.

  239. Esther Smith (formerly Kyrie Eléison) says:

    I am from New Mexico, and 42 yrs. old. In my free time I like to read (a passion of mine!), or watch TV.

  240. Catherine says:

    I’m 32 and from Virginia and I enjoy scrapbooking and reading.

  241. I am 48, live in Wisconsin and enjoy anything outdoors including biking, hunting, fishing, hiking etc. I love to do anything with my kids!

  242. Wadetta says:

    From Arizona, i’ll be 61 in a few weeks. Gardening, reading, and taking in Native American art fairs when
    I am able are some of my interests. This is such a meaningful experience for me..
    The lessons seem to come at such appropriate times. Thank you so very much

  243. I am 52 years young and live in Maryland but I am originally from Pennsylvania. In my spare time I enjoy assisting with Opeartion Christmas Child efforts. It is amazing now many lives can be changed with a simple shoebox. I also enjoy spending time with my family and freinds; I like reading, watching TV and relaxing.

  244. Hi! I’m 54 (ouch, hard to see in writing), I live in Franklin, TN. I spend my time going to the Y, working in my garden, cooking and reading the word of God.

  245. Stephanie says:

    I am 37 years old and live in Pittsburgh, PA. (Yes, that means I am a Steelers and Penguins fan 🙂 …)
    I enjoy running and spending time with my 3 children and husband outdoors.

  246. I am 46 years old and live in Kansas. I enjoy watching KU Jayhawks basketball, watching my kids participate in their activities, running and reading.

  247. I am 58 years old. I am from Wisconsin. In my spare time I like to do Arts and Crafts, read, and crochet

  248. I am 42 years old. I live in Camp Hill , PA
    I enjoy spending time with my family, Watching my son play sports, watching my daughter sing and act.

  249. Deb Wood says:

    I live in Gainesville, Georgia and I am 40. When I have free time, I enjoy reading or doing absolutely nothing on my front porch! Thank you for this study, Renee.

  250. I am 58 years old and live in Hartland, MI
    I enjoy spending time with my husband, our daughters, son-in-laws, and our 15 grandchildren….whenever we can get together…which is more often then you’d think with the distance between all of us…..:)

  251. michelle says:

    i am 38 and i’m from texas. in my spare time i love to play games with my kiddos or watch movies. i enjoy movie night with my husband too. i also enjoy reading and scrapbooking.

  252. Heather says:

    I am 38 and live outside of Little Rock, Arkansas . All 3 of my kids play ball and so this time of the year, there is no spare time! But when we can find a few moments, I enjoy reading and crafting. I love family movie and game night.

  253. I am 48. I live in Florida. I love to read, enjoy the outdoors and spend time with my family.

  254. Laverne Bullock says:

    Hello everyone I live in Philadelphia I’m 41 and I enjoy reading and watching movies with family
    or friends. I also enjoy playing the wii game with my kids just dance 3 helps to keep you fit.

  255. I am from Georgia. I am 43. In my “free time” I enjoy gardening. Digging in the dirt seems to cure what life’s issues for me. Then I get to enjoy my beautiful garden. I also enjoy spending time with my 2 grandchildren–ages 2 and 3 months.

  256. Phyllis says:

    I am from Kansas and am 51. My free time is spent camping, enjoying my husband, kids and grandkids and I LOVE to read!!!

  257. I am in Malden Mo I am 64 I enjoy serving others with my business and in my spare time I enjoy working in he yard with our garden and chickens. I really enjoy studing the word of God and learning who I am in Christ and what He has for me.

  258. I am from Mississippi and am proud to be the 62 year-old mother of three and grandmother of seven. In my free time I love to read, smock for my two granddaughters, and fish with my husband. I lead a Working Moms Bible study in my church and like to spend the summer — I teach at a community college full time–reading material that I might use with that group. A Confident Heart is one I think my ladies might enjoy!

  259. I am from Virginia and I am 45. I love to read and go camping with my family and friends.

  260. Shelley says:

    I am 56, just moved to Dallas TX, and I love listening to contemporary Christian music, traveling with my husband, and spending time visiting or skyping with my two small grandsons.

  261. Denise Collins says:

    I am 42 years old and from Florida. I love reading about God and spending time with my family. This is my third time going through this study and each time I read it God allows me with new eyes to find something I missed before.

  262. Mary Beth Schaden says:

    I am 45 and live in NY. In my free time I love to look through new recipes, magazines and browse through decorating books.

  263. My name is Amy I am 45 I live in Glenwood Iowa and I grew up in Lincoln Nebraska. I am a professional photographer In my quiet time…which I wish I had more of! 🙂 I love to play cards with my boys or fish with my husband. Or read if time allows.

  264. I am 23 years old and live in Kansas. I enjoy being outside, whether that’s working in the yard, helping work cattle or relaxing on the front porch with my husband.

  265. Dallena Hess says:

    I’m from Chattanooga, TN. I’m 43 but will be 44 in late July. In my free time, I like to read

  266. A.Renee says:

    I’m 38, in California and love to read, hike, watch movies and hang out with friends in my free time

  267. I am 55 from Virginia, i love reading and these days it is mostly the Word of God or a christian author- in the summer I try to read a novel just for fun. I enjoy writing even though I havn’t done much of that lately. I enjoy the beach, my family- i have come to enjoy jogging-this is something I started a couple of weeks ago- advancing from walking- the bright spot of my day is early mornings where I meet with God on my walks-run- I am amaze at what God is doing in my life right now. I love “Joy in the Morning”

  268. wyvonne says:

    I am 54 years old, and I live in Georgia outside of Atlanta. My favorite hobby is cooking.

  269. Where are you from (state or country): I currently live in Montgomery Texas, born in Goldsboro North Carolina, grew up mostly in Florida 🙂

    What is your age: Right now … I’m 31 🙂

    What do you enjoy doing in your free time? Lately, I have been reading a LOT about Christianity, learning the Bible. I used to like to Garden & Cook. I enjoy walks. I am trying to reorient myself and discover what truly makes me happy.

  270. I am 38 yrs young and from Florida. I love to help others, but due to not getting out of house or having any friends I knit and have started really trying to seek what God wants for me to pursue. I need to overcome a lot of fear and am working one day at a time.

  271. I am 44 and live in Tennessee. I love to read and never go anywhere without a book or my Kindle.

  272. I am 51 and live in Hazel Park, MI. When I have free time I like to spend it cross-stitching.

  273. I’m 36 years young:) I live outside Atlanta and I love running and spending quality time with my family!

  274. Sherry Smith says:

    I am 58 and I live in the beautiful mountains of North Carolina. In my free time I like to be active: run, ride a bike, work in the yard, hug on my dogs.

  275. My name is Anna, and I live in the United States of America. I love, reading design and cooking blogs, decorating my home, cooking, finding creative ways to decorate my home with the name of Jesus, or Bible verses, using cool fonts, painting, DIY craft projects for my home, shopping in Hobby Lobby, reading, and writing.

    Anna

  276. Hollie Maloney says:

    I am from Minnesota, I am 30, I have two young boys so there isn’t a lot of free time,lol I love to sit on my deck and close my eyes and let the Sun shine on my face. I guess in the winter it is snuggling on the couch with my 3&6yr.old watching their favorite movie!!

  277. Hi, I am 54, I live in Parker Colorado. Yep, I am a Colorado native :o) I like to read, spend time with my husband, and with my daughter, her husband and their three sweet babies! Love the mountains and God’s glorious creation!

  278. Hi Renee
    I am 56 …live in central to southern Illinois and I love to sip Starbucks coffee and read…I luv to read.

  279. Ana munoz says:

    Hi. My name is Ana. I live in Kauai. In my spare time I love to go on walks with the Lord. I am 45 and enjoying it.

    • Donna from Honolulu, Hawaii says:

      Hi Ana-
      I live in Oahu ( Waikele )

      I love Na Pali Coast… no foot prints in the sand… so nice to see someone from the islands also loving on Jesus and enjoying our online bible study—Thank you Renee!

      Aloha Ke Akua!!! “God Is Love”

  280. Hi, My name is Beth and I live in Northern Minnesota. In my spare time I love to do most anything with our kids!

  281. Just celebrated my 60th birthday yesterday! I live in Kansas and enjoy spoiling my grandkids!

    • Martha ParfaitFelix says:

      Happy 60th Birthday Blessings:)

    • Susan M. says:

      60 is wonderful, I wil be turning 61 in June and I dreaded turning 60 but now its over and it didn’t hurt a bit, I kind of liked it~~~Happy Birthday to you~~~Blessings for the year ahead

  282. Hi, My name is Becky. I live in Iowa and in my spare time I love to read, play games with my family and watch movies.

  283. I am 72. I live in Alexander City, Alabama. I love watching movies with my husband when he has time off from work. I like to do scrapbooking and painting. I enjoy spending time with our youngest daughter whom we adopted 19 years ago when she was 4 days old. She keeps us young. I am enjoying studying your book so much. Have a great day. Love & prayers

  284. i am 53 live in NORTH North Georgia and enjoy internet,crocheting,reading,and walking our fur babaies :O)

  285. I am 71 and live in Louisiana. My spare time is usually reading, or car trips. Love being retired.

  286. I am 33 and I live in Wyoming. I love to watch movies and read books in my free time.

  287. Hi! My name is Becky and I am 48 (till Sunday anyway) and live in Ohio. In my spare time I like to read and spend time with friends and family, especially my grandkids!

  288. Loretta Pearson says:

    I’m 57 from Colville Washington and I love to read and the swing in my back yard or watch NCIS with my husbanding

  289. I am 50 yrs old and I live in Texas. In my spare time i love to spend time with my family, cook, read, entertain and ride horses!!!

  290. I’m from Puerto Rico, currently residing in Orlando, FL. I am 34 years old and on my free time I enjoy reading, going to the beach!!

  291. Bree March says:

    I am 32. I am from Detroit, but I am a fully converted Floridian living just north of Orlando. I love to read pretty much anything with words on it 🙂 I also enjoy making jewelry and watching movies with my husband.

  292. #1) I live in Cottonwood, CA (there are two Cottonwoods, I live in the Northern one just below Redding – “we have two seasons flood and fire”)

    #2) I am 52 until August 2

    #3) I just finished my AS in Business Administration and with 4 teenagers I had no free time. Now I am working on a certificate in GIS -Geographical Information Systems. My favorite part is making the finished maps look pretty.

    • christine lowe says:

      WOW Deena
      Just wanted to say you are awesome. I can’t imagine having 4teens and going to college. May God continue to bless you and your family as you work on your education with everything else you do.
      Christine

  293. Jenni Mac says:

    I’m from Ohio and just turned 37 years young last week 😉

    I enjoy going to baseball games with my family, reading, and hiking in my free time.

  294. I’m Beth. I’m 50 :). I live in North Carolina. I love to read and work in my yard.

  295. Isn’t this SO MUCH FUN?? I love reading about each of you and seeing where you are from and watching some of you connect with each other. This might be one of my favorite posts. Ya’ll make me smile so big!!

    Have a wonderful Tuesday – you are loved!!

  296. Tammy C says:

    I am 46 and also live in North Carolina. I love to sit on my front porch in the evenings with my husband and talk about our day.

  297. Jessica H. says:

    Hey y’all!

    I’m 24 and I was born and raised about 30-45 minutes outside Charlotte in the beautiful state of North Carolina (hello, beach AND mountains)!

    Free time? I’m always ready to go/do/try something new. I like to volunteer at my local crisis pregnancy center, volunteer on political campaigns, attend political meetings or events, or go to the gun range. I’m also a science nerd so I enjoy doing anything “sciencey.” I don’t have kids of my own yet, but my most favorite thing to do of all is to spend some “just us” girl time with my favorite, super fun, 7 year old niece! Yeah, she’s way cooler than me.

  298. Deana Fuchs says:

    I’m Deana and I’m 39 years young! I am from West Columbia, Texas (about 45 southwest of Houston). In my free time I love to read – and since I got my Kindle for Christmas – I’ve been doing A LOT of that! I also enjoy spending time with my friends and family playing games or just visiting.

  299. Courtney says:

    I’m 21 years old (I’m thinking one of the youngest in this group?) and I live in Missouri. I’m a busy college student so that takes up a lot of my day but I always find time to study the Word and read anything P31 I can get my hands on. 🙂

  300. Kathy T says:

    I’m Kathy, I will be turning 50 in Sept. I live in Montana. I used to do activities with my children, now they are raised an gone… So I am going back to college to finish my degree. A little crazy yes, but in my free time I will be trying to learn how to use my computer so I am ready for online classes.

  301. I’m 38 years old (in a few days) and live in the great state of Texas. I have 2 kids, so I don’t get a lot of free time. But when I do, I love to read, bake, sit outside and scrapbook. As a family, we like to go to Toledo Bend Lake….so very relaxing. We just came back from the long weekend there. 🙂 I’m loving this book and online study!

  302. Cheryl McDonald says:

    Hi everyone! I”m Cheryl and I’m 44. I am from Texas and recently moved to Scottsdale Arizona. I miss Texas but it is beautiful here. In my ” little” free time I enjoy working out, going to the parks here, hiking, relaxing in the pool, and just relaxing in God’s word alone. I am a home school mom..this year only…so I keep very busy. I also enjoy being with my family. Guess that’s a lot but I couldn’t narrow it down…lol Right now my biggest thing is finding friends in Arizona( my kids too 11, 13, and 15)
    and adjusting.It’s been a rough adjustment. I look to God everyday for peace and comfort in my new home. Soon I hope!

  303. I’m 48 and live in southern Ohio (GO BUCKS!!). I’ve raised 3 children already and am now busy raising 3 little ones from China (getting ready to adopt a 4th–crazy, I know!) so I don’t really have a lot of free time, but I do enjoy my daily devotions and doing the current online study, A Confident Heart. I also volunteer my time working in the orphanages in China.

  304. Hi. I’m from Houston and I’m 40 years old. I have two kids a 21 year old and a 14 year old daughter who keeps me busy. Btw my oldest is a boy. On my free Time I enjoy reading.

  305. Melissa says:

    Hello! My name is Melissa and I am 30 years old. I was born in New York but I reside in Florida which truly is my home. I am a single mom of three 🙂 so, when I am not running around after my blessings, I love to lay in bed and watch a movie or catch up on a show or two I missed on tv during the week, go to the gym, get my hair and toes done and I love catching some rays at the beach!

  306. Cecily R Bornemann says:

    My name is Cecily, I’m 37, I’m originally from Vienna VA but live in Mesa AZ now. In my spare time, which I do have a lot of, I’m on the computer, playing with my cats, Pumpkin and Rainbow, swimming and reading Christian books.

  307. Heather V says:

    I am 41 years old and live in MI. In my free time, I love to read, scrapbook, spend time with my hubby, sit on the beach, and spend time with my family.

  308. Trish, 38, a couple miles from you in NC, we love spending time outside as a family, at the ballfield, whitewater center or anywhere in between, planning vacations is my passion and also just became my job

  309. I am 40 years old and live in Ohio. I love to spend time with my husband and three kids. I love to read, run, bike on the towpath and scrapbook.

  310. I am 55 and live near Harrisonbug, VA in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley. I love to read and enjoy nature, especially butterflies, birds and wildflowers.

  311. jennifer says:

    I am 63 and live in Vancouver, WA. I love to garden, read, make cards, and play with my grandchildren!

  312. Kristin F says:

    Hi ladies! I’m 44 and live in Lexington, KY. I love to run, make cards, family nights with my husband and two children, and to relax in my favorite chair first thing in the morning with a cup of coffee and Proverbs31.org.

  313. Tina Bartenslager says:

    My name is Tina. I am from south-eatern Michigan and in my free time I love to read and watch movies!

  314. Hi, I’m 53, I live in Riverton UT and I enjoy skiing/bicycling with my husband, walking our dog, sitting on our deck reading and making/eating dinner w/ friends.

  315. I am 45 and live in New Port Richey Florida. I love the Lord and love to spend time knowing Him more. I also like to run, bake, shop, drink coffee and spend fun time with my family.

  316. Jeannie says:

    I am 63 and live in Alabama, born and raised in California. I enjoy sitting on the deck and watching the birds and the pesky squirrels and quiet evenings at home.

  317. I am 52, from Georgia and enjoy playing the piano. I love playing and singing hymns from when I was a child growing up in a small Southern Baptist Church!

  318. I live near the Clearwater River in Idaho. I’m 49 (but everybody thinks I’m 43 – really! Shhh… even my kids posted Happy 43rd Birthday on Facebook for me last year. Yeah, they know my real age but.. GRIN) In my free time I walk, spend time with my family, mentor teens, play piano, garden, read, Bible study and scripture memorization, organize the mountain of photos that I have! Clearly I need more “free time”. Hello Ladies! Nice to be here studying with you all!

  319. Crystal says:

    I’m 39, and I live in Palm Harbor, Florida. In my free time I enjoy scrapbooking, reading, and time at the beach : )

  320. D'ana H. says:

    I live in South Central Kansas, I am 35, and I enjoy being crafty in my spare time….. creating things, renovating, reusing, just having fun with stuff!!

  321. I am 31 years old and live in Cave Creek, AZ! In my spare time I love to run, hike and spend time with my hubby and 2 kiddos – ages 5 and 2!

  322. I am 38 years old and live in Lenexa, KS. In my spare time I enjoy reading, running, and helping out with my kids’ activities.

  323. Hi, I’m from San Diego, CA, 52 years old, single Mom of three girls, 14, 12 and 9, and our 6 month old dog, Lucy. I began my journey last summer and am so enjoying this study. In my spare time, I am reading, and working hard on listening to God’s whispers for me. Thank you so much Renee!

  324. I am 54 years old. I live in Michigan. My favorite pastime is reading and spending time with family and friends.

  325. Laura M. says:

    I am 49 and live in Minnesota. In my free time (which I don’t get much of) I love to go trail riding and rock crawling with my husband in our jeep, read, garden, and play with the cats that we foster for a rescue organization. Right now I am frustrated because I’m doing this study for the 2nd time because stuff got in the way and I couldn’t keep up last time, and things are getting in the way this time too! I am way behind and am trying hard to believe that God has me where He wants me. Please pray for me because I feel like the enemy is working overtime to try and keep me from growing through this study.

  326. My name is Laketa McSellers, I am 31 years old and I love to cook and spend time with my family. We love to read the Word together, watch movies, and play games.

  327. Nancy Welch says:

    Hi! I am 48 and I live in South Carolina. In my free time I enjoy being outside; working in my small garden or just sitting on porch watching the birds. Oh, and reading A Confident Heart and studying my Bible of course!

  328. I am 53 years old, I live in Mobile, Alabama. In my spare time I love to read, and play with my 20 month old grandson who is the apple of my eye.

  329. I am from Eagle, Wisconsin and am 60 (closing in on 61 fast). I enjoy spending time with my kids and grandkids as much as possible. We camp, 4-wheel, have sleep overs and laugh alot !!

  330. Debbie Heineman says:

    My name is Debbie. I am married with 3 grown children in their 20’s. I live in Springfield, Ohio. In my spare time I enjoy nature walks with my husband and our 2 dogs, bike rides and boating a bit. I love to write poems about real life. A friend named Joyce told me about this ministry and I am trying to let the words of the book soak in.

  331. Kamilah says:

    I was born in Los Angeles, CA. Grew up in Long Beach (CA) and bused to school in Cerritos (CA). I am 34 years-old (but I don’t look it…praise God:-). I enjoy bowling, fellowship with my Sorority sisters (Delta Sigma Theta), visiting restaurants (I’m a foodie), baking:-) and working out!

  332. Hi, I’m a Minnesota girl, born in the country now living in the suburb of Bloomington. I’m 55 (just this year) and loving it! I enjoy scrap/faithbooking, playing scrabble, reading & journaling at one of my favorite coffee shops, shopping at thrift stores, and, most of all – seeing how the Lord orchestrates opportunities to allow me to show others His love for them.
    Renee, this is a fun post – it’s good to find out where everyone ‘logs in’ from. It connects us, like we are in your livingroom. The study is awesome – thank you.

  333. Kelly Teater says:

    I’m 40 years old and I’m an Idaho native. I love to knit/ crochet, hiking, camping, worshiping Jesus and playing card games with my family.

  334. I’m 47 years old and live in Minnesota. In my free time I like to read, workout, watch a good chick flick.

  335. I am from Ohio and am 28 and love spending time with my lil’ man who will be five months, my husband and my big extended family, I love scrapbooking, being outside and traveling.

  336. I’m 39 and live in Staunton, VA. In my spare time I like to read, crochet, bake, travel, relax and spend time with my family.

  337. Cindy Feldman says:

    My name is Cindy. I live in Folsom, California. When i have a little free time, I like to share coffee with a friend or go on an energizing hike…walking and talking!

  338. I am 57 and I live in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. On my free time I enjoy walking, reading, making greeting cards out of “old calendars” and crocheting dish cloths.

  339. I am 48, from Nebraska but I live in Texas. In my free time I enjoy playing words with friends.

  340. Joan Brookins says:

    I am 53 and live in Wisconsn. I like to read, sew, garden and do crafts.

  341. Theresa says:

    I live in Ohio, I am 55 years old and in my spare time I love to bake and fellowship with friends.

  342. Hi! I am from New Jersey and a 64 year old grandma who loves being one! In my free time, I enjoy reading and doing anything creative from card making to tole painting to any other craft. I especially have been enjoying reading in I Samuel in the morning and the chapter in our Confident Heart book. May the Lord bless each of you who are following through with this study.

  343. I am from Virginia, 25 years old, and I enjoy painting in my free time.

  344. Hi everyone. I’m two months shy of 41 and I live in sunny California. I enjoy spending time with my husband and children, studying the scriptures, baking for my husband, spending time with my parents and grandmother, and reading on my Nook in my limited spare time.

  345. LAUREN DAVIS says:

    I am 33 years old and from McDonough, GA. I love spending time with my family and going shopping. My favorite place to be in on the beach! I feel so close to God as I sit there and watch the beauty and speldor of the ocean.

  346. Jennifer says:

    Hello. I am 50 and live in Virginia Beach, Virginia. In my spare time I enjoy listening to KLOVE streaming on the computer and either sewing or sculpting.

  347. I am 59 years old, live in Missouri, and I love to quilt, draw or read in my spare time!

  348. My name is Midiam.
    I live in Tepic, Nayarit, México. I’m 49 years old, and I enjoy spending time with my family, and parents.
    I love to read, studying English, write verses from my Bible, and share coffe with a friend.

  349. Kathleen says:

    Hello, I’m from beautiful Appleton, Wisconsin and am 57 years old. In my spare time I enjoy reading, looking for and cooking new recipes, learning about flower gardening and want so much to get back to sewing.

  350. SandyT/kc says:

    I live in Mo…am 60 years old….love to read, spend time with hubby, kids, grandkids

  351. Darlene says:

    I live in Tennessee, I am 32 and i love just tosit around and read my book and talk to friends

  352. Chant ell says:

    I’m 25 and from British Columbia, Canada. In my free time, I love to renew my mind and spirit in my holy time with the Lord. A good Christian book, this bible study, prayer time and the bible…if I have extra free time it’s doing a few chores, and then free time is over…I have 2 toddlers and one more on the way 🙂

  353. I live in Illinois. I am 47 and like to read and work on learning sign language and being part of a puppet team.

  354. I live in Madison, Wisconsin. I am 45 years old and enjoy spending time with my family (husband, 4 kids and 3 stepkids) and gardening.

  355. I live in Midwest Iowa by myself as a widow—age 66—–this is my 2nd time through the study—ordered more books to share with others and praying that they are learning how special they are to the Savior. It seems there are no dull moments with a variety of interests including sewing, music, cooking, being active at church and 11 growing grandchildren plus keeping in touch with family, friends and missionaries. Thank you for offering this online study a 2nd time.

  356. I am 43 years old. I live in New Hampshire, but from Texas…… ;o)
    In my free time, I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE to spend time with my wonderful husband and 8 children around our fire pit in the back yard telling stories and making memories. :o)

    • Susan M. says:

      Fire pit sounds like great fun, my brother has 7 and they camp and do a fire pit when ever they can in the backyard~~~love it such fun the stories they come up with!

  357. Suzanne says:

    I am 51 years old. I live in Michigan and in my spare time I enjoy spending time with my son and my brothers! 🙂

  358. I am 34, I live in Davenport, Iowa . In
    My free time I enjoy working out, photography, and editing my photos. Also love spending time with my 6 kids and husband!!

  359. Connie Capps says:

    I am 51 years old and live in North Carolina. In my spare time I love to sit at my goldfish/koi pond and watch my fish and look at my beautiful water plants. I spend that quiet time praying and enjoying that time for myself. I also read by the pond also.

  360. I am 48 yrs young and I’m from Brooklyn, NY. In my spare time I love to watch old movies (from the 30’s, 40’s and 50’s) and I love do crossword puzzles and word jumbles. (I’m a geek at heart. LOL)

  361. Veronicah says:

    I’m 24 and i believe that am the only only one of Nairobi – Kenya. I love spending time with my friends, reading n watching movies during my free time. Thanks

  362. Marijane Cronk says:

    I’m 61 and Live in Champaign, Illinois but am originally from Columbus, Ohio. If I’m not watching any of my six grandkids in my spare time, I enjoy sitting on the patio reading and listening to the sounds around me.

  363. Kandyce from Texas. I love a good conversation with a friend or “new” friend in my free time..oh and traveling! Love it!

  364. Rita Walters says:

    I am 65 (cannot believe that I just typed that – I am an official Senior Citizen) and live in Atlanta, Ga. Just moved here a couple of years ago to be near grandchildren. I moved here from my beautiful beach condo in Florida. The beach will always be there but my grandchildren will be grown. I spend a lot of spare time with them. I loved being a Mom but I really love being a Grandma. I am so blessed that my kids and their kids want me in their lives. I also enjoy going on dates with the Carpenter. We go to the park and read His Word and then talk – and listen to each other. He makes a perfect date for He wants to be with me …..and He really cares about me.

    • Beautiful thoughts Rita! I love the idea of a date in the park with our Carpenter! Blessings from Australia.

  365. Pam Stewat says:

    Hello Everyone!!!

    I’m 49 and holding. I’m originally from Dallas, Tx and moved to Kansas City three years ago for my husband’s job. In my free time I love to read, read, read, crochet, stamp-I make greeting cards w/my stamped images, and I love, love, love to participate in bible studies!!! 🙂

  366. I am 53. I live in Indiana. I enjoy hiking with my husband at our local parks, being with my good friend Mary K, and reading.

  367. Lynda H. says:

    I am 48. I am currently living in South Korea (after living in Oregon for the last 17 years). I love to take walks around my neighborhood, read books, watch movies with my hubby and do crafty things 🙂

  368. Hi. I’m 64 and live in Michigan. One of my favorite things to do is spend time with my 4 grandchildren who are 6 through 12 years old… whether we are at the lake, playing scrabble, or just hanging out together!

  369. Martha ParfaitFelix says:

    Hi, Happy Tuesday! I am 39.5 from Miami, FL. In my free time, I enjoy watching my 2 boys play soccer & watching Family Fued.

  370. Christine Preston says:

    I live in Colorado and I am 43 years. I enjoy turning on my fountains and sitting in the Study while reading. I also enjoy sitting out on the back deck in the hammock and when inside on a gray day, I love scrapbooking all my memories.

  371. Cathy E says:

    Hi, I am 47 and I live in Brisbane Australia. In my spare time, which like a few others I would love more of, I love to go for walks, read a book or watch an old movie. Thanks Renee for your always continued inspiration and encouragement.

  372. Rhonda G. says:

    Hi! I am 35 and live in Illinois, though I hail Texas as the place I’m “from.” In my free time, I love to scrapbook my family photos. I have two sons, ages 8 & 11, so there’s plenty of material; right now I’m on 2009 photos so I am a little behind :). I also like to read and walk outdoors.

    • Melissa H. says:

      Hi Rhonda! What part of Illinois? I’m in the central part of the state. Two boys for me, too (5 & 8). I’m still working on ’07 photos, so you are way ahead of the game. 😉

  373. Leslie A. says:

    I am 49. I live in Bristol, RI. In my spare time, I love playing ice hockey, reading and laughing with friends.

  374. Jennifer Neilson says:

    I’m Jennifer and am orginally from Vermont, but now live in North Carolina. I am 36 years old. I love to spend time with my family and am learning how to garden!! It is amazing to plant seeds in the ground, water and see God grow the garden!!! Thank you for these studies!!

  375. August Rose says:

    I am 44 years old. I live in Georgia and in my spare time I love quiet time alone with the Lord, reading excellent books like, “A Confidant Heart” or my other favorite “Made to Crave”. Thanks ladies for prayers, great books, healing and freedom in Christ!

  376. Hi, I’m 58 and come from Sydney, Australia. I thank God that He does give me some periods of spare time in which I love to read, sing, play piano for fun, and mind my gorgeous nearly two-year-old grandson.

  377. I am 43. I live in Florida. I love to bake, read, and quilt.

  378. Hi there- I’m 40 & from Ontario, Canada. Love gardening in my spare time and hiking with my family. Basically being anywhere to enjoy Creation!

  379. I am 58 and live in Virginia. I love reading in my spare time.

  380. I am from Illinois, I am 48 and in my free time I love to bake desserts (lots of desserts) and share them! Then I love to curl up with some of the goodies I made and read spiritual growth books to help me relax after working hard in the kitchen =)

  381. My name is Keisha. I’m originally from Colorado but currently live in the Dallas area. I’m a single mother so I enjoy spending my free time with my daughter. It makes me happy to see her happy : )

  382. I am 54 years old and live in Pennsylvania. I love spending time with my family, reading and playing piano.

  383. My name is Keisha. I am 41 and I’m originally from Colorado but currently live in the Dallas area. I’m a single mother so I enjoy spending my free time with my daughter. It makes me happy to see her happy : )

  384. Blessings, i will be 39 next month,I was born in Aruba but living in St. Thomas, VI, at first my down time was just writing poems and most of them Dj and Nana turn them into song, but now i have been spending that time with God alone from 7 or 8 depending on what day till i drop sleep

  385. I live in Florida and I am 32 years old. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my husband and 2 children! I also enjoy reading and going to the beach and spending time with God!

  386. I love this! I am 40..but feeling like i’m 30! I am from Ohio ( but a Michigan fan..lol. ) i love to read Karen Kingsbury books and books about growing as a christian..in whatever way God sees fit to speak to me! I love to spend time with ny family and friends. Spending timeat the pool relaxing ! Learning lots through this bible study!
    God bless!

  387. Juanita says:

    I live in Iowa and am 43 years old. My son says I work in my free time. As a single parent it is hard to find free time, but when I do find some down time I like to read, or talk with friends. I make time to go to scrapbooking retreats and mom – son retreats to get away from the bustle of life.

  388. Elaine Segstro says:

    My name is Elaine, age 55, and I have a DIVINE inheritance in Him!! To choose what I like to do in my spare time is hard – cooking/baking, aerobics, reading, camping, kayaking!!

  389. Melinda says:

    I live in Ohio and I am 37 yrs old. When I get some free time I enjoy, reading, spending time w/family & friends, volunteering, exercise, listening to music & spending time in prayer with God.

  390. I live in Texas. I am 67 years old. My free time is limited since my daughter and 3 grandchildren moved in with us last year. After homework and dinner, I enjoy playing games with the kids or sitting on the screen porch with everyone talking about all kinds of things or watching them play on the trampoline. In the quiet moments when the kids are gone or in bed, I enjoy watching TV or a movie with my husband, and try to read in bed for a while each night. Our lives have been transformed in so many ways! Praise the Lord for all of the things that have fallen in place to make it possible for us to help them start a new life here, and for providing guidance to get us through the difficult moments.

  391. Deborah says:

    My name is Deborah, I live in Melbourne Australia. I am 49 years young. When I have some free time I enjoy patchwork, knitting or art jounalling.

    Thanks Renee for this Bible study it has been an absolute life saver.

    Kind Regards

    Deborah

  392. hi there,
    where are you from: live in scotia, ny but grew up in nyc
    what is your age: by God’s grace, i have reached 56
    what do you enjoy doing in your free time: playing piano, cooking, spending time w/family and other loved ones (especially my 3 grandchildren), and i so love my devotional time with my Lord in the scriptures! <3

  393. Machelle says:

    I live in NC. I am 44. If I am lucky enough to have free time, it is spending it with my 2 children, either on the football field to the soccer field. My daughter and I are taking tennis lessons so we can have a sport to play together. My son graduates this year from high school and is leaving for the Air Force. They are my joy.

  394. Tami Starr says:

    I am 50 and live in Kodiak, Alaska. I love to work in my garden, cook, fish with my husband, spend time with my children and grandchildren, and learn more about my Jesus. As I scrolled down to the bottom of this post I was amazed and blessed at how many sisters I have on here….we all will meet one day! So exciting <3

  395. I’m from Texas, and I’m 65. In my free time, I like read and watch TV. But I love watching the Texas Rangers with my husband….and OH, MY…they’re behind by 1 point right this minute…LET’S GO RANGERS!!!

  396. Lisa Haynes says:

    I was born in D.C.- spent my elementary years in Massachusetts- and have lived in Maryland since middle school- I am in my early 40’s and I love to spend time with my family and to scrapbook- so we can have some way of capturing the times we have spent with each other and the fun things we have done- the children love to look at all the books I have put together since I started scrapbooking in 1995. I have a baby book, birthday book and school book for each child. I have a wedding book and many “family books” of year after year of all the fun this family has had and the people that have touched our lives.

    • Hi Lisa:

      I love scrapbooking but have only successfully made one scrapbook when my parents visited us. I love your idea of having a baby book, birthday book and school book for each child. So that will be my goal for 2013 since 2012 is already taken. You really inspire me.

      Anna

  397. Kelly W. says:

    I live in AZ, i am 47 and i love cooking for my family and gardening and even though i was hard when it happened, i am enjoying the empty nest with my husband!

  398. Phyllis says:

    I am 52 years old; I live in Conway, SC. I enjoy spending time with family and friends when I have the opportunity, I also enjoy reading, and quite walks. Spare time is very rare so I try to take advantage of it.

  399. I am Joy, 33 years old. I live in China. I love to listen to worship songs and singing for Christ no matter i am free or not. During my free time, I play some sports and enjoy being around people carrying God’s presence, live as a light to the world….star shining through the sky..dance around Jesus..give all the glory to HIM, All to HIM..I am HIS…

  400. January says:

    I am 34 and was born and raised in Charlotte NC. (mt.holly). Until marrying my high school sweetheart who is a US Marine. We have moved 6 times in 10 years and are currently stationed at Camp Lejeune. In my free time I enjoy cooking, running, and reading.

  401. Donna from Honolulu, Hawaii says:

    A-L-O-H-A
    I live in Honolulu Hawaii on the Island of Oahu. I am 47- I have only four legged children- 3 boys
    1) brown & white Chiahuahua named Bear-Bear (he’s alpha all 4# of him) 2) Diamond blk & wht Chiahuahua / Terrier (he’s my snuggle bug all 10#’s of him) 3) Chance 35# (named him chance because I was giving him a chance to live) he’s white w/ spots (he’s my sweet pea) SO you already know one of my hobbies is spending time with my boys, I also like taking long walks (this is when I spend time with our Father) I love to Stand up Paddle board when I get the chance to get to the beach- Just because I live in paradise… don’t mean I get to live at the beach–we gotta work hard to live in paradise… but when I do get to the beach I also Thank God for all the beauty he created. I also love to read, read, read 🙂 and watch movies- the latest “The Lucky One” and “The Vow” (I liked the books better) “A Joyful Noise”

    SO NICE TO READ WHERE ALL MY OTHER SISTERS IN CHRIST COME FROM & WHAT THEY LOVE TO DO… TAKES IT TO A MORE PERSONAL LEVEL- Thanks Renee

    Aloha from Hawaii xoxoxoxo

  402. I’m 30, live in FL and love to read and write in my free time. Wish I had more of it!

  403. Hello everyone. I’m 53, from Knoxvile, TN and in my spare time I love reading and working in my vegetable garden. I love spending time with my family and friends. This Bible study has been such a blessing for me. I have two adult children and have been trying to adjust to our empty nest for 3 years! I am thankful for more time with my husband.

  404. Cindy P. says:

    I Live in Omaha, Nebraska. I am originally from Virginia. I am 45 years old. I enjoy reading, crocheting, scrapbooking, going to the movies, listening to Christian music, spending time with my kids and going out with my friends.

  405. Shannon Steckel says:

    Where are you from (state or country), what is your age, what do you enjoy doing in your free time?

    I am from Dayton, ohio. I am 36 as of last Friday. Right now Zumba Zumba and praise the Lord I’m no longer unemployed. I have part-time job and I start tomorrow. After being laid off twice. In addition, they seem very excited to have me on their team. Little anxious but that is good.

  406. I am originally from Germany, but live for the past 21 years in Arizona. I am 51 years old, and enjoy photography when I have time off (not enough :))…

  407. Claudia says:

    I’m 48 years old, live in Colorado and enjoy spending as much time outside as I can, especially with my husband…running, biking, swimming, hiking, camping.

  408. Hello. I am from Indianapolis, IN and I love photography and my pets and grand daughter. so I love to take photos of my pets and grand daughter. I love to have memories for future generations.

  409. p/s I am also 42 years old. Sorry I did not post it on my last post. Z~

  410. I am 48 and from MD. However I am currenting in NC at my second or retirement house. I love being with my family at the beach. I enjoy Bible study, bike riding and my sassy sisters group.

  411. I am from Chicago, Illinois. I am 36 years old. In my free time, I love to spend time with family and friends, read the Bible and other books, and run.

  412. Wanda Bunker says:

    I am 35 years old and I live in Pennsylvania. In my free time, which only happens in my dreams, ha ha I love to walk, read, or nap.

  413. I am from the large and hot state of Texas. I l have live only four months out of Texas and they were in North Carolina . I am 47 yrs. young. in my free time I love being with my family, especially. my new grandson, read, quilt and hang out with friends!
    Ellen

  414. Hey… I am 47 years old and I live in Georgia. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family and reading. I have been so encouraged through this bible study!!

  415. I’m 29 and I’m from Malaysia. I love to read (whenever I have free time, which is rare!) and listen to music and try to learn those songs I listen to, play them on my guitar and sing along with it. Otherwise, I love nap time! teehehe…

  416. My name is shawna bear. (really;) I am 40 years old and live in Poland, Maine. In my spare time, I love to write poems, and work on playing piano better;)

  417. Tiffany Bell says:

    I am 40. I live in California, but I am from North Augusta, South Carolina (hoping to move back there this summer). In my free time, I enjoy reading, cooking, and spending time with my 12 year old son.

  418. I am 43 and I live in Texas. I love to hang out with my kids and husband, movies, outside, and read.

  419. RaeAnne says:

    I’m 41 years old and I’m from Memphis, TN. I love reading, playing the piano, and listening/singing praise and worship songs.

  420. I am 62 years old and I live in Birmingham, Alabama. In our spare time, my husband and I love to sail on our sailboat, One Eighty.

  421. Melanie says:

    I am 32 and live in Delaware. In my spare time, I enjoy a good book, the beach and time with loved ones.

  422. Hi, I’m 42, and I come from Calgary, AB, Canada. In my spare time I love to read, and listen to quiet music.

  423. Avon S. says:

    Hello there. I am 25 years old residing in Long Beach, California. I enjoy reading devotional,bible messages, listening to some tunes and /or catching up on t.v. series during spare time.

  424. Priscila Tan Seterra says:

    Good Day! I am 37 and live in Doha, Qatar. In my spare time, I play with my three kids or we are watching TV together with my husband.

  425. Hiiiii, I am 22 yrs old and am Kenyan but i live in South Africa. In my spare time i like spending time with my friends and family, reading a good book (haven’t done that in a while though) , listening to music , exercising , Knitting, watching movies and looking up funny pictures and stories (laughing is one of my favorite pass times so i guess it could be included in this list)

  426. I am living in Okinawa, Japan, right now. I am 41 yrs old and love to make cards and scrapbook, basicly anything with paper. Just started making things from scratch in the kitchen. Today I made english muffins, who knew 🙂

  427. Hi I’m Adrienne, I’m 33, I live in Henderson, nv and am loving this book!!! It is so encouraging and it is ministering to my heart greatly. In my spare time, when I have it which is rare these days..lol. But when I do have spare time it’s with my family and close friends. I love crafting and decorating and love going treasure hunting!!! But most of all and before anything else my most favorite and precious time is with my Lord and savior Jesus Christ.

  428. Karen Smith says:

    I am from Palmwoods, Queensland, Australia, am 43 and I love gardening, reading and spending time with my family ( husband and two boys 15 & 13). I also love doing volunteer work at the school my boys attend, as it is a great way to meet new people (we moved at the beginning of the year) and to serve His kingdom at the same time. God bless, Karen

  429. Marian Appiah says:

    I am from Accra,Ghana and I am 24 years old. I enjoy reading and cooking in my free time.

  430. Lynette says:

    Hi,my name is Lynette. im from Singapore but currently in Melbourne.i am 20 year old and I enjoy cooking and baking and having dinners with friends during my free time.

  431. Hi, I am 31 yrs old from Johannesburg, South Africa. In my free time I like to listen to good music and watch movies

  432. Katherine says:

    I’m 34 and I am from Rota, the smallest island of the Northern Marianas and I enjoy spending time with my family, reading, baking, and learning to play the piano.

  433. Carolyn Harper says:

    I am 52. I live in Indiana. In my free time, I like to read a book, watch movies, and get in the car and travel with my family.

  434. I live in Wilmington, NC. I am 44. I enjoy my morning ” God Time”, gardening, cooking, going to the beach with my boys, and learning to sew.

  435. I live in North Carolina and just turned 50 this past year. In my free time, I love to read, go to the beach, spend time with my high schooler and college age child and hang with my “peeps”.

  436. Kathy Hakes says:

    I live in Dayton, Ohio. I am 51 years old. I love to drink coffee with friends. 🙂

    • Debbie Heineman says:

      Hi Kathy,
      My husband works at the Dayton airport. We live in Springfield but want to move closer to Dayton/ Vandalia in the next few years.

  437. Im 48 and live. In the great state of Texas. I love to listen to contemporary Christian music 24/7. It plays all the time and keeps me encouraged to follow Him!

  438. Melanee says:

    I am 49 and live in VA. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my children and my husband and taking walks together. I am excited to soon be a grandmother so I will enjoy spending time with my grandchild.

  439. I’m 34 and live in Illinois. I enjoy spending time with my family and trying new recipes.

  440. Tina Tidwell says:

    I’m 37. I live in a small town named Kirbyville Texas population 2024, I think at last count. I enjoy being outside in the mornings by myself sitting on the porch reading the Bible. Then when the kids get up, I love spending the day outdoors with them.

  441. I’m 48 live in Northern Oregon – Love spending time with family and sewing / quilting. Reading, Camping, Cooking, Fishing, Golfing, Not enough time in the day(s).

  442. I am 56 and live in Beaufort, SC. When I have spare time, I enjoy being with others, working in the flower beds, sewing, crafts and being outside enjoying what God has created.

  443. Where are you from (state or country), what is your age, what do you enjoy doing in your free time?

    I am 25 and I am from Huntsville, AL.

    I enjoy ministry in my free time – Bible studies, cooking schools, health lectures, etc. This used to be my full-time job, but since I can’t do it like that right now … it’s done between multiple jobs & school.

    I also enjoy learning – through the study of God’s Word & other educational avenues.

    • Carla H. says:

      I enjoyed reading down through this community of comments! I am 54 years, 55 in June. Young or old depends on the day. 🙂 I live with my husband of 4 1/2 years in the mountains of SW Colorado. Together we have 7 children and 8 grandchildren with one more due in a few weeks. In my precious few spare moments, I enjoy reading, quilting, walking, watching movies with my husband, and travel.

  444. I’m 44. I live in central Texas. I love to listen to music, sing, read and knit. Preferably, outside.

  445. I’m from New Jersey. Well, I’ve lived here for over 20 years, but I’m really from Pennsylvania.:-) I’m 48. I love to read, play word games, be in, watch, learn more about nature, and being home with my family.

  446. I’m 40 and I currently live in Brussels, Belgium where we are on a 2-year assignment.
    When I have spare time, I like to play with my family, write friends or read a good book with a cup of tea.

  447. Hi, I am 55 and from eastern North Carolina. In my free time I love, love, love to read. I also enjoying spending time with my children and grandchildren. Love the ocean, however do not get to spend enough time there. That may soon change, as school gets Out for the SUMMER!@

  448. I am 35, and live outside of Baltimore, MD; I am originally from Delaware. I love spending time with my family and friends, especially my 10-month old son, who is the light of my life! I also enjoy reading and yoga.

  449. Joanna Warren says:

    I am enjoying life at the age of 29 in the Raleigh, NC, area. When I have a chance for relaxation, I love to read, bake, or create a DIY project.

  450. Meeshia Halverson says:

    I am 46 and live in central Illinois in a small farming community right between Bloomington/Normal and Champaign/Urbana. If you blink you may miss us! In my free time I love to take walks and spend time with family and friends. Since it is summer.. I enjoy sunning and resting (with lots of sunscreen on!)

  451. Dawn Russell says:

    I am from Wausau, Wisconsin and am 45. In my free time I like to read out on the porch or on the back deck if the Wisconsin weather allows!

  452. I am 42 (really?). I live in St. Joseph, MO. (Where the Pony Express began and Jesse James ended).
    In my free time, which, like alot of us, I don’t seem to have much of, I enjoy walking, jogging, bike riding or just chillin on the couch with Jesus. Since my kids are older, 20 & 17, I have been enjoying more time with my husband just doing whatever we can find to do! Our whole family enjoys being outdoors. 🙂

  453. I am 43 years old, I live in Petal, Mississippi. In my free time, I enjoy God, family, freinds, walking reading and soaking in the beauty all around me that my Heavenly Father has given. My favorite time is praise and worship in which I am free to express my love back to God.

  454. I am 44 years old- I cannot believe how fast time goes by! I live in northern nh in a small one blinking light town. In my free time I like to worship the lord through song and the piano. I also love to spend time with my wonderful family.

  455. Julie S from Colorado says:

    Hi! I’m from Colorado and I’m 42 (soon to be 43 in June). In my free time I love spending time with my husband and family, friends, laughing, reading, making greeting cards and when I can get having time to myself….

  456. I’m 30, live in Ohio and love to read when I get a chance.

  457. I am 57 years old. I live in Virginia Beach, Virginia. I enjoy sailing with my husband, spending time with my three beautiful daughters. I adore my three grandchildren, so much fun watching them grow. I also enjoy biking, spending time at our camper in North Carolina on the Currituck Sound with great friends.

  458. I am from Alberta, Canada and am 53. I like to spend time with children and grandchildren, read, and bake for family. Reading all the posts is like taking a mini vacation and meeting new friends. God’s blessings, strength, and comfort to all you lovely ladies.

  459. I’m from Minnesota.
    Over the weekend my Dad passed away. I got to spend his 2 last days with him. He really couldn’t talk. It was so very, very sad to watch him die. The grief and tears comes in waves. I ask the Lord what I should do. He wasn’t saved. God showed me what I need to say to him. I do believe in his last hours he did get saved. Funeral is tomorrow. Now both Mom and Dad are gone.

    Debbie

    • Nancy T says:

      So sorry for your loss! Know that the Lord is holding you close. He loves you!

    • Debbie, I’m sorry for the loss of your dad. Hang on to the the Lord and what he showed you – let that bring comfort to you, He loves you! May the memories of your dad shared with others also bring you much comfort and healing. I’m also from Minnesota (Bloomington). ~Jodie

    • Susan M. says:

      Debbie, my heart goes out to you, I lost my brother on Easter Sunday, both my parents are gone now too. I don’t know if my brother was saved either, but he talked of the Lord often, I won’t know till the day I go to be with the Lord where he is~~~my hope is he is with everyone in Heaven. Prayers for you that God give you peace and rest in the days ahead.

    • Debbie Heineman says:

      Debbie,
      I am so sorry. My step-dad passed away Feb 8 and my Mom Feb 26. All I can say is give yourself time to heal and take care of yourself. I’m going to grief counseling offered through hospice and that is helping me. I have several new friends at my Bible study at church that I have cried out to at times. Hang in there!
      Love and prayers to you.

  460. Michelle says:

    Hi everyone. I am 52 years old and live in Manitoba Canada. In my spare time I love to read, knit and spend time with my family and dogs.

  461. Forgot to answer all the questions…..I’m from Minnesota, I’m 57, and I like to go for walks and read.

  462. I am 37, wife to an amazing husband, and mother to 3 active boys ages 12, 9, 7. I enjoy attending ball games, dates with my husband, a day out with my girlfriends, and escaping into a good christian fiction novel. I also enjoy daydreaming of upcoming home renovations. The next one will be our backyard makeover! 🙂

  463. Brooke White says:

    I am 35, and I live in McDonough, GA. In my free time I enjoy sewing, digital scrapbooking, and playing with my girls (3 & 1). 🙂

  464. I am 51, from Omaha NE, and I enjoy gardening, decorating my home, hanging out with family and friends, and listening to music

  465. I am 54. I live in Dadeville, Alabama. I love chasing grandbuddies, dogs and my hubbie, boating, fishing, standup paddle boarding, running, painting, reading a good book and a good laugh in my spare time.

  466. Kelly T says:

    I am 49 and live in Crawfordsville, Indiana. I love hanging out with my husband, kids and fabulous grandson, friends, reading when I have time (sure!), and just enjoying life!

  467. I am 31. I’m from Offerman, Georgia. In my free time I enjoy spending it with my three kids 🙂

  468. I’m 49, live in Maryland and in my free time I love to watch movies, read and crochet.

  469. I am 38 years old, and I live in Kentucky. I love to read and watch movies. I also enjoy horseback riding. Most importantly, spending time with those I love most, my family and my boyfriend.

  470. I am 42 and live in Ohio. I love to read/listen to books and knit.

  471. Tanya Francom says:

    I live in Courtice, Ontario, I am 37 years old and I love to sit on my back deck and read a good book while enjoying a glass of wine.

  472. Nancy T says:

    I’m 58, live in Citronelle, Alabama. I love to listen to inspirational music, gospel music, and crochet/knit. Learning to garden with my husband, quiet walks with the Lord, and playing fetch with my mini-schnauzer, Maddy.

  473. Debbie Brewer says:

    I am 41, I am from Arkansas. In my free time I love spending time with my family, reading, scrapbooking, swimming, golfing and making flower arrangements.

  474. Laurie Moudy says:

    I just turned 40:-) and I live in Mississippi. In my free time, haha, well when I do have some, I enjoying baking, watching a movie with my family or reading through different blogs.

  475. Hello! I am 41 and I am from Columbus, Indiana. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my 15 year old daughter (whom still enjoys being with me), reading a good book, walking, and playing with my 4 cats.

  476. I am 60 today and I live in Abbeville, GA. When I have time off I love spending it with my husband. I feel very blessed when my granddaughter is over playing in the woods with us. I would love to spend more time with my family but the rest of my family lives in FL.

  477. I live in Washington state, am 39 (turning 4-0 in August!) and I love to read, weed my flower beds, marvel at my horses, cats and chickens and laugh with my family. Love, love, love this study!

  478. Hi! I’m 36 years old, from South Florida. I enjoy spending time outdoors with my family. I LOVE going to the beach, reading a great book, and playing the piano. I’m a teacher, and am looking forward to summer break, which begins this weekend!

  479. Hello! I am 24, and originally from northern Minnesota and Grand Rapids, MI (a child of divorce). I am currently in the Navy, and about to be stationed in Japan, but in Texas for school. In my spare time, I love spending time with my one-year-old son, Dade, and my incredible husband, Matt. I love to ride horses, read, write, organize, plat with our two dogs, bake, and listen to Christian music. Whenever I have leave time saved up, we also love to go visit one of our families across the country in either Florida, Michigan, or Missouri.

  480. I’m 40 and from Louisiana. I enjoy spending time with family and friends, reading, and watching TV and good movies.

  481. Carol Viola says:

    I am 69 yrs old & live in NJ by the seashore. I enjoy Bible Study, playing with my grandchildren, going to the beach, needlepoint & running (preparing for my 19th. 1/2 marathon, Lord willing). Isaiah 43:1 is my life verse, the Lord showed me this verse during a painful time in my life, the NIV version says “Fear not”, His instruction to my heart, always, because He redeemed me & I am HIS. What a great promise from our Dear Lord Jesus who draws us with loving kindness to Himself.

  482. I’m 40 years old and from Louisiana. I really enjoy spending time with family and friends, reading, and watching TV and good movies.

  483. I am 58 years old from North Carolina. I love to have our grandkids over and do special things with them.

  484. Hi! 🙂 I’m Hannah 🙂 I am turning 19 tomorrow 😉 I watch movies like some people drink water (ALOT 🙂 ) I love to read outside, and acting is my passion and life!

    • Susan M. says:

      Happy Birthday early Hannah~~~wish I were 19 again, you have a lot of wonderful years ahead of you enjoy life and hang on to you acting you never know where it will take you, God opens doors when you aren’t looking!

  485. Lesly Verbeten says:

    My name is Lesly. I am 35 and from Madison, WI. I like to watch movies, read, and sing.

  486. Jennifer Klemple says:

    My name is Jennifer. I am 44 and from Oklahoma. I like to watch inspirational tv shows, movies and going out with my husband of almost 22 yrs.

  487. Jalisa Ray says:

    I am 21 I am from Buffalo, NY but I currently live in MD. When I have free time I spend time with God, my loved ones, and read.

  488. I am from Birmingham, Alabama, 58 yrs. old and love to play the piano, be w/ friends, work in the yard, play games and watch a good movie w/ my family.

  489. I live in Johannesburg, South Africa. I am 52 years old, not much free time, but I enjoy reading or watching a good movie.

  490. I am from Anchorage, Alaska. I am 28 and in my free time I enjoy reading and being with my family.

    • So beautiful, wish I still lived there, I miss it. Are you a military family? Beautiful time now that summer is here, we live in Anchorage and Fairbanks, with my father being in the Air Force. I remember one winter day, we looked out the big picture window of our apartment and there was a momma moose and her baby in the front yard. Will never forget Gods beautiful land. God Bless

  491. deborah fultner says:

    I am 63 years young. I live in Oak Ridge North, TX (outside Houston ). I like browsing the internet, watching TV, and reading Proverbs 31 devotions and blogs.

  492. I’m from Bethany, Oklahoma & a 59 years old retired special Ed teacher (31 years). My husband are involved with the F. A. I. T. H. Riders, a motorcycle ministry, which I love–both the people & riding bikes!

  493. Gretchen Imbergamo says:

    I’m 43 years old. I live in Haverhill, MA (along the border with NH). In my free time I like to read, cook, cross stitch and do computer programming and web and graphics design.

  494. Jodie McDonough says:

    Where are you from (state or country), what is your age, what do you enjoy doing in your free time?

    I am from North Carolina and I’ll be 37 in July. In my free time (when there is any, since I work 12-16 hours a day) I love to read!!!

  495. Hi-I’m 40 years old from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. I love to go shopping in my spare time!

  496. I’m 48 and live in Texas. In my free time, I love to run, bike, cook, and read!

  497. Christine says:

    Hi, I live in Swansea, South Wales, UK. I am 55 yrs of age. When I have spare time I enjoy gardening both with flowers and with a vegetable plot, also sitting in the garden and reading enjoying the peace and qiuet. Other moments of spare time I enjoy writing mostly in my Journal.

  498. Well, I live in the big T, that’s Texas:) I’m 57(REALLY???) my favorite thing is to sit with my grandchildren while they discover the wonders of our Lord!!!!

    • LOL!! Good to know that in another 15 years I will still be putting question marks behind my age!!
      Gotta love that “forever youthful” feeling!!! 🙂

  499. Hi Renee! I’m Melissa, from California currently living as a missionary in PERU! 39 year old and love quiet Sunday afternoon naps, time alone so my heart can breathe, writing songs and studying God’s Word. : ) I am being so blessed by the study. I signed up last time but didn’t keep up – so I’m so thankful that I’m getting through it this time. God is GOOD!!!

  500. Hi gals! I’m Stacy from smalltown Iowa. I am 26 yr old. A mother of a 4 yr old and 6 month old. In my free time I enjoy grilling out, playing tball with my lil guy, basically being outside with the boys and reading in my spare moments.

  501. Hello! I am from North Carolina, am 42 and love, love, LOVE to walk or hike with my dog – he is fantastic 🙂

  502. I’m 67 years young and live in California. I currently am writing a book as well as composing poems. I enjoy gardening and taking walks with my husband as well. Reading as long been my special pasttime and I try to read at least two books a month. Retirement has opened my eyes to volunteering and I currently work one day a week at the Police Dept. Giving back to the community is an honor and privilege to my way of thinking.

  503. Shawna Salkil says:

    I am 37 years old. I live in Missouri. I like to spend any free time I have with my son and husband. I also like to read and mess around on Pinterest looking for ideas for stuff around the house and ideas for the family.

  504. I am 53. I was born & raised in Columbus, Ohio, but currently live in Alexandria, VA. I enjoy reading, taking cruises & playing with my cat.

  505. I am 54 – just turned this magic number!! I live just outside of York PA and love working in my flower gardens. It’s so wonderful to see how God can take what I plant and make it grow into something so beautiful for me and the birds to enjoy!

  506. Patricia A says:

    I am from Mississippi also my age is 47. I like reading the word of God, being on the computer, & attending the church.

  507. Desiree says:

    I am 29 (as of yesterday!!) and from Lansing, Michigan. In my free time I love working out and reading

  508. I’m 54 and from El Dorado, AR which is south by the LA border ! I love being outside in the garden or reading or both !!!!
    This bible study has touched my life ! I’m so excited to see where all my new sisters are from!!!! God bless you all!

  509. I am 50 yrs old, I live in Edgewater, Florida. In my free time, I love spending time with my family with cook outs, taking photos, being in the outdoors, whether I am kayaking, riding the motorcycle w my husband, swimming at the springs or just watching the birds, and I love sharing God’s love each and everyday day whether I am on free time, at work or in my college classes.

  510. Kristi Stirler says:

    I’m 39, I live in South Dakota, right now I don’t have much spare time, but I do enjoy reading, running and biking:)

  511. Hi I’m 50, I live in Southern California and in my spare time I like to read and walk my dogs with my husband.

  512. I’m 34, I live in Georgia, and I like to cook/bake in my spare time.

  513. MIchelle D. says:

    I am 40 years old. I live in Iowa. I enjoy watching romantic – comedies and scrapbooking in my free time.

  514. MIchelle D. says:

    I am 40 years old. I live in NW Iowa. I enjoy watching romantic – comedies and scrapbooking in my free time.

  515. I am an Oregonian, and live near the Pacific ocean in Florence. Anyone else in Oregon? I’m 30 and enjoy reading and enjoying activities with my family outsid.e

  516. Chelsea says:

    I’m 20, I’m from Missouri, and I love to sing for Jesus!

  517. I have been given a spirit of power, love, and a sound mind. Praise the Lord. He is changing me.

  518. Melissa says:

    I am 31 years old and I live in North Carolina. In my spare time, I love to spend time with my 3 boys and hubby!!! I also love to spend time with my family!!

  519. Annelize says:

    I am 39 years old. I live in Johannesburg, South Africa. I love to spend time with my husband and 2 sons (10 and 4). I love to read in my spare time.
    I am being challenged by A Confident Heart and finding it very difficult to ask God to heal all the broken pieces of my heart…..

  520. I am 44 years old and I live outside of Dallas, Texas in Plano. I love to read or take walks in some of the beautiful nature reserves around town.

  521. Kathy S says:

    I am 41 and live in Michigan. I enjoy reading, scrapbooking and most of all spending time with my best friend, Jesus!

  522. I am 53 and live in Singapore. In my free time, I love reading books recommended by Proverbs 31 Ministries, as they easy to read. How I wish I could add prayer into it too 🙂

  523. I’m 38 and live in Missouri. I manage my household of 5 full time. I CrossFit and coach classes part time. This morning my 7 year old and I are planting our plot in the school garden, so excited!

  524. Melissa says:

    Hi! I am 40 and live in Winder, GA. I have been a teacher for 17 years. I am now working with a wonderful company – AdvoCare – and plan to stay at home and home school my two youngest next year. This is an answered prayer!

  525. Barbara H says:

    I’m 46 and live in Tennessee. I love traveling with my husband, reading, writing, bicycling, and home remodeling.

  526. Hi. I am 54 and live in Oregon. We love it here. It is so beautiful here. I love reading, bicycling and scrapbooking and camping in our trailer. I work full time in a local farm, ranch pet and garden store in the purchasing office. I also love spending time with my kids and 6 grandsons.

  527. I am 52 and live in Illinois. I love gardening, camping, antiquing, taking walks, spending time with my family, playing with my grandson, crafts, reading and spending time in God’s Word.

  528. I’m from Texas (my adopted home state….I grew up in Michigan, but LOVE Texas:)), I’m 48 years old and in my free time (which I don’t have alot of at the moment with 3 teenage daughters and a job as a HS teacher–which gives me LOTS more “children” during the school year!) I love reading, painting (as in walls–not portraits!) and yardwork. Summer is certainly my favorite time of the year…not so much because I’m not at work, but because my schedule slows down just a little and it’s easier to “keep the main thing (my relationship with my heavenly father and with my husband and kids), the main thing!

  529. Shannon says:

    I’m 34, I live in North Carolina (in Charlotte, like Renee!) and my favorite thing to do is read (with my puppy by my side).

  530. I am 57 years old. I live in Madison Heights Michigan. I love to do gardening with veggies, cook new recipes, all kinds of crafts and read. I love this online Bible study and the book! It has helped so so much! Blessings to everyone!

  531. I am a 47 year old Georgia native, Tennessee transplant, to the southern part of my now beautiful “home” state of West Virginia! I enjoy Christian music, flower gardening, hanging out with my tween daughter, and soon-to-be 20 year old son, (whenever he is home from college, that is)!
    P.S. Renee, I was able to hear & meet you in our town of Princeton last August at the “Confident Heart Conference”…what a blessing you were, and still are, to me. Hate to admit it, but I’m just now getting around to reading your book that I bought way back then.

  532. I am 48 years old. I live in Arlington, Texas. I love spending time with my husband of 25 years and my three sons, twin 19 yr. olds and a 21 yr. old. My favorite place to be is outside. I enjoy long walks, camping, biking, and I am just starting to dabble in photography. Listening to and singing along with Christian music is my daily “mood lifter”. Singing the songs to the Lord just fills my heart.

  533. I am 61 years old. I am transplanted from Maryland to Texas. I am retired. I like to do projects with my husband. I take care of chickens, goats, a cat and a chihuahua. I have 3 girls and 2 boys. All grown with their own families. I also have 13 grandchildren. I was saved 10/25/12 and am learning a lot about the Bible. I love the Christian music.

  534. I live in Virginia. I will be 41 next month. With my insanely active 5 year-old, bible studies, church activities, and college I really have no free time. I guess my free time would be sleeping!!!!!

  535. Hi! I’m holding onto 34 for a few more days…my 35th birthday is just around the corner. I’m from Kansas City–the Kansas side! I love hanging out with my hubby in my free time. Blessings!!

  536. I am 50 years old from the State of Alabama. I enjoy playing games on Facebook and going to Gospel Singings. >3 I serve an Almighty God !! >3

  537. I am a Texan who now lives in Louisiana. I’m 41 and enjoy reading , baking, and spending time with my 4 girls in my spare time.

  538. I forgot to mention my word of the week, Breakthrough ! I am going to start writing some of my thoughts and answers to the questions starting this week. I am learning and discovering so much I thought I’d blog about it.

  539. Michele says:

    Hello! I am from Findlay, Ohio. I am 36. I enjoy scrapbooking pictures of my family, reading, just sitting outside and listening to the air.

  540. I am 53. I live in Illinois and I love to serve God, read, singing, bake from scratch, sew, and crochet.

  541. Jennifer says:

    What a joy to read about so many of you and what brings joy and smiles into your lives. I am 65 and after living in the Seattle area for over four decades, am alone for the first time and have just moved into the heart of downtown Seattle (Goodness, what a reality shift). I am an artist and the way that I describe myself to others is that my soul is in my art ~ but my heart is in the kitchen, especially making treats to be given away.

  542. Kim Belton says:

    I am from Wisconsin and I am 49 years old. I love spending time with my adult children, especially playing mini golf or board games.

  543. THANK YOU ALL for sharing!! Im praying many more will stop by to let us know a little bit about you!! It’s so fun to find out this personal side of you that is where we all discover we are more a like than we knew!! Love how God connects our hearts through HIS across the miles and even continents!!

  544. Megan Kulp says:

    I am 31, I live in Colorado, and in my free time I love to rent a movie and watch it with my hubby. If I’m really lucky I love to plop down with a book.

  545. I am 33 and live in Crofton, MD with my amazing hubby and 3 gorgeous kiddos. In my free time, I usually don’t really know what to do. At this stage, I don’t really have any hobbies because I’m almost always doing something! I like to read, watch movies, just veg out on the couch!

  546. I am 64 years old. I am from Trenton, SC but now live in Gatlinburg, TN. In my free time I love being with my family, especially my three grandchildren. I love cooking and reading. I am loving this Bible Study.

  547. I am 39, from Ohio and love to read, watch movies, take road trips and learn new things in my free time.

  548. I recently turned the big Five-Oh, was born and raised and still live in Southern California, and in my spare time I enjoying reading, watching baseball (GO ANGELS!), playing on the computer, and baking/cooking.

  549. Hi everyone!! I am 31 years old and from Ohio. Free time is not something I have much of these days. I am one busy momma fundraising to bring our little girl home from Honduras 🙂 But I LOVE photography, cooking, reading and just being with my family.

  550. Diane N says:

    Cedar Rapids, Iowa. 37. Anything that involves being with other people; live music, demolition derby’s, baseball games, volunteering, bonfires, etc.

  551. I’ll be 30 in a couple weeks (woo hoo!) and I live in Nebraska! 🙂 I don’t know anything about this thing you call “free time” as I am a single mom to an 8 year old and a 3 year old, but I do love taking the kids to the park and setting them free so I can sit and read… 🙂

  552. Hi,
    My name is Anna. I am a 34 year old stay at home wife and mother from Massachusetts. My husband, Jesse, and I have 2 little girls, Emma, 3, and Eva, 1. I love being at home with my children and teaching them about the world around them. Today we went strawberry picking and I hope to make some jam with my girls soon. I have so many hobbies and love to learn new things.

    Loving your book, Renee!!
    ~Anna

  553. Jennifer Guthrie says:

    I am from OH. I am 42. I love to watch sports on tv and in person. I love football, basketball, hockey, and the boys of summer- baseball.

  554. I come from California but live in AR now. I’m a 63 year old retired Postal Worker that loves to crochet.

  555. Patrice Bryant says:

    Hi. I just turned 40 on Monday. I live in Florida. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my husband and kids, cooking and volunteering at my kids’ school and girl scouts.

  556. I am 31 from Indiana. I love cheering my husband’s soccer team on, reading Christian fiction and playing piano.

  557. Martie Rockey says:

    I’m from ArlingtonTX and 62 years old. In my spare time, which I have very little, I enjoy reading, cross stitch and just relaxing!!

  558. My name is Karen. I live in a small town in Kansas and I enjoy volunteering and spending time with my grand kids. Oh I almost forgot I am 53 .

    Love Your Book, this is the second time that I am doing the study. I am still learning things that I didn’t when I did the study the first time

  559. Melanie York Smith says:

    My name is Melanie…I am originally from Florida but have been in CLT, NC for 20 years! I am 41….I love to read, volunteer and spend time with my husband and 7 year old daughter! LOVE the book!

  560. My name is Kim and I am 39yrs old. I live in Fayetteville, NC. I love living near Ft Bragg. We love our military men and women!!! In my spare time. I like to run marathons and instruct my spin classes. I love hanging out with my husband, kids and my 1st grandchild.

  561. I am a 29 year old, stay at home mother of triplets from India. If my sons let me, I spend my spare time reading – blogs and Christian books (fiction & non-fiction).

  562. Hi, My name is Melisa. I am 47 years old. I am from Indiana. I love to knit and crochet, currently crocheting Bible covers with a flower on the corner. I enjoy seeing my son play soccer. Love to read spiritual books and I love to see romantic comedies. I also love to spend time with my two grandsons.

  563. I’m 56 years old and reside in the Tampa Bay area in FL. I love to play with my four dogs, and spend time reading.

  564. Melissa says:

    I’m 33 and from North Carolina. In my free time I love to spend time with my family and to read.

  565. My name is Connie. i am 51 years old and from Kansas. In my spare time I enjoy surfing the internet, researching, and writing.

  566. I am 42 years old. I live in Charlotte, NC. I love to be outside in the sunshine…it feels so good! I like to take pictures and scrapbook. I also like to spend time with friends over a cup of coffee.

  567. I’m 57 years old. I live in Zephyrhills, Florida. I’m visiting my grandkids in Kansas now. I lovee to read devotions, books and my bible. Really enjoy spending time with my family.

  568. Hi! I’m 37 and live in Lancaster, PA! I like to crochet, cross stitch,bake and exercise,especially weight lifting.

  569. Hilda Quintanilla says:

    I am a 38 year old homemaker from southern California. In my free time, I enjoy reading, facebooking, traveling, gardening, sight seeing, yard sailing and organizing.

  570. I thought I had posted earlier, but not sure that it went through! So if this is a duplicate I am sorry!!

    I am from a small town in Saskatchewan, Canada. I am 33 yrs old. And I enjoy scrapbooking/cardmaking when I actually take the time to do it! Very much enjoying this study! thank you!

  571. Megan McCormick says:

    I am 25 years old and live in Mississippi!! In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my 3 year old son! I also enjoy watching sports!!

  572. LaToshia Jordan says:

    Whew, I made it to the bottom… My name is LaToshia I am 33 years old. In my fun free time I enjoy reading almost anything, watching tv funny shows to laugh, entertaining or being entertained by my 3 beautiful divas. I am being so blessed by this study. I’m glad you decided to do it again. I love you and your family…

  573. Hi there! I’m 48 and live in Charlotte, NC. I love going to farmer’s markets, reading and traveling, getting lots of exercise…especially enjoy taking spinning classes, and making mixed media art.

  574. Hi….I’m Jo and I live in South Carolina. I am 50 yrs old. I love being a homemaker and taking care of my husband and and two daughters. In my little bit of free time I love to quilt, scrapbook and read. Loving this study and getting to know a little about each of you.

  575. My name is Genia, and I have spent all of my 56 years in the state of Alabama (with the exception of vacations every now and then!). A few of my “favorite things” to do … spending time with my family, reading biographies or Christian non-fiction, watching Atlanta Braves baseball, surfing the internet, sharing with a friend over a cup of coffee, walking along the beach and listening to the waves (or pretending I’m there!), listening to praise music, and writing.

  576. I’m 31. I live in Missouri but I’m a Kansas girl through and through. My hobbies are quilting and some sewing and I also enjoy taking family bike rides with my hubby and 2 children.

  577. Hey everyone. I am 38 yrs old. I live in Spotsy, Va. I am a mom of 4. Busy most time, but I LOVE spending time with my family watching movies, and truthfully playing Mario Kart & Super Mario Bros with my husband and my kids 🙂 God has really been trying to teach me to laugh & enjoy life like a child!! (Had a rough childhood, so I think HE is now showing me what it means to have childlike attitude)

  578. Hi Everyone!
    I’m 44 years old and live in Chico, CA. I love laughing, spending time with family, taking walks, and hanging out with Jesus 🙂 I’m loving this study!

  579. I am 42 years old, and I live in the beautiful state of Oregon! Within a 3 hour drive or less, you can go to the ocean, the mountains, the high desert, to the country, the city, the river, and so much more. We love it, but also left a huge chunk of our hearts in California when we moved over 20 years ago. As for free time, any time spent with my family and friends fills my heart to overflowing! I love to read, I love to sing, and I love to pretend that I am an artist:)

  580. Connie Eisinga says:

    Hey there everyone, my name is Connie and I am 54 yrs. old. I live in Grimsby Ontario Canada. About 20 min. from Niagara Falls. My favorite things to do are read and relax with a nice hot cup of tea. I also love the internet…..facebook and learning new information.

  581. Cathy B. says:

    Hi, fellow “study buddies”! I’m 57, live in Houston area, and love trying out new recipes and cooking old family favorites. I also love jogging — ‘though don’t get to do that as much as I should. 🙁 Spare time away, apart from family, is spent serving in a women’s ministry. Most restful and relaxing place in the world for me is at the beach — any beach anywhere!! :o)

  582. Melissa H. says:

    Hi there! I’m 40 years old (41 in 4 weeks!). I live in central Illinois. My boys and I have recently taken up geocaching, which is a great family activity! I also love to read, write and pretend that I have my own show on the Food Network or HGTV. What that really means is that I like to experiment in the kitchen (still perfecting those skills) and re-decorate all the rooms in my house on a rotation. 🙂

  583. I am 34, and I live in Kansas City, MO. I love spending time with my little boys (ages 6 and 4), I am an avid reader, and I sing on our praise team at church.

  584. I am 33 and I live on Vancouver Island, BC, Canada!

    I enjoy spending time with my husband and three daughters (6, 4, & nearly 2). I enjoy music and reading.

  585. Hello – I am from Wisconsin. I’m 41 years old and enjoy playing volleyball, softball, reading and spending time with family and friends.

  586. Jeannie says:

    I’m Jeannie! I am 44 yrs old and I live in Alabama. IF I had spare time, I would probably write actual letters to my friends and send them snail mail w/ a family picture b/c that’s so much fun to get! If I had A LOT of spare time, I would probably travel. Not travel to and from dr/orthodontists/dentist/phys therapy, etc or to and from my children’s activities but travel to New Zealand, Italy, Great Britain, and see other parts of this world God created.

  587. Racheal says:

    Hello,

    I am Racheal. I’m 34 this yr. I am from Singapore. Currently, struggling with my marriage. But hanging on with God’s GRACE. Besides this issue, i love to do things with my 2yrs old daughter and am currently learning crochet.

  588. Donna B says:

    Single white female looking for ….. oops …wrong blog site …. I am 50 – live in Kansas City, MO (Texas transplant) and I love hanging out with my friends, love cooking and entertaining, love mission trips (have been to Haiti 3 times, Alaska 1 time, Canada too many times to count) and I serve as dorm mom one week a summer for little boys with cancer from the ages of 3 to 6)…. I LOVE LIFE!!! AND P31’s Jesus mission!!

  589. Machelle says:

    My name is Machelle.I am 48 years,360 days old! I enjoy sewing and quilting, reading good books , going for walks, and doing things with my family.

  590. I’m in Arkansas and in the middle of moving to Oklahoma. I love to write, read, bake, scrapbook, and decorate!

  591. Lydia G says:

    I am 28, mother of two Littles (1 and 3yrs old), and live in south central Pennsylvania. I am a big reader in my free time, and I love baking- but only do it when I have an excuse to give the results away because otherwise I also love to eat said baked goods. In large quantities. 🙂 I used to be a competitive runner, and I’d like to get back into that… but can’t seem to fit it in for this stage of life. Some day…. That’s me!

  592. Kathryne says:

    Hi! I am from small town East Texas about and hour and half north-east of Houston! I am 47 years old. I LOVE to scrapbook!! I also love to cook!! I am struggling with this study do to work and other stresses. But I keep telling myself, I can do this!!! God bless you all!!!

  593. I’m Hannah. I’m 28 and originally from Colorado. While I’m an American, I’ve lived outside the US for the past four years in both Mexico and South Africa. I’m an international teacher and love my job! In my free time I love running, traveling, spending time with my fiancé, and being goofy around friends. So happy to be a part of this great study!

  594. Suzeanne Martinez says:

    Hi everyone. I am from Utah and am 45 yrs old. In my spare time I like to be outside and listen to Christian music. I also love spending time with my family.

  595. Jackie B says:

    Hi! I am 39 and live in North Carolina. I love to read when time allows and spending time with my family.

  596. I am currently living in Michigan. (I’ve moved around a lot so I never know where to say that I’m “from”). I am 56 years young and in my spare time I love to garden (in season of course.)

  597. Kristyetta says:

    Hello! My name is Kristy, I’m originally from Idaho, but living in Tewksbury, MA now. I love being a Mommy to my little girl, hiking, camping, and sleeping! 🙂

  598. Pam Anderson says:

    I turned the big “40” this year, not the easiest birthday for me. I live in Illinois, 30 miles north of Chicago. My favorite things to do in my spare time is hang out with family and friends, read and run.

  599. I just turned 46 years old, I live in Southern California minutes from the beach. My favorite things to do in my spare time is play with my grand kids, read, attend boot camp, and hang out with my horses-accompanied by family.

  600. 41. Missouri. Spare time???? My favorite things to do are spend time with my family and read. =)

  601. Hi! I turned 40 in may, shhh, it’s a secret, my brain doesn’t know yet! I like to call it 39ish! LOL! I live in Henderson, Tx & I love to read & watch movies & use my creativity whenever possible! I also love my job working at The Gypsy Bistro & Market. Couldn’t have a more perfect name or job for me. God is good & knows just what I need!

  602. Jessica D says:

    I am from Washington. I am 26, and my favorite pastime is being at home with my hubby and kids, hanging at the lake and couponing! 🙂

  603. Hi, I am 41, I currently live in the Boston, MA area, although my heart is still in Texas. I love to run and be outside ( which has actually been a great change from the hot southern summers), I also love to hang out with my husband and 6 year old son- they are a total hoot.

  604. I am 46, from Wapkoneta, Oh, in my free time I enjoy,boating,NASCAR racing , any Ohio State sporting event and any event my kids are in!

  605. I am 60 and have lived in Iowa most of my adult life. I love to quilt which is how I spend most of my free time.

  606. I am 54, live in Virginia. My free time is currently taken up trying to get my life back together. Renee if you’re reading this I would’ve loved a small group where I could get to know some of the people. As is, this is way too big and impersonal, so I don’t bother reading all the comments. I am reading the book, and thank you for that!

  607. I am 46, and live in Maine. My passion is being in the Word and teaching it, so in addition to the time I carve out to be in the Word daily, any extra time I can squeeze in is a bonus!

  608. Veronica M says:

    I’m 40 and live in NC, I love to read and hang out with my family.

  609. Sheryl K says:

    I am 53 years old and i live in Minnesota. I love being outside in my gardens or playing with my grandchildren.

  610. I am 49 and I live in SC. I enjoy spending time with my family and working in the yard.

  611. Phoenix says:

    I am 49 (my grandson had to do the math on his cell phone the other day to convince me). I love the outdoors and I love to draw, read, and play softball.