Carole is solid and authentic. She speaks a relevant, compassionate, and poignant truth to parents, especially those of faith. She has a gentle way of weaving life experiences with the Word to provide practical, Biblical perspectives, and advice to teach and inspire parents, and she gives us a glimpse into her own family life at the same time.
Carole has taken a very familiar passage in scripture, a story most of us have read many times and showed us how it is not just a story, but the way Jesus changes lives, then and now. Throughout the study, she urges us to read it and hear it as if we were sitting at the feet of Jesus and looking into His face.
If you are looking for a resource to help you dig deeper into the Word of God and learn how to dwell in the presence of the Almighty God, you have found it. As you seek the Lord's purpose for your life in this study, you will find the more you dwell in the truths of God's Word, the more you will want to find solace in Him alone. You will discover God's character, heart, and passion for you as you dive into this inspired work.
Although this study focuses on three primary passages, Carole involves the full counsel of the Word as she moves the student through exploring these key verses. She encourages the learner to broaden their reading of the Bible to include additional translations and she offers several additional resources for study. This is not just a study of specific scripture passages. This is a methodology of studying that may be applied to all scriptures as we seek to dwell with Jesus.
Spend four weeks in the Scriptures with this special family that Jesus loved. Watch Jesus through their eyes as they grow in understanding of His purpose on earth. Experience their conviction and His compassion, their confusion and His confidence. Worship Jesus with them and acknowledge Him as “the Messiah, the Son of God.”
Carole took a round-about path to writing after graduating from both architecture school (BArch 1996) and seminary (MATh 2003) with top honors. Having journaled for years, she began sharing weekly “God thoughts” with a small circle of fellow Christ-followers. More than three years ago, the “God thoughts” morphed into a blog where Carole expounds on the Word of God as it applies to everyday life (and occasionally other relevant topics). In 2014, God called Carole to share the things He had taught her by writing Bible studies. These flow out of the blog posts as the Holy Spirit connects various Scriptures to each other and to the present day.
Having travelled far and read widely, Carole approaches life with the attitude that our experiences are our classroom and that there is something to be learned from every person. She asks, “What does God want to teach me here?” and “What is God saying through this person?” Quotes like, “The unexamined life is not worth living” (Socrates) linger in her mind. Some call it “navel-gazing,” but the time spent in reflection provides her with fodder for writing. More importantly, however, it reveals God’s glory like a silver thread woven through every moment of life—the good and the bad. The tone of her writing reflects that teachability and the idea of working through things together.