Maybe You Know

So I want to write, but I have no clue what to write.

I'm staring at the computer screen blankly. And it's staring back.


Absolutely. 100%. n.o.t.h.i.n.g.

Then I realize that maybe I have nothing because God wants more of my time. And writing a blog post isn't how He wants it. But before I sign off, an idea pops into my head: ask in a post.

You see, for a long time I've felt like I'm barely scratching the surface of what God can and will teach me through His word. But I consistently feel like I don't have the tools and/or know how to dig deeper. Like I'm missing a key element to help me get there. (You know, kind of how when you do a study by someone who knows where to go to learn back story behind the history of when the book was written and what not and...well, for me I think, "What books did they use to get the history? To really dig deep so you can get a more complete understanding?")

So, if you have some great resources that help dig into history and help with giving a complete picture to scripture, would you share?

Comment on this post.


Maybe you have found different tools that help you study better that you're willing to share with me.

I would love it if you did :)


  1. I don't have anything for understanding the history and such in the Bible. But one of the tools I like to use to help me search for things, quickly find different translation, look words up in the Hebrew and Greek, etc is blueletterbible.com.

    I always like to remember this verse as well...
    John 14:26
    But the Counselor, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you.

    The Holy Spirit will teach you. :) Yes, books, tools and such are helpful but your greatest help of all is the Holy Spirit!!

    (Ps... I had to use blueletterbible to search for that verse so I could put the reference. :))

  2. I love Alma 5. It is my favorite book of all. You can read it here:

    Also, there is a video I love that always gives me hope & inspiration:

  3. Hahaha - i just read this to my husband (the main part of it) & i finished with, "would you share?" & he said, "I WILL!" LOL. ...Ok, maybe you had to be there. :)

    He is BIG into studying the history of the Bible- in fact he's running around now trying to find another one he's thinking of to tell you about. He is passionate about biblical history b/c it helps you SO MUCH to understand the Bible on a deeper level. I have to be honest... i haven't studied even CLOSE to the degree that he has. But he has shared so much w/ me. And it's SO interesting and life changing.

    So he suggested:
    Church History in Plain Language by Bruce L. Shelley.
    Bible History/Old Testament by Alfred Edersheim
    Jesus The Messiah by Alfred Edersheim

    And i would like to add: The Dictionary of Biblical Imagery. This is another book of his that i have flipped through & read parts of often. It's very interesting. :)


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