Online Bible study
Patience Pays Off!
Colossians 1:11 "God will strengthen you with His own great power so that you will not give up when troubles come, but you will be patient!"
Patience is the capacity to be wronged and not retaliate ... the ability to endure. Patience is love waiting. Patience is love persevering. In this study, we will examine six attributes of patience and find joy at the root of each one. In doing so, we will learn how to face trials with confidence and grow stronger through each one.
Fee for study. The yearly charge of $22 covers the fee charged by the company that sends out the weekly lessons, the help of my web master to format lessons, and my time to create each lesson (approximately 8 hours per week.) You will receive approximately 40 lessons during the year. Each lesson includes personal life stories, solid Biblical truths, tools for digging deeper into God's Word, and practical ways to plug it all in to your daily life. In addition, you will automatically have access to a team of women who are comitted to praying for you and walking with you on your life journey. If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at
Scholarships are available! Email Mary at:
for more information.
The key to living a life of victory is learning how to understand and apply God's truths in our daily lives. The Bible is powerful when we harness that power in a personal way. Light for the Journey, my weekly online Bible Study, will help you learn how to do that.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR SUBSCRIBERS!
I know it is hard to keep up with subscriptions and renewal dates - but it is a vital part of this subscription process.
It is your responsibility to cancel your subscription. I know that it is easy to get behind on the studies. Life is so daily! If that happens, download the studies to your computer and save them. Then you can then work on them when you do have the time.
Record your subscription date on the calendar you use most.
Turn your calendar back one month and record a reminder that says: Renew or cancel Light for the Journey (Mary's online Bible study. For example, if you subscribed on December 1, 2014, you would record this reminder on November 1, 2015.)
Remember that this subscription automatically renews each 12 months through PayPal.
You can cancel your subscription for the "next" 12 months at any time. In other words, if you enroll on November 15, 2014 you are enrolled for the following 12 months but you can stop the renewal for another year at any time before November 15, 2015.
To stop the automatic renewal simply cancel your subscription through PayPal at any time prior to the renewal date and you will not be charged another $22.00 for another 12 months.
If you have any questions, feel free to email me at:
Enrollment is a TWO STEP process!
WHEN YOU HAVE COMPLETED THE PAYMENT PROCESS, BE SURE TO CLICK THE "RETURN TO MERCHANT" BUTTON AT THE END.
Click here for a brief overview of the registration process
What is the yearly membership fee?
$22.00 for 12 months of lessons; a lesson is emailed to you each Monday.
Does this membership fee automatically renew in 12 months?
YES! However, you can cancel at any time during the 11 months following your initial enrollment and pay no additional fee.
What does the fee include ?
- Weekly online Bible Study lesson
- Discount coupons for Bible study members
- Free special MP3 downloads
- A first look at new resources and introductory offers
- Special sales and free resources for bible study members only
What happens if I join the bible study after it has already begun? Will I have access to the lessons I missed?
Yes! Each lesson will be archived and only bible study members will be able to access those lessons.
I don't like to pay online. Can I send a payment to you in the mail?
Many people prefer to pay the enrollment fee by mailing a check or money order. You can send either one to:
P.O. Box 860843
Shawnee, Kansas 66286
* REMEMBER to include your email address*
Is this online study a PayPal subscription? Yes. The subscription is processed through PayPal but you do not have to have a PayPal account to subscribe.
May I download and print the lessons? Yes. You may use these lessons for your personal study or for small group study. However, they cannot be sold or used for profit in any way.
Still have questions? Just email me:
Click HERE for sample Bible Study Content
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