About the Author

Anna is the author of A Moment of Christmas and Pumpkin Spice for Your Soul. She's the Digital Content Manager at (in)courage, and lives in Minnesota with her husband and their little kids. She loves a good book, a great latte, and walking her dog (not all at once.)

Related Resources & Gifts
Find more at DaySpring.com
Related
Resources
& Gifts
Find more at
DaySpring.com
Recent Posts

Reader Interactions

Comments

  1. Thanks for this call to extend grace to ourselves and everyone else about the details of our meeting with God. I am a morning person, and when my kids were much younger I was up before them and digging for Truth.
    Unforeseen twist: THEY are morning persons as well, and right now I have a college guy who leaves for work at 5:30 a.m., and when he is home, I want to get up with him and have breakfast together. However, to me, getting up earlier than 5:00 does not qualify as morning–that is the middle of the night. So I say goodbye to him, wake up his brother and do the homeschooling before I even think about the opening my Bible. To be honest, I preferred the old way, and I do find that I’m interrupted more with this later time, but I also know that this is a season–just as my other practice was for a season–and the point is to be faithfully seeking a way to meet with God like a lovesick teen with a new boyfriend. Anytime, anywhere.

  2. Hi! I had just bought a new bible before incourage started advertising you were bringing out a bible…can we still join the online bible study if we don’t have the incourage bible? Or will it not make sense?
    Thanks
    Jas

    • Hi Jas! You can certainly participate in the study without the (in)courage Devotional Bible. However, the study won’t be as meaningful if you’re not reading the daily devotions from the (in)courage Bible. This study is designed around both the Scriptures and the devotions in three of the custom reading plans found in the (in)courage devotional Bible.

      Many women in a similar boat have said that they’re going to use the Kindle version (which is available for $7.99). You don’t need an actual Kindle to read it, you can download a free Kindle app on any phone, tablet or computer.

      Hope that’s helpful!

  3. I would also like to know in regards to Jas’ question since I also do not have the InCourage Bible yet as well. Sounds like it is going to be an exciting study. Thank you.

    • Hi Carrie! We are very excited about it too. You can certainly participate in the study without the (in)courage Devotional Bible. However, the study won’t be as meaningful if you’re not reading the daily devotions from the (in)courage Bible. This study is designed around both the Scriptures and the devotions in three of the custom reading plans found in the (in)courage devotional Bible.

      We’ve heard from many women who are going to use the Kindle version (which is available for $7.99). You don’t need an actual Kindle to read it, you can download a free Kindle app on any phone, tablet or computer.

      Hope that helps!

  4. This is my first online “comment” ever! I too am a night owl! I grew up with a family of “early birds”…especially my parents. Talk about feeling like a misfit! I was called lazy, or stubborn, or just not “willing” to try. My parents were up and at full steam by 5:30 or 6AM. I usually had been up till 2-3 AM reading under the covers with an absconded flashlight.
    But God knows what His reasons are for our “making”.
    When I became my mother’s caregiver as her Alzheimer’s progressed, she lost all sense of time. When she would call at 2AM needing help, I was up,when all the others were fast asleep. She was always so grateful and said so. So when I meet the Lord in our after midnight time together, I have to say how grateful I am he made me this way, and a special whispered Hello to my mom in heaven! (Night owls also make awesome grandkid sitters for emergency calls!)

  5. Anna,

    God made each of us different. We aren’t all morning people or night people. God wants to meet with us each day. We just need to find a time that is right for us. We don’t need to apologize for being one or the other. We need to give ourselves grace & be the person God made us to be. I’m an in between. If I must get up early I can. It gives me more time in a day. Varying schedules make it hard to find a “same” time for God each day. I just make time each & every day. It is important to spend time in the word daily. He did so much for us, thus we need to come & spend a few minutes of our day with Him. He will calm our frazzled nerves & give us a peace. Jesus needed time alone with the Father-how much more do we need it – especially in these trying times. Make time daily for God & His word. It will enhance your life.

    Blessings 🙂

  6. Joined and ordered my bible. Should be here tomorrow. So excited! Just what I was searching for , for my New Year.

  7. I cannot wait for this study! I’ve been doing a monthly bible verse study, but wanted something different. ..and, Lo and behold! I saw your post! Excited for February. I’m not a morning person either! I study in the afternoons and late at night.

  8. Oh my goodness I love this post! It’s like I’ve been wired to think that morning time is the ONLY time that would work to spend quality time with God but afternoons call my name too. It’s like you’ve just told me it’s OK to be that person too. As if the time is any less worthy. Or any less worth it. Thank you for your insight!!!

  9. Standing ovation over here!!!!! Different seasons of life and work definitely call for different rhythms of study and prayer. In the Bible, there are calls to pray at all times of the day – there is no wrong time to connect with God. 🙂 I pray women who read your words today would have divine revelations of times they hadn’t thought of when they can stop and meet with Jesus – as out of the box as it may seem. He is always waiting and willing and ready. The last thing we need is to feel like we’re doing it wrong–because then we’ll probably stop altogether. Thanks for sharing your encouragement today, Anna!

  10. I’ve been struggling to find my best time of day – would love it to be mornings and start the day with the Lord but often ‘things’ get in the way.
    I’ve tried to sign up for the online bible study but the form is not accepting my email – it keeps cutting it off. Could this be because I’m in th UK? Is there any other way to sign up? Via Facebook perhaps?