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The Dwelling Word

I started this blog in 2013 as Duct Tape Prayers. And while that moniker served me well for the past six years, just like I’d outgrown my college-sized pants, I had outgrown that narrow blogging topic. With more time to write as a work-from-home mom, I started taking notes of how God revealed the application of His Word in the everyday moments of my life (I literally write most of my blog articles on iPhone notes while holding a baby or a laundry basket or a frying pan in the other hand).

This blog is the overflow of letting the Word of Christ dwell in my everyday moments. As Paul wrote to the Colossians, “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God.” (3:16)

This blog is the overflow of letting the Word of Christ dwell in my everyday moments.

While I won’t post recordings of me singing songs (that’s for your sake as well as mine), this is my effort to admonish my fellow brothers and sisters in Christ by sharing what I am learning in God’s Word.

I’m not attempting anything grandiose here, because God doesn’t just reveal Himself in the momentous, but the mundane. I want His Word not just to dwell in me when I’m at a Christian conference or at church or in an intensive Bible study. I want His Word to be with me as I’m changing diapers, as I’m stopped in traffic at a red light, as I’m making dinner.

God doesn’t just reveal Himself in the momentous, but also in the mundane.

God Word changes everything we do, both big and small. “And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.” (Colossians 3:17)

So dwell with me, brother and sister, in the living and active Word of God. Let His truth sink deep into your bones so that as you walk throughout you day, you see His Words come alive in the everyday moments.

2 thoughts on “The Dwelling Word”

  1. Bethany, I love your new name for the blog and the source from Colossians. I also like your “moniker” – bethanygwb. That’s so creative to let the initials cover your middle name, maiden name, and married name. Papa

  2. Wow, Bethany, I like really like the name of your blog. The Dwelling Word. I like the overflow idea. It is fabulous, Bethany. Great idea!!! Can’t wait to hug your neck. I may never let go!!! CeeCee

    On Fri, Apr 26, 2019, 11:34 AM The Dwelling Word wrote:

    > bethanygwb posted: ” I started this blog in 2013 as Duct Tape Prayers. And > while that moniker served me well for the past six years, just like I’d > outgrown my college-sized pants, I had outgrown that narrow blogging topic. > With more time to write as a work-from-home mom, I s” >

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