Living So That: Making Faith-Filled Choices in the Midst of a Messy Life



When life is so busy (and so messy) Bible study can be hard to find time to for! Our intentions are the best; our schedules are not.

I was so excited to get this new Bible study by my friend, Wendy Blight. Wendy knows how to dig into God’s word in ways I have yet to learn. Having her write a Bible study that I can come along side of her is so exciting. Even more so, is having Proverbs 31 Ministries doing a free online Bible study so I can join with many women in doing this amazing study.

Want to join us? You can! Just sign up for the P31 online study click here!

Today, I’m giving away a signed copy of Wendy’s book! Just say “I’m in” in the comments below for a chance to win!

Let’s learn a bit more about Living So That from Wendy.


Wendy, why did you write Living So That? 


Daily I battled because my words and actions didn’t reflect the biblical truths and principles tucked deep inside my heart. I knew I should be kind, loving, and patient. I knew I should forgive, pray without ceasing, and trust God in all things. But it always seemed my words and my reactions didn’t reflect what was hidden in my heart…not one bit.

I struggled to live faith-fully in the mess of everyday life. I knew what I was supposed to do, so why was it so stinkin’ hard to do it? I wanted to react with an understanding heart but then I’d lose it. I wanted to be nice but couldn’t hold my tongue. I wanted to forgive but couldn’t speak the words. I wanted to trust, but it just wasn’t there. I knew something had to change. I needed God’s living and active Word that I had hidden deep in my heart to come alive and bring the change I knew it promised.

Wendy, why do we experience tension in making faith-filled choices and how do the words “so that” speak to that tension?

Most of us desire to make God-honoring choices. Whether it’s at work or home or play, we want to respond in ways that glorify God and reflect well on us. But it’s hard because we are born steeped in sin. We don’t automatically choose to “do the right thing.” We are driven by our emotions…our flesh…our feelings. The only way to overcome our emotions…our flesh…is by feeding our spirit. When we do this consistently over time, our spirit will begin to overrule our flesh.


I can’t wait to start this study with Wendy and the gals on the Proverbs 31 Ministries Online Bible Study team! Will you join us?

As I promised, Wendy is giving away a signed copy of her new book! To enter to win, just say “I’m in!” I will post the winner on Thursday!





  1. S Westfall says:

    I would love to participate ,

  2. You spoke my heart in today’s post. I’m in!

  3. I’m in!! Thank you!!

  4. I’m most definitely in!

  5. JENNY RUTAN says:

    Praise God! I’m IN!

  6. I’m in!!!! Can’t wait to start this study!!!

  7. I really need to learn how to have more God-like chices in my messy life. I’m in!

  8. How exciting! I’m in!!! Thank You!!

  9. I’m in! Thanks for all of the encouragement you share every day. God bless!

    1. Lynn Cowell says:

      Thank you, Beth! I appreciate your kind words!

  10. Nicci Ramirez says:

    I am soooooooooooo in!!!!

  11. Oh, my goodness! It isn’t even 9 am and we have so many of you joining us for the Proverbs 31 Online Study of Living So That! I’m so excited!!!

    Thank you, Lynn, for sharing my new book with your friends. I can’t wait until April 6th so we can all dig in God’s Word in a new fresh way together!!



  12. I’m in. Would love to be a part of this study!!

  13. Hi Lynn,
    “I’m in!” I would love to win the book.

  14. I can’t wait. I just got my book and I signed up… this study will be heart changing. I am looking forward to what God wants to teach me using Wendy’s book.

  15. I’m in! Thanks! 🙂

  16. Kimberly myers says:

    I’m in 🙂 I signed up for the bible study. Thank-you for Proverbs 31 🙂

    1. Kimberly, we just recorded our introduction video today!! Can’t wait till 4/6!!

  17. Looking forward to this study! I already have my book!!!! 🙂

    1. We recorded our Introductory video today and had so much fun getting ready for the study and praying for all of you!!

  18. Virginia Atkinson says:

    “I’m in!”

  19. Cheryl Van Farowe says:

    I’m in!!

  20. Suze Hernandez says:

    I’m in! :))

  21. vicki chyllo says:

    Im in! ! ♡♡

  22. Allison T Jones says:

    I’m in!! Thanks for the chance to win this book!

    1. gail kaifos says:

      I’m in !! In Jesus Name.. Much needed

  23. What an amazing response to Lynn’s blog post! I am amazed at the number of you already joining us. Melissa, Nicki and I prayed for you this morning!! Thank you again, Lynn, for sharing #LIivngSoThat and the P31 OBS with your friends.

  24. I’m in! Excited for this next study!!

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