What is study?

. . . . a tool to help you uncover the treasures in God’s word.

So, we all agree the Bible is true. We all agree that we should read it and get in the midst of the story. We all agree we should help our kids do the same. But what do we do? This tool is just a simple list of ideas that have worked for our family available for you to download. Remember our goal by the time Maya, Ada and Carson leave our home – roughed-up, pages torn, ugly-looking Bible. Why? Because that means their fingers have thumbed through it many times, and they have met Father God and Jesus, listened to their words, and hopefully been affected by their pursuit of love.

Second, it is an introduction to our friend, Paul Gibbs and the Pais Movement. Paul has devised a great, interactive system for studying the Bible. Check it out at



How do I use study?

1. Read the ideas available for download. 2. Begin where you are. Choose one idea. Buy a Bible. Find a place to keep them where you will use them. When you open them, ask 2 questions – who are you, God? Circle that stuff. What do you want me to do? Underline that info. 3. Email us with any questions or other ideas ( or


Why study?

When I think about the physical things that Maya, Ada and Carson will take with them when they leave our house, I have but one wish – A roughed-up, ugly looking Bible! I want the pages torn, highligted verses throughout, dates and questions in the margins, etc. When they open any given page, I want them to go back to a moment that we as a family walked through that verse or story and shared some great words together. I want it to be one of their greatest tools – that in the fires of difficulty, they know where to go and how to find that word of wisdom, support and rest. And that once they find that word, it has already been studied and worked out once before. Then the words become memories, and the memories become strength for the challenges ahead of them.

For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart. Hebrews 4:12