My social media feed has been flooded recently with friends who’ve gone to see the new movie, “Redeeming Love,” based on the novel by Francine Rivers. While I haven’t seen the film, the premise is a reimagination of the story of Hosea, and by extension, of the Father’s faithful love for us.
The fact that this movie has been so wildly popular tells me something. As a people, we are starved for love. The concept of love has been so abused, distorted, and perverted in our society that real love is relegated to fiction.
But make no mistake, real love does exist.
You see, real love is not flimsy. It’s not always pretty, and it’s definitely not about what’s skin deep. Real love is faithful. It’s strong. It exists in all types of relationships (not just romantic ones). And it’s about what we give more than what we get.
1 John 4:8 tells us that, “God is love.” If we want to experience real love, we do that through experiencing God. When you remove the ultimate source of love, it’s no wonder that the concept becomes empty, hollowed out, and cheapened.
That’s why we decided to make February’s Scripture Writing Plan all about Faithful Love. We wanted all of our wonderful readers to encounter the faithful love of God through writing His Word. Along with the daily verses, be on the lookout for a corresponding post each week on our Facebook page!
Also, don’t forget that we have new monthly Flourish Scripture Writing Extras available here (as in, an abbreviated version of graphics and Bible study tools to go with each month – only $15 for the whole year!) AND a study each month that corresponds to our Scripture Writing theme; it just may be an updated version of an older study.
In this month’s spotlight is our Spiritual Fruit of the Month Club, a 9-month study on the fruit of the Spirit. One month inside the SFOMC is devoted to Love and another to Faithfulness, so this dovetails perfectly with the current month’s theme. Regularly $45 for the whole study (or $18/mo. for 3 months), for this month ONLY, The Spiritual Fruit of the Month Club is 50% off. That discount DOES include the group rates also! *Use the code 50FEB45 to get your 50% off.*
PLUS, in case you missed it, we now have a Patreon account, where you can get access to NEW resources, as well as past studies and BONUS material. Instead of having to purchase studies and additional resources individually, you can get a monthly subscription that fits your budget. In fact, our basic subscription costs about the same (or less, depending on the person) as a trip to Target’s dollar spot. 😉 And YES, some subscriptions include the new Flourish Scripture Writing Extras and/or the Spiritual Fruit of the Month Club mentioned above!
ALL levels include:
- ALL past & new 2022 Scripture Writing Plans
- digital greeting card sets
- our God-Glorifying Goal Planning workbook
- our NEW kids’ Sermon Notes page
- Patron-only voting power
Our top-level subscription also includes extra Teacher Resources (Godly Friendship is already available), so you can use and distribute Ruffled Mango studies in Bible classes and study groups. This is a GREAT resource for small groups, ladies’ retreats, and more! There are so many goodies already available (with more being added throughout the year!), so take a moment to check them out.
If you want to download and print the FREE February Scripture Writing Plan? You can get that here.
We hope your month is FULL of God’s faithful love. What more could a girl want? Happy Scripture Writing, ladies! 💕 ~ Kelly