1. Blue Letter Bible - Without a doubt, this is my favorite resource to aid me in my study of God's Word. When I first started digging in to Scripture on my own, I never really imagined I would develop a desire to look at the original Greek and Hebrew language used by the men who brought God's word to us through the work of the Holy Spirit. However, I have found it to be a beautiful way to connect with God and really gain understanding. (And they also have an app now, which is awesome!)
2. HelloMornings - There are several great ways to get connected wit a group of women to find accountability and encouragement in studying the Word. HelloMornings is the community I am currently a part of. They offer guided Bible studies and challenge groups for 6-week session. While I am not currently using their study, I am part of a challenge group and I really value that fellowship with sisters in Christ.
3. YouTube or Spotify - There is a reason music has been used since the very beginning to both instruct us and express our worship. It is one way I find myself reaching out to my Heavenly Father when my own words and understanding fail. We are blessed to have access to an incredible generation of Christian musicians. Those links are to my quiet time playlist on each site. I love that YouTube provides more live/acoustic options. I am all about acoustic lately.
4. YouVersion - I primarily use this through their app, but the website is also an option. I like being able to compare translations as I study. I am partial to my NIV84 translation, which is no longer offered online, so I need my paper Bible as well, but there is definitely something to be gained from comparing the different ways the same verse has been translated. And of course it is always good to have a bible handy wherever I am!
5. Praying in Color - There are a lot of resources available right now for bringing art into Bible study. This was the site that really got me interested in the idea. While I don't really use the site on a regular basis, I do go back to access their handouts to print new grids and sometimes find inspiation. This is all based on a book that I haven't read, ha! I keep thinking I should someday, but it never makes it to the top of my list.
What websites and resources are your favorites for Bible study and quiet time? I would love to find some new ones! Feel free to share here in the comments, or come find me on social media!