Online Quiet Time

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Quiet Time? 

What do I get by Subscribing?

Can I subscribe on a month-by-month basis? Can I cancel my subscription at any time and be refunded?/What if I change my mind?
What passages will I read? Why do Quiet Time online?
How does the online Quiet Time accountability work? Can the system be cheated?
What about keeping my Quiet Time private? What if I prefer using a physical Quiet Time journal?
Can I work ahead or look at upcoming passages? What if I miss a day or fall behind?
Can my family/church/youth group/small group do Online Quiet Time together?

Will I get more translations or commentaries in the future?

I have a problem, help!

I still have a question. Is there a video I can watch?

What is your Privacy Policy?

What about Net10 Cell Phones?

What happens when my Social Networking activity stops working?

What is a Quiet Time?

A Quiet Time is when a believer in Jesus Christ pauses everything they’re doing and focuses on developing their relationship with Him. It consists of reading a portion of Scripture, answering two questions about the passage (“What is the writer saying?” and “How can I apply this to my life?”), and a time of prayer and interacting with friends on what I learned. Back to top

What do I get by subscribing?

We offer 3 subscription packages. Here is a general comparison including reading plans, Bible translations, and commentaries included in each. Every subscriber has access to all of our primary features:

Journal

  • Read the daily Quiet Time passage and record your thoughts by answering two questions: “What is the writer saying?” and “How can I apply this to my life?”
  • Tag your entries to view later or search through your archives to review a particularly influential passage.
  • Choose a privacy level for each individual day of Quiet Time or let your default privacy settings kick in by default.
  • This section is included in our accountability features.

Prayer List

  • Add as many requests as you want and set daily, weekly, or monthly recurrences.
  • Share your requests with friends and accountability partners or keep them private.
  • Add other peoples’ prayer requests to your list with one click.
  • Receive notification when someone prays for you.
  • This section is included in our accountability features.

Additional Bible Reading Plans

  • Access our ever-growing list of reading plans (including “Read through the Bible in a year”) in addition to the Quiet Time passage.
  • This section is included in our accountability features.

Groups

  • Create a group for your local church, your small group, or your family.
  • Have discussions with your group or share prayer requests.
  • Use groups for accountability and encouragement.

Community

  • Connect with friends and family or church members to discuss what God is teaching you and learn from what God is teaching them.
  • We make sure to keep the Journal section of the site free of distraction so your time with God remains focused.
  • Share your thoughts on today’s passage with the click of a button.
  • Respond to or comment on what others have posted.

Accountability

  • Choose to raise any friend you wish to the level of accountability partner
  • Accountability partners can see your daily progress in your journal, prayer and bible reading and can message you privately.
  • You can still choose to keep your Quiet Time private if you wish.  In this case, your accountability partner will see that you did your Quiet Time, but not what you wrote.. Back to top

Can I subscribe on a month-by-month basis?

For each of our packages, you can subscribe monthly or subscribe for a year to receive a discount. Back to top

Can I cancel my subscription at any time and be refunded?/What if I change my mind?

You can cancel your subscription at any time. If you are cancelling a yearly subscription you will be refunded for the remaining months of your subscription. Please click here to initiate the cancellation process. Back to top

What passages will I read?

The Word of Life Quiet Time works through small chunks of scripture every day (usually somewhere between 10-20 verses). We’ve tried to break up the passages in meaningful ways while still keeping each day’s reading manageable. Our reading plan works through most of the Bible every 6 years. We are also working to incorporate other reading plans you can use to supplement your Quiet Time reading each day. Back to top

Why do Quiet Time online?

It’s incredibly convenient to have access to your devotional book, journal, prayer list, and multiple translations of scripture no matter where you are (and without carrying around 5 books with you). Whether you're traveling, on lunch break, or simply enjoy typing rather than writing, doing Quiet Time online can be very convenient.

“What’s God been teaching you lately?” is a questions that most of us want to ask, but all too often it never gets brought up in our conversations with fellow brothers and sisters in Christ. Online Quiet Time gives you a platform to share your daily thoughts on God’s Word with others and learn from what God is teaching them in return.

Accountability is pretty clear in scripture and most of us know how much easier it is to reach our goals when we have someone challenging and encouraging us to keep pushing and stay faithful. Online Quiet Time brings accountability and encouragement one step closer with simple tools to help you keep up to date with your accountability partners. Back to top

How does the Online Quiet Time accountability work?

First, invite someone to be your accountability partner (a friend, a family member, your pastor, anyone). Once they accept, you’ll both be able to see a calendar view of the other's Quiet Time, prayer, and additional scripture reading activity. You can see which days they completed, which days they missed, and which days they went back and completed later. Seeing someone's daily activity is only one part of accountability. Online Quiet Time has a built-in messaging feature that allows you to send private messages to encourage and challenge your partner. Back to top

Can the system be cheated?

Yes. It is possible to make it look like I’ve been reading my Bible and praying every day even though I really haven’t. The key is to maintain personal relationships with your accountability partners. Nothing is as powerful as one person asking another person how their prayer life is or how their walk with God has been. Our accountability tools are meant to compliment, not replace, that process. Back to top

What about keeping my Quiet Time private?

You have the choice to share your quiet time with everyone, only your friends, only your accountability partners, or to keep it completely private. Each user can set the defaults in their account settings along with the ability to quickly change the privacy settings for each individual day of Quiet Time as you complete it. Back to top

What if I prefer using using a physical Quiet Time journal?

No problem! We provide all of our journaling, prayer, and Bible reading tools in a book. Check out our store to purchase a physical Quiet Time book. Back to top

Can I work ahead or look at upcoming passages?

If you’d like to work ahead, you can view the passage and journal entry section for one day beyond the current date. Back to top

What if I miss a day or fall behind?

The journal section of the site will always show you the current day’s passage by default, but you are welcome to return to previous days’ passages to complete those days. For accountability purposes, those journals that are made up after 11:59pm of the day they were assigned will be marked as “late” in our accountability tools. Back to top

Can my family/church/youth group/small group do Online Quiet Time together?

Yes! Online Quiet Time is an incredible tool for families, churches, small groups, or anyone who wants to grow together. Create groups to encourage and challenge one another and share your thoughts on the current day’s passage. Back to top

Will I get more translations or commentaries in the future?

We are in an ongoing process of looking for new resources to add to our library.  As those resources become available and as they fit into our overall purpose, we will continue to make those resources available in various package levels of the quiet time. Back to top

What is your Privacy Policy?

You can view our privacy policy hereBack to top

I have a problem, help!

If you have any questions or problems, please email us at qt@wol.org and we'll help in any way we can.  Back to top

I still have questions. Is there a video I can watch?

In fact, there is! This video is a pretty thorough walk through of the Online Quiet Time. If there are questions that are not answered here, the video may help.  Back to top

What happens when my Social Networking activity stops working?

We’ve found that FB and Twitter connection authorizations expire, and need to be re-initiated.  So in order to get it working again, you need to refresh the login.  It’s a bit out of our hands, but we know how to kick-start it again on an individual basis. 

1. Under http://quiettimediary.com/accountsettings

2. Go to the Social Networks tab where you originally set it up.

3. Click on the red circle by the social network that has stopped:

 

      4. Then click on the Connect button:

 

     5. If you are already logged in to FB with your browser, it will likely just go, and you’ll be all set.  It may ask to you [authorize app] or login, but that should be all there is to it. 

Please feel free to contact us at qt@wol.org if we can help you in any other way.  As a staff, we hope the Online Quiet Time is a great help to you.  Also know that we are bringing online many new improvements throughout the rest of the year, and we are lowering subscription prices coming this fall.

How do I make Net10 cell phones work in the reminders system?

Net10 is owned by TracFone, which leases its wireless signals from a variety of national carriers, such as AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint and Alltel.

Because of that the user will need to figure out which network they use, then select that network from the provider list in the Online QT.  For Net10 users to figure out which network they are on, they can simple do the following:

1)      By trial and error, turn on the reminders feature, put in your cell number then select one of the major networks and see if it works.  It doesn’t work after 24 hours, go back and change the provider.

2)      To find out which network the phone is on, go to the Mobile Carrier Lookup type in your phone number and it will return the carrier to you.   Then input your number and carrier into the online QT.Back to top