I was going to continue on 2 Chronicles but at the end of the exercises of St Ignatian class that I took, most of the scriptures that we were assigned to read was of Book of John. I liked reading the scriptures that I decided that when I finished the class I would like to read the whole entire book. I couldn’t pick a favorite verse because there was too many. All I knew was that reading this, I felt loved. I felt wanted. I felt worth fighting for. Most of the time Jesus was speaking, it was about His purpose. If one wanted to know who He is and what He is about, this book would be my first one to read. 4 days ago
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How I did it: I started with a plan to read the Bible in 90 days. Google it, there is a set of chapters/books to read each day to keep you on track. I feel off track just before reaching the midway point. However, I picked up it every week or so and kept plugging away. I read The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Bible concurrently to help me understand the connections and history as well as pointed out the key points for each book. Read how I did it… 14 hours ago
At the present time, I’m realizing once more the necessity to feed on the Word. During the past few days, I have been rather inconsistent in my reading of Scripture, and it has certainly impacted my mentality in some regards. Hopefully this realization will spur me to continue reading with diligence, vigilance, and consistency, because its benefits are all too clear. 1 week ago
Just downloaded it onto my iphone to try out during my trip. I listened to a bit to try it out and I like the soothing music playing in the background. Hoping it will be a nice companion source to my reading. 3 weeks ago
I’m glad I didn’t record this as a goal first, because it might have discouraged me (it’s a big book). Now that I have read it, I want my credit! So here it is. 3 weeks ago
So I’m making this a habit. It’s a good one!
Just finished Reading Markus (gospel of Mark), that my father sugested was a good Place to start. It awoke more than a few questions and my boyfriend was thrilled to answer them all.
pic: my Reading Environment :) 3 weeks ago
No small feat—50 chapters covers a lot of ground from Creation to the Joseph’s death in Egypt.
Reading the Old Testament is such a change from the New Testament. Its full of sex, lies and dirty dealings. People say that our current times are the most corrupt and immoral? Seems like a common thread of humanity from the beginning of time.
Its not easy to be a “good guy”. Even the “good guys” in the Bible make mistakes and do bad things. And God is still with them.
Its so tempting to give into weakness and sin. We are all weak. I know I’m weak. The stories in Genesis remind me to resist temptation and do my best to be my best. For God, for my fellow human beings, and for myself.
Next up Exodus. 3 weeks ago
Today, I’m reminded of the passage in 2 Corinthians that deals with Paul’s thorn in his side. He felt so tormented and prayed three times for the Lord to remove it from him, but it remained that he might learn, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.”
Lord, I pray that this would be my heart as well. I want to know – truly know – that your grace is sufficient for me, that your power is made perfect in my weakness. In the midst of different struggles, you remain the constant in my life that I can continue to rely on. 1 month ago
I’ve discovered the New Living Translation and am switching to it. I realized that I’ve been struggling for far too long with the English Standard Version…so time for a change.
Biblehub.com has a “parallel” tab that shows the Bible verse by verse in all the different versions. I used this to help me understand some sections of the bible that were giving me trouble. That’s where I first discovered the New Living Translation. It wasn’t until this morning that I had a lightbulb moment. Why am I still spinning my wheels with ESV? Just switch! 1 month ago
Today’s the day. I’m supposed to be done editing my New Testament notes and moving on to the Old Testament. Well, I’m not done with my revisions, but I’m going to start “double dipping” so that I can get started.
Press on! 2 months ago
Although the account of Jesus sending out the twelve in Luke 9 is a much more boiled-down version compared to Matthew 10, the passage still speaks a powerful truth. All of the disciples were able to go out and live by faith – not only to perform miracles, but also to trust that the Lord would provide for their needs. 2 months ago
Abraham and Isaac. Isaac was not as young as I thought. Had always seen him depicted as a child. Research says he was probably in his 20s or as old as 37. 2 months ago
I’ve read bits and pieces of it, but I’ve never read the Bible cover-to-cover, so I’m looking forward to that :-) 2 months ago