Bible Reading Challenge Check-In


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Hey Friends! Monday is here and so is the Bible Reading Challenge check-in! After being so excited to have caught up on the reading, I got a day behind this week.

My time was filled with party preparations for the annual Ohio MPS family gathering that my husband and I host each year and I had a hard time adjusting and balancing my time throughout the whole week. This is the 12th year we have hosted this event. The first year we had about 27 people. Last year we had around 180 And this year, my approximate number at this point was 160. This number includes children affected by MPS and their families.

In the picture below, you will see 16 children affected by MPS. Just toconnect the dot s for you, my daughter, Taylor, has MPS and remember that Team Lift Your Voice on American Bible Challenge was playing for the National MPS Society?



I’m hoping to catch up quickly on the Bible Reading Challenge this week. And how is the reading going for you? I’d love to hear from you!

Have a marvelous Monday!



Bible Reading Challenge Check-In

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Hey there! Monday is here and it’s time for the Bible Reading Challenge check-in. How is your reading coming along?

This summer has been a busy one for our family and if your schedule has been anything like ours, any reading has been a bit of a challenge. We have tried to make the most of rainy days in order to even things out a bit. The travelling I did last week certainly helped out in my personal reading department. I was able to catch up on the Bible Reading Challenge and finished two books from my summer list. I highly recommend both of them: On Writing Well and The Color of Rain.

So I’m glad to be able to tell you after spending the entire spring and beginning of summer way behind on the Bible Reading Challenge, I finally made it up to date.  Can I encourage you that even if you don’t meet the goal of reading through the Bible this year, you can still meet with Jesus each day and THAT is the purpose of the challenge, right?

I’d love to hear from you; how are things going in your corner of the world?

Blessings on your day today,


Back from Kenya and the Bible Reading Challenge Check-In

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Hey there! It’s Monday and time for our weekly Bible Reading Challenge Check-in and guess what? I’m back from Kenya!! Did you think I disappeared?

Praise the Lord for his wonderful work through AWANA International! I’m so blessed to have seen how God’s Word is changing lives in miraculous ways in Kenya. I’m looking forward to sharing what I personally learned through the mission journey. The more I’ve reflected, the more I’ve realized that location doesn’t matter- God’s Word always brings hope. Where hope reigns, God’s Word is reigning in hearts. Whether the Kibera slums, Masai Mara, or Ohio.

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The Lord impressed on my heart to share #LessonsInHope with you over the next five weeks. Each Wednesday beginning this week, when the Whimsical Wednesday blogger linkup is hosted, I will post A Lesson In Hope I learned from the beautiful Kenyan people through this incredible AWANA mission trip. Perhaps you have some lessons in hope you’ve learned from others that you’d like to share! We’ll still have all our weekly encouragement posts linking up, but my extra challenge to you is to write out one of the lessons in hope you’ve learned through the testimony of someone in your life. If you’re not a blogger, what about breaking out that summer journal and making a list of the people who have inspired you to keep going another day?

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And now it’s Monday and I’m all caught up on the Bible Reading Challenge, both on Pinterest and my personal reading. If you’re not following the Daily Bible Reading Challenge board, you can do that right here. Typically I pin the daily reading challenge- though with very sketchy WIFI from the moment we left Chicago on this trip, I did get behind this week. We’re back on track however, and I’d love to hear about how your reading is going!

So how are you?

Glad to be back. God is good. All the time. All the time. God is good.


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Week 1: Lessons in Hope: Finding Joy

Week 2: Lessons in Hope: Embracing Creativity

Week 3: Lessons in Hope: Experiencing True Hospitality