Bible Reading Challenge Check-In and Don’t Miss this Quote!

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And so Monday has rolled around once more. As you might guess, I’m running a little behind Monday at this point after spending Thursday through Sunday at the She Speaks conference in Charlotte, NC, including my travel time. I’m also running a little behind on my Bible reading, about which I’m disappointed. But wow- did I ever hear incredible messages from Christine Caine,  Lysa Terkeurst, Renee Swope, and Karen Ehman. The teaching sessions I attended for speaking and writing were just what I needed and I’m working on my action list from all that I learned.  I feel spiritually re-energized and I’m so thankful for the opportunity to attend the conference. If you want to catch up on tidbits from the conference or get a feel for what it was all about, check out the hashtag #shespeaks14 .

I have to include special thanks to Tommy Nelson for their sponsorship. You guys are incredibly supportive of this mama.

One of the other benefits of the conference was the privilege to meet with my awesome editor, Laura,  from Waterbrook Multonomah and see my agent, Esther Fedorkevich from the Fedd Agency. They are both the bomb, but don’t tell them I said that, because it just doesn’t seem very writer-like, you know?

Ok, I’ll quit talking about the conference, attempt to catch up on the Bible Reading Challenge and ask you:

How are you? How is your summer and how is the challenge going for you? Were you on vacation and thought you’d read a bazillion chapters, only to soak up 2? Were you loving the travel time in the car, thinking you’d catch up on the reading, only you took Dramimine or Melatonin and fell asleep for 8 hours instead? No? Ok, I’d love to hear about how the challenge is going for you. Do you have a minute to stop by and help us keep one another encouraged?

 Therefore encourage one another and build each other up. I Thess. 5:11

And I simply must tell you that speaking of encouraging, Christine Caine is one God-empowered woman. Her message was EXACTLY what I needed to hear on Friday night and I thought I’d share this one incredible quote with you, though there were many more:

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Have a marvelous Monday!

Rachel

PS: Fact, that background is an ostrich pic I took in Kenya!

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?

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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!

Rachel

 

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,

Rachel