You've longed to read your Bible more frequently and somehow, it hasn't happened. That sermon you heard on drawing closer to Jesus stirred your heart, but Bible reading seems like such an item on the to-do list. Your New Year's resolution to read your Bible every day seems doable until about 3 weeks in. Or 3 months. Or even 3 days. So you throw your hands up in the air and ask for forgiveness. … [Read more...] about 5 Ways to Encourage Intentional Bible Reading
Bible reading plans
The last year has been absolutely incredible for our Bible reading community here on the blog. So many folks wrote to me to say that they read their Bible every day for an entire month for the first time ever!! How exciting is that?! Today as I was both thinking back and looking ahead for the Bible reading challenges, I realized that I should offer this list of 9 topical Bible reading plans … [Read more...] about 9 Topical Bible Reading Plans You’ll Love
An Unlikely Story If anyone had asked, they would have said it was impossible. Jesus was passing through town and the most unlikely character to want a front-row seat could see only the crowd. The fact that this rich man, a tax collector, wanted to see Jesus seemed ridiculous to most. Many of us are familiar with the story. A wee little man climbed a sycamore tree so he could see God in the … [Read more...] about In His Presence Bible Reading Challenge
Years ago when our family was young and small, my husband and I were strolling through Sea World when we entered a tunnel. Now imagine plush greenery and beautiful flowers, clear skies and bright sunlight. The weather was so gorgeous that my head was practically in the clouds, only there were no clouds. That’s just how wonderful this day was. Until right after we entered a tunnel. We had turned … [Read more...] about The Light Bible Reading Challenge
Just the name "waiting room" gives me a headache. Does it for you? Do you ever look at the drive thru line and decide not to stop because you don't want to wait? Or put your three items back at the grocery store because you just can't wait for the checkout line? (PS: Self-checkout is a beautiful friend of mine.) When my mom was in labor to deliver me, the nurse told her to not to push because … [Read more...] about Waiting on God Bible Reading Challenge
Worry is such a wrestler, isn't she? Sometimes life issues have a big 1-2 punch and send us to the mat, but worry? She likes a good wrestling match. She wants to sneak in, grab hold and gradually pull her victim down. She chooses her matches carefully and her strongholds thoughtfully. Worry appears to have a strategy of her own and yet, she's great friends with subtlety. July's topical Bible … [Read more...] about Winning Over Worry Topical Bible Reading Challenge
This week I received a reader email that said : I have looked all over for a Gospels Bible reading plan for kids, that is age appropriate and fun....I finally found it here!! LOVE IT! The only thing is, you are missing Mark?? Any chance it's here somewhere and I can't find it?? If not, What are the chances of you making one.......SOON???? I am using them in our Awana program, where I have … [Read more...] about Bible Reading Plans for the Gospels Now Available!