New Year Bible Reading Challenge

Last week, I briefly shared that I am challenging myself to read my Bible through this year.  This is not the first time I will have accomplished this challenge, but it has been a few years since I’ve been focused enough to do it.

As you know, one of the best measures to insure you accomplish a goal is to have accountability.  Having you come alongside me in this challenge isn’t just for you- it is for me also.  I need you! So collaboratively,  let’s do this together!

Each day at the top of my post for the day you will see the day’s reading.  Day 1 will be Jan. 1, 2013. It will look something like this:


Each Friday, we will have a roll call.  I’d love it if you will let us know each Friday how you did with the prior week’s reading and if there is anything we can do to encourage you by leaving a comment! And if you are a blogger, we will have a link-up available to post from your reading of the week OR any encouraging post.

And…I’m planning some awesome giveaways, at least monthly, to assist in keeping the inspiration going!

Here’s the link to the FREE printable download for the Bible reading schedule we are using.  You can also find it in the Goodies section in the menu above.

So who else is in?  We’d love to have you join us!



  1. I joined you on Jan. 1st, but I’m just now checking in to tell you so. : )
    Looking forward to 2013 and the Challenge!

  2. I’m a little late on this, but I’m in!

  3. Paula Stokdijk says:

    This has been my New Years resolutions for the past 4 years and I have NEVER made it through to the end. Praying God is not disappointed in my not finishing, by pleased in my willingness to try yet again. He is ever forgiving and faithful to me!!!

    Beginning a few days late but I have caught myself up and look forward to seeing it through this year!

  4. Just found today – so joining you ladies, thanks so much for sharing this in pinterest x

  5. Nancy miller says:

    I’m in too! I’ve started several times but not accomplished. Thank you for the challenge! Day one completed! One day at a time …

  6. I am a new believer and have never read the Bible. However, I came across this site, and I am in! So excited! I completed today’s reading and started a study journal to go with it. I can’t wait to share my thoughts every Friday! 🙂

    1. YAY! And you won’t have to wait until Fridays- feel free to blurt it out whenever. 🙂 I get so excited about what God teaches me that I can never hold it in. 😉

  7. I’m in! SO excited and you’ve provided great resources. Looking forward to it.

  8. This will be a goal for me too. This year I will do it . Thank you for the challenge.

  9. I am so excited. This seems fun to connect with everyone on Fridays. Thank you for doing this. I am a stay at home mother with three boys. I do sell Christian jewelry at local events and church boutiques. I would love to give away a piece as well. I have never done a giveaway before (can you believe that). If you are interested email me. Blessings!

    1. How fun!! I love that you are volunteering this. 🙂 Super sweet. Sending you an email soon! 🙂

  10. Nancy Cole says:

    Rachel, this is awesome and I too like Velia start things but have a hard time finishing. Can’t wait to see what God does! I’m in!

  11. OkieSusie says:

    I’m in!

  12. I’m in, Rachel! I need the accountability.
    Happy New Year!

  13. Count me in!

  14. I would love to join in!

  15. I am going to try this. I also try to start by eventually just give up. Thank you for the challenge.

  16. Sound like a great idea! yay! 🙂 xoxo

  17. How about a twitter hashtag we can use when we are all reading throughout the week?

  18. I would love to do this!

  19. Laura Tylich says:

    Sooo excited to start this. Will try to get our ladies’ group at church to participate too! Accountability is key to success……it’s too easy for me to get lax and make excuses…….and once you get behind it’s hard to catch up!

  20. I’m in! Thanks for the encouragement!

  21. I’m in! Tried on my own before but haven’t been successful can’t wait to do it with you!

  22. I too have wanted to do this fir a long time. Thanks for the support and encouragement! I’m in!

  23. Lynette Sadler says:

    I am in! I have attempted to do this once (a different one). I feel amazing when I am reading the Word, need to really do this NOW!! Thanks for the challenge!

  24. I’m so excited to start this! I’ve been wanting to do this for the past few years so this is perfect timing 🙂

  25. Have always wanted to do this-count me in!

  26. I’m in…I teach full time, so I do really well during the week because of my routine. The weekends and days out of school are when I struggle most.

  27. I would love to do this!!

  28. Would love to join in on this journey…I need the accountability. 🙂

  29. I am very excited to do this with you! It will be fun to do this together! Thanks so much!

  30. I’m in too!

  31. Pray for me…I’m in the word…but I have never finished this challenge! Homeschooling mom of four. Enough said! I’m not making excuses–just offering background info. I am eager to not only finish the goal, but to be transformed by it!
    Every Blessing!

    1. OkieSusie says:

      Stacy, I’m right there with you. I’m 43 years old and a bit embarrassed to admit that I have never read the entire bible through. This is a wonderful time to do this!

  32. Looking forward to being part of this awesome journey! Thanks!

  33. I would love to do this:)

  34. Mindy Koenig says:

    I’d love to join. Thanking God that you decided to challenge us to join you. Oh, how I need His word daily. Looking forward to growing with you ladies in 2013.

  35. I’m in, thank you for organizing this!

  36. I’m In!

  37. I am in! Our family will be moving in January and will be looking for a new church to attend so this will help me along in the process.
    Thanks so much for leading this. Bless you!

  38. How do we join?

    1. You can just leave a comment saying you’d like to begin! 🙂 On Fridays we will all leave comments to encourage one another. 🙂

  39. So excited to have found this site! I was looking for something to get me into the Word more and I think this will be perfect! Accountability is what I need. Thank you Rachel!

  40. Elizabeth says:

    I think this is just what I need. Count me in.

  41. I’m in. I (we) can’t to this alone. Thank you

  42. Laurie Whin says:

    I would love to join you!

  43. Looking forward to the challenge ! Thanks for the inspiration !

  44. Lisa DonCarlos says:

    I am so pumped about this challenge!! Let’s go girls!!

  45. Would love to do this. I’m very busy with school this year but I place great value on my time with the Lord, this will be a great way to keep accountable. 🙂

  46. Christina Beebe says:

    I would love to join ya’ll in reading the Bible! Thanks!

  47. I would love to join you this coming year

  48. I usually follow my own plan to read the Bible through in a year. I guess I can follow along.

  49. Yes! Yes! I’m in! I have never been able to do this. It’s encouraging to know that it’s going to be a lot of us doing it at same time. Thank you for this opportunity!

  50. Amanda Foster says:

    I am in and very excited!!! I have tried a one year Bible but I think this will be a lot better 🙂

  51. I am in too. I am so excited because I have been wanting to do this. I know that this time it will get done with all of your support 🙂

  52. Kim Comstock says:

    I am in, but at the moment not feeling very confident that I can get it done. Stepping out in faith just the same.

    1. Faith the grain of a mustard seed can move mountains~! 🙂 Bless you Friend. Let’s go!

  53. Melinda T says:

    Count me in too!

  54. I am in!!!. Although i am moving the end of the first wk in jan.. i am still determined to join you!!

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