One More Step Bible Reading Plan

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Welcome to the September 2019 One More Step Bible reading plan and journal challenge! If this is your first time here, then I’m so glad to have you!

Have you ever walked a hard road, perhaps one that you’ve walked before, but somehow it seems longer, with more bumps along the way?

I hear ya, Friend. Life is hard. Disease. Depression. Divorce. Discouragement. Despair. Death.

The temptation to quit feels overpowering and a million reasons for why you should just give up loom over your head. You’re facing out-of-control circumstances, total fatigue, and disappearing hope.

There’s sorrow, grief, and agony.

But there is also joy, grace, and relief.

I need new strength for the journey. Since my precious Taylor has graduated to heaven and life continues to move on, I need strong truth reminders to keep going.

I need to remember to replace feelings of despair with the truth of Scripture. I’m always longing for a more intimate relationship with Jesus.

You too? Good. You’re in the right place. What if together we ran to God’s Word when discouragement strikes?


Each month I host a monthly Bible reading plan and journal challenge to help our community enjoy reading God’s Word together and encourage our hearts to be faithful to Him.  Together, we have completed over 35 Bible reading plans, including both annual and monthly reading challenges. I’ve developed all sorts of strategies to help us read God’s word faithfully and there is nothing like this monthly system we are working through together.


Many readers have requested that I list our monthly resource at the beginning of this announcement post because you already know you want it and don’t need the details. So here you are!

This month, in addition to the Bible reading, we’re reading through my book, One More Step: Finding Strength When You Feel Like Giving Up. I wrote this book while caring for my special needs daughter, Taylor, who has since gone to be with Jesus. My prayer is that together, we can be reminded that we aren’t running in our own strength. The joy of the Lord is truly our strength.

Check out the details below!


When life’s obstacles get a grip, the hardest thing to do is to keep going, to persevere. We know we need to. We even want to. But trying to figure out what to do or find the strength to do it keeps us from moving forward.

What if you declared, “Not today, Satan!” and you saturated yourself with truths from Scripture to defeat the enemy?

What if you enjoyed a month of baby step reminders to help you gain strength and momentum to follow God’s plan for your life?

What if you leaned in to what Jesus is whispering to your heart and in the end, you gained a more intimate relationship with him?


1. Psalm 18:1-6
2. Psalm 18:7-18
3. Psalm 18:19-29
4. Psalm 18:30-36
5. Psalm 18:37-45
6. Psalm 18:46-50
7. Psalm 28:1-9
8. Psalm 46:1-6
9. Psalm 46:7-11
10. Psalm 142:1-7
11. Psalm 30:1-5
12. Psalm 30:6-12
13. Psalm 61:1-8
14. Psalm 59:1-9
15. Psalm 59:10-17
16. Psalm 136:1-5
17. Psalm 136:6-12
18. Psalm 136:13-18
19. Psalm 136:19-26
20. Psalm 27:1-7
21. Psalm 27:8-14
22. Psalm 24:1-10
23. Psalm 31:1-6
24. Psalm 31:7-14
25. Psalm 31:15-24
26. Psalm 140:1-7
27. Psalm 138:1-8
28. Psalm 65:1-6
29. Psalm 65:7-13
30. Psalm 147:10-20

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  1. Sign up above to receive the One More Step Free printable journal as well as special reminders throughout the month. This simple guide will help you stay focused and accountable. It will also leave a legacy for you to enjoy in the future!
  2. Follow the daily Bible reading plan above and read the passage. Share what you are learning on social media if you’d like. My goal is to draw closer to Jesus and I want that for you too! This month the hashtags are: #onemorestepbook #biblereadingplan
  3. Read a half a chapter daily of One More Step: Finding Strength When You Feel Like Giving Up. Or you can read a whole chapter every other day. The book is 16 chapters and we have 30 days in September. You’ll notice the Bible reading plan contains 31 days of reading so that it can be used for any month of the year.
  4. Optional: Join the Facebook group to see what others are learning and sharing. Enjoy our prayer community in the group as we pray for one another’s needs. Be in the know with bonus material such as practical tips, tools, and resources Rachel shares, Facebook live videos, and recently added focused music playlists based on the monthly Bible reading challenge topic.

Order your book and screenshot the graphic to your smartphone to mark it as a favorite for easy daily digital access. You could also use a simple printable copy of the daily reading plan. Click on the graphic title above or here to print out two copies of the Bible reading plan. Share one with a friend!

Ready? We’ll begin September 1st, just as we do each month!

By his grace,


Don’t forget to order your book NOW!


  1. Hello Rachel,I have had your book for a while now ,I really enjoy your site.I lost my beloved husband 2 yrs. and 9 months ago.Things are getting a little clearer but I just miss him so so much.I do not know what to do with myself.I am retired I always though we would be together in our later years.But God has other plans.We were married 21 years and the time flew by so fast.If I did not know God were would I be.I am going to do the study with you all as best I can.Thanking God for you so much and your giving spirit and Big heart,Amen.

    1. Patricia, I am so very sorry for your loss. God is with you! I’m thankful to have your note to remind me why I do what I do. Many blessings prayed for you today.

  2. Kathy Koecher says:

    Dear Rachel,
    Thank you, you came by just in time. I won’t go into details. Just to say I’m right where you are Lydia. And some days but most of the time I don’t feel like I can even breathe some days but the loneliness is worse. I received you book so I’m going to give it a shot.

  3. I am so ready for this study. Every day it gets harder and harder to take just one more step. I am ready to throw in the towel and give up on everything. So tired of this life I’ve been dealt and all the stress that comes with it. Most days I don’t even want to be alive anymore. If it wasn’t for my kids, I probably would not be here. I am praying this study will help me get through this and help me remember that God really is with me and He will not ever leave me.

    1. oh Lydia! My heart hurts for you. Yes, he is with me. I’m so excited for the study!

    2. I am right there with you. Lets pray for each other. God bless! Anne

  4. The journey has been rough, the water seems to dissipate each time I try to step forward. Where are you Lord?
    ….oh, there you are! Working through your loving servant Rachel to help pick me up and remind me of your faithfulness.

    Thank you Rachel for your willingness and obedient heart.
    My copy has been ordered!!!!

    1. Bless you! I really can’t wait. It’s going to be so good.

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