Coming up- 100 Days of Scripture challenge & where I was last week

challenge you

A few years ago, our preacher threw out a challenge to our church congregation.  I am so glad he did!  Finally, I read the whole New Testament.  It was a schedule to read the New Testament in 100 days.  It was conveniently done between Memorial Day & Labor Day.  I have to say, it was fairly easy to do.  I have not done it since & wanted to do it again.  I think reading through the Bible, the New Testament especially, is such a blessing.  Many times, when I open up God’s Word, I see something different, that I didn’t quite see before.  Something that is speaking to me because I am going through things that I was not, the last time I read over it.  How does God do that?  How does He make a book that you will always find truth, love, encouragement, faith & wisdom that applies to our ever changing lives, for all our lives?  That makes me appreciate & respect the love of God even more!

So, now that I am giving you a couple of weeks to get mentally prepared for this, let’s read through the New Testament!  You can start on Memorial Day & end on Labor Day.  Or get started now!  Click here for the original post & the schedule.

 

Not that anybody cares, or even noticed, but we have had a crazy thing called Mono going on at my house.  That is why I did not share anything with ya’ll last week.  Miss Neenee started out with it in March.  She had some trouble with her spleen being enlarged.  And still is having the same problem.  I have to take her to the doctor again this week for it. (This is May, right?)  So for several weeks this kid has been in a little pain.  Since I have done my best to teach my kids to be kind & giving, she could not wait to give mono to me.  Serves me right for holding her & patting & kissing her face & letting her basically lay all over me for these said several weeks.  You know the stuff you do for your kids…..And too, I realized today that we keep our tooth brushes in the same drawer & I may have accidently used hers one day.  So, it’s all my fault.  I take all the responsibility.  Because I got the MONO VIRUS myself.  Hey, we have to share everything, I reckon.  I am better, though, thank you.  My oldest daughter said to me yesterday,

“Hey, I didn’t see you post on your blog last week.”

Sweet, only reading, precious person, who probably even noticed.  That’s why she’s a keeper & I love her & why I surround myself with people who love me.

Did you know you can read through the New Testament in a month?  You only have to read 9 chapters a day for 29 days.  That sounds doable.

Thank you for stopping by today.  It was a gorgeous weekend in Northeast Mississippi.  I hope you got to get out in it.  Now let’s get to reading in God’s Word!  It will make your faith in God & humanity go over the top.  It’s all about sharpening the saw & keeping yourself fresh & growing in your Christian walk.  I will be taking this challenge for myself, but for now, I have to be going, because I should be washing clothes.

photo credits: studentvillage.co.za & fitforabrideblog.com

challenge accepted

How to read the Old Testament in a year- I think I can do it!

Alright, I know it’s February & I know you should know by now, sometimes, it takes me a little while to get things straight in my head. But, in my defense, once I do, I can normally “get to doing” whatever it is.

I have been making attempts at reading the Old Testament. I have read all of Genesis, Proverbs, & am working on Job. Today, I decided to take another approach, to keep me on track. After much thorough, grueling, & perplexing research ( I googled it & got my answer in a nano second), I found out, there are 929 chapters in the Old Testament. That is about 18 chapters a week, I need to be reading. One website suggested 2 chapters each week day, 3 chapters on Saturday & 5 chapters on Sunday. I liked that. This way, if I don’t want to read the books or chapters in Bible order, I can still stay on target.

Just wanted to pass this on to my peeps. (Yes, I consider you my peep ). Last year, I read the New Testament from Memorial Day to Labor Day.(You can see the reading schedule in one of my previous blogs in May 2012). You would be really surprised at how differently you understand the New Testament reading it like a book. Not just hopscotching through it, picking out verses and stories here & there. That’s what I had been doing for years. So glad I took the time to read it. I should be going now. I have to continue reading my 18 chapters, of the Old Testament, for this week & after that, alas, washing clothes……..

100 Days of Scripture

Our preacher made an awesome challenge to our congregation today.  It was to read the New Testament of the Bible in 100 days.  He said you would start on Memorial Day & end on Labor Day.  However, you could start at any time.  I am so excited about this!  I have been trying to read through the new testament anyway.  I started at the beginning of the year, as one of my New Year’s Resolutions.  I am sort of a put-er off-er.  I started with Matthew & was going to read the 4 gospels first, and go in line, as the Bible is divided out.  I am only to Acts, though.  So, I probably would have been reading the most part of the New Testament the last week of the year, to meet my goal!  This is structured much better.  You only have to read a few chapters a day.  It could be done without a problem.  Come on & join us in 100 Days of Scripture.  You will be glad you did!

** This idea was orginally taken from stoneofcompetence.blogspot.com

Day 1 John 1-2 Day 2 John 3-4 Day 3 John 5-6 Day 4 John 7-8 Day 5 John 9-10 Day 6 John 11-12 Day 7 John 13-14 Day 8 John 15-17 Day 9 John 18-19 Day 10 John 20-21 Day 11 1 John 1-3 Day 12 1 John 4-5 Day 13 2 John & 3 John Day 14 Revelation 1-3 Day 15 Revelation 4-9 Day 16 Revelation 10-13 Day 17 Revelation 14-18 Day 18 Revelation 19-22 Day 19 1 Thessalonians 1-3 Day 20 1 Thessalonians 4-5 Day 21 2 Thessalonians 1-3 Day 22 James 1-2 Day 23 James 3-5 Day 24 1 Peter 1-2 Day 25 1 Peter 3-5 Day 26 2 Peter 1-3 Day 27 Mark 1-3 Day 28 Mark 4-5 Day 29 Mark 6-7 Day 30 Mark 8-9 Day 31 Mark 10-11 Day 32 Mark 12-13 Day 33 Mark 14-16 Day 34 Galatians 1-2 Day 35 Galatians 3-4 Day 36 Galatians 5-6 Day 37 Colossians 1-2 Day 38 Colossians 3-4 Day 39 1 Corinthians 1-4 Day 40 1 Corinthians 5-7 Day 41 1 Corinthians 8-11 Day 42 1 Corinthians 12-14 Day 43 1 Corinthians 15-16 Day 44 2 Corinthians 1-4 Day 45 2 Corinthians 5-7 Day 46 2 Corinthians 8-9 Day 47 2 Corinthians 10-11 Day 48 2 Corinthians 12-13 Day 49 Ephesians 1-3 Day 50 Ephesians 4-6 Day 51 Philippians 1-2 Day 52 Philippians 3-4 Day 53 Luke 1-2 Day 54 Luke 3-4 Day 55 Luke 5-7 Day 56 Luke 8-10 Day 57 Luke 11-12 Day 58 Luke 13-15 Day 59 Luke 16-18 Day 60 Luke 19-21 Day 61 Luke 22-24 Day 62 Acts 1-2 Day 63 Acts 3-5 Day 64 Acts 6-7 Day 65 Acts 8-9 Day 66 Acts 10-12 Day 67 Acts 13-15 Day 68 Acts 16-18 Day 69 Acts 19-20 Day 70 Acts 21-23 Day 71 Acts 24-26 Day 72 Acts 27-28 Day 73 1 Timothy 1-3 Day 74 1 Timothy 4-6 Day 75 2 Timothy 1-2 Day 76 2 Timothy 3-4 Day 77 Romans 1-3 Day 78 Romans 4-5 Day 79 Romans 6-8 Day 80 Romans 9-11 Day 81 Romans 12-13 Day 82 Romans 14-16 Day 83 Philemon & Jude Day 84 Matthew 1-4 Day 85 Matthew 5-7 Day 86 Matthew 8-9 Day 87 Matthew 10-11 Day 88 Matthew 12-13 Day 89 Matthew 14-15 Day 90 Matthew 16-18 Day 91 Matthew 19-21 Day 92 Matthew 22-23 Day 93 Matthew 24-25 Day 94 Matthew 26-28 Day 95 Titus 1-3 Day 96 Hebrews 1-3 Day 97 Hebrews 4-6 Day 98 Hebrews 7-9 Day 99 Hebrews 10-11 Day 100 Hebrews 12-13