Archive | December, 2009

P.S.: Bible-in-a-month challenge, 29 of 30

December 31, 2009

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Day 31 Today is the day after I completed my challenge. Being a day off, I slept in, and had a relaxing breakfast with my family.  Rather than the fact-paced two hours of reading I have done each day for the past month, I brought everyone together in the living room for some “quiet time.”  […]

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Mission accomplished: Bible-in-a-month challenge, 28 of 30

December 30, 2009

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Day 30 — 1 John 2:12-Revelation 21:21 I did it.  1094 pages, 66 books, two testaments, one Bible … all in the month of December. While I’m stoked about achieving my goal, I’m mindful that the Lord has helped me all along the way.  Left to myself, I would have talked myself out of the […]

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The finish line is in sight: Bible-in-a-month challenge, 27 of 30

December 29, 2009

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Day 29 — Colossians 1:1-1 John 2:11 One day to go.  Lighter day tomorrow, since I rounded up the number of pages I needed to read each day.

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Practical matters: Bible-in-a-month challenge, 26 of 30

December 28, 2009

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Day 27 — Romans 9:33-Philippians 3:21 I’ve found three things to be indispensable as I’ve attempted to read the Bible for two hours each morning: bright light, a hard chair, and a business card. Soft lighting just won’t cut it at 5:30 am.  I’d be nodding off in no time.  So the bright light of […]

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One day at a time: Bible-in-a-month challenge, 25 of 30

December 27, 2009

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Day 26 — Acts 2:35-Romans 9:33 Sundays are kind of hard.  It’s your day off right?  A day to chill … take it easy? Not during my challenge.  After attending our Sunday church service, I came home and read my 37 pages.  The more I think about it, this undertaking isn’t so much about a […]

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Back at it: Bible-in-a-month challenge, 24 of 30

December 26, 2009

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Day 25 — Luke 17:26-Acts 2:34 Yesterday was the first day in the month of December that I didn’t read for at least two hours.  It was a planned day off (for Christmas) that I prepared for by putting in some additional reading earlier in month. Would the day off affect my momentum?  Would interrupting […]

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Merry Christmas everyone: Bible-in-a-month challenge, 24 of 30

December 24, 2009

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Day 23 — Mark 6:32-Luke 17:24 It’s Christmas Eve Day. Time is short, and I’m off the challenge for the day tomorrow in honor of Christmas.  I banked a day’s worth of reading a couple of weeks ago, so I won’t get behind in my goal to read through the Bible in the month of […]

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One week to go! Bible-in-a-month challenge, 23 of 30

December 23, 2009

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Day 22 — Matthew 1:26-Mark 6:31 First full day in the New Testament.  Loving it. What I’m not loving is the sinus issues which are afflicting me today.  Hopefully, I won’t be joining Rudolf in having a red nose for Christmas.

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Out with the Old (Testament), in with the New (Testament): Bible-in-a-month challenge, 22 of 30

December 22, 2009

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Day 21 — Amos 6:8-Matthew 1:25 It’s been three weeks since I started my quest to read the Bible in the month of December, and I just completed the Old Testament.  As it turns out, I’ll be working through the Gospels in the next few days.  What a terrific preview to Christmas this Friday!

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Amazing grace, how sweet the sound: Bible-in-a-month challenge, 21 of 30

December 22, 2009

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Day 21 — Ezekiel 44:1-Amos 6:7 Still in the prophets, transitioning from the major to the minor.  All this judgment, which is all richly deserved, has me hungering for the grace of the Gospels, which is totally undeserved.

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