I just finished the best chapter in the Bible. Is it ok to say that? Don't take that as a theological statement or anything. I'm just feeling biased at the moment.
Revelation 22. [thats a huge hint to go read it.you won't be sorry] Its been a favorite for the last few months, and was a wonderful way to end this reading challenge.
Did you catch that? I just finished reading the Bible. And the fact that makes me the happiest is that a number of you have finished already as well. I'm curious how many of you really thought you could do it??
So far I have heard word that Leah (finished in 3 months), Anna (finished in 5 months),Angela, Laura, and Melinda have finished in 6 months. Would anyone else who's finished please comment! To all of you, I am blessed that you were blessed. And I deeply appreciate your accountability.
If you are not finished by midnight tonight
you are automatically disqualified and you lose! please, please don't stop. =] Keep reading those deliciously large amounts of The Word. Keep on keeping on. We're still in this with you by prayer and accountability!
I kept wondering how we should end this. I thought about doing my first blog giveaway or having a drawing of some sorts. I finally decided-- I think all of us gained an incredible amount through reading the Scriptures. I don't want to take away from that. Nothing I can do in celebration of us reaching a goal, can really compare with that. So bloggy party?? Someday. But today lets just relish in God's goodness in the revelation of His written word and strive to share it with others. Please feel free to comment here on what blessed you the most during your journey through the Bible. Also, please link to your "finale" blog posts concerning the challenge. Thanks, thanks, and thanks!
"The Spirit and the bride say, 'Come.' And let him that heareth say, 'Come.' And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely." Revelation 22:17
Labels: Daily Life • Monday, June 28
"When life hands us situations we cannot understand,
we have one of two choices.
We can wallow in misery, separated from God.
Or we can tell Him, 'I need You and Your presence in my life
more than I need understanding.
I choose You, Lord.
I trust You to give me understanding and an answer to all of my whys
only if and when You choose.'"
Labels: Bible Reading • Friday, June 25
There is less than 1 week left for all of the 6-month-Bible-readers to finish on time!
I am in Hebrews and am simply basking in the richness of it and the books proceeding it.
I've spent this week sitting in a hospital room, next to the sweet elderly man I've been caring for the last few months. (When things are good I care for him at the assisted living--its been a bad week for the poor guy) Its been a sort of blessing in disguise to have that time to read the scriptures. Its amazing how through out these 6 months my circumstances have felt bathed in scripture. I often read in short intervals through out the day. God's perspective has been on my mind a whole lot more because of it. Thats what its all about isn't it? O to intimately know His heart more and more each day.
Labels: The Spiritual Journey • Tuesday, June 22
Labels: Family • Sunday, June 20
He's not perfect, But he's my daddy.
Happy Father's Day!
I was just briefly going through my google feed reader when I came across my friend Melinda's post. In it, she very honestly, but sweetly shares of sister Rachel and their relationship. It blessed me this morning so I thought I would send my readers over to read it.
Interesting tidbit about Melinda and I. We met in Oregon. I was visiting a home fellowship one Sunday and I had shared where I was from. A couple (and their daughter, Rachel) came up to me afterwards asking me if I knew a family that used to be from my area. I did. Come to find out this couple was from Oklahoma! We kept talking and realized we had even more mutual friends (mostly thanks to the homeschool scene). It was such a treat to talk of friends from home after being away for several months. Anyways, Melinda's mom told me she had a daughter my age, so I gave her my contact info, sincerely hoping to hear from Melinda sometime. Melinda promptly emailed me... and the rest is history! Melinda is a sweet friend, and though we haven't gotten to spend as much time together as we would have liked, we stay in touch, and I'm thankful.
I'm off to finish my laundry and cleaning this messy room so I can escape this afternoon to a quiet place somewhere to do
a little a lot of Bible reading* and photo-editing.
*only eleven days left! where are you? how can I be praying for you?
...We need to talk.
Ah, its ok. No one is getting spanked... unless you all rise up and decide I need a good one for leaving the blog unattended for going on two weeks with no explanation.... shame, shame on me.
But here's the scoop.
Two weeks ago I left on a ca-razy trip. The destination was the Oregon coast for a missions conference. The means of getting there... was the craziest [funnest] part of the whole gig. Its a whole post in itself. The conference was great. I have yet to discover how to summarize/describe a weekend like that in a single blog, with out actually live-blogging it. Hmmm... maybe I should look into that.
I'm back. I'm alive. And I'm trying to figure out what parts of the trip would be interesting enough to the world, that I should actually blog them. My sister also videoed me sharing a testimony in the ladies meeting. I have very mixed emotions about posting it. I'm undecided.
Now on to the current and more exciting news...
We are down to three weeks, Bible readers, three weeks!! The end of June will mark 6 months. And me oh my has it come quickly. Thats ok, and I'm excited to hear everyone's testimonies --whether it was victorious all the way, or struggles here and there. I know of a couple who have already finished. One accidentally chose a 3 month Bible plan and decided to stick with it--- and she really did finish in that time! Another one of you finished in 5 months! I'm blessed beyond what I can express, to hear/read of your desire for His Word. No matter the date you finish.
I thought maybe I should also mention...
If any of you are still subscribed to my old blog (everythoughtcaptive.wordpress.com) You may be getting posts in your feeder... that aren't from me. I handed the domain over to someone else who wanted to use the theme 'Every Thought Captive'. So that explains that... and the really cool templates the new inhabitant has been trying out that you may have noticed. Oh, and my archives from that blog have been moved to : kayleneelise.wordpress.com.
Hope everyone's week is off to a great start!!