90 Day Bible Challenge

Bible in 90 Days – Day 90!

90 Days BibleWell, Day 90 was actually about 10 days ago, but we celebrate today. Thanks to all of you who have taken this blessed ride with me. It has been a life-changing experience. As I was reading Revelations and had thoughts back to the OT prophecies, I knew I was making connections that I would not have made had I not read the entire Bible in such a condensed time period. I’m going to have to do this again, but not any time soon. Maybe next year. If you’re not finished yet, I encourage you to continue. We’ll be posting each week about our Bible-based healthly living plan and you can kee us updated with your progress.

Since the last post, we’ve read 1 & 2 Thessalonians, 1 & 2 Timothy, Titus, Philemon, Hebrews, James, 1 & 2 Peter, 1-2 & 3 John, Jude and Revelation. That’s a lot of books but not really that many pages. I was still pretty impressed by the hearts of the letter writers towards the people they wrote to. That letter writing made me think of this blog. If blogs had the Internet had been around in Paul’s day, I can imagine him using it to keep in touch with the different churches. You know, I haven’t met many of you who visit and post but this blog allows us to encourage each other. We’re sorta doing what Paul and the other NT letter writers did. Sorta. Anyway, I feel priviledged to share with each of you and to have you share with me. I hope we continue to grow together.

The two scriptures I’ll share this week are perfect lead-ins to the healthy living challenge we’re starting tomorrow. I know I’ve read these before but they really struck me when I read them this time:

And I want women to be modest in their appearance. They should wear decent and appropriate clothing and not draw attention to themselves by the way they fix their hair or by wearing gold or pearls or expensive clothes. For women who claim to be devoted to God should make themselves attractive by the good things they do. – Tim. 2:9-10


Don’t be concerned about the outward beauty that depends on fancy hairstyles, expensive jewelry, or beautiful clothes. You should be known for the beauty that comes from within, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is so precious to God. –1 Peter 3:3-4

Neither of these scriptures is saying that women shouldn’t look their best. It’s not even saying that we shouldn’t wear things that make us look our best. Of course, we should. But we shouldn’t base our worth on that. 1 Timothy is saying that instead of drawing attention to ourselves by what we do to fix ourselves up or how we look, we should draw attention to ourselves because of our “the good things we do.” 1 Peter is saying that instead of being known because of how we dress and how we look, we should be known for the “unfading beauty” of our spirt.

I am encouraged by this because it puts us all on the same level playing field. Our society rewards physcial beauty and many times tolerates bad behavior in “the beautiful people.” God’s not like that. He created us all so we’re all beautiful to Him. We get His attention, not because of the way we look or the way dress but because of the way we live.

I’m going to keep these two scriptures in mind as I begin the healthy living challenge tomorrow. My goal is not to impress others by looking better, though I admit my upcoming class reunion does loom large in my mind. But I have to focus on making sure my spirit not only “looks good” but “is good” because that’s what people will see in the end.

That’s it for me. Let me know your thoughts. And don’t forget to share what you’re learning.

Bible in 90 Days – Day 86

90 Days BibleHas anybody finished the 90 Day plan yet? Had we stayed on schedule, we would have finished on Friday. As it stands now, we’ll finish this Thursday. It’s been a great ride, hasn’t it?

Since the last posting, we’ve made it through Acts, Romans, I Corinthians, 2 Corinthinans, Galatians, Ephesians, Phillipians and Colossians. Acts was wonderful as it is everytime I read it. Now that’s a book somebody ought to make into a movie! There’s so much action. It starts when the Holy Spirit falls on the believers on the Day of Pentecost and never lets up. What really struck me was that every kind of miracle that Jesus performed in the gospels, His disciples performed in Acts. Jesus was not there in body, but His work went on in full speed. It’s not suprising then that onlookers would would call His followers Christians, because they were like Him.

Then we move on to Paul’s letters. Reading those letters drove home for me what it means to be a minister: to love and care for the people that God has called you to serve. In those letters, Paul was clear to let the recipients know that his heart for full of love for them and hope that they would continue to walk in Christ. Yes, he challenged them, chastised them, and corrected them, but he also praised them, reminded them of who they were in Christ and let them know that he was pulling for their success. That’s a great model for a minister. He said something at the end of Phillipians that I had not noticed before:

As you know, you Philippians were the only ones who gave me financial help when I brought you the Good News and then traveled on from Macedonia. No other church did this. Even when I was in Thessalonica you sent help more than once. I don’t say this because I want a gift from you. What I want is for you to receive a well-earned reward because of your kindness. At the moment I have all I need–more than I need! I am generously supplied with the gifts you sent me with Epaphroditus. They are a sweet-smelling sacrifice that is acceptable to God and pleases him. And this same God who takes care of me will supply all your needs from his glorious riches, which have been given to us in Christ Jesus. Now glory be to God our Father forever and ever. Amen. –Phillipians 4:15-20

Here he’s telling the people that he doesn’t need them to send him anything; that his needs are met. Now that’s something. Paul probably could have gotten more from the Phillipians but he was clear to let them know that he didn’t need more. That’s a sign of trust in God to me because it goes against the tendency to store up for a future day. Paul had enough, and he clearly said it. Can you imagine a minister telling the congregation not to give money today because it wasn’t needed? It’s something to think about.

I’ll end on that note. Have a great week and don’t forget to share what you’re learning.

Bible in 90 Days – Day 78

90 Days Bible As you can see, we’re on Day 78 of the 88 Day Plan (or, Day 80 of the 90 Day Plan), meaning we’re about five days behind the official Bible in 90 Days Reading Plan. We’re going to gain some ground in the coming week, but it looks like we’re going to go over the 90 Days.

Since the last posting, I’ve made it through Mark, Luke and John. It was great reading them so closely behind each other. The repetition of events across the four gospels served to drive home a lot of points and aslo to highlight the differences in the presentations.

Reading through Mark, I was struck by number of healings that Jesus conducted. There seemed to be so many sick people who had no hope until Jesus. There was the man at the pool who couldn’t get in because people kept getting in front of him. I wondered why no one helped him, and then it occurred to me that people were probably trying to help themselves. Then there was the man who was dropped down from the ceiling so he could get ahead of the throng who was trying to get to Jesus. These people really needed help and Jesus was their only help.

As I read I wondered if modern medicine was a miracle in itself, thinking that we don’t have that many sick people today. Then it occurred to me that we did. We just don’t see them on the streets and out among us. They’re in hospitals, homes, other countries. Some of them could be healed with modern medicine, but many need a miracle that goes beyond medicine. Where is Jesus for those people? Something tells me He’s in us. So why aren’t we healing the sick? Something to think about.

In Luke, I was touched by chapter 18, verses 29-30:

“Yes,” Jesus replied, “and I assure you, everyone who has given up house or wife or brothers or parents or children, for the sake of the Kingdom of God, will be repaid many times over in this life, as well as receiving eternal life in the world to come.” –Luke 18:29-30 (NLT)

I always think of the heavenly reward in store for Christians, but not much about the earthly rewards. Here Jesus suggests that his disciples will be rewarded in this life and in the life to come. Does this imply material gain to you or spiritual gain or some combination? I’m going to have to ponder on this one.

In John, I smiled when I read the conversation between Jesus and his mother at the wedding in Cana (John 2:1-12 (NLT)). For me it was such a typical mother-son exchange (except for the miracle part, of course), yet this was Jesus, our Saviour. How human He was!

Finally, I think the following conversation between Jesus and Peter sums up our lives as Christians:

At this point many of his disciples turned away and deserted him. Then Jesus turned to the Twelve and asked, “Are you going to leave, too?” Simon Peter replied, “Lord, to whom would we go? You alone have the words that give eternal life. We believe them, and we know you are the Holy One of God.” –John 6:66-69

I’ll leave you with those words. Have a great week and don’t forget to share what you’re learning.

90 Day Bible Challenge – Day 73

90 Days Bible As you’ve probably figured out, I’m a bit behind this week. I’ve just started Mark, which means I have some catching up to do. And just so you know, I feel guilty about it. I wanted to stay caught up. It actually felt good to stay on track. I sorta took pride in doing so, which should have been a big ole red flag. Duh? Now I take comfort in the scripture that Robin Lee Hatcher shared with those who may be struggling a bit on the 90 Day journey. It’s one many of you know very well:

“Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.” – Romans 8:1

So, if you’ve had a bit of a struggle on the journey, know that you’re not alone. Just don’t give up. Keep reading and, most important, keep enjoying the time that you spend with the Lord. I’ll stop beating up on myself now (you should, too) and move on to Matthew.

During the past week and a half, I probably listened to Matthew on CD three times and started reading it two or three times, before finally reading it all the way through with the feeling that I had gotten what God wanted me to get from it. I think I’ve figured out why I had so much trouble. I think it’s because Matthew is so familiar to me. So familiar that I wasn’t allowing it to minister to me as it should.

But once I allowed the Word to do its work, things changed. You know, I laughed and I cried as I read this book. I felt the deep love, concern and compassion that Jesus had for the people. He felt deeply their need for leaders who would guide them and meet their needs. He saw a big job before Him, and very few helpers to assist Him.

I also saw the cruelty of the religious leaders and the people who followed them. As they schemed against Jesus, I thought of the way they’d schemed against Jeremiah. The religious leaders really didn’t like people who had a close relationship with God. That was true then and it’s still true today. These words of Jesus to His disciples rang fresh in my heart:

“Look, I am sending you out as sheep among wolves. Be as wary as snakes and harmless as doves. But beware! For you will be handed over to the courts and beaten in the synagogues. And you must stand trial before governors and kings because you are my followers. This will be your opportunity to tell them about me–yes, to witness to the world. When you are arrested, don’t worry about what to say in your defense, because you will be given the right words at the right time. For it won’t be you doing the talking–it will be the Spirit of your Father speaking through you. –Matt. 10:16-20 (NLT)

Boy, did those words speak to my heart! They were true for Jeremiah, John the Baptist and Jesus, and they’re true for us today. I take comfort in the knowledge that what we go through has a purpose: it provides an opportunity to be used by God as His witness on the earth. Even though I know this is true, I have to remind myself often because sometimes I get lost in what’s happening in my life and lose sight of God’s purpose. I know I’ve missed many opportunities to witness for Him because I was so focused on what was happening to me that I wasn’t open for Him to use me like He wanted. There’s nothing I can do about the past (remember that “no condemnation” from Romans 8:1), but I can pray, and ask you to pray, that I do better in the future.

What do you you think? What are you going through this week? What opportunity to witness has God provided for you in the midst of it?

90 Day Bible Challenge – Day 69

90 Days Bible Well, it’s the first week of March and we’ve made it through the Old Testament. By the end of the month, our journey through the Bible will be complete. It’s been a quick journey and I’ve wanted to meander a few times but I’ve managed to stay on course. Now I’m ready to go back and vacation in some of the books that visited briefly during our journey. I’ve said I’m starting with Psalms but I’m very tempted to start with the books of the minor prophets that we read this week: Hosea, Joel, Amos, Obadiah, Jonah, Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Haggai, Zechariah, and Malachi.

The message that was driven home for me this week is what it means to be friends with God. The prophets served to make God’s thoughts, wishes, and warnings clearly known to His people. As I look back over the entire Old Testament, I don’t remember a single time that God kept a secret from His people, or set them up in an unexpected trap. Can you think of one? He always let them know what He was going to do before He did it. That’s what a friend does: a friend lets you in on his plans and his expectations; that’s exactly the way God operated in the Old Testament.

You know, I just thought of a possible exception: Job. That said, I don’t think Job takes away from the truth of God sharing with His friends. In Job’s case, God was so sure of Job’s heart that He didn’t feel a need to warn Job because He knew how Job would react. Again, an example of a close friendship. God acts in much the same way today. He’s let us know both what He expects of us as Christians and what we as Christians should expect from the world. We know this in a very general way, but many times He lets us in on the specifics. Can’t you look back on situations and see how God prepared you for them? I know I can so I’m sure you can, too. As Jesus told his disciples in John 15:15 (NLT):

I no longer call you servants, because a master doesn’t confide in his servants. Now you are my friends, since I have told you everything the Father told me.

I’d like to thank those of you taking the journey with me. You have helped to keep me on track. Knowing that you were here waiting and willing to share with me each week was a source of motivation and encouragment. Knowing I didn’t want to let you down, I pushed through sometimes when I wanted to fall off. This push towards excellence that we give each other is captured in Proverbs 27:17 (NLT).

As iron sharpens iron, a friend sharpens a friend.

Have a great week and don’t forget to share what you’re learning.

90 Day Bible Challenge – Day 62

90 Days BibleDo you realize that in a few days we will have read through the entire Old Testament? Well, we’re almost there. We’re on Day 62 of the 90 Day reading plan. For those of you counting, you’ll notice that I’m behind a day. Well, I taught this again weekend, and didn’t read my entire allotment each day. I’m at Ezekiel 40 when I should be at Ezekiel 47. I may catch up today, but we’ll play it safe and keep the day at 62. Since the 90 program only has 88 days of readings, we’re still on schedule to finish reading the Bible in 90 Days. We lost one day the first weekend I taught and we lost one day this weekend; meaning we can’t miss any other days if we’re to remain on schedule.

Now on to this week’s reading of Jeremiah, Lamentations and Ezekiel. As I’ve read the Old Testament, I’ve tried to keep my focus on the Old Testament and not draw conclusions or make comparisons to the New Testament. I found it difficult to hold to that position as I read Isaish, Jeremiah, Lamentations and Ezekiel. While the prophetic references to Christ in Isaiah were unmistakeble, Jeremiah and Ezekiel made me see Christ as well. With Jeremiah, it was his life. You know, the guy had a rough road to travel. All he did was speak the words the Lord and given him and people went crazy. They plotted against him, beat him up, and threw him in jail. All because he spoke the truth the Lord had given him to speak. As I read what they (here I”m talking Judah’s religious leaders, the priests) did to him, I saw a preview of how the religious leaders would treat Christ. It’s a reminder that the truth is not always welcome, even within the religious community. Sometimes, they really do “shoot the messenger.”

Now Ezekiel was sorta deep. As a man of visions and allegory, he had his own challenges. Anyway, things got really deep when the Lord told him his wife was going to die and he wasn’t to mourn her because he was to be an example to Judah how they were going to act when Jerusalem was destroyed. Huh? Yet Ezekiel didn’t question or balk; he was obedient.

These Old Testament passages really do spell out the cost of serving of God, even though it’s hard to imagine the price being so steep today, at least not in the US. Today’s prophets seem to get television shows and celebrity, while yesterday’s prophets were often ridiculed and persecuted. But I wonder if we heed the words of the prophets today any more than the people did back then. What do you think of this passage? Do you think it applies to us/people today?

“Son of man, your people are whispering behind your back. They talk about you in their houses and whisper about you at the doors, saying, `Come on, let’s have some fun! Let’s go hear the prophet tell us what the LORD is saying!’ So they come pretending to be sincere and sit before you listening. But they have no intention of doing what I tell them. They express love with their mouths, but their hearts seek only after money. You are very entertaining to them, like someone who sings love songs with a beautiful voice or plays fine music on an instrument. They hear what you say, but they don’t do it! But when all these terrible things happen to them–as they certainly will–then they will know a prophet has been among them.” –Ezekiel 30:30-33 (NLT)

Well, that’s it for me this week. Don’t forget to share with us what you’re learning.

90 Day Bible Challenge – Day 57

90 Days BibleIt’s now early Monday morning which means I’m about a day late posting this week’s 90 Day Bible Challenge reflection. I had a pretty hectic week with an out-of-town conference and a short visit with my three nieces. Though I got a little bit behind in my reading, thanks to the Bible on CD that I keep in my car, I should be caught up tomorrow.

Now on to the readings. This week was Isaiah and Jeremiah. As I read (and listened to) these passages, I very much appreciated how fresh Kings, Chronicles, Ezra and Nehemiah were on my mind. Having read those books, I had a very good context from which to read and understand this week’s two books.

What was really clear to me in both books, but especially in Jeremiah, was how much God wanted relationship with the Israelites. He wanted to be good to them, to love them, to call them friend (yes, I’ve been listening to a LOT of Israel Houghton and New Breed), and to be their Father, but they wouldn’t let Him. I felt His frustration as He looked on His creation, the people He had chosen and saw them behaving so foolishly. I could almost see Him scratching his head and going, “Huh?” Well, maybe not exactly, but you get my drift.

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90 Day Bible Challenge – Day 49

90 Days BibleCongratualtions! We’re more than half way through the Bible this week. I hope you all are enjoying this experience as much as I am. This week we read Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and Song of Solomon. You know, the reading of Psalms and Proverbs marked the first time since I’ve being doing the 90 Day Challenge that I’ve felt I rushed through the passages. I don’t know about you but I wanted to savor Psalms; I didn’t do it though because I also wanted to stay on schedule. The upside is that I’m already planning out Bible Studies I want to do once the Challenge is completed. Thanks to Geigh for the heads-up on a possible sudy guide. If you have other suggestions, let me know.

You won’t be surprised to know that the scriptures that stayed with me the most this week were from Psalms. First, Psalms 50:13-14 (NLT):

I don’t need the bulls you sacrifice;
I don’t need the blood of goats.
What I want instead is your true thanks to God;
I want you to fulfill your vows to the Most High.

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90 Day Bible Challenge – Day 42

90 Days BibleWell, it’s Day 42 and we’re almost half way through the Bible. Can you believe it? You know, I’ve tried the Bible-in-a-Year program and even the Bible-in-2-years program and I didn’t make it through either. I wonder why this more intense version has been so much easier? After spending a few days in Psalms, I’m already planning what I’m going to do at the end of the 90 days. You guessed it: I want to do a study of the Psalms; something that takes me through them in about a month. I’m beginning to think that short-term works better for me than long-term. So, if you know of any study guide for Psalms, or Psalms and Proverbs, that can be completed over a month’s time, let me know.

For this week, the thought that grabbed me and wouldn’t let go as I read Nehemiah, Esther, Job and the beginnings of Psalms was: None of this makes sense unless you believe in eternity; following God only makes sense if you believe in eternity. The fact is, we’re not promised an easy life here. Look at what Job went through, all because he was faithful to God. Our obedience is required but it doesn’t come with a pass on life’s calamities, though I sometimes wish it did. Only when we look at time in the space of eternity do we get the full grasp of ‘abundant life’ and ‘everlasting life’ as God means them. Something to think about, huh?

The scripture that tagged me this week was Psalm 33:13-15:

The LORD looks down from heaven and sees the whole human race.
From his throne he observes all who live on the earth.
He made their hearts, so he understands everything they do.

I have a hard time understanding what some people do, so it’s nice to know God understands us all. Since He does, I’m going to stop trying to.

Have a great week and don’t forget to share what you’re learning.

90 Day Bible Challenge – Day 35

90 Days BibleYou’ll notice that the post title says Day 35, rather than the expected Day 36. That means I got behind. I had a late class Friday and fell asleep before reading and then I taught all day Saturday and didn’t read all the designated pages before falling asleep. As you can tell, teaching is an exhausting task for me. 🙂 The good news is that I was a bit ahead so I didn’t get far behind. I’m not sure if I’m going to try to make up the missing day, or accept it as one of the two “grace” days built into the 90 day program. For those of you who didn’t know, there are 88 passages to be read over the 90 days, thus the “grace” period.

This week we read 1 Chronicles, 2 Chronicles, Ezra and a bit of Nehemiah. The passage that got me (actually, it got me when I first read it in 2 Kings) is the one below:

While they were bringing out the money that had been taken into the temple of the LORD, Hilkiah the priest found the Book of the Law of the LORD that had been given through Moses. Hilkiah said to Shaphan the secretary, “I have found the Book of the Law in the temple of the LORD.” He gave it to Shaphan.

Then Shaphan took the book to the king and reported to him: “Your officials are doing everything that has been committed to them. They have paid out the money that was in the temple of the LORD and have entrusted it to the supervisors and workers.” Then Shaphan the secretary informed the king, “Hilkiah the priest has given me a book.” And Shaphan read from it in the presence of the king.

When the king heard the words of the Law, he tore his robes. He gave these orders to Hilkiah, Ahikam son of Shaphan, Abdon son of Micah, [a] Shaphan the secretary and Asaiah the king’s attendant: “Go and inquire of the LORD for me and for the remnant in Israel and Judah about what is written in this book that has been found. Great is the LORD’s anger that is poured out on us because our fathers have not kept the word of the LORD; they have not acted in accordance with all that is written in this book.” –2 Chronicles 34: 16-21

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90 Day Bible Challenge – Day 29

90 Days BibleViolence. Cutting off heads. Ripping babies from the stomachs of pregnant women. Sounds like a horror show, right? Wrong. It’s the Bible! This week has been 2 Samuel, 1 Kings and 2 Kings. These are some violent, fighting-filled books. Sometimes I forget about that. In the past, I’ve breezed through some of these books, captivated by the non-stop action. But this week, I saw and felt the violence. War is horrible, then and now.

Onward. The thought for this week is best captured in a scripture covered in an earlier week, Deut 9:4-6 (NIV):

After the LORD your God has driven them out before you, do not say to yourself, “The LORD has brought me here to take possession of this land because of my righteousness.” No, it is on account of the wickedness of these nations that the LORD is going to drive them out before you. It is not because of your righteousness or your integrity that you are going in to take possession of their land; but on account of the wickedness of these nations, the LORD your God will drive them out before you, to accomplish what he swore to your fathers, to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. Understand, then, that it is not because of your righteousness that the LORD your God is giving you this good land to possess, for you are a stiff-necked people.

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90 Day Bible Challenge – Day 22

90 Days BibleI certainly hope you all are enjoying this challenge as much as I am. I find myself more excited each day. I usually read at 11pm at night, because I needed a set time to get started with the challenge. But I find myself watching the clock and hoping the time will speed past. Well, this week I just gave up and read early because I couldn’t wait. Then I had to force myself not to read ahead of the day’s scheduled reading. Well, that plan is not working either ‘cos I’m a bit ahead. I’ve also reverted back to the New Living Translation that I normally read, rather than the NIV 90 Day Bible. The print in my Bible is a bit larger than that in the 90 Day Bible so I find it much easier to read. Think it, but don’t say it: Angela’s getting old(er). 🙂

Now on to this week’s reading. As usual, there’s so much to talk about. Joshua, Judges, Ruth and 1 Samuel have some of the most fascinating people in the Bible. I’m going to refrain from picking one to talk about and go with the general theme of what happens when we forget the past.

After that generation died, another generation grew up who did not acknowledge the LORD or remember the mighty things he had done for Israel. –Judges 2:10 (NLT)

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90 Day Bible Challenge – Day 15

90 Days BibleYAY! Another week completed! I hope you all are getting as much out of the readings as I am. Though I have to confess something to you. I hate to admit this but my eyes started to roll back in my head at the prospect of reading Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy in a single week. You know, all that stuff about offerings and tribal counts had me a bit apprehensive. But I was pleasantly surprised with how engaged I was. Two themes seemed to blare out at me: ministry and relationship.

Let’s talk a bit about ministry first. What immediately got me was the work of the priests. Talk about a full-time job! Now those guys really couldn’t do anything else. All those rules. I can’t even imagine. Reading those passages made me appreciate the simplicity of life we now have with God because of Christ. And, poor Moses! I found myself wanting to smack down the Israelites a time or two myself, until it occurred to me that I’m probably more like the Israelites than I am like Moses. Talk about an “ouch” moment. Anyway, my hat is off to ministers who serve over congregations, large and small. No doubt the hardest part of ministry is dealing with the people God put under your leadership.

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90 Day Bible Challenge – Day 8

90 Days BibleLet’s celebrate! We made it through our first week of the Read the Bible in 90 Days Challenge. How was your week? I have to say that mine was challenging and wonderful. I’m doing my reading at night and so far I’ve only fallen asleep once, and then I was only two pages short of the day’s goals.

There is a lot to talk about from the week’s reading, but I’ll just focus on one person: Joseph. I’m encouraged anew every time I read his story. Joseph’s brothers sell him into slavery and then go back and tell his father that he’s dead. Now, when you think about it, Joseph didn’t have the best people skills in the world. He was his dad’s favorite; he knew it and all his brothers knew it. He was also a little bit of a tattler, going back and reporting to his dad on his brothers’ work. I also think he went into a bit of overkill in telling his brothers about the dreams he was having in which they were bowing down to him. That really didn’t go over well. Of course, all of this is no reason for his brothers to do what they did, but Joseph was a bit of an irritant to them. I can think of a few irritants in my life. How about you?

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The Challenge Begins!

90 Days BibleDon’t forget that the Read the Bible in 90 Days Challenge starts Sunday, January 1. I’ve purchased the 90 Days Bible so I’m using the plan provided there. If you don’t have the Bible or any Bible, you can register as a user at the 90 Days Bible web site to get online access to the daily schedule as well as the Bible readings. You can also download the daily schedule here. I think the online access and the schedule dowload are great services the publisher and author are providing for those who are unable to purchase the 90 Days Bible. Let me know when you get started.

Challenge: Read the Bible in 90 Days

90 Days BibleOkay, I’m taking on Mary Griffith’s challenge to join her and her friends in reading through the Bible in 90 days. I’ll admit that I’m shaking in my boots here, but I’m also determined. So what do you think? Do you want to join us? There’s even a Read the Bible in 90 Days Bible to use as a guide. Of course, you can use your regular Bible, but what’s a Challenge if you don’t get to buy something new? Anyway, the commitment amounts to about 45-60 minutes of Bible reading a day. Now that doesn’t sound like a lot, does it? Well, maybe it does, but it’ll be time well spent. I’m going to do it and I’d love for you to join me. Mary and friends are starting on January 1, which is a great way to start the year. Come on, y’all. We can keep each other encouraged through the process.