Sunday, March 21, 2010

Bible in 90 Days ~ B90 Day 81 Check in

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It’s the final stretch and in all honesty, I’m rather shocked! While I know that I was determined to finish this from the beginning, I am still amazed that I am one week away from completely reading through the Bible.

Consistently.

This week I didn’t read everything in order, but chose to read entire books at a time. I was in the mood to read 1 Corinthians, so I read the entire book one day. The next day I read all of Romans. Here I am at the start of 2 Corinthians and barring any major diversion this week, next Monday will be my last post in the Bible in 90 Days Challenge!

Here are a few things that I marked and jotted down this week:

~ The book of John seems a little more ‘in-depth’ than the other gospels. There are a few more stories, etc… I am amused that John refers to himself by always saying ‘the disciple whom Jesus loved.’ Just made me smile.

~ Even his own brothers didn’t believe him {John 7:5} ~ just find that incredibly sad and wonder what Mary must have been thinking

~ The blind man in John 9 became quite the witness for Jesus! :)

~ Jesus had a lot of ‘slipping away’ moments where he disappears when the leaders are ready to arrest him.

~ What would it have been like when Jesus washed Judas’ feet during the last supper? It says he washed all their feet and Judas hadn’t left yet. What was going through each of their minds during that time? 

~ Did the 40 men who took an oath not to eat until Paul was killed die of starvation…or did they break their oaths? {Acts 23:14} Just wondering…

~ Have I mentioned that I love Romans? I do. No longer a slave to sin, but free. So much in this one book.

~ 1 Corinthians 14 just brought some new light to me on a few things personally {which I love}. :) Way too much to sum up and explain in here, but it’s all good!

Those are a few of the things that I was contemplating about this week and I am looking forward to finishing up my reading this week!!! If you are interested in learning more about the 90 Day Bible reading challenge, visit Mom’s Toolbox ~ she’ll be starting up the challenge again on July 1st. You can also download your own printable reading bookmark if you want to join along in the challenge ~ you can start at any time because the bookmark isn’t dated.

 

10 comments:

  1. Jolanthe,

    WOW I can't believe you are within sight of your 1 week goal and you're finished.

    I know you can't hear me, but if you could, you'd hear me cheering and praising God for you! How amazing and blessed is that!

    We are having a praising celebration here!

    Love and Hugs ~ Kat

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  2. I'll be reading through the Bible again this year, and I hadn't realized that Amy would be hosting the challenge again beginning in July. I asked my husband to do the math (I'm lazy like that and he's math-gifted) to see "if I start April 1 and go until December 31st, how many chapters do I need to read to finish reading the Bible again?" Four chapters a day! WHAT? So, I haven't decided to go that route, but it's definitely less intensive!
    Congratulations on almost being finished. And thank you for sharing your homeschooling materials (Galloping the Globe resources). We've enjoyed them!

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  3. whoohoo almost there! I fell off the wagon.. I am still reading but at a much slower pace. I am thinking bible in 180 :-)

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  4. I actually listened to several books yesterday because I was so far behind. It was interesting hearing all of the gospels read back to back. I like how the same stories are approached from different angles.

    Great job at sticking with it!

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  5. So excited for you. I am right there with you and plan to finish on time next week as well!
    Congrats on finishing!
    Kendra

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  6. Awesome! I am so excited for you.. I can barely believe we are almost at the end. Pretty amazing, isn't it??!

    Thanks so much for being a part of it with us. I tremendously appreciate it.

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  7. Wow! You took them whole books at a time? I just kept plugging along (triple time, today) with the schedule, and got caught up today. I do love Romans and Corinthians too. I can't wait to go through Ephesians and Timothy, which are both favs for me. This has been SUCH an amazing time hasn't it!?

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  8. That's fantastic! I'm so proud of you!

    And good question about the 40 men and their oath. I've wondered that myself... :)

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  9. Way to go, Jolanthe!! :) I just finished TODAY and am so pumped!! It's a first for me as well, so doubly exciting. I've enjoyed this journey and will probably do it again at some point, Lord willing.

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  10. That's fantastic! I'm so proud of you!

    And good question about the 40 men and their oath. I've wondered that myself... :)

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