Monday, January 17, 2011

Playing Catch Up

I've spent a lot of time today catching up on my Bible reading!  I'm taking part in the "Bible in 90 Days Challenge" over at Mom's Toolbox.  I was about 3 days behind this morning, but now I'm only about 5 pages behind and that'll be polished off before the day is done!

One of the questions Amy asked on today's check-in post is - how are you making time?  What are you giving up to make time for your reading?

So, here's what it looks like when I'm doing my reading:

I've got my "Bible in 90 Days" edition of the Bible and a bookmark to track my reading.  I use colored pencils to highlight verses that jump out at me, plus I have a little notepad and pen next to me to jot down verses that I want to go back to and look at again when I have more time.  

I do about half of the reading in the morning while I drink my coffee before heading off to work.  Then, I finish the reading either right when I get home from work or just before heading upstairs to bed.  

The biggest thing I have "sacrificed" (though that seems like too strong of a word!) is TV!  The nice thing about my house is that I took one up the bedrooms and made it into a den, so my TV is on the 2nd floor rather than downstairs in my living room.  That helps me resist the urge to come right home and plop down in front of the TV!  Instead, I come home and plop down in my chair downstairs with my Bible!

Leviticus and Numbers were tough to get through, but I LOVE the fact that I only needed to spend a few days on those "tough" books rather than pouring over them for a month or more.  I'm in Deuteronomy right now and I'm soaking in so many promises of God's faithfulness - I love it!  

Anybody else out there doing this challenge?  How's it going for you?



  1. I think that would be my 'sacrifice' too. I don't watch a lot of tv anyway, but it is definitely the first thing to go. Way to go on catching up! I am working on that too.

  2. Hi, I'm stopping by from Group #17 in the B90 Challenge!

    May you feel blessed in this week's reading :)