Friday, November 16, 2007

The New Year is coming...

November is now half over; next week is Thanksgiving. Then we will be rushing headlong into Christmas, and before you know it will come the New Year. I hope you are planning some good family time into your holiday season. I look forward to Thanksgiving; my children all help in the kitchen and we prepare a magnificent feast. Then we begin our Christmas decorating. Hopefully I will get some other piles of clutter gone before that point...

I have already been thinking about the New Year. I guess that's because I am a great fan of new beginnings in general. This year I have been thinking about some things that I want to accomplish next year. I want to train for my Nidan (2nd degree black belt) test. I have lost so much physically in the past 2 years and I need to get back into training hard. That is going to take a lot of time. I also want to continue to grow in Christ. I have gained so much there in the last 2 years, and I want to continue to know and serve Christ more. I have decided to read the Bible through in a year, chronologically. I am very excited about this. I always get distracted and want to dig deeper when I am reading; I tend to spend time meditating on smaller sections, on familiar passages that I find comforting. But now I am also feeling the need for seeing the big picture.

So, I would like to challenge you to join me in this journey of reading the Bible through in a year. I am going to post the daily reading assignments here on my blog so you can read with me, along with a link so you can even read online. I have found a list that will give us the readings chronologically, so we can get a good picture of God working in our world, from the beginning to the end. I hope you will join me so we can encourage each other to keep up!
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