I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas! I’ve missed blogging, but it’s been a great break with my family.
We had our own Christmas at home, then traveled to Pennsylvania and Massachusetts, to spend time with family and friends. It was great to see some favorite places from my childhood, including a day in
Bahstahn Boston, and to be together with family for the holiday.
The next few days will be kind of hit-or-miss for new posts, as I recover from our trip and get caught up on things at home, but I hope to get back into my regular blogging schedule pretty quickly over the next week. I’m also working on a few tweaks to the blog design, and mulling over some ideas for revising my post topics.
And now, it’s time for Through the Bible 2013!
But first, how’d you do in 2012? I admit, there were days when I got behind. But except for a few chapters in 2 Chronicles (I always get stuck in 2 Chronicles!), God helped to read through the whole entire Bible over the last twelve months!
It was so great to see some of the overarching themes, like God’s great plan of redemption, that thread their way throughout the entire Scriptures. And the continuity of it all — to read one thing in the Old Testament and see it fulfilled or referred to in the New Testament. Simply amazing! No human could have put that together.
I’ll be working my way through the Bible again in 2013 with Discipleship Journal’s Book-at-a-Time Reading Plan. Like the name implies, it goes through one book at time, but not in any particular order. It also includes a chapter of Psalms each day, which I’m really looking forward to.
And I’d love to have you join me! You can access the plan from YouVersion‘s website on your computer or their free smartphone app. It has a calendar with each day’s reading, and you can even set it to remind you to read by text or email.
I’ll also be sharing the schedule at the beginning of each week on the blog here. I invite you to comment those days with any questions or comments you may have from your reading! It doesn’t matter whether you read this plan or another, I’d love to have some good discussions about what we’re learning from God’s Word!
I’d love to see your favorite verses or comments from your reading each day. Share it with me on Facebook, or tweet about it with the hashtag #TTB13.
For now, here is the schedule for January 1-6:
Tuesday: Genesis 1-2, Psalm 1
Wednesday: Genesis 3-5, Psalm 2
Thursday: Genesis 6-9, Psalm 3
Friday: Genesis 10-11, Psalm 4
Saturday: Genesis 12-14, Psalm 5
Sunday: Genesis 15-17, Psalm 6
QUESTION for YOU: Do you plan to read through the Bible this year? Are you working on another plan? Please share!