Happy 2013! and TTB13 Introduction

Happy New YearI 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!


15 thoughts on “Happy 2013! and TTB13 Introduction

  1. I will be reading through the Bible again this year, but For the first time in 15 or more years, I am doing a new plan. It is the Coley plan. Read from different parts of the Bible on different days of the week. I think it will be good to try something new.

    1. I just read your post about that this morning. Sounds great!

  2. I am on a one-year Bible plan again this year. This is my first year in a row. The first yer, I did the One Year Plan. Last year I did the Chronological plan. This year, I’m doing the Historical plan. I loved going right back to Genesis this morning. A beautiful reminder of where things all began.

    1. I love the great variety of plans out there. I can’t wait to try some of them in the future – like the historical & chronological ones.

  3. I am reading through a chronological plan this year – and I am doing the Good Morning Girls Bible studies. I am also considering what scriptures to commit to memory. What never ceases to amaze me about the Word of God is how you can re-read it and glean something new.

    1. Yes!! I love how fresh and new it seems every single time you read it. God’s Word truly is “living and breathing”!

  4. I’m also reading through using the same Discipleship Journal Plan, although I didn’t start it January 1 and I typically read it at a pace to get through in around 9 months, so I won’t be following along with you exactly.

    I love that you’ve got a hashtag to discuss it too. Fun!

    1. I started the plan on January 1 – and I may read it faster than scheduled, too. I didn’t realize it includes a “reflection” day each week.

  5. I’m reading through the Bible in a year with other members of my Church. We’re using a basic plan.


    1. That’s great! Hope you’ll stick around for our weekly discussions, to share what God’s showing you through His Word!

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