I am so pleased and thankful to report that I have successfully completed week one of The Bible in 90 Days!! Woo-hoo! Honestly, I’m somewhat surprised that I even kept up for one week. (I have a ba-a-a-d track record!) My precious husband, Steady Eddie, is reading along with me (of course, we don’t literally read together–you know what I mean), and I think it helps to have someone in the house with me who’s doing this, too. A few observations from the past week:
- So far, I really like the pace at which we’re reading. It’s amazing to me to realize that we read the entire books of Genesis and Exodus in one week, but I do think it helps me to remember what I’ve read better. (I’m dealing with major post-partum brain!)
- Steady Eddie bought me an I-pod Touch (or Tri-pod, as the girls call it 🙂 ) for our anniversary back in June (11 years of wedded bliss!), and each night he’ll load up the next day’s reading from BibleGateway.com. I’ve actually begun reading the day’s passage in the early morning hours when I am up nursing the DLM. This gives me a head-start on the day’s reading.
- Although in some ways this seems like an odd time in my life to be undertaking such a challenge (5 weeks post-partum with my third child), in a lot of ways it’s the perfect time. As I mentioned above, I have a lot of “down time” while I’m feeding the baby, and I’d likely be reading something while I’m doing that. Plus, I need all the spiritual strength I can get right now!
My prayer through this entire experience is that I will see the big picture–that I will sense God’s plan, love, and provision for humankind (and me, specifically). I don’t want this to be just about putting a check-mark in the box next to today’s reading–I want to learn and grow from this.