Feb 19 2016
Yep, it sure is cold. Note.to self, get a handyman to fix our gas heater and learn to light the fireplace. Seriously, how can I not light a fire? That is my challenge this week.
I was very proud of this. I made about three in the next couple of weeks.
I have had this sitting in my drafts for nearly 8 months. I guess I’m not as eager to write these days, the world seems to be going crazy. I now think whatever we write, say or do will be held against us. Perhaps I should just make sure, that I make the gospel clear. People like to say, all religions lead down the same path, but Christianity stands out from all other religions, because we have a saviour. Every other religion in the world says you can save yourself, except for Biblical Christianity. We are all sinners, all our works are like filthy rags, but Christ died for us, so that we might be forgiven and be righteous before God. I’m so thankful, that I have hope.
For the last few months, I have set myself a goal to read the Bible in 3 months, and I did it. I normally read my Bible, I try to read it once a year, but to be honest, I have only done that straight through about 5 times. I normally focus on whatever happens to take my fancy. I have read the NT a lot more often. I found a printable study guide and followed it. Basically it is around 12-16 chapters a day to read it within 3 months. I will put in the link for the one I am using this time in case you would like to do it. http://www.haventoday.org/blog/2016/01/03/join-us-in-reading-the-bible-in-90-days-2/
I am doing it for the second time now. My hubby does this constantly, he doesn’t follow a paper plan, he just reads it. He is also a faster reader than me. Jared actually gave a “talk” to the children last night saying that if a Christian isn’t reading the Bible, they are in open rebellion. Our sinful, lazy selves don’t want to, but we should. Sometimes you have to force yourself to read the Bible, but when you do, you will find it is gripping and uplifting and thought provoking.
Now I’m writing this at least 8 months after I started. Since alot has happened, life does that. My granddaughter has grown. We have been to places, the Melbourne Show Dayspring Day. We had a Kings and Queen theme this year. I made so many cookies for the children to decorate. It was a good day. I made some little felt crowns for the babies. Everyone has to take part 😀Weddings, a homeschooling camp, trips. Maybe I will try and write more often. It is good to look back on.