Wow. Where has January gone?!? This may have been the fastest, busiest start to a year that I've had yet. I hope this isn't a sign that they just keep going faster the older I get.
When my friend Nancy at There Is Grace first gave us this Thirty for 30 challenge I really didn't think it would be that hard. Little did I realize how this month was going to throw me for a loop.
I had visions of kicking off our new homeschool semester by getting up extra early, enjoying winter mornings in peace and quiet. But my night owl tendencies kept showing up, my early-bird son got up before me nearly every morning (while I continued to hit snooze), and I experienced a strange period of extreme fatigue during this month. Still not sure what that was about, maybe it was a winter weather-related thing. Whatever it was though was really hard. I dragged around for days.
Then there was my decision to try the Read-the-Bible-in-90-Days plan. Um...yeah...what was I thinking? This wasn't the right timing for that, I'm afraid. However I did make a significant start on reading through the Bible in a year, in fact I'm way ahead on that schedule (which makes me feel good!). So rather than feeling defeated in that goal, I am trucking on in my goal to read through my Bible again this year. Doing it in 365 days is better than not at all.
So all-in-all, I am encouraged with this very good start to 2013. Starting my days in God's Word is always rewarding (even if you're sort of bogged down in Leviticus) and even if I oversleep and don't read until later in the day God's grace is still there for me and any time spent in God's Word is time well-spent.
Did you participate in Thirty for 30? If so, I hope that you've had a great Bible-reading kick-off to your new year as well. And don't be discouraged if you didn't meet your goal. At least you're setting some goals! So pick up where you are and continue on in meeting your goals.
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