One of my goals for this year is to read my Bible daily. Initially, I had planned to read the Bible through in a year using a study Bible of Mickey’s. I will admit that I had a hard time with getting into it at first. Genesis is not exactly the easiest or most comforting read in the Bible, after all. I made it through Genesis and most of the way through Exodus and I’m sort of a place now where I feel like I need to do more. So, I am working on still doing daily readings, but going about them in a different way. I am reading a book called The Bathtub is Overflowing, but I feel Drained: How to Defeat Mommy Stress which is a nice Bible study for Moms. It’s not that I am feeling overwhelmed or stressed out constantly by motherhood, but how many of us moms haven’t had times when we felt like we were in a pressure cooker, right? My mom had gotten this book for me several months ago and I just picked it up to read it. I am really enjoying it. I love the real looks it gives into mothering and how it brings a calming message from the Bible for mothers. So far, so good. I’m enjoying it. I’m getting my daily Bible readings in and getting some Christian mothering advice in the process.
So, back to the “reading the Bible through” plan I mentioned above. I’d still like to do that. I really would. I am going to do my best to get back into that as well. I hope it doesn’t sound awful to say, but I do have a hard time getting through the difficult parts of the Old Testament. I keep on wanting to skip ahead to the New Testament, but I know I need to read it all for the full picture. So, I will keep reading and pray that God continues to open my heart to what He wants me to glean from His word daily.