It has been so long since I posted anything here that I thought the easiest way to get going again would be to do a general update on where I’m at currently. Reading I’ve been […]
How long does it take to read each book of the Bible? I found the graphic which prompted this post on the blog of Jeff Medders. There are also some fancier versions with the same […]
I was sent a link to this article: Devotional Reading in the Digital Age today by my friend Chris. I could anticipate the likely conclusion of the author before I began reading, but was pleased […]
When we are hungry, angry, lonely, tired or any combination of the four, our actions, reactions, and choices can be coloured by how we are feeling.
A wise person once told me that in bringing up his children he allowed them to read whatever they wanted to but resolved to also read the same books and discuss the meaning of the […]
Next time you are in the market for a new Bible consider getting a large print one (even if you don’t need glasses!). The larger print reduces the resistance to Bible reading when you’re tired […]
I have used three different Bible translations for my ‘daily’ reading (well, ‘reading most days’!) over the years. However, in retrospect I’m not sure that it is such a wise idea to change translations – […]
On a grey and wet Wednesday in August I found the direction I needed in my search for some meaning in life. The book had a yellow cover and after an hour of reading my entire worldview was being turned on it’s head.
The primary purpose of reading the Bible, praying, or serving others is that I grow in maturity and Christ-likeness, as that happens I have joy in knowing God. Receiving immediate insight, joy or a sense of God’s presence while reading the Bible is a secondary blessing which may or may not occur any given time. I still need the nourishment for my soul regardless of how I feel.