Saturday, June 04, 2016

I have been working on this project for about 10 years - my 2nd reading of the Bible cover to cover. My regular reading Bible is "The New American Bible" which is a Catholic version including the apocrypha, although I prefer the New King James version. Anyhow, yes, I just finished reading the Bible for the second time. This time I read the whole thing out-loud. I normally read a chapter from the Old Testament in the morning and one from the New in the evening. Reading it out-loud has made me slow down and stay focused. Unfortunately, I'm not entirely sure that I started the out-loud policy in Genesis, so I'll be starting all over again now, and at some point I'll come full-circle. Obviously I haven't been very "religious" about my daily reading. Since there are 926 chapters in the OT (without apocrypha), at a chapter per day, I should technically finish the whole thing in...a little over 2 1/2 years. But I've been a little more consistent with my daily reading here lately. I guess I'm looking for God's will for my life.

My life...there's not much new to report. After 3 years and 1 month of Weight Watchers, I am down to only needing to lose about 27 lbs. I am really trying to make it happen this year. And I guess that's really the only goal I have in mind these days. I guess another goal is to get to September without smoking because that will be the one-year point. I keep being surprised by the fact that I CAN say "no" and by the fact that the temptation never goes away. Okay, maybe I can't say "never" since it hasn't even been a year yet. Goals...both health-related. But they both have spiritual implications. I know I can't achieve either one of them without God's help or without the help of the people that God has placed in my life. I am truly blessed, and I hope that you are feeling blessed, too.

5 comments:

Candysway said...

You make people want to be better people Sarah. You're an inspiration and can't imagine how many people you touch with your words and/or actions! Much love to you!!

linda.simons said...

Good for you!!

dia de alba said...

So proud of you! God is good! I am blessed to call you one of my best friends! ❤️

Donitas said...

Sarah, I'm very impressed and inspired by your focus on a lifestyle change. There are a plethora of temptations all around us, so to be present in the moment and hear yourself accept saying "no" is quite a feat! Very admirable :). Your cuz, Donetta

Tracie Bohl said...

Wow , Sarah. Such neat goals. I have read the Bible through once, took me forever ; now I read different places/chapters in it...
I have not thought about possibly reading it through again.
I love health, too , and yes, it can be very hard , but very rewarding ....
Hang in there Sarah! You're doing great !