I used have time to think more, to explore my inner thoughts and desires, hopes, dreams, and goals, to have the luxury of mind space. I find that there is less and less of that in my life these days, and am less of a better person because of it. Am I so “busy,” or do allow other things to crowd my brain, and my time to push out the valuable – nay, essential, space I need to have that space and time – that peace? Let’s get this back, me. Let’s go back to quiet time with God, thinking, brain space, the essential time to create, to pursue, to know what it even is that you want. How do we get this back once lost? The key here is time, plus plan, plus execution, and deliberateness. As in making and taking the time to unplug and ignore the tyranny of the urgent to focus on the timeless, intangible, ephemeral. That which cannot be taken hold of but which is essential to the soul. One must not be great to start, but one must start to be great!
Welcome to The Blue Bandana. I’m Judi, and I am here to tell stories of adventures. Life is a grand journey full of excitement and I want to explore it all. It happens fast and I often forget so much because it goes so quickly and I move on to the next thing before I get a chance to write it all down. So join me as I travel, cook, eat, design, run, cycle, push myself to the limit. I am interested in SO MANY things, and I will explore those here also – everything from poetry, wisdom, love, and beauty in all its forms. Hop on board!
This is what I started doing about 10 years ago. I took a break for a while, and now I am back to daily (most days, anyway) reading. I started dong this because I had been throughout the Bible about 7 or so times front to back, and wanted to do just more than read a Chapter a day, or someone else’s idea of a read through the Bible in a year plan, which seemed like they were more for those who haven’t read the entire Bible before. So this is what I read:
1 chapter from the OT
1 chapter from the Gospels
1 Chapter from the NT
Five Chapters a day. It doesn’t really take that long. I go throughout the Book of Proverbs once a month (I need all the wisdom I can get!). I have found some pretty cool/amazing/GOD things that happen as a result of reading this way:
So many times I am on the Birth of Christ during Christmas or the trial and crucifixion at Easter.
I will be reading about something in the Old Testament, and Jesus is talking about that very same thing in the NT. Like Luke 4:18-19 and Isaiah 61:1. Happens ALL. THE. TIME!