Friday, May 29, 2015

BHAG

I have reached a milestone. I was telling my husband on our walk this morning that I'm someone who sets my mind to a goal, and if I don't complete it it hangs over my head. So it is amazing for me to wake up two mornings in a row and know I am not working on the Bible Book Club. It was an amazing 7 1/2 year journey, but I am ready to move on to other things. I think my back will thank me also. I think sitting in my chair and typing was a lot on my back. 

Yesterday, I woke up and did stuff around the house all day long and I burned 3100 cal. I think it's time this summer to work on the house: get a new bedspread, get a new carpet, help Paul recover from this jaw surgery. Then I think I'm going to fulfill my lifelong dream of integrating the physical (by becoming a personal trainer since I am already a nutritionist), and then I can integrate my spiritual,  physical, and emotional (with my background in counseling) and help people become whole. I love my life!

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

26. Jesse Tree Devotional

I proofread my last book! YAY! I can go back to regular reading now!

JESSE TREE DEVOTIONAL (December Devotional for you and your kids) 

24-25: Bible Book Club New Testament Volumes 4 and 5

I am done reading through the Bible Book Club. It turned out to be 3250 pages in 12 pt Verdana type! 

Here are the final books:

Volume 4: General Letters: Hebrews - Jude

Volume 5: Revelation 


Here is the whole page with all the downloadable books:

http://3yearbiblebookclub.blogspot.com/p/downloads-of-bible-book-club-posts.html

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

23. Bible Book Club NT: Volume 3: Paul's Letters



Volume 3 - Paul's Letters: Romans - Philemon

This was my fun reading over Memorial Day weekend. It ended up being 300 pages! 

Here is the page with all the books I have proofread since March:

http://3yearbiblebookclub.blogspot.com/p/downloads-of-bible-book-club-posts.html

Sunday, May 24, 2015

22. Reflections on the Psalms by C.S. Lewis





For the first time, I purchased a Kindle book that has Whispersync  for voice. It goes back and forth seamlessly between the audio version and the book version. I read a little and then listened a little when I was walking. It was only $2.99 for both too. 

It was read by one of my favorite narrators, Ralph Cosham, whom I feel is already one of my best friends as he has read me many C.S. Lewis books in addition to Animal Farm, Watership Down, and David Copperfield

I have to say that I think Whispersync could get very addicting, and I am not usually one to BUY a book. I usually check them out, but it was on sale one day, and I had a book credit that I needed to use or I would lose it. 

Now to the actual book review. It is his "musings" on psalms organized according to topic and not the particular psalms themselves. At first, I did not like it, but part of it might have been that he started with the subjects of  judgment, cursings, and death in the Psalms! I walked along listening thinking to myself, "My, this is a cheery book!" 

Then he got to the subjects I like: "The Fair Beauty of the Lord" "Sweeter than Honey" (beauty of the Word), "Nature," "Praising," and my favorite, "Second Meanings" (referring to the prophecies of Jesus and such). 

It got very serendipitous because I was already editing the psalms in the reflection books I have been writing about the Bible. So, it was helpful.

I love C.S. Lewis. I love how he weaves in ancient literature of the time. It helps you see Psalms in the midst of the pagan cultures in which they were written. As I read many of this during my Well-Educated Mind journey, I can understand Lewis better and appreciate his brilliance!  


21. Bible Book Club NT: Volume 2 - The Acts of the Apostles



I am having fun reading through these books even if I wrote them!

Here is the page with all the book:

http://3yearbiblebookclub.blogspot.com/p/downloads-of-bible-book-club-posts.html

Here is the book that you can download: 

Volume 2 - The Acts of the Apostles: NT Book 5

Sunday, May 17, 2015

20. The Sacred Search by Gary Thomas

The Sacred Search: What If It's Not about Who You Marry, But Why?


One of the girls who I meet with wanted me to read this. It is excellent. The "WHY" behind the choice of a spouse. It is excellent and has great questions to ponder! 

19. Bible Book Club NT: Volume 1 by Carol Weaver

It was a fun read and write! 

Volume 1 - The Harmony of the Gospel of Jesus Christ

Friday, May 08, 2015

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

17. Bible Book Club Volume 3: Kingdom to Captivity by Carol Weaver

I couldn't stop reading this!

Volume 3: Kingdom of Judah to Captivity
2 KINGS 21-25; 2 CHRONICLES 33-36 with Psalms, Isaiah, Micah, Nahum, Zephaniah, Jeremiah, Lamentations, and Habakkuk

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

Tuesday Fifteen Freewrite

I cannot even think how long it has been since I had a freewrite time. I am in the middle of the book of Isaiah (actually more than halfway. woohoo.), and I am taking a break. I was supposed to meet with Teala today, but she canceled, which was God's wonderful sovereignty because one of the Kingdom Community girls stopped by, and we talked about some pretty important stuff until I had to start my staff meeting. That has been done for twenty minutes, and I have been working on this book. I have finished most of Volume 3 of the Old Testament Year Two which is the Kingdom of Judah to Captivity; but I saved Isaiah and Jeremiah for last because they are such big books.  I always forget how much I LOVE Isaiah! So much juicy, wonderful stuff there, but I have to admit that Jesus is only about 700 years away. I cannot wait. About this time, I do go through "battle fatigue" after all the wars and bad kings and then all the gloom and doom of some the prophets, but Isaiah says that help is on the way, and I am glad for that.

I was just in a meeting with a lot of people very down. It makes me sad. Morale is low, and I need to just lift that up to You in prayer and leave it there. 

Well, I am sure my 15 minutes is up, but I forgot to put on the timer. I want to get back to work and finish Isaiah by tonight! WOOHOO!


Friday, May 01, 2015

16. Bible Book Club Year Two, Volume Two: Divided Kingdom to Assyrian Captivity

Just finished reading (and editing) a new volume from the Bible Book Club: 

Volume 2: Divided Kingdom to Assyrian Captivity
1 KINGS 12-2 KINGS 20; 2 CHRONICLES 10-32 with Psalms and Obadiah, Joel, Jonah, Amos, and Hosea


All of the books can be found here:


Old Herbaceous

This was a sweet story about a gardener in England from the time he was a boy to an old man. It made me cry it was so short and sweet.  Here...