I had just started blogging when I saw a tweet on Twitter about a group reading the Bible in 90 days. I had never read the Bible through from cover-to-cover before. I had tried year-long reading plans, but they either had me jumping back-and-forth through the Bible, or I got distracted after a short amount of time. I was really concerned that I would not be able to read the Bible in 90 days because it seemed like such a short time, but since there would be some accountability, I figured I would give it a try.
It was just a few days before the reading would start, but I was able to squeak into a group. I was in Group 35 with Cassandra as my mentor. I will be forever thankful to Cassandra to taking me in and praying for me during this time. About a month after I starting the reading, I took my kids on a trip to Disneyland. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to read as much as I had planned and came back home behind in my reading. I decided that it was a do-or-die moment, so I buckled down and read a couple of days’ worth every day until I caught up. At one point, I announced on Twitter that I was “unplugging” until I was caught up with my reading. It is only by the grace of God that I caught up and finished early.
I would definitely recommend this program to anyone who would like to read the Bible through. It is not just that I can now say that I have read the Bible through or that I read it through in 90 days. It is the friendships that I found along the way. I now consider my mentor, Cassandra, among my list of friends. I have greatly enjoyed exchanging emails and life experiences with her over the last few weeks. I have also added @JenniferAJanes and @MamaKautz to my list of friends. Jennifer and I (and @MamaKautz) have tweeted back-and-forth late into the night about a myriad of things. Jennifer and I share a common goal of learning the best way to manage the variety of medical issues that our children have, while homeschooling and keeping our own sanity. Katey (@MamaKautz) has tweeted about her sandwich generation adventures while homeschooling. I have been through that sandwich period in my life and totally understand what she is going through. Had it not been for this Bible reading program at Mom’s Toolbox, I’m not sure if these relationships would have happened.
Mom’s Toolbox is starting another Bible in 90 Days in July, but starting Monday, we will be blogging through the Gospels. Keep an eye on Mom’s Toolbox for further details. In honor of our beginning a study of the Gospels, I would like to leave you with a few pictures of our visit to the giant (19 story) cross at Groom, TX.