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.
I’m glad you were able to catch up and finish early. It was for the same exact reasons I’ve never gone through the Bible before. I’ve never felt accountable before, but with this reading plan and the accountability groups, and God’s grace, I was able to finish. Congratulations on finishing!
I am so excited that you caught up, too! It is really quite an accomplishment!
Wow, I never knew that place in Texas existed. Looks grand!
I, too, just finished the 90 day program! A few weeks ago I also fell behind and contemplated giving up. The Lord, in His grace, gave me the strength to continue on. I began reading two readings a day and now I finished… on time even! (Sorry for being overly excited)! I’m happy for you!
I’m glad to hear that you caught up, too! We just happened by the cross a few years ago and visited it again last September. It is really a moving place!
Amy @ MomsToolbox says
I am so proud of you and glad that you read with us. Good for you for not giving up! And I love that you reached out and really developed wonderful relationships in the process. Thank you for sharing this… and for reading. 🙂
Amy, thank you so much for hosting this event! It has been life changing!
Rambling Heather says
What a wonderful adventure! I am reading through the Bible for the first time this year (not B90) and am super excited about it. I wish that I would have heard about this program first but it will go on the list for next year.
I’m glad you are reading the Bible! As I have said on Twitter, 90 is just a number. The goal is to read the entire book! If you get off track, you might consider joining Mom’s Toolbox for the 90 Day reading in July.
It is encouraging to read how you caught up with your Bible reading, good for you!
Congratulations on a job well done!
Your fellow Spring ’11 grad,
I really like that “Your fellow Spring ’11 grad”! Somehow, it makes me feel younger a more accomplished! It really is something to be able to say that we finished!
I am impressed that you were able to unplug until you caught up! I was behind and I had to let a few things go, but I was never able to unplug. Congrats on finishing on time!
I had to unplug because it was the only way that I could get caught up. It was either that or not finish! Thank you!
That is really neat of the depictions of Jesus and his final days. I love the last supper and the 3 crosses in the background. Very thought provoking. I have started the bible in a year twice and have yet to finish it. I will finish…some day. I keep trying. Nice meeting you. Following from the UBP. God Bless, Shelley.
Thank you for stopping by! I have to say that I really like the picture of the last supper with the crosses and clouds in the background. What is amazing is that it was taken with an iphone. Nothing fancy. I hope that you will stop by Mom’s Toolbox to check out the reading of the Gospels and the Bible in 90 days beginning in July.
Hope Wilbanks says
Congrats on crossing the finish line with us! Thanks for sharing those photos…so moving!
Thank you so much! I hope that maybe you will be able to see it in person some day!
Michelle (LemonadeGal) says
Becky – I’m like you — I always would get lost in the year-long plans. I’m so glad that you shared how you got behind and caught up. It is a HUGE time commitment, but so worth the reading. Congratulations on your finish!!
It was such a wonderful feeling to finish! I’m going to do the Gospels with Amy. Are you?
I am so glad that you posted about this. I have been curious about the twitter hashtags. I think I may try to join in in July. Thank you again.
I hope you do join in July! It is the best Bible reading program that I have tried and the only one I have finished!
awww ((hugs)) and I’m not a hugger 🙂
Thanks for the hug! (I’m not a hugger either…) You’re in great company!