I have learned so much more reading the Bible this way – in small doses but with heavy concentration on the words, characters, and context. After studying scripture, I reflect and pray. This has been fun actually. Oftentimes I found myself walking around the backyard (and getting sun in the process!) talking to God. I tried to do this routine before picking up the kids from school, but many days I sat in the backyard or on the playroom sofa while Hannah and Joseph played outside. Occasionally, I did have to try to ignore the little guy driving circles around me on his motorcycle or tractor. Such is life with little ones!
But this was a hard commitment and I was not 100%. There were many days when I found it time to get the kids and, telling myself I would do it later, never found the time (or made the time) until bedtime. And, yep, there were a few days when it didn’t happen at all. Sometimes I thought it would have been much easier to give up something I ate or drank, but I’m glad I made that decision on Ash Wednesday. I certainly learned a lot – about my Lord and about myself.
So, since I’m here and I haven’t blogged in a while, I’ll post some photos from the last couple months.
Well, that update didn’t take too long. Maybe I’ll be back with more after Easter. 🙂