Sunday, January 31, 2016

January Reflections

January Accomplishments:

  • Came home from the hospital after a rather extended completely unexpected 12 day stay
  • Focused on rest and recuperation after major surgery; discovered the sacred-ness of napping.

  • Celebrated being alive
  • Began reading books and reviewing them--at my own pace
  • Wrote a few 'best of 2015' or 'year in review' posts.  
  • Reviewed Glory to the Holy One, a hymn CD
  • My favorite 'discovery' this month is a post called: You Are Not a Number
  • January's Scripture Chain. What is a Scripture chain? Well, they are verses that link together in some way. It may be a common word, common phrase, a common theme or idea. Or the verses might when linked together show a progression of ideas or thoughts. 
  • Began journaling, a brand new "spiritual discipline" for me. 

  • What I've Read in the Bible this month:


    • Genesis
    • Exodus
    • Leviticus
    • Numbers
    • Deuteronomy
    • Joshua
    • Judges
    • Ruth
    • Psalms
    • Proverbs
    • Matthew
    • Mark
    • Luke
    • John
    • Acts
    • Romans
    • 1 Corinthians
    • 2 Corinthians
    • Galatians
    • Ephesians
    • Philippians
    • Colossians
    • 1 Thessalonians
    • 2 Thessalonians
    • 1 Timothy
    • 2 Timothy
    • Titus
    • Philemon
    • Hebrews
    • James
    • 1 Peter
    • 2 Peter
    • 1 John
    • 2 John
    • 3 John
    • Jude
    • Revelation


    • Genesis
    • Exodus
    • Psalm 1-12
    Favorite verse: 
    Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth. John 17:17

    Books I've Reviewed This Month:

    1. Grace Untamed: A 60 Day Devotional. Edited by Elyse Fitzpatrick. 2016. [March] David C. Cook. 224 pages. [Source: Review copy] CHRISTIAN LIVING, DEVOTIONAL
    2. Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life. Donald S. Whitney. 1991/2014. NavPress. 341 pages. [Source: Bought] CHRISTIAN LIVING
    3. 1599 Geneva Bible. Tolle Lege Press. 1366 pages. [Source: Bought] NEW TESTAMENT REVIEW
    4. True Worshipers: Seeking What Matters To God. Bob Kauflin. 2015. Crossway. 176 pages. [Source: Review copy] CHRISTIAN LIVING
    5. Today is Day One: A Devotional. Matthew West. 2015. Harvest House. 224 pages. [Source: Review copy] DEVOTIONAL
    6. Prayer. A.W. Tozer. Compiled by W.L. Seaver. 2016. Moody. 272 pages. [Source: Review copy] CHRISTIAN LIVING
    Favorite quote(s):
    If God didn’t reveal himself to us, we wouldn’t know who to trust, who to obey, who to thank, or who to serve. We wouldn’t know what God is like, what he has commanded, or what he has promised. Most importantly, we wouldn’t know how he brought us near to himself and into his family through the substitutionary sacrifice of his Son on the cross. And all those truths are necessary to know if we want to worship God for who he is. True worship is always a response to God’s Word. ~ Bob Kauflin, True Worshipers
    Whatever keeps me from the Bible is my enemy, however harmless it may appear to be. Whatever engages my attention when I should be meditating on God and things eternal does injury to my soul. Let the cares of life crowd out the Scriptures from my mind and I have suffered loss where I can least afford it. Let me accept anything else instead of the Scriptures and I have been cheated and robbed to my eternal confusion. ~ A.W. Tozer, from That Incredible Christian.
    © Becky Laney of Operation Actually Read Bible

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