A new year with new beginnings! A fresh start. As LM Mongomery said in Anne of Green Gables, “Tomorrow is always fresh with no mistakes in it.” The anticipation of a new day in the new year has such promise and hope and I am always thankful for a new one.

As optimistic as I am, I am also fully aware that it will not be perfect. We are humans in a fallen world and there is surely failure, hurt and disappointment ahead. And that is why we need an anchor for our hope. Because the cares of the world will fight for our attention and time and head space, before we even get there I want us to be full of the truth and peace that God offers. So when life comes, we are ready and able to stand firm!

Thanks for joining me in this #Biblereadingtogether2017 I believe God will meet and speak to us through his word. I believe that he loves us so much that he will teach us, comfort us, correct us and transform us as we diligently seek him in the reading and studying of the Bible. I don’t know if you are new to this daily Bible reading or an old veteran, but I do know that no matter where we are that God is faithful to give us fresh eyes and soft hearts as he reveals himself to us.

As I’ve been praying about it this week I am sure that I want this to be about helping people enjoy and appreciate God’s word. I want to invite women into the discipline of Bible reading. I want God to meet us in his word and teach us his truth, righteousness and goodness. 

This year’s plan is similar to most my plans where we’ll go back and forth from the Old Testament to the New Testament. There’s no real rhyme or reason except that I chose books that I haven’t read since getting my new journaling Bible. I have it planned so that we’ll read one chapter a day. In the picture you’ll see the start and end date for each book.

My hope is to keep a pretty steady update on it with bible lettering via the blog’s IG account and to do a corresponding weekly devo on the blog. I would love to hear your thoughts on what we’re reading and learning; what God is speaking to you so feel free to interact via these mediums. 

I am so excited about this and will be praying for each of you as we continue through. Thanks for joining. May God bless you with His presence and may His Holy Spirit fill us and teach us this year!
Many blessings, 

Deborah Joy