Featured Blog

Make Time for Bible Time
Monday, September 25, 2017 by Sally Jo

28 days down, 38 to go in the 66-Day Experiment to Redeem Time

This week’s focus will be on including daily Bible time in your daily activities.

But first,  MY  REPORT ON LAST WEEK’S CHALLENGE:

I traveled to Dallas, Texas, to attend the ACFW (American Christian Fiction Writers) conference. It was three packed days of meetings, workshops, and networking with other writers.


My plan included strengthening exercises in the hotel room.

That didn’t happen.

But the Gaylord Texan was HUGE, so I got in a lot of walking, combined with some stretches at stops on the LONG  round-trip drive. So that was my modified  exercise for the week.

 

 

 

 

SO FAR IN THE EXPERIMENT WE’VE FOCUSED ON INCLUDING HEALTHY EATING, AND EXERCISE IN OUR DAILY ROUTINE, NOW ONTO FINDING TIME FOR PRECIOUS MOMENTS WITH YOUR BIBLE.

Nothing replaces finding quiet time and space to sit down and read the Bible, but sometimes it is helpful to think about ways to approach the reading to make it more meaningful.

Here is are some ideas:

I thought the discovery of the Fruit and Veggies website was spectacular, but this website is GRAND!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grand Canyon, Arizona

 

 

*Check out Our Daily Bread Ministries  website! Here you will find:

>The daily devotion, Our Daily BreadIt includes not only the text, but the audio of the text and the Bible scripture for the day. You can listen and let the sound of the words sink in. Also included is a Bible in one-year plan.

 

 

>Our Daily Journey—a daily topical devotional using the New Living Translation and has a 365-day reading plan.

>The time-honored classic, My Utmost for His Highest by Oswald Chambers is posted here with topics for related study and a Bible in one-year reading plan.

You can even read in several different languages with the click of a button!

 

*Wholesomewords.org  HERE is another site that gives 10 detailed tips to help get more from your Bible Time.

I especially like to apply the #9 suggestion when I’m reading:

>TRY TO GET SOMETHING PRACTICAL EACH DAY FROM YOUR BIBLE READING.

Don’t just read for head knowledge; read with the purpose of growing in your knowledge of Christ and in your daily walk with Him.

It is good to keep a Bible reading diary. Write down the date, list the passage that you read, and then jot down the practical thoughts that you got from that reading. Ask yourself, “What is God saying to me from this passage today?”

*AND here’s another help:  5 simple steps to solid Bible study

 This week’s Challenge:

>Use the MEOW worksheet and schedule in your Bible time, make it like an appointment

>Check out one of the Bible reading websites listed above to help with your study.

 

HOW DID YOU DO ON LAST WEEK’S CHALLENGE? PLEASE SHARE ANY INSIGHTS. COMMENT ON THIS PAGE OR ON THE PRIVATE FACEBOOK PAGE. JOIN HERE if you haven’t already.

Share This Blog:


 

 


Previous Posts

Breaking Bread with author Zoe McCarthy
Sally Jo
10/14/2021

African Pizza, A Novel Use of Food
Sally Jo
9/15/2021

"Taste & See" Davalynn Spencer's food scene and recipe from Always a Wedding Planner
Sally Jo
8/13/2021

Always a Wedding Planner--Food Scenes with Authors
Sally Jo
7/11/2021

Always a Wedding Planner--Food Scenes with Authors
Sally Jo
6/13/2021

Always a Wedding Planner--Food Scenes with Authors
Sally Jo
5/14/2021

Spring ... a time for Cheesecake ... and Betrayal
Sally Jo
3/15/2021

Love Inspired Cookie
Sally Jo
2/19/2021

A Taste of Small Town
Sally Jo
1/13/2021

Filet Mignon & Rosemary Potatoes a la Justice Delivered
Sally Jo
12/13/2020

Tis the Season for Cranberries
Sally Jo
11/23/2020

Winter Deception Ebook Available for Pre-order
Sally Jo
11/1/2020

Cuban Sandwich Celebration "Designed to Love"
Sally Jo
10/25/2020

A $1.99 sale & free book opportunity "designed to love"
Sally Jo
10/20/2020

Cozy Up to Autumn and Ablazing Grace
Sally Jo
10/12/2020

A Christian Writer's World--Blog guest
Sally Jo
10/2/2020

Just Released
Sally Jo
9/20/2020

Cover Reveal
Sally Jo Pitts
9/17/2020

Chicken & Dumplings and Dinner on the Grounds
Sally Jo
9/11/2020

Craving Old-Fashioned Peach Cobbler?
Sally Jo
8/20/2020

Chicken from a Cozy Mystery
Sally Jo
7/11/2020

Novel Use of Food by author Kaye Schmitz
Sally Jo
6/13/2020

Novel Use of Macarons
Sally Jo
5/13/2020

A Favorite Recipe from Novel Writer Kathy Harris
Sally Jo
4/15/2020

Novel Giant Pancake
Sally Jo
3/14/2020

Agatha Christie’s Novel Use of Food
Sally Jo
2/1/2020

Can You Buy Love?
Sally Jo
1/3/2020

Banana Millet Muffins and a Taste of Grace
Sally Jo
11/15/2019

Novels and Food
Sally Jo
10/16/2019

Novel Strawberry Ice Cream
Sally Jo
9/15/2019

Hamilton Harbor Legacy book #2 Coming in October
Sally Jo
9/7/2019

Fried Pickles, A Novel Use
Sally Jo
8/19/2019

Fried Cornbread and Family Memories
Sally Jo
7/22/2019

Mashed Potatoes and Emotion
Sally Jo
6/12/2019

Food in a Debbie Macomber Novel
Sally Jo
4/7/2019

Puff Pastry, A Novel Delight
Sally Jo
3/6/2019

Apple pie and a good book
Sally Jo
2/8/2019

Investigating books and food
Sally Jo
1/6/2019

Nuture: December’s Word of Inspiration
Sally Jo
12/1/2018

Endurance: November’s Inspirational Word
Sally Jo
11/2/2018

Tranquility–October’s Word of Inspiration
Sally Jo
10/1/2018

Harmony - September’s Word of Inspiration
Sally Jo
8/31/2018

Determination - Inspiration for August
Sally Jo
7/31/2018

Adventure: July’s Inspirational Word of the Month
Sally Jo
7/1/2018

Challenge: June’s Word of Inspiration
Sally Jo
6/1/2018

Perspective: May’s Word of Inspiration
Sally Jo
5/2/2018

Ambitious: April’s word of inspiration
Sally Jo
3/31/2018

Creativity - The March Word of Inspiration
Sally Jo
3/1/2018

February’s word of inspiration: STRENGTH
Sally Jo
2/1/2018

Envision: January’s inspirational word
Sally Jo
1/9/2018

A Healthy Christmas Gift Idea
Sally Jo
12/11/2017

Investigating Kitchen Tips for the Holidays
Sally Jo
12/4/2017

What to do with Thanksgiving Leftovers
Sally Jo
11/19/2017

The 66-Day Experiment to Redeem Time Finale
Sally Jo
11/1/2017

Concluding the 66-Day Experiment to Redeem Time
Sally Jo
10/29/2017

Investigating Bible Study Time
Sally Jo
10/21/2017

Find your Weak Spot in the 66-Day Experiment
Sally Jo
10/15/2017

The 66-Day Experiment and the Family Life Cycle
Sally Jo
10/8/2017

Finding Time in Your Day for the Want-to’s
Sally Jo
10/1/2017

Make Time for Bible Time
Sally Jo
9/25/2017

Make Time for Exercise
Sally Jo
9/16/2017

Planning Healthy Meals Your Family Will Eat
Sally Jo
9/10/2017

Why 66 days to redeem time?
Sally Jo
9/3/2017

The 66-Day Experiment to Redeem the Time
Sally Jo
8/27/2017

Writing with Momentous Meaning
Sally Jo
8/14/2017

Ezekiel’s Object Lesson
Sally Jo
8/3/2017

Jeremiah Writes Flaming Words
Sally Jo
7/29/2017

Commands to Write in Isaiah
Sally Jo
7/24/2017

How do you write on the heart?
Sally Jo
7/21/2017

Mordecai’s Life-Saving Letter
Sally Jo
7/2/2017

A Covenant Renewed & Sealed
Sally Jo
6/8/2017

Document, Document, Document
Sally Jo
5/15/2017

Write the record of a king
Sally Jo
5/2/2017

Write a Song
Sally Jo
3/31/2017

Join a Private Investigator
Sally Jo
3/6/2017

Write Upon Great Stones
Sally Jo
3/6/2017

WRITE: A Command Fit for a King
Sally Jo
2/13/2017

God’s Rewrite
Sally Jo
1/5/2017

Writing on posts and gates
Sally Jo
12/18/2016

The Bible and Writing
Sally Jo
10/16/2016

Ten Commandments Get a Second Chance
Sally Jo
9/10/2016

I will write upon these tables…
Sally Jo
8/19/2016

The Bible and Writing
Sally Jo
7/21/2016

Create a Legacy with a Play
Sally Jo
6/30/2016

The Wedding Letter
Sally Jo
5/31/2016

Beth Vogt’s new book to investigate!
Sally Jo
4/9/2016

A Teddy Bear Legacy
Sally Jo
3/19/2016

A Legacy Book
Sally Jo
1/15/2016

Christmas Nostalgia
Sally Jo
12/20/2015

What’s Cookin’ Thanksgiving?
Sally Jo
11/25/2015

Thanksgiving Tradition
Sally Jo
11/1/2015

Halloween Nostalgia
Sally Jo
10/22/2015

A Family Tradition Trip
Sally Jo
9/27/2015

Sundial-A Heritage Pass Along
Sally Jo
9/18/2015

A Vintage Birthday Banner
Sally Jo
9/4/2015

A Special Teen Promise Ring
Sally Jo
8/19/2015

A Family Heritage Shotgun
Sally Jo
8/3/2015

A Family Heritage Clock
Sally Jo
7/21/2015

A Scottish Family Heritage Wedding
Sally Jo
6/21/2015

Wedding Legacy Objects to Pass Along
Sally Jo
6/1/2015

Wedding Legacy Pass Alongs
Sally Jo
5/15/2015

Family Heritage Pass Alongs
Sally Jo
4/28/2015

Family Heritage Pass Alongs
Sally Jo
4/6/2015

Family Heritage Items to Pass On
Sally Jo
3/16/2015

Make a Family Valentine
Sally Jo
2/14/2015

Create a Family Cookbook
Sally Jo
1/30/2015

Out with the Old, in with the New
Sally Jo
1/12/2015

Background Memoir Check
Sally Jo
12/9/2014

Memoirs of Faith
Sally Jo
10/19/2014

Remembering Mother’s Cooking
Sally Jo
10/3/2014

Remembering Answered Prayer
Sally Jo
9/18/2014

Leaving a Worthwhile Legacy
Sally Jo
8/31/2014

Remembering Childhood Pets
Sally Jo
8/13/2014

Remembering Family July 4th Celebrations
Sally Jo
7/13/2014

Writing Family into Fiction
Sally Jo
6/17/2014

Hop Along on a Blog Hop
Sally Jo
6/2/2014

A Royal Heritage
Sally Jo
5/25/2014

A Visiting Preacher
Sally Jo
5/13/2014

A Lesson from Dad
Sally Jo
4/28/2014

A Lesson from Mother
Sally Jo
4/7/2014

Childhood Fears
Sally Jo
3/24/2014

Your Childhood Hometown
Sally Jo
3/9/2014

A Valentine Story
Sally Jo
2/28/2014

Remembering Your Grandparents
Sally Jo
2/9/2014

Memoir Writing–Twelve Easy Steps
Sally Jo
1/27/2014

What is Authorpreneurship?
Sally Jo
1/18/2014

REMEMBERING A FAVORITE ACTIVITY
Sally Jo
1/12/2014

A Special Christmas Gift
Sally Jo
12/27/2013

Remembering Mother’s Work
Sally Jo
12/1/2013

Remembering Your Father’s Work
Sally Jo
11/18/2013

Early Church Memories
Sally Jo
11/3/2013

Describe your childhood bedroom
Sally Jo
10/20/2013

Describe Your Childhood Home
Sally Jo
10/6/2013

What’s Your Name?
Sally Jo
9/22/2013

What is Your Earliest Childhood Memory? (Writing Your Own Background Check)
Sally Jo
9/5/2013

Write Your Own Background Check
Sally Jo
8/22/2013


    © 2021 Sally Jo Pitts
    g BB Celebration Web Design