Friday, June 24, 2011

B90X - TAKE TWO

Bible in 90 DaysB90X - TAKE TWO!!!!  Yes, you will remember in January I first posted about participating in MomsToolbox 90-Day Challenge to Read the Bible.  I was off to a great start, and then, life happened.  I got behind in my reading.  I got to a point where I was floundering far beyond the rest of the group.  In the last two weeks of the session I had grand delusions of an epic, colossal comeback.  However, that just wasn't possible.

Despite the fact that I am not a spring B90X graduate proudly displaying an "I Did It!" button on my blog or sporting the T-shirt, I do believe the experience was valuable.  I did walk away with a clearer picture of the Old Testament as a whole.  Some of the information I read helped me to better participate in Sunday School and Wednesday Night Bible Study discussions.  I enjoyed my time reading some of the more difficult sections of text to get through...  I made it through 2 Chronicles.

Now that I'm trying this program again, I'm already analyzing how this time will be different.  I've come up with a plan of action to set myself up for success and better ensure that I will complete the program this time around.

  1. Community - I will be placed in a group of fellow readers with a mentor.  The last session I did not utilize this group.  I checked in when I was successful, and I was on track.  However, as I got behind rather than reaching out for encouragement and tips from others, I simply reported, "I'm behind!" or "Still behind!"  This time I'm going to lean on others and utilize community.
  2. Devotions - Amy @ MomsToolbox provides some additional devotional thoughts to go along with our reading plans.  I will take time to read and digest these posts. 
  3. Twitter - Each week B90X participants had the opportunity to have a Twitter party and chat about the reading.  Now that I finally established a Twitter account, I can join in.  By the way... Are you following me yet?  @Wellspring_Life
  4. Blog - I'm actually going to try to blog weekly about my B90X experience:  What God is teaching me?  What He reveals in His Word?  Especially meaningful Scriptures, etc.
  5. Join me???
Yes, read #5.  I'd love for you to join me in this 90 Day Challenge to read the entire Bible.  On estimate it is about 12 pages a day...  roughly an hour of reading.  Just think... we can encourage each other along the journey.  Come on - you know you want too!  Sign up HERE!

5 comments:

Jennifer said...

Yeah for trying again. I started off fast in Jan. but fell behind. Now I've made it to Romans and am just continuing at a slower pace.

Welcome to the crew!

Heather said...

Hi! Following from the crew:) I keep hearing about this ~ maybe I will do it...I am reading through the bible myself, and am in Kings for old testament and Acts in New testament. Not sure if I can really go any faster, lol. Best wishes to you! I'll stop in and see how you're doing and maybe I'll end up doing it, too!

Marcy said...

just stopping by from the TOS Crew to say hi and follow you!

blessings,
Marcy

http://www.benandme.net/

Cindy said...

I'm doing a chronological year Bible and am behind in that. Can't imagine trying to read the whole Bible in 90 days. I hope you are successful

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Sela said...

You can do it!! I managed to finish in the spring and am very glad I did because there's no way I could do it again right now, being 8 weeks pregnant :) I'm mentoring this time around, can't wait to start next week!
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