“To Kill A Mockingbird” and “Go Set A Watchman” by Harper Lee

I wanted you to see what real courage is, instead of getting
the idea that courage is a man with a gun in his hand.
It’s when you know you’re licked before you begin, but
you begin anyway and see it through no matter what.”
 — Atticus Finch

(As a side note: in “To Kill A Mockingbird” the reader sees Atticus as a quiet, slow to anger man. We are not aware that Atticus is a man who handles a gun very well. His children do not know that he can handle a gun either until a rabid dog comes into town, and Atticus has to shoot it – point-blank, one shot. Is this a precursor to the future? Do we really know Atticus Finch?)

This week I am reviewing two books: “To Kill A Mockingbird” and “Go Set A Watchman” by Harper Lee. I read “To Kill A Mockingbird” last October (2015) and looked forward to reading “Go Set A Watchman” this month (January 2016).

Over the past couple of weeks, I have been watching a program on PBS called “Finding Your Roots.” The program covers the Genealogy search for family in the past of celebrities. So far, every person who takes this journey says the same thing, “We never talked about past generations in our family. I don’t know anything about my grandparents, great-grandparents (etc).”

The more I have thought about it, I also know every little about my grandparents and nothing about my great-grandparents and beyond. I don’t know how they survived during the Great Depression. Or who in my family went to war. I don’t know how many generations have lived in the United States or when they came here. (Except my father’s family came to the United States just after my father was born (1921) from Canada.)

What does Genealogy have to do with these two books? Like most of us who “think” we know our families, Scout also thinks she knows her father, Atticus Finch. But in “Go Set A Watchman” Scout has a surprise coming that will shake her world and her faith in her father.

“To Kill A Mockingbird” by Harper Lee
(Copyright 1960; publisher HarperCollins; Literary Awards: Pulitzer
Prize for Fiction (1961), National Book Award Finalist for Fiction
and Audie Award for Classic (2007); 324 pages)

“To Kill A Mockingbird” is a story of a quiet southern town during the Great Depression. Maycomb, Alabama has a typical small town atmosphere. Everybody knows everyone else. The community watches over all its children big and small. And everyone knows everyone elses’ business.

Even though I did not come from a small southern town, I did come from a small northern town that held the same qualities. One day I was driving home — going “a little faster” than I probably should have (definitely over the speed limit) — a neighbor about a mile from my family’s home saw me go by. By the time I pulled into the driveway — you guessed it — my father was standing on the front step waiting for me. How did that happen, you ask? The neighbor called my parents and told them I was driving too fast on a dangerous road and they needed to slow me down!  A conversation ensured between my father and I; I promised I would never drive by that house again going over the speed limit. And to this day (even though the lady no longer lives there) I still drive the speed limit by that house. However, that does not say I drove the speed limit anywhere else on that road. I salute those who keep an eye on the neighbors children!!

The life of Maycomb County is seen through the eyes of a little girl named Jean Louise Finch – better known as “Scout.” Scout is a precocious 11-year-old tomboy who loves Maycomb County and loves her family more. She idolizes her father Atticus Finch and sees him as perfect. 

Atticus is the town lawyer. Even though Maycomb County is slow-moving, there is always a case for Atticus to work on. In “To Kill A Mockingbird,” a good portion of the story is around the legal case of Tom Robinson, a black man who is accused of raping a young, white woman. Atticus takes the case using his knowledge of the law and ease of speech. And throughout the case, Harper Lee interweaves stories of a long, hot summer leading the reader to experience the wonderment and fear of an 11-year-old girl.

I have seen the movie “To Kill A Mockingbird” and it is quite good. But nothing replaces the reading of the book. If you want to see the movie, read the book first. My rating of “To Kill A Mockingbird” (please remember this is my opinion), is a five-star. I loved the book!

“Go Set A Watchman” by Harper Lee
(Copyright 2015; Published by HarperCollins on July 14, 2015; promoted as the sequel to
“To Kill A Mockingbird,” 275 pages)

I set unreasonable expectations on “Go Set A Watchman.” I expected to pick up the book and begin reading where “To Kill A Mockingbird” left off.  So I was disappointed when I began to read.

“Go Set a Watchman” begins with Jean Louise Finch a, 26-year-old, who has spent several years living and working in New York City. New York City has a much different atmosphere than Maycomb County. The hustle and bustle of a big city does not compare to a slow-paced southern town. While in New York City, Jean Louise experiences the backdrop of civil rights tensions and political turmoil. 

It becomes pretty clear at the beginning of “Go Set A Watchman” that life is not the same as Jean Louise remembers grewing up. Things are different. In fact, through the eyes of a 26-year-old, Jean Louise begins to view her father Atticus in a different way. Is Atticus still the same lawyer fighting for the rights of the blacks in Maycomb County? Or have things changed? 

Jean Louise becomes totally disillusioned by the bigotry in her little Maycomb County community. As a child, Jean Louise does not see the bigotry or violence that goes on around her. Atticus protects both Jean Louise and her brother Jem from the hatred that spreads to both sides of “the track.” So when Jean Louise is confronted by the hostility of the blacks she grew up with, she is surprised and confused. But her confusion increases when she finds a pamphlet called “The Black Plague” among her father’s papers. 

Jean Louise does not understand her father’s behavior or attitude toward the black community. When he leaves the house to go to a “meeting” on a Sunday afternoon, Jean Louise follows him. What she sees and hears turns her world upside-down.

I found “Go Set A Watchman” tiresome in places. I think Jean Louise had too many temper tantrums and fits of anger. She no longer respected her father Atticus, nor did she want to listen to him. I found myself wanting to tell Jean Louise to get “a grip.” I am not going to give away any parts of the story in case you have not read the book. 

Because of my disappointment of the book when I began, I put the book up for about a week. Then went back to it. I decided not to compare “Go Set A Watchman” and “To Kill A Mockingbird”  as a series. I read “Go Set A Watchman” as its own book – not trying to follow a story line, but just read it. For me that worked, and I found “Go Set A Watchman” more interesting. My rating of this book is 3 stars. I probably will not read this book again, but I may change my mind later.

A point of interest: I did some research to see how others viewed both books and found that I am not far off from the general thought. However, what I found interesting was that “Go Set A Watchman” (1957) was written before “To Kill A Mockingbird” (1960).  Over the next few years, Harper Lee began rewriting the book which became “To Kill A Mockingbird.”  Many years later, Harper Lee was encouraged to write a sequel to “To Kill A Mockingbird,” found the manuscript of  “Go Set a Watchman” and rewrote the story that was published in 2015. 

I am very interested in your thoughts about these two books. Drop me a comment.

Today do something that challenges you!


“The Bible of Clay” by Julia Navarro

“The act of reading is a partnership. The author builds a
house, but the reader makes it a home.”
Judi Picoult author of “The Storyteller” and “Leaving Time.”

“The Bible of Clay” by Julia Navarro
(copyright 2006; published by Bantam Dell, a registered trademark of
Random House, Inc.; the story was translated from Spanish into
English by Andrew Hurley in 2008; 497 pages, suspense thriller)

Julie Navarro does an exceptional job of weaving four stories together that becomes one great story by the end of the book “The Bible of Clay.” The first three-fourths’ of the book hints where the story is going, but the story does not reveal its hidden secrets until the very end.

One story is about Alfred Tannenberg, who will stop at nothing to find his treasure “the clay Bible.” Tannenberg’s sinister plot pushes his granddaughter Clara and her husband Ahmed to search for the rest of the clay tables before he dies. Clara and Ahmed are Archaeologists. They do not know Tannenberg’s past or why it is so important to find the rest of the clay tablets. 

Clara and Ahmed put together an excavation team that will travel to Iraq where Tannenberg believes the rest of the tablets are. But time is running out — within a month the United States will be bombing the exact spot where the team will be digging. 

Alfred’s granddaughter grew up hearing the story about the “clay Bible.” Her life’s dream is to find the rest of the tablets and complete her grandfather’s passion of ownership.

The second story is about a group of very wealthy men who are life-long friends of Alfred Tannenberg. They believe Alfred’s prediction — the clay tablets are buried at a bombing site where the last American air strike took place — and want to fund the project. 

The third story is about four elderly people who are out for revenge. They have no interest in the clay tablets; their only interest is in killing Tannenberg and his granddaughter. For me, this story was the most intriguing part of the book. So I am not going to spoil the story for you by telling you more.

The fourth story that is cleverly weaved among the others is Abraham reveals the story of creation to a young, inexperienced scribe named Shaman. Abraham is told in Genesis 12:1 by the Lord God:

“Get out of your country,
From your family
And from your father’s house,
To a land that I will show you.”

As Abraham begins to pack for the long journey, he begins telling God’s creation story:

“In the beginning God created the
heavens and the earth.”   Genesis 1:1

And Shaman begins to inscribe Abraham’s words on clay tablets. 

For those of you who want a challenge, “The Bible of Clay” by Julia Navarro is the place to start. This is a great read!! If you are following the “No Buy Year,” I found this book in the public library. I give this book a 4.5 Star Rating and look forward to rereading it in the future. I hope you enjoy it as well.

Two Reading Challenges:

1)   The 2016 Book Challenge (go under categories on the sidebar and click on 2016 Reading Challenge.) This is my own book challenge. I did not get it from any other challenges. 

Right now I am reading: “Fall of Giants” by Ken Follett
“Anne of Avonlea” by L. M. Montgomery
(book #2 of the “Anne of Green Cables” and a Classic)
“On Writing” by Stephen King
“Modern Priscilla Cookbook (1924)” by The Priscilla Publishing Company
(This book was given to me by my mother, Alice Tower, for 2015 Christmas. My Mom wrote on the end side cover: Linda, I thought you would like to have this. It was my grandmother’s and your great-grandmother’s. She gave it to me when I was married in 1948. Now this is the kind of treasure I am looking forward!!! From my great-grandmother to my mother to me. Who needs the Lottery??!!  Priceless!)

2)   The second reading challenge is Reading through the Bible in one year. Click on “Blessed is he (she) who reads …” on the side bar. That site will give you the first two months of readings. I have to confess that I am behind on my Scripture reading. I am doubling up on reading chapters. But I will catch-up.

I am really enjoying writing and sharing my blog with you. I hope you enjoy reading it. I would love to hear from you. Do you have any comments or suggestions of books you have read, please share with us when you can. 

Today do something that will challenge you!

The Big Lie About Age …

                                       Whose woods these are I think I know.                                                                                    His house is in the village, though;                                                                                         He will not see me stopping here                                                To watch his woods fill up with snow.  

                                           My little horse must think it queer                                                                                        To stop without a farmhouse near                                                                                        Between the woods and frozen lake                                             The darkest evening of the year. 

                                             He gives his harness bells a shake                                                                                            To ask if there is some mistake.                                                                                            The only other sound’s the sweep                                              Of easy wind and downy flake.

                                           The woods are lovely, dark, and deep,                                                                                         But I have promises to keep,                                                                                                  And miles to go before I sleep,                                                   And miles to go before I sleep.

by Robert Frost (1922) from his home in Shaftsburg, Vermont

Another calendar page has been turned bringing us into a new year. I hope that 2016 will be a great year for all of you!

I can hear some of you saying, “What does Robert Frost’s poem “Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening” have to do with aging?” I am not a poetry lover; so I was somewhat surprised when Frost’s poem came to mind. As I thought about the poem “Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening,” I realized that the poem can have great meaning for those of us who are older (You notice I did not say wiser!).

“Whose woods these are I think I know – His house is in the village, though – He will not see me stopping here – To watch his woods fill up with snow.” As those who grew up in the 1950s through 1970s, we remember many events that shaped our lives: Vietnam, Civil Rights, Women’s Rights, drugs, etc. We also remember the deaths of great men like: President John F. Kennedy, his brother Robert, and Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. And along the way, we remember family events, going to school, and losing classmates who were in the class or two ahead of us in death due to the Vietnam War or drugs.

I think many of us were idealists. We wanted a better world for ourselves but also for our families, friends, and communities. I remember living in Boston, Mass. for a while after Carl and I were married. I remember the protests and the anger and the language we heard, saw, and participated in. (Yes, I was in Boston during the bar burning incident. LOL) Today I can laugh at some of the things we did, but at the time we were very serious.

As the years moved on, we had families of our own. Kids in school, community events, school carnivals, jobs. Many of us work, raised a family, and went to college at the same time. We worked hard hoping that we were making a difference in the lives of others. Maybe something we did would even affect the world. The great idealism!

Now isn’t this the cutest thing you ever saw!! Her Grammie thinks so!!!!

I believe that Robert Frost’s poem is telling us to stop — not slow down, but stop. Look at what is going on around you. Maybe you are watching your grandchildren at play, or participating in sports, or in a school play. I remember a few years ago, our youngest granddaughter Jenna was in the school play “The Wizard of Oz.” She was Toto the dog. I still laugh when I think of her jumping around the stage barking — she took her part seriously!

Maybe you have children or grandchildren who are getting ready to go to or graduate from college, getting married, or have children of their own. It is shocking when you realize that your children are adults. I was sitting in church one morning a couple of years ago when it came time to collect the offering. I really was not paying attention as the ushers walked down the aisle. When I looked up my son Chuck was up front getting one of the offering plates, and for a split second I saw him as an adult, as a man. It really stunned me! Chuck had just turned 40. Of course, I knew he was an adult, but I had not seen him as an adult if that makes sense. For that instant his life kind of flashed before me: playing basketball in high school, graduating from college, getting married, having a son — where did the time go!

So maybe Robert Frost is saying “Stop.” Look and listen. There is much going on around us that we are not seeing.

“My little horse must think it queer – To stop without a farmhouse near – Between the woods and frozen lake – The darkest evening of the year.” There are a lot of expectations that go along with getting older. A person retires; they move a little slower; their backs and knees and hands don’t work as well as they once did; they can’t eat spicy foods like they use to. Even though these are true, people look at us little “queer” when we begin doing something that is very new to us.

I was reading an article from “The Writer’s Dig” (Writer’s Digest) titled “The Big Lie of Age and Writing” by Babette Hughes. (Yes, this is where I got my title for this blog.) Babette Hughes lives in Ohio and she is a writer. She has recently published three-novels of the Kate Brady series (The Hat, The Red Scarf, The Necklace). She is now working on her fourth and fifth novel. Oh yes, she is 92 years young. (Maybe my aspirations of writing a book is not so “queer” after all.) 

In her article, Ms. Hughes writes, “At the age of 89 Doris Haddock began walking the 3,200 miles between Los Angeles and Washington DC which took her 14 months. Kimani Maruge enrolled in the first grade at 84. (Mr. Maruge had never gone to school.) Grandma Moses began painting at 75 and lived to 100 still painting. At 93, Tao Porchon and her 23-year-old dance partner swept ballroom-dancing competitions in New York, New Jersey and Puerto Rico. A Japanese woman, Mieko Nagoka took up swimming at the ago of 80 and at 100 became the world’s first centenarian to complete a 1,500-meter freestyle swim …” Do you get the picture yet?

“He gives his harness bells a shake – To ask if there is some mistake – The only other sound’s the sweep – Of easy wind and downy flake.” Have you noticed that as we get older, people shake their “harness bells” at us? “Why is she taking so long?” “Why didn’t he have his credit card out earlier?” “Man, that’s got to be an old person driving in front of us!” “Hey, lady, you are in the way!” Hmmmmm.

“The woods are lovely, dark, and deep – But I have promises to keep – And miles to go before I sleep – And miles to go before I sleep.” It was the last two lines of this poem that I remembered first. “And miles to go before I sleep – And miles to go before I sleep.” In other words, there is still a lot that needs to be done. I believe that the worst thing we can do to ourselves and the world around us is to stop for very long. I love rocking chairs; in fact, I am sitting in my favorite one right how. But I don’t believe the rocking chair is there to stop us from continuing on in our adventures. I don’t believe the rocking chair is there to stop our dreams of being a writer, or poet, or swimmer, or walker, or take up ballroom dancing, or start our education even if it means we have to begin in the first grade, or going to college. The rocking chair is there to give us a little rest now and then!

“Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening” reminds me to stop for a little while and enjoy the past and present, but it also reminds me that there is much left for me to do. The Big Fat Lie About Age is sitting down to die; your time is over. NOT TRUE: we are to keep moving forward into the future that is waiting for us. Thank you, Robert Frost, for reminding us “And miles to go before I sleep – And miles to go before I sleep.”

Today (really today) do something that will challenge you. You may have some surprises ahead of you!

Blessed is he (she) who reads …

“Blessed is he (she) who reads and those who hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written in it; for the time is near” Revelations 1:3

I see and hear the turmoil in the world today and wonder if anything is going to change, or are we just going to continue to live in a world of injustice, hatred, fear and mistrust. I have been told over and over that the world has always been this way, we just hear about it more because of news and televisions.

Others tell me that nothing is going to change until the Lord comes and reigns on high. Sure my life, like everyone else’s has had some major bumps and extraordinary highs. I have experienced life and death. I have been caught in terrible storms and beautiful sunlight. But that does not even begin to compare to those who face injustice and hatred. It does not compare to those who live in fear and have to hide in the shadows of society. It does not compare to those who are “still” sold into slavery. It does not compare to the heart wrenching grief after massive death and destruction in war torn countries.

For me, Revelations 1:3 really hit home the understanding of keeping God’s Word open and read. Those who read and study God’s Word will not only be blessed beyond understanding, but they will know the Lord is with them. I want to make very clear that in my understanding of Scripture, the Lord is with all of us – the good, the bad, the ugly. It’s just that some recognize the Lord’s work and others do not.

To keep God’s Word open in me, I am starting a new year-long Bible reading. I have read from Genesis 1:1 through Revelations 22:21, but this year-long reading is a little different. There are readings for each day of the year (ya, I know, 2016 has already started — you can begin wherever you would like) from the Old Testament, Psalm, Proverbs, and the New Testament. Because there are 365 days of readings, I am going to post 2 months at a time. The Book of Proverbs has 31 chapters and is repeated over and over throughout the readings. Also Psalm has 150 chapters which repeats as well. You can eliminate the Psalm and Proverbs readings after you finish the first go-around, pick-up the reading at a later point or reread Psalm and Proverbs as listed.

Bible Year-Long Reading

January 2016

Jan.   1       Genesis 1 & 2  ∼∼∼  Psalm   1  ∼∼∼  Proverbs   1  ∼∼∼  Matthew 1 & 2

Jan.   2       Genesis 3 & 4  ∼∼∼  Psalm   2  ∼∼∼  Proverbs   2  ∼∼∼  Matthew 3 & 4

Jan.   3       Genesis 5 & 6  ∼∼∼  Psalm   3  ∼∼∼  Proverbs   3  ∼∼∼  Matthew 5

Jan.   4       Genesis 7 & 8  ∼∼∼  Psalm   4  ∼∼∼  Proverbs   4  ∼∼∼  Matthew 6

Jan.   5       Genesis 9 & 10  ∼∼∼  Psalm   5  ∼∼∼  Proverbs   5  ∼∼∼  Matthew 7 & 8

Jan.   6       Genesis 11 & 12  ∼∼∼  Psalm 6  ∼∼∼  Proverbs   6  ∼∼∼  Matthew 9

Jan.   7       Genesis 13 & 14  ∼∼∼  Psalm  7  ∼∼∼  Proverbs   7  ∼∼∼  Matthew 10

Jan.   8       Genesis 15 & 16  ∼∼∼  Psalm  8  ∼∼∼  Proverbs   8  ∼∼∼  Matthew 11

Jan.   9       Genesis 17 & 18  ∼∼∼  Psalm   9  ∼∼∼  Proverbs   9  ∼∼∼  Matthew 12

Jan. 10       Genesis 19 & 20  ∼∼∼  Psalm 10  ∼∼∼  Proverbs  10  ∼∼∼  Matthew 13

Jan. 11       Genesis 21 & 22  ∼∼∼  Psalm 11  ∼∼∼  Proverbs  11  ∼∼∼  Matthew 14

Jan. 12       Genesis 23 & 24  ∼∼∼  Psalm 12  ∼∼∼  Proverbs  12  ∼∼∼  Matthew 15

Jan. 13       Genesis 25 & 26  ∼∼∼  Psalm 13  ∼∼∼  Proverbs  13  ∼∼∼  Matthew 16 & 17

Jan. 14       Genesis 27  ∼∼∼  Psalm 14  ∼∼∼  Proverbs 14  ∼∼∼  Matthew 18

Jan. 15       Genesis 28 & 29  ∼∼∼  Psalm 15  ∼∼∼  Proverbs 15  ∼∼∼  Matthew 19 & 20

Jan. 16       Genesis 30  ∼∼∼  Psalm 16  ∼∼∼  Proverbs 16  ∼∼∼  Matthew 21

Jan. 17       Genesis 31  ∼∼∼  Psalm 17  ∼∼∼  Proverbs 17  ∼∼∼  Matthew 22

Jan. 18       Genesis 32 & 33  ∼∼∼  Psalm 18: 1-15  ∼∼∼  Proverbs 18  ∼∼∼  Matthew 23

Jan. 19       Genesis 34 & 35  ∼∼∼  Psalm 18: 16-36  ∼∼∼  Proverbs 19  ∼∼∼  Matthew 24

Jan. 20       Genesis 36 & 37  ∼∼∼  Psalm 18:37-50  ∼∼∼  Proverbs 20  ∼∼∼  Matthew 25

Jan. 21       Genesis 38 & 39  ∼∼∼  Psalm 19  ∼∼∼  Proverbs 21  ∼∼∼  Matthew 26

Jan. 22       Genesis 40 & 41  ∼∼∼  Psalm 20  ∼∼∼  Proverbs 22  ∼∼∼  Matthew 27

Jan. 23       Genesis 42  ∼∼∼  Psalm 21  ∼∼∼  Proverbs 23  ∼∼∼  Matthew 28

Jan. 24       Genesis 43 & 44  ∼∼∼  Psalm 22:1-21  ∼∼∼  Proverbs 24  ∼∼∼  Mark 1

Jan. 25       Genesis 45 & 46  ∼∼∼  Psalm 22:22-31  ∼∼∼  Proverbs 25  ∼∼∼  Mark 2

Jan. 26       Genesis 47 & 48  ∼∼∼  Psalm 23  ∼∼∼  Proverbs 26  ∼∼∼  Mark 3

Jan. 27       Genesis 49 & 50  ∼∼∼  Psalm 24  ∼∼∼  Proverbs 27  ∼∼∼  Mark 4

Jan. 28       Exodus 1 & 2  ∼∼∼  Psalm 25  ∼∼∼  Proverbs 28  ∼∼∼  Mark 5

Jan. 29       Exodus 3 & 4  ∼∼∼  Psalm 26  ∼∼∼  Proverbs 29  ∼∼∼  Mark 6

Jan. 30       Exodus 5 & 6  ∼∼∼  Psalm 27  ∼∼∼  Proverbs 30  ∼∼∼  Mark 7

Jan. 31       Exodus 7 & 8  ∼∼∼  Psalm 28  ∼∼∼  Proverbs 31  ∼∼∼  Mark 8

February 2016

Feb.  1        Exodus 9 & 10  ∼∼∼  Psalm 29  ∼∼∼  Proverbs 1  ∼∼∼  Mark 9

Feb.  2        Exodus 11 & 12  ∼∼∼  Psalm 30  ∼∼∼  Proverbs 2  ∼∼∼  Mark 10

Feb.  3        Exodus 13 & 14  ∼∼∼  Psalm 31  ∼∼∼  Proverbs 3  ∼∼∼  Mark 11

Feb.  4        Exodus 15 & 16  ∼∼∼  Psalm 32  ∼∼∼  Proverbs 4  ∼∼∼  Mark 12

Feb.  5        Exodus 17 & 18  ∼∼∼  Psalm 33  ∼∼∼  Proverbs 5  ∼∼∼  Mark 13

Feb.  6        Exodus 19 & 20  ∼∼∼  Psalm 34  ∼∼∼  Proverbs 6  ∼∼∼  Mark 14

Feb.  7        Exodus 21 & 22  ∼∼∼  Psalm 35:1-16  ∼∼∼  Proverbs 7  ∼∼∼  Mark 15

Feb.  8        Exodus 23 & 24  ∼∼∼  Psalm 35: 17-28  ∼∼∼  Proverbs 8  ∼∼∼ Mark 16

Feb.  9        Exodus 25 & 26  ∼∼∼  Psalm 36  ∼∼∼  Proverbs 9  ∼∼∼ Luke 1

Feb. 10       Exodus 27 & 28  ∼∼∼  Psalm 37: 1-22  ∼∼∼  Proverbs 10  ∼∼∼  Luke 2

Feb. 11       Exodus 29  ∼∼∼  Psalm 37: 23-40  ∼∼∼  Proverbs 11  ∼∼∼  Luke 3

Feb. 12       Exodus 30 & 31  ∼∼∼  Psalm 38  ∼∼∼  Proverbs 12  ∼∼∼  Luke 4

Feb. 13       Exodus 32 & 33  ∼∼∼  Psalm 39  ∼∼∼  Proverbs 13  ∼∼∼  Luke 5

Feb. 14       Exodus 34 & 35  ∼∼∼  Psalm 40  ∼∼∼  Proverbs 14  ∼∼∼  Luke 6

Feb. 15       Exodus 36 thru 38  ∼∼∼  Psalm 41  ∼∼∼  Proverbs 15  ∼∼∼  Luke 7

Feb. 16       Exodus 39 & 40  ∼∼∼  Psalm 42  ∼∼∼  Proverbs 16  ∼∼∼  Luke 8

Feb. 17       Leviticus 1 thru 3  ∼∼∼ Psalm 43  ∼∼∼ Proverbs 17  ∼∼∼  Luke 9

Feb. 18       Leviticus 4 & 5  ∼∼∼  Psalm 44: 1-8  ∼∼∼  Proverbs 18  ∼∼∼  Luke 10

Feb. 19       Leviticus 6 & 7  ∼∼∼  Psalm 44: 9-26  ∼∼∼  Proverbs 19  ∼∼∼  Luke 11

Feb. 20       Leviticus 8 & 9  ∼∼∼  Psalm 45  ∼∼∼  Proverbs 20  ∼∼∼ Luke 12

Feb. 21       Leviticus 10 & 11  ∼∼∼  Psalm 46  ∼∼∼  Proverbs 21  ∼∼∼  Luke 13

Feb. 22       Leviticus 12 & 13  ∼∼∼  Psalm 47  ∼∼∼  Proverbs 22  ∼∼∼  Luke 14

Feb. 23       Leviticus 14  ∼∼∼  Psalm 48  ∼∼∼  Proverbs 23  ∼∼∼  Luke 15

Feb. 24       Leviticus 15 &16  ∼∼∼  Psalm 49  ∼∼∼  Proverbs 24  ∼∼∼  Luke 16 & 17

Feb. 25       Leviticus 17 & 18  ∼∼∼  Psalm 50  ∼∼∼  Proverbs 25  ∼∼∼  Luke 18

Feb. 26       Leviticus 19 & 20  ∼∼∼  Psalm 51  ∼∼∼  Proverbs 26 & 27  ∼∼∼  Luke 19

Feb. 27       Leviticus 21 & 22  ∼∼∼  Psalm 52  ∼∼∼  Proverbs 28 & 29  ∼∼∼  Luke 20

Feb. 28       Leviticus 23 & 24  ∼∼∼  Psalm 53  ∼∼∼  Proverbs 30 & 31  ∼∼∼  Luke 21

Today do something that will challenge you.