Part 5: Reading the Bible in A Year

Hi, Everyone,

How is your Bible Reading Challenge going? I must confuse that I have fallen behind. Building a new habit is hard to do, and sometimes that new habit gets pushed aside by other things going on or is just forgotten until you realize it has been a day or two since your last reading. Well, it’s OK!! No one said it would be easy!

I have said it before and I will say it again, “This is building a new habit one day at a time. It is not a race to see who will finish; nor is it something to be frustrated over. Start with today’s date and JUST READ!!” THAT’S RIGHT forget about the parts you have missed and pick up with today’s reading. I think that we get frustrated and upset with ourselved because we have not followed through with what we set out to do.

Today is the day to stop it! Stop fusing because you have not read every chapter and verse. Stop fusing that other things have gotten in the way. Stop thinking I can never read the Bible through — YES YOU CAN! But you do it one day at a time. Beginning with Part 5, our Bible reading begins with September 1, Isaiah 45 & 46. That’s were you are going to start.

And if you have read each day’s lesson, wonderful. I know you have learned so much from the Written Word. Keep reading — just 4 more months to completion. 

Part 5: Reading the Bible in A Year

Sept.   1:   Isaiah 45 & 46  ∼∼  Psalm 57  ∼∼  Proverbs 1  ∼∼  Luke 24

            2:   Isaiah 47 & 48  ∼∼  Psalm 58  ∼∼  Proverbs 2   ∼∼  John 1

            3:   Isaiah 49 & 59  ∼∼  Psalm 59  ∼∼  Proverbs 3  ∼∼  John 2

            4:   Isaiah 51 & 52  ∼∼  Psalm 60  ∼∼  Proverbs 4  ∼∼  John 3

            5:   Isaiah 53-55  ∼∼  Psalm 61  ∼∼  Proverbs 5  ∼∼  John 4

            6:   Isaiah 56 & 57  ∼∼  Psalm 62  ∼∼  Proverbs 6  ∼∼  John 5  

            7:   Isaiah 58 & 59  ∼∼  Psalm 63  ∼∼  Proverbs  7  ∼∼  John 6

            8:   Isaiah 60 & 61  ∼∼  Psalm 64  ∼∼  Proverbs 8  ∼∼  John 7

            9:   Isaiah 62-64  ∼∼  Psalm 65  ∼∼  Proverbs 9  ∼∼  John 8

          10:   Isaiah 65  ∼∼  Psalm 66  ∼∼  Proverbs 10  ∼∼  John 9

          11:   Isaiah 66  ∼∼  Psalm 67  ∼∼  Proverbs 11  ∼∼  John 10

          12:   Micah 1-4  ∼∼  Psalm 68: 1-18  ∼∼  Proverbs 12  ∼∼  John 11

          13:   Micah 5-7  ∼∼  Psalm 68: 19-35  ∼∼  Proverbs 13  ∼∼  John 12

          14:   Book of Habakkuk ∼ Psalm 69: 1-15 ∼ Proverbs 14 ∼ John 13

          15:   Book of Zephaniah ∼ Psalm 69: 16-36 ∼ Proverbs 15 ∼ John 14 & 15

          16:   Jeremiah 1 & 2  ∼∼  Psalm 70  ∼∼  Proverbs 16  ∼∼  John 16 & 17

          17:   Jeremiah 3  ∼∼  Psalm 71: 1-16  ∼∼  Proverbs 17  ∼∼  John 18

          18:   Jeremiah 4 & 5  ∼∼  Psalm 71: 17-24  ∼∼  Proverbs 18  ∼∼  John 19

          19:   Jeremiah 6 & 7  ∼∼  Psalm 72  ∼∼  Proverbs 19  ∼∼  John 20 & 21

          20:   Jeremiah 8 & 9  ∼∼  Psalm 73: 1-14  ∼∼  Proverbs 20  ∼∼  Acts 1

          21:   Jeremiah 10 & 11 ∼∼ Psalm 73: 15-28 ∼∼ Proverbs 21 ∼∼ Acts 2

          22:   Jeremiah 12 & 13 ∼∼ Psalm 74: 1-11 ∼∼ Proverbs 22  ∼∼  Acts 3

          23:   Jeremiah 14 & 15 ∼∼ Psalm 74: 12-23  ∼∼  Proverbs 23  ∼∼  Acts 4

          24:   Jeremiah 16 & 17  ∼∼  Psalm 75  ∼∼  Proverbs 24  ∼∼  Acts 5   

          25:   Jeremiah 18-20  ∼∼  Psalm 76  ∼∼  Proverbs 25  ∼∼  Acts 6  

          26:   Jeremiah 21 & 22  ∼∼  Psalm 77  ∼∼  Proverbs 26  ∼∼  Acts 7

          27:   Jeremiah 23 & 24  ∼∼  Psalm 78: 1-20  ∼∼  Proverbs 27  ∼∼  Acts 8

          28:   Jeremiah 25  ∼∼  Psalm 78: 21-33  ∼∼  Proverbs 28  ∼∼  Acts 9

          29:   Jeremiah 26 & 27 ∼∼ Psalm 78: 34-55 ∼∼ Proverbs 29 ∼∼ Acts 10

          30:   Jeremiah 28 & 29 ∼ Psalm 78: 56-72 ∼ Proverbs 30 & 31 ∼ Acts 11

 Oct.    1:   Jeremiah 30 & 31 ∼∼ Psalm 79 ∼∼ Proverbs 1 ∼∼ James 1 & 2

             2:   Jeremiah 32  ∼∼  Psalm 80  ∼∼  Proverbs 2  ∼∼  James 3-5

             3:   Jeremiah 33 & 34  ∼∼  Psalm 81  ∼∼  Proverbs 3  ∼∼  Acts 12

             4:   Jeremiah 35 & 36  ∼∼  Psalm 82  ∼∼  Proverbs 4  ∼∼  Acts 13 & 14

             5:   Jeremiah 37 & 38  ∼∼  Psalm 83  ∼∼  Proverbs 5  ∼∼  Acts 15

             6:   Jeremiah 39 & 40 ∼∼ Psalm 84  ∼∼  Proverbs 6 ∼∼ Galatians 1 & 2 

             7:   Jeremiah 41 & 42 ∼∼ Psalm 85  ∼∼  Proverbs 7 ∼∼ Galatians 3 & 4

             8:   Jeremiah 43 & 44 ∼∼ Psalm 86  ∼∼  Proverbs 8 ∼∼ Galatians 5 & 6

             9:   Jeremiah 45-47  ∼∼  Psalm 87  ∼∼  Proverbs 9  ∼∼  Acts 16   

            10:   Jeremiah 48  ∼∼  Psalm 88  ∼∼  Proverbs 10  ∼∼  Philippians 1 & 2

            11:   Jeremiah 49 ∼∼ Psalm 89: 1-18 ∼∼ Proverbs 11 ∼∼ Philippians 3 & 4

            12:   Jeremiah 50  ∼∼  Psalm 89: 19-37  ∼∼  Proverbs 12  ∼∼ Acts 17

            13:   Jeremiah 51 ∼ Psalm 89: 38-52 ∼ Proverbs 13 ∼ 1 Thessalonians 1-3

            14:   Jeremiah 52 ∼ Psalm 90 ∼ Proverbs 14 ∼ 1 Thessalonians 4 & 5

            15:   Daniel 1  ∼∼  Psalm 91  ∼∼  Proverbs 15  ∼∼  Book of 11 Thessalonians

            16:   Daniel 2  ∼∼  Psalm 92  ∼∼  Proverbs 16  ∼∼  Acts 18

            17:   Daniel 3  ∼∼  Psalm 93  ∼∼  Proverbs 17  ∼∼  1 Corinthians 1 & 2

            18:   Daniel 4  ∼∼  Psalm 94  ∼∼  Proverbs 18  ∼∼  1 Corinthians 3 & 4

            19:   Daniel 5  ∼∼  Psalm 95  ∼∼  Proverbs 19  ∼∼  1 Corinthians 5 & 6

            20:   Daniel 6 & 7  ∼∼  Psalm 96  ∼∼  Proverbs 20  ∼∼  1 Corinthians 7 & 8

            21:   Daniel 8  ∼∼  Psalm 97  ∼∼  Proverbs 21  ∼∼  1 Corinthians 9 & 10

            22:   Daniel 9 & 10  ∼∼  Psalm 98  ∼∼  Proverbs 22  ∼∼  1 Corinthians 11 & 12

            23:   Daniel 11 & 12  ∼∼  Psalm 99 ∼∼ Proverbs 23 ∼∼ 1 Corinthians 13 & 14

            24:   Job 1-3  ∼∼  Psalm 100  ∼∼  Proverbs 24  ∼∼  1 Corinthians 15

            25:   Job 4 & 5  ∼∼  Psalm 101  ∼∼  Proverbs 25  ∼∼  1 Corinthians 16

            26:   Job 6-8  ∼∼  Psalm 102: 1-10  ∼∼  Proverbs 26  ∼∼  11 Corinthians 1 & 2

            27:   Job 9-11  ∼∼  Psalm 102: 11-17  ∼∼  Proverbs 27  ∼∼ 11 Corinthians 3-5

            28:   Job 12-14 ∼∼ Psalm 102: 18-28 ∼∼ Proverbs 28 ∼∼ 11 Corinthians 6 & 7

            29:   Job 15-17  ∼∼  Psalm 103  ∼∼  Proverbs 29  ∼∼  11 Corinthians 8 & 9

            30:   Job 18-20 ∼∼ Psalm 104: 1-17 ∼∼ Proverbs 30 ∼∼ 11 Corinthians 10 & 11

            31:   Job 21-23 ∼∼ Psalm 104: 18-35 ∼∼ Proverbs 31 ∼∼ 11 Corinthians 12 & 13

Today do something that will challenge you!

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‘80629’: A Mengele Experiment

Hi, Everyone, I hope your summer is going well and you are staying cool. Here in Texas we are in our 16th day of 100+ degree heat. The old air-conditioner is struggling to keep us at 77 degrees in the house, but we are grateful it continues to work.

I took a little summer break from blogging and worked on a big writing project. I was asked by Katie Cook, editor of Seeds Publishing, to write an article and review three books on “Women and Poverty.” The project is done and I am back! 

I just finished reading  “80629: A Mengele Experiment” — an easy read, a difficult read! Not recommended for the faint of heart.  

(Church, Gene, 80629: A Mengele Experiment;  Kimberly Damon Publishing Company,
copyright 1986; 289 pages)

“He’d been stripped of every meager possession he owned, beaten, shaved, and tattooed with a painful mark that would never go away. He’d been ripped apart from his mother and family and seen their scorched ashes rise from the chimneys to the heavens. He’d been separated from his father and seen him marched away to an unknown, unthinkable eventuality. He was a prisoner in a concentration camp, alone, completely and totally dehumanized, and his world and life would never be the same”(page 25).

It probably was a mistake on my part to read this book while we are in the present political climate. The threats of violence by a person running for the President of the United States against others who do not agree with him, and the denial of the violence from his followers produces hatred and hatred produces violence. No one knows that better than Yakoff Skurnik. 

“80629: A Mengele Experiment” is the story of Yakoff Skurnik is a Polish Jew who spends his late teens and early twenties in the Auschwitz Concentration Camp. The account of Yakoff’s life is important. The story is graphic and in many places difficult to read, but I believe that this is a book we need to read. We need to be reminded of what happens when people look away and let hatred and violence grow against those who are different or believe differently.

I would not recommend this book to those who have not read much about the Holocaust. I have read quite a bit about the Holocaust, and even I had to put the book down a couple of times.

Today do something that will challenge you!