Last of Year-Long Bible Readings

Wow, did I just say “LAST” of the Year-Long Bible Readings??!! With bibleonly two months left in 2016, this Daily Bible Readings is almost over, but that does not mean that daily Scripture reading is over. No, hopefully you have developed a daily reading habit.

“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” Revelation 1:3.

No matter how many times you have read through the Bible, you come to Scripture from a different place. Your life is different today than it was yesterday, or last year, or five years ago. Scripture opens our hearts and minds to the Word of God, and reading Scripture is different with a deeper meaning which makes Scripture reading real and alive.

In this post I will complete the Year-Long Bible Readings, but it does not end here. January 1, 2017 will bring a new year and a new understanding from the Scripture you read each day. May God open your mind and heart to truth and life.

November 2016

1   Job 24-27 ∼ Psalm 105: 1-15 ∼  Proverbs 1 ∼ Acts 19
2  Job 28-30 ∼ Psalm 105: 16-45 ∼ Proverbs 2 ∼ Acts 20
3  Job 31 & 32 ∼ Psalm 106: 1-16 ∼ Proverbs 3 ∼ Ephesians 1 & 2
4  Job 33 & 34 ∼ Psalm 106: 17-33 ∼ Proverbs 4 ∼ Ephesians 3 & 4
5  Job 35-37 ∼ Psalm 106: 34-48 ∼ Proverbs 5 ∼ Ephesians 5 & 6
6  Job 38 & 39 ∼ Psalm 107: 1-22 ∼ Proverbs 6 ∼ Romans 1
7  Job 40-42 ∼ Psalm 107: 23-43 ∼ Proverbs 7 ∼ Romans 2 & 3
8  Ezekiel 1 & 2 ∼ Psalm 108 ∼ Proverbs 8 ∼ Romans 4 & 5
9  Ezekiel 3-5 ∼ Psalm 109: 1-13 ∼ Proverbs 9 ∼ Romans 6 & 7
10  Ezekiel 6 & 7 ∼ Psalm 109: 14-31 ∼ Proverbs 10 ∼ Romans 8
11  Ezekiel 8-10 ∼ Psalm 110 ∼ Proverbs 11 ∼ Romans 9 & 10
12  Ezekiel 11 & 12 ∼ Psalm 111 ∼ Proverbs 12 ∼ Romans 11 & 12
13  Ezekiel 13-15 ∼ Psalm 112 ∼ Proverbs 13 ∼ Romans 13 & 14
14   Ezekiel 16 ∼ Psalm 113 ∼ Proverbs 14 ∼ Romans 15
15  Ezekiel 17 ∼ Psalm 114 ∼ Proverbs 15 ∼ Romans 16
16  Ezekiel 18 & 19 ∼ Psalm 115 ∼ Proverbs 16 ∼ Acts 21
17  Ezekiel 20 ∼ Psalm 116 ∼ Proverbs 17 ∼ Acts 22
18  Ezekiel 21 ∼ Psalm 117 ∼ Proverbs 18 ∼ Acts 23
19  Ezekiel 22 ∼ Psalm 118: 1-14 ∼ Proverbs 19 ∼ Acts 24
20  Ezekiel 23 ∼ Psalm 118: 15-29 ∼ Proverbs 20 ∼ Acts 25
21  Ezekiel 24 & 25 ∼ Psalm 119: 1-16 ∼ Proverbs 21 ∼ Acts 26
22  Ezekiel 26 ∼ Psalm 119: 17-32 ∼ Proverbs 22 ∼ Acts 27
23  Ezekiel 27 ∼ Psalm 119: 33-48 ∼ Proverbs 23 ∼ Acts 28
24  Ezekiel 28 ∼ Psalm 119: 49-64 ∼ Proverbs 24 ∼ Colossians 1 & 2
25  Ezekiel 29 & 30 ∼ Psalm 119: 65-80 ∼ Proverbs 25 ∼ Colossians 3 & 4
26  Ezekiel 31 & 32 ∼ Psalm 119: 81-96 ∼ Proverbs 26 ∼ Hebrews 1 & 2
27  Ezekiel 33 ∼ Psalm 119: 97-112 ∼ Proverbs 27 ∼ Hebrews 3-5
28  Ezekiel 34 & 35 ∼ Psalm 119: 113-128 ∼ Proverbs 28 ∼ Hebrews 6 & 7
29  Ezekiel 36 ∼ Psalm 119: 129-144 ∼ Proverbs 29 ∼ Hebrews 8 & 9
30  Ezekiel 37 ∼ Psalm 119: 145-160 ∼ Proverbs 30 & 31 ∼ Hebrews 10

December 2016

1  Ezekiel 38 & 39 ∼ Psalm 119: 161-176 ∼ Proverbs 1 ∼ Hebrews 11
2  Ezekiel 40 ∼ Psalm 120 ∼ Proverbs 2 ∼ Hebrews 12 & 13
3  Ezekiel 41 & 42 ∼ Psalm 121 ∼ Proverbs 3 ∼ Book of Titus
4  Ezekiel 43 & 44 ∼ Psalm 122 ∼ Proverbs 4 ∼ Book of Philemon
5  Ezekiel 45 & 46 ∼ Psalm 123 ∼ Proverbs 5 ∼ I Timothy 1 & 2
6  Ezekiel 47 & 48 ∼ Psalm 124 ∼ Proverbs 6 ∼ I Timothy 3 & 4
7  Lamentations 1 & 2 ∼ Psalm 125 ∼ Proverbs 7 ∼ I Timothy 5-7
8  Lamentations 3 ∼ Psalm 126 ∼ Proverbs 8 ∼ II Timothy 1 & 2
9  Lamentations 4 & 5 ∼ Psalm 127 ∼ Proverbs 9 ∼ II Timothy 3 & 4
10  Book of Nahum ∼ Psalm 128 ∼ Proverbs 10 ∼ I Peter 1 & 2
11  Ezra 1 & 2 ∼ Psalm 129 ∼ Proverbs 11 ∼ Book of II Peter
12  Ezra 3 & 4 ∼ Psalm 130 ∼ Proverbs 12 ∼ Book of II Peter
13  Ezra 5 & 6 ∼ Psalm 131 ∼ Proverbs 13 ∼ I John 1 & 2
14  Ezra 7 & 8 ∼ Psalm 132 ∼ Proverbs 14 ∼ I John 3-5
15  Ezra 9 & 10 ∼ Psalm 133 & 134 ∼ Proverbs 15 ∼ Books of II John
and III John
16  Zechariah 1-3 ∼ Psalm 135 ∼ Proverbs 16 ∼ Book of Jude
17  Zechariah 4-7 ∼ Psalm 136 ∼ Proverbs 17 ∼ Revelation 1
18  Zechariah 8 & 9 ∼ Psalm 137 ∼ Proverbs 18 ∼ Revelation 2
19  Zechariah 10-12 ∼ Psalm 138 ∼ Proverbs 19 ∼ Revelation 3
20  Zechariah 13 & 14 ∼ Psalm 139 ∼ Proverbs 20 ∼ Revelation 4 & 5
21  Book of Haggai ∼ Psalm 140 ∼ Proverbs 21 ∼ Revelation 6 & 7
22  Nehemiah 1 & 2 ∼ Psalm 141 ∼ Proverbs 22 ∼ Revelation 8 & 9
23  Nehemiah 3 & 4 ∼ Psalm 142 ∼ Proverbs 23 ∼ Revelation 10 & 11
24  Nehemiah 5 & 6 ∼ Psalm 143 ∼ Proverbs 24 ∼ Revelation 12 & 13
25  Nehemiah 7 & 8 ∼ Psalm 144 ∼ Proverbs 25 ∼ Revelation 14 & 15
26  Nehemiah 9 & 10 ∼ Psalm 145 ∼ Proverbs 26 ∼ Revelation 16 & 17
27  Nehemiah 11-13 ∼ Psalm 146 ∼ Proverbs 27 ∼ Revelation 18
28  Esther 1-3 ∼ Psalm 147 ∼ Proverbs 28 ∼ Revelation 19
29  Esther 4-7 ∼ Psalm 148 ∼ Proverbs 29 ∼ Revelation 20
30  Esther 8-10 ∼ Psalm 149 ∼ Proverbs 30 ∼ Revelation 21
31  Book of Malachi ∼ Psalm 150 ∼ Proverbs 31 ∼ Revelation 22

Another year is over, but God’s love continues. We all have challenges ahead of us in 2017. May we each reach for God’s hand and joyously face our challenges not alone but with the Master beside us.

Happy Holidays, my Friends.

Today do something that will challenge you!

 

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Review: Ken Follett’s book “Hornet Flight”

 

hornet-flight“All my life I have got tremendous pleasure out of good story telling, good yarns that have taken me to a place I have never been and shown me life styles and periods that I have never known. When I started writing fiction, my impulse was to give the same pleasure to others that I had enjoyed myself.”

Ken Follett (www.ken-follett.com/first-steps)

Book after book, Ken Follett has given pleasure to others through his words. I have several favorite authors – William Faulkner, P.D. James, and James Michener – and now I have added another — Ken Follett.

The Hornet Flight is my sixth book written by Ken Follett that I have read. It is also the shortest book I have read of his – only 420 pages.  He has written, to date, 24 books. That means I have 18 more books to read; well, until he writes another.

As writers, we are always looking for the next story. Those tidbits often come from observing things around us like a good book, a story in the newspaper, watching TV, people watching, etc.

Ken Follett read a story about two young men who were living in Denmark during the occupation of the German army in World War II. The real-life story is of two young men who wanted to escape Denmark in 1941. The men wanted to go to England, but first they would have to cross “the Channel.”

The Channel is a body of water between England and Denmark. They could find a boat to cross, or swim across, or a miracle could happen. And a miracle did happen.

The two young men found an old, dilapidated Hornet Moth – a small, fabric and wood biplane. By stealing parts and gasoline, they fixed the biplane and hornet-mothflew it across the Channel to England. As they flew into the English air space, RAF Fighters (Royal Air Force) checked them out. One of the men put a white towel out the window; then they landed safety in a field in England.

Follett was so fascinated by this story that he fashioned Hornet Flight from bits and pieces of this adventure.

The Hornet Flight begins in the early days of World War II. It’s 1941 and the war is not going well for England. Late one night as the rain comes down, eighteen year old Harald Olufsen takes a shortcut through the fenced area of a German installation that he had never seen before. What was this place? Why was it here?

He passed through a stand of conifers and went down into a dip. As he came to the bottom of the declivity, he saw a structure of some kind looming up in the murk. He could not make it out clearly, but he did not recall anything being built in this location. Coming closer, he saw a curved concrete wall about as high as his head. Above the wall something moved, and he heard a low hum, like an electric motor ….

Harald was fascinated. It was a machine of a kind he had never seen before, and the engineer in him was spellbound. What did it do? Why did it revolve? The sound told him little — that was just the motor that turned the thing. He felt sure it was not a gun, at least not the conventional kind, for there was no barrel. His best guess was that it was something to do with radio.    pg. 23

England was preparing for its largest aerial assault ever, and what Harald discovered may turn the course of the war around.

If you have not read any of Ken Follett’s books, I highly recommend them. They are long and detailed. Follett writes in a way that you think you are watching a movie and you don’t want it to end. Rich characters, romance, and sit at the edge of your seat action. Out of 1 to 5 rating, 5 being the highest, I definitely give Hornet Flight a 5!

Follett, Ken, Hornet Flight, published by Penguin Group, New York, 2002, 420 pages.

Today do something that will challenge you!

New Campaign: BACK TO PAPER AND PEN!!

Today most of us are on the computer regularly. We look up interesting pieces of information; we send and read emails; we read books on Kindle or another downloadable book carriers.

Happy ComputerSome of us write stories and blogs, while others use them for business, other forms of art, play games and make up games. Computers have become an important part of our lives — even a necessary part of our lives.

I have to admit — I talk to my computer. Many times I “thank” it for working today, or “Why do you (computer) go around gathering up hundreds of emails that I can’t possibly get to?” And there are other conversations that I can’t repeat followed by computer silence.

All of us depend on the availability of our computers. They worked today, so we assume that they will work tomorrow. Am I right? Well, that’s what I thought.

         Seriously I am going back to paper and pen!!   leave-839225__180

My husband Carl is faaaaaar more tech savvy than I am. All I want is for the computer to work. I don’t care why it hiccups sometimes; I don’t care why it will shut down for no reason.

Sometimes an email will disappear — not all emails, just a few of them. And sometimes my computer friend just takes a little longer to come up in the morning. It’s no big deal — it takes me a little longer to get up in the morning also.

I had a Board meeting to plan. There were reports, a resume, and an agenda that I had to send out to the Board members. As the Board chair, it is not unusal for me to be sending out multiple emails about Board business. But last Tuesday was weird enough that even I knew something was not right.

In the course of the day, I had sent out a couple of emails with attachments. Then I began to hear from the Board members that they did not receive the attachments. So I sent out another email with attachments, and again I got the same response from the Board members.

So I sat down for the third time to send another email, when my email just “SENT” itself!! I saw it happen and had a not-so-nice conversation with the computer. I waited about an hour, then quickly send out a fourth email — “I am sorry and take full responsibility for my crazy emails. I quit for tonight. Will try again tomorrow.”

I had a more than full, tiring day and figured that it was “operator error,” and that tomorrow with a clear head, the emails would go out!!

I plugged in my friend to recharge, and said “Goodnight.”  (Remember I talk to my computer friend.) Goodnight to all!!

The next morning I got up and was ready to send out the Board emails with attachments before I did anything else. I did not even get a cup of coffee.

Looking down at my friend, I noticed the little blue light was not on; there was no quiet hmmmmmmm. I touch my friend and it was cold — cold and dead. For a moment I was sad until I realized that all my writing, over 200 Kindle books, reports, emails, and things that I had long forgotten were GONE!

I am not always good about backing up my stuff. Knowing this, my smart th3fotfzokhusband set the computer up to back-up my stuff to the cloud on a regular, daily bases. He kindly let me rant for a few minutes and said, “We’ll get another computer.” And just like that I got another computer!!

I think I am going to start a new campaign: BACK TO PAPER AND PEN!

But wait, my new computer is really, really nice! I love it’s color! I can send emails without them sending themselves! And I am back to my writing! Do you think Carl set up the computer to automatically back-up to the cloud? Yes, Yes, I am backing up to the cloud!!!!!

Campaign Over Until Another Day!!

Today do something that will challenge you!