1 Sam. 11-19

 Hello to all who are reading 1Samuel with me!! My intention has been to post something every Sunday  to keep those reminders being sent to you to keep reading.  However, what’s the saying?.... “Even the best of intentions mean nothing.  It’s  what you do.”😜 So, now it’s Wednesday and I now have the time to reflect back on last week’s reading. I must say, I think Saul represents the average Joe pretty well. 😳 He knew what God expected of him, yet he chose to do things his own way. Sadly, I can relate. How about you?  In chapter 13,  you might have wondered what Saul did that Samuel said was so foolish and would result in him losing the kingdom.  After all, it sounded good that he wanted to seek the “Lord’s favor”, didn’t it? He offered a burnt offering (vs. 9).  That sounds good doesn’t it? Well,’s never good if you do things your way and not the way God wants it!  If you recall....Saul was a Benjamite (9:21). Who were allowed to do the offerings for the people? The Leviticus

1 Samual 1-12 - Serve Him with your whole heart!

 Wow!  Only one week into the summer reading and we have already read 12 chapters!!  Some people think that the Old Testament is full of stories, without much practical application for today.  I just don't see it that way!! I got a lot of practical tid bits out of the reading this week that were good reminders for me on how to live my life in a God honoring way. One major theme I pulled out of the reading was to ask myself, who do I have as king of my life?  God wanted Israel to keep Him as their king, but they chose to have a human king instead.   God is asking me the same question of me.  "Who do you want to have charge over your life? Me, you or someone else?  If you chose me, then serve me with all your heart" (12:20)  If I am serving myself with all me heart, I have chosen to make myself king of my life!  That's like choosing to have Saul as my king.   I know I want Jesus as my king , (especially since I know how all this ends, from my recent reading in Revelati

I'm starting my Summer Reading Today!!! I hope you join me!!

Do you want to dig into some Old Testament reading?   I have the perfect plan for some "light" summer reading.  It's only one chapter a day, but, by September, you will have read through 5 books of the Old Testament and a few of the Psalms!  I say that sounds like a good plan! I hope you join me!! The reading starts today!!! If you sign up to receive my weekly posts, you will get a reminder to where you should be in the reading each week.  I also hope you post a response once in a while, to let me know that someone "out there" is reading along with me! 😉 I recommend you go to the "Spiritual Fervor" tab to print out the plan so that you can follow along easily. I am excited to get started!! I hope you join me! Happy Reading!!

Revelation 8 to the end!!!-- There are THREE different ways to read/interpret chapter 20!!

Hello all of you New Testament Readers!!   We would probably all agree that Revelation can be confusing with all the symbolism and, frankly, maybe even a bit scary!  Those descriptions of judgement make me want to be a post-millennial!  Haha!! If you don't get what I am say, then you should watch this video 😁: I am attaching below a worksheet the group used to follow along with my talk.  It might help understanding the different perspectives by having a visual.     Sharon did a fabulous job reminding us of God's grace seen through out Revelation.  Listen to her talk and be encouraged!

Revelation 1-7 - Interpreting Prophesy

Hello all you New Testament Readers!! We are deep in Revelation now!  How exciting!   Yesterday, we heard of the different ways people interpret prophesy. Here is that link if you missed it: Then, Michelle did a good recap on the messages to the churches and how we can apply those letters to ourselves.  She also points out that, even though Revelation can be confusing, there are somethings we can know with certainty! Can you believe we are almost done with the whole New Testament?!  Enjoy reading Revelation 8-14 this week!

2 & 3 John and Jude

Hello New Testament Readers !   Can you believe we only have one book to go and we are done?!! Kim gave a great talk on God's definition of love.  (It's very different than what the world thinks!)  Enjoy: Have a great week reading Revelation!

1 Peter 3- 1 John 1- How was the Bible put together? Can we trust it?🧐

Hello New Testament Readers!! I hope you are enjoying your week so far!   Have you noticed we only have a few more books to go and then we are done with the whole New  Testament?   Keep up the reading!!!  Persevere! 😉 Here are the links from this past Tuesday: History portion: Sharon's talk: Enjoy your Cinco de Mayo!!   🌮🇲🇽🌯 😋💚 ❣️