Friday, February 12, 2010
Reading the Bible
The Bible offers so much wisdom and has helped me be a better wife, mother, daughter, sister and friend. I would not have survived 24 years of motherhood without it. :)I struggle with worry, weariness, anger...so many things that the Bible has answers for.
To make it easier for me to spend time reading the Bible, I have learned a few tricks over the years.
* I keep a notepad nearby so that when those distracting thoughts of things I need to do that day or items I need to pick up at the grocery store come up I can just write them down and move on.
* Play some music. Having classical or jazz music playing softly in the background helps me to concentrate.
* Have a favorite drink nearby. If it's early morning I like to have a cup of coffee while I read.
* Keep the Bible nearby. Obviously you'll be more likely to read it if it's handy. I have one on my bedside table, one near my favorite chair in the living room and I also have a small paperback copy of The Message that I carry around with me. I can read while I'm waiting for the kids to finish with after school activities or while I'm waiting in the drive through line at the bank.
Posted by 50s Housewife at 8:28 AM