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I was feeling all pretty good about myself at the beginning of last week when I was a full 5 days ahead of schedule in order to prepare for upcoming vacation schedules. That was short-lived.   Turns out it wasn’t vacation that set me back the rest of last week…Vacation Bible School did! Who knew that part-time volunteer work at 5 days of VBS could zap every last bit of energy I had? I had been suspecting for some time now on how pathetically unfit I was but that week resolutely confirmed it for me.

Anyway, I’m back on schedule as of today. Phew. And just in time…our family vacation starts tomorrow <biting my nails>.  I am secretly hoping to get some reading time in on the 7-hour flight but, then again, I could also be spiraling into delusion since we are towing 5 kids between the ages of 5 & 10.  Soooo…I need those B90 prayer warriors to keep sending up those prayers, please!

See y’all on the other side,

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Officially, I’m on Day 11 of the Bible in 90 Days Challenge. Unofficially, I’m really on Day 16 (yay me!).  I’ve been reading ahead whenever and wherever possible (have trusty iPad, will travel). The reason I have never been successful in previous (year-long) bible reading plans is because I inevitably get behind in my reading during periods of travel, of which our family takes many each year, then quickly become overwhelmed and discouraged by the backlog. Ultimately, I give up from such pathetic discipline.

Not this time. This time I’m ahead of the game. And staying there. I wonder if my B90 facilitator and assigned B90 mentor praying for me all the time has anything to do with it???  Thank you, Amy and Jennifer!

T-minus 74 days…and counting!

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3 days down, 87 to go!  I’m feeling good, confident and not at all daunted at the 12-page a day approach.  I’m feeling especially giddy in using my iPad to read through the 90 day challenge.  I have two e-reader apps downloaded so far: Apple’s iBooks and Amazon’s Kindle.  I’m using Kindle to read the B90 Bible because Apple didn’t sell it on the iTunes store (their loss).

How do I love the iPad as an e-reader?  Let me count the ways:

  1. The iPad is so thin and portable that I can take it with me everywhere (by purse, by tote, by handled neoprene case).  And I do.
  2. I can highlight, bookmark and make as many notes as I want.
  3. I can carry hundreds of books with me at a time, although on average I only read 2-3 at a time.
  4. Like most e-readers, I can adjust the font to a comfortable size which decreases eye fatigue.
  5. I no longer need to dedicate precious bookshelf space to my favorite books because I can keep them on my e-reader app forever and ever.
  6. The Pièce de Résistance: unlike the Amazon Kindle or other e-readers, the iPad has gorgeous back light for reading in the dark.  My husband can happily sleep uninterrupted in total darkness  while I happily read in bed with my awesome back light.

These are just a few bennies to owning an iPad but there are many others all of which will have to wait for a future blog posting.

Looking forward to Day4 of 90!

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I need more fingers and toes to  count how many times I’ve begun and never finished a year-long daily bible reading plan.   I’m not sure if it’s the plan or me.  Since I’m loathe to find fault with anything I do <snort>, it must be the plan.  So when I stumbled across the Bible in 90 Days Challenge, I signed up with renewed hope that I could actually do this.  And to do it as part of an online group effort via MomsToolBox to keep me accountable is right up my alley.  And so it begins…twelve pages at a time.  I can do this!

So, am I crazy?

P.S. Faultlessness notwithstanding, I do covet your prayers to be successful in this endeavor!

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