OK, I've changed my reading plan for reading through the Bible in one year. Originally I thought the big variety every day would be great - but I'm actually having a hard time switching gears 4 times in one reading session like that. So for now I've switched to Old Testament and New Testament combo - from Our Daily Bread.
The other one I'm debating switching over to follows a different format. Mondays you read from The Law, Tuesdays from History, Wednesdays from Psalms, Thursdays are Poetry, Fridays are Prophecy, Saturdays are Gospel and Sundays are Epistles. This format gives variety throughout the week, but still enables you to focus on one thing at a time.
It's amazing how many different versions you can do - you can read through the Bible in order of how the books were written, and you can read them in the order they actually occurred throughout history - both of which would be excellent ideas as well!
So, I happened about a few different blogs that I want to recommend.
Bring the Rain is probably the most heart wrenching yet powerfully moving blog I have ever read. Angie Smith (wife to Todd Smith from the Christian music group "Selah") has an amazing way with the English language. I guarantee you will not leave that blog unchanged - but definitely have Kleenex nearby, you will need it. You need to start at the beginning - January 2008.
Smiles and Trials is another excellent choice - this amazing mom of 11 children (both biological and adopted) is very candid about their everyday lives - the highs and the lows.
My Charming Kids is another very interesting and oftentimes humourous read. Big Mac, MckNugget, Small Fry and MckMuffin are her kids - need I say more?
And since I've already wasted far too much time online today (justified by feeling under the weather of course), that's all for now!