Getting Back In The Groove

I am still trying to get my self back in line with the correct day of the week. You wouldn’t think being retired that my days still get mixed up when we have a holiday, but they do. I either think it is one day earlier or one day later than it actually is. Our walking schedule was changed too because of rainy days. There is a chance for more rain today so I am going to be brief so I can get out and walk.

 BTW….for those of you who may be wondering, I am still on my quest to lose weight which began on July 8th of this year and as of this morning I have lost 12 pounds. I am excited and it hasn’t been as difficult as I anticipated. I don’t know why I didn’t think to take my measurements when I started, perhaps just too scary. I’m “guesstimating” I’ve lost 2-3 inches overall as my clothes are much looser in some places. Of course I wish the extra pounds would “go away” a bit faster and I don’t like the plateaus; however the logical side of me understands that in the scope of things, slower is better.

My schedule is about to get a bit fuller beginning tonight. Russell will be starting a class tonight on “How to Study the Bible.” It should be interesting as he is a great teacher. Our week goes something like this; Sunday morning-worship, Sunday evening-home group, Monday morning, Ladies Bible Class, Wednesday evening-midweek service, Thursday evening home bible study with a group we have been meeting with for, (if my memory is reliable) we are either in our fourth year or close to it. The remainder of the week is probably much like yours, grocery shopping, appointments, spending time with mom, or other family members. Visiting the sick or calling, sending cards etc., and just living.

Life is grand!

Do you have a favorite way for studying the bible?

Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a workman who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth. 2 Tim 2:15

3 comments for “Getting Back In The Groove

  1. September 16, 2009 at 10:54 am

    I just read these days, too. But even after all these years, I still find wonderful new truths and thoughts I’d never considered before.


  2. September 16, 2009 at 12:13 am

    First, congrats on the loss of 12 pounds!!

    Don’t know the approach your teacher will take, but Gordon Fee’s book, “How to Study the Bible for All It’s Worth” is an excellent book to read.

    It would take way to much time / room to go through all I do when I get serious about Bible study. But since I’m no longer preaching / teaching, I mainly just read these days and compare various translations. I may look up a Greek word here and there or check out the contextual background of a passage, but mostly just read.

  3. September 15, 2009 at 3:12 pm

    Right now I don’t have a favorite way to study. I just read and, if it’s quiet and I’m focused, jewels present themselves…………..kind of like digging in the diamond mine in Arkansas. Sifting and then you see something bright and shiny……..and it may be a diamond. With the Bible, the diamonds are on every page!

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