Sunday, February 26, 2017

Read the Bible in a Year - Week 9

Week 9
Sunday, February 26        Acts 27:1-Romans 1:15
Monday, February 27       Romans 1:16-4:8
Tuesday, February 28       Romans 4:9-7:25
Wednesday, March 1        Romans 8:1-10:13
Thursday, March 2           Romans 10:14-14:13
Friday, March 3                Romans 14:14- 1 Corinthians 1:17
Saturday, March 4            1 Corinthians 1:18-5:13

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Read the Bible in a Year - Week 8

Week 8
Sunday, February 19             Acts 9:36-11:30
Monday, February 20            Acts 12:1-14:7
Tuesday, February 21            Acts 14:8-16:24
Wednesday, February 22       Acts 16:25-19:10
Thursday, February 23          Acts 19:11-21:14
Friday, February 24               Acts 21:15-23:35
Saturday, February 25           Acts 24:1-26:32

Valentine’s Day and a Colonoscopy

My late husband passed away on Valentine’s Day, 2011 for lack of $1000 (basically), the cost of a colonoscopy back then. For the past several years, the Affordable Care Act has paid for preventive medicine and tests like these, and I sincerely hope that people took advantage of that; it had to have saved lives. With the new administration, it probably won’t be long before the Act is repealed, and people who benefited from it will be back to fending for themselves, often times forgoing medical attention rather than have to come up with the exorbitant amount of money that healthcare now costs.

I don’t want to get into a political debate. My only purpose here is for everyone to take advantage of preventive tests before they are no longer feasibly available to the poor and middle class. I think healthcare should be a right, not a privilege, but that it was simply done badly. It needs to be fixed, but, more likely, the government will just do away with it completely.

Get a physical exam, bloodwork, mammogram, colonoscopy, etc. now. Don’t wait! If you wait, it could cost you greatly. See my post from several years back, about the cost of not getting tested. Click here.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Read the Bible in a Year - Week 7

I got really behind on my daily reading, but fortunately, this past week, I was moved to read and get really, really close to catching up. I was going to have a catch-up week, but wasn't sure if those of you who are reading this would need that, so I'm just going to plow ahead. If you get behind, don't give up; this isn't a race, or an 'all or nothing' task. 
For me, I need to plan and have deadlines, (even though I get really stressed when I have a deadline), and so this keeps me on track. I had gotten to where I was reading one chapter a day, along with commentary, and didn't feel like I was moving forward, so having this plan is really helpful, I believe. I hope it is equally helpful for you. Have a blessed week.

Week 7
Sunday, February 12             John 13:21-16:15
Monday, February 13            John 16:16-18:38
Tuesday, February 14            John 18:39-21:14
Wednesday, February 15       John 21:15-Acts 2:47
Thursday, February 16           Acts 3:1-5:21
Friday, February 17                Acts 5:22-7:50
Saturday, February 18            Acts 7:51-9:35

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Friday, February 10, 2017

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Daily Bible Verse Acts 17:26-27

Acts 17:26-27 (NIV)

From one man he made all the nations, 
that they should inhabit the whole earth; 
and he marked out their appointed times in history 
and the boundaries of their lands. 
God did this so that they would seek him 
and perhaps reach out for him
and find him, 
though he is not far from any one of us.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Daily Bible Verse Isaiah 45:22-23

Isaiah 45:22-23 (NIV)

“Turn to me and be saved,
    all you ends of the earth;
    for I am God, and there is no other.
By myself I have sworn,
    my mouth has uttered in all integrity
    a word that will not be revoked:
Before me every knee will bow;
    by me every tongue will swear."

I hope you've been enjoying the bible verses so far. This one begins a series about seeking God.

Monday, February 6, 2017

Read the Bible in a Year - Week 6

Week 6
Sunday, February 5             John 1:35-3:36
Monday, February 6           John 4:1-5:30
Tuesday, February 7           John 5:31-6:71
Wednesday, February 8      John 7:1-8:11
Thursday, February 9         John 8:12-9:41
Friday, February 10            John 10:1-11:44
Saturday, February 11        John 11:45-13:20

Friday, February 3, 2017

Daily Bible Verse Isaiah 40:28-29

Isaiah 40:28-29 (NIV)

Do you not know?
    Have you not heard?
The Lord is the everlasting God,
    the Creator of the ends of the earth.
He will not grow tired or weary,
    and his understanding no one can fathom.
He gives strength to the weary
    and increases the power of the weak.

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Daily Bible Verse Isaiah 26:3

Isaiah 26:3 (NIV)

You will keep in perfect peace
those whose minds are steadfast,
because they trust in you.