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  • Writer's pictureLaura Kae

Welcome home

I am on a new Bible reading plan. It is called reading an entire book of the Bible from beginning to end in one sitting on Saturday. Then the following week, study the book during the time I connect with God. It has been a really useful strategy so far. I began my third week today. I tackled Jeremiah. It took me 4 hours and 40 minutes. I basically did three things today. Sleep, read Jeremiah and watch Runaway Bride with friends (appropriate Valentine’s Day movie, don’t you think?). It was nice.

So far I highly recommend reading books of the Bible straight through. It gives them a bit of a different perspective. I am a bit interested in seeing how Psalms goes. That will be in a few weeks. It is one of the books that was not meant to be read straight through in one sitting, but I want to do it since I am doing the rest of the Bible. I think it will be much harder to read Psalms for five hours than Jeremiah. With Psalms it may be harder to maintain interest without a story line. For Jeremiah my biggest problem was my eyes getting tired. Jeremiah is supposedly longer than Psalms by a 1,000 words or so.

I can’t remember what made me think of this Bible reading plan, but I am glad I did. It has been fun so far. It’s like a marathon on Saturday’s with random favorite episodes the following week.

I was not so anxious today. Yesterday afternoon I did spend some time working through some of the issues I am anxious about. I also got an email response from my counselor that was extremely encouraging regarding the anxiety. I am excited I am working through things. I am not stuck. God did not intend me to live in fear. Neither does He ever want me to.

I am so glad I am a girl. I like to be a girl. Yesterday I came across some notes I had taken for a counseling session prior to moving to NJ. On it was the fact that I was looking for good Christian men I could learn to trust, so I could work on that issue. God sure answered that area of growth in an amazing way in New Jersey. He could have had me move anywhere. I am so glad He had me move here. This is my home now.

On my way home tonight, I realized I had screwed up my dates/cities. I have already lived in this apartment at least four months longer than I have ever lived in any other city as an adult. Well, as a kid, I lived on a farm, so I guess longer than any other city. Welcome home, Laura, welcome home.

LORD, there is no one like you! For you are great, and your name is full of power. Who would not fear you, O King of nations? That title belongs to you alone! Among all the wise people of the earth and in all the kingdoms of the world, there is no one like you. – Jeremiah 10:6-7

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