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Read through the Bible—Week 21

Special note: This is the last week my through-the-Bible readings will appear here on my blog. Instead, you will find them each Sunday morning on my Facebook author page Diane Stortz Books. In the second half of 1 Samuel, David flees from Saul’s threats but eventually the path is clear for him to become king…

Read through the Bible—Week 20

Happy Mother’s Day! The concluding chapters of Paul’s first letter to the Corinthians include some now-famous words about love. Then we turn back to the Old Testament and follow Samuel as he becomes both prophet and Israel’s last judge and Saul as he becomes king but loses the kingdom. Day 1     1 Corinthians 10-12 Day…

Read through the Bible—Week 19

Chaos reigned during the time of the judges, but in the midst of that, the wonderful story of Ruth took place. We also start 1 Corinthians, another letter from Paul, written to a young church facing serious problems. Day 1     Judges 17-19 Day 2     Judges 20-21 Day 3     Ruth 1-2 Day 4     Ruth 3-4 Day…

Read through the Bible—Week 17

The Israelites settle by tribes in the Promised Land in the second half of the book of Joshua. The letters section of the New Testament opens with the book of Romans, written by Paul. Day 1     Joshua 13-15 Day 2     Joshua 16-18 Day 3     Joshua 19-21 Day 4     Joshua 22-24 Day 5     Romans 1-3 Day…

Read through the Bible—Week 16

Happy Easter! He is risen! In this week’s readings: The apostle Paul arrives in Rome as the book of Acts concludes, and Joshua leads the Israelites into the promised land of Canaan as God directs. Day 1     Acts 19-21 Day 2     Acts 22-24 Day 3     Acts 25-28 Day 4     Joshua 1-3 Day 5     Joshua 4-6…

Read through the Bible—Week 15

After a day in Psalms, this week’s readings turn to the book of Acts, the story of the beginning of the church and how it grew as the gospel spread. Day 1     Psalms 38-41 Day 2     Acts 1-3 Day 3     Acts 4-6 Day 4     Acts 7-9 Day 5     Acts 10-12 Day 6     Acts 13-15 Day…

Read through the Bible—Week 14

This week’s readings all come from the first section of the book of Psalms, the “hymnal” of the Israelites, many of them written by Israel’s King David. Day 1     Psalms 6-10 Day 2     Psalms 11-15 Day 3     Psalms 16-20 Day 4     Psalms 21-25 Day 5     Psalms 26-30 Day 6     Psalms 31-34 Day 7     Psalms 35-37…

Read through the Bible—Week 13

Up this week, the second half of Deuteronomy, including Moses’ poignant glimpse of the land of Canaan. Then the start of the first book of the Psalms, the hymnal of Israel. Day 1     Deuteronomy 16-18 Day 2     Deuteronomy 19-21 Day 3     Deuteronomy 22-24 Day 4     Deuteronomy 25-27 Day 5     Deuteronomy 28-30 Day 6     Deuteronomy 31-34…

Read through the Bible—Week 12

John ends his Gospel with his purpose for writing, and Moses provides a “second law”–a second telling of the law—in Deuteronomy. Day 1     John 16-18 Day 2     John 19-21 Day 3     Deuteronomy 1-3 Day 4     Deuteronomy 4-6 Day 5     Deuteronomy 7-9 Day 6     Deuteronomy 10-12 Day 7     Deuteronomy 13-15

Well-Nourished—by the Word

Do you take a multivitamin or use a dietary supplement? I have, and now I keep some Ester-C and echineacha tea on hand to help me fight off colds. But day to day, I’m trying to nourish my body with a whole-foods, plant-based diet. It’s a challenge to view vegetable and fruits, nuts and seeds…