Last week Andrea, our Group 10 Mentor, sent out an email to her group explaining that she needed a bit of a ‘kick in the skirt.’
Here’s what she had to say…
I admit it. I am behind.
I started out SO well. Even pulled ahead several days at one point, so that I could have some “breathing room.”
Well, gals, the breathing room is gone and I find myself 4-1/2 days behind now.
HOW DID THIS HAPPEN? I am very disappointed with myself.
I could blame it on the fact that this weekend was my birthday. And not just ANY birthday, it was my 40th birthday.
I could also blame it on the Super Bowl. Doggone it, my Steelers were playing. (Please let’s not discuss it, I may fall into further sadness. . . LOL! :))
I could blame it on the fact that my husband is helping out at another church and is gone ALL DAY SUNDAY (my usual catch-up day). The responsibilities of the kids by myself, etc.
I could blame it on the fact that my present for my aforementioned birthday, an iPhone, came in yesterday and I HAD to get it setup.
I could blame it on the fact that I have been quite sick lately.
BUT (and it’s a big one)
There is NO ONE or NO THING to blame but me.
I have gotten LAZY about my reading. Instead of taking the Kindle with me everywhere (even to the restroom), I got confident about MY ability to “get ‘er done” and forgot to rely on the only ONE Who can make me want to read the Word.
So for those of us who are behind, those who are struggling, those who are on target, those who are ahead, those who are about to throw in the towel… please don’t get discouraged. Let’s do this together!
Let’s do it, in HIS power, and for HIS glory.
Are you with me?
I am happy to report that Andrea is all caught up now! Waaa-Hoooooo! She set her mind and her heart to it and she pulled right where she needed to be.
So anyone else out there like Andrea? Any other great ‘come from behind’ stories to share? Please leave them here in the comments or share them in our BlogFrog Community… but please don’t forget to check in with your group, too.
If you are feeling very far behind, read some of these stories and pray about catching up. Then take that time and make it happen. Even if you feel like you are reading ‘just to read,’ you WILL get something out of it. His Word will not return void. He will stir you when and where you need stirring. But that cannot happen if you aren’t in His Word.
Get ready for the week ahead of you
Click the highlighted text for the Bible in 90 Days Week 7 reading schedule and Daily SOAP Devotionals.
Check in and let us know how you are doing
Mentored groups are numbered. If you know your mentor’s name or group number, find it here, click on it and follow the instructions on the page where it takes you.
Accountability groups are lettered. If you signed up after mid-day on January 2, you should have received an email telling you which group is yours. Please find your group’s letter, click on it and follow the instructions on the page where it takes you to check in.
So…how’s it coming so far? Click your group and check in..
These links will take you to the same page where you checked in last week. Please follow the instructions there to check in with your group again.
Group 1: Cindy
Group 2: Jacqueline
Group 3: Samantha
Group 4: Amy S.
Group 5: Christy
Group 6: Dawn
Group 7: Laura
Group 8: Debbie P.
Group 9: Amy M.
Group 10: Andrea
Group 11: Dineen
Group 12: Heidi S.
Group 13: Kari
Group 14: Ashley & Abby
Group 15: Jana
Group 16: Jessica
Group 17: Kimberly
Group 18: Rebecca
Group 19: Lisa T.
Group 20: Missy
Group 21: Kara
Group 22: Stephanie
Group 23: Debra B.
Group 24: Lisa B.
Group 25: Kristen
Group 26: Kelleigh
Group 27: Katia
Group 28: Linda
Group 29: Kendra
Group 30: Jodi
Group 31: Monica
Group 32: Kristin
Group 33: Tracy
Group 34: Dana
Group 35: Cassandra
Group 36: Candace
Group 37: Shannon
Group 38: Ivy
Group 39: Erin
Group 40: Heidi D.
Non-Mentored Accountability Groups
These groups have been combined to make 2 groups, Group A-M and Group N-Q. Please click on the appropriate group to reach your new check in page, then leave a comment there introducing yourself and checking in for the week.
Don’t know what group you are in or don’t have a group yet?
Leave a comment at the end of this post for everyone to see. I’ll do my best to get back with you…. and I will definitely pray for you, even if you don’t hear back right away.
There will NOT be a #B90Days Twitter party tonight. It has been moved to TOMORROW NIGHT, Tuesday, February 15.
Follow MomsToolbox on Twitter and join us TOMORROW NIGHT from 8-9 CST to chat about the reading, meet other readers and encourage each other for an hour of fast-paced conversation. Be sure to add #B90Days to your tweets and follow that hashtag so you don’t miss a message. I use TweetChat.com to help me keep track of the conversation and respond more easily.
Feel free to tweet about your progress on Twitter and encourage others anytime by tweeting with the #B90days hashtag. Then look for other tweets with the same hashtag and pray for and encourage those tweeters. (Using HootSuite or TweetDeck and opening a column for #B90Days helps to find those tweets.)
Are you blogging through the Bible in 90 Days with us? Link your latest post here. Be sure to link directly to your post, not your blog’s homepage, and link back to this post in your post, as well. The linky is open to link on Monday only. I can’t wait to see what you are learning and sharing!
To link a your post, click on the linky below and follow the instructions there. You will enter your name and a description of your post in the first box and then copy your blog post’s hyperlink and paste it into the second box. Be sure to link to your blog post and not your homepage. You can get your post’s link by clicking on the title of the post and copying the address from your browser. You must also include a link to this post from your post, as well.