Group 19 Bible in 90 Days Check In

Hey everyone!

My name is Lisa Thompson and I’m your Bible in 90 Days mentor!  I’m excited about the opportunity to pray for and encourage each one of you. I’m really looking forward to spending the next 90 days getting to know you.

Please take a minute to fill in this form. Your responses will automatically be inserted into a spreadsheet with a timestamp so you can check in every day if you want, or just once a week is fine.

Also, please add your comments below.  The more we all share, the more we can encourage one another.  There are many days where I may not see the comments right away and one of you will be the person God uses to encourage someone in our group!  You may need to scroll down a bit to see the comments. I highly recommend that you bookmark this page and check in throughout the week.

If you’re looking for me during the week, stop by my blog, friend me on Facebook, stop by the Simplified Saving Facebook page (where I regularly post the reading schedule), chat with me on Twitter, or send me an email!  I really want to hear from all of you!!!

Happy reading!

  • http://makesharegive.blogspot.com Susanne

    I’m gonna try for 100 days. Thanks for the leeway. The way I see it- I’ve never read so much of the Bible in so little time, so it’s all good.

  • Beth E

    Hi All,
    I just have to say that I am behind Alot, but I still feel really good because I am still reading everyday. Life does happen but I find even if I can put 10 min in I am already feeling better. So , if you are falling behind, you are not alone. I will be more like 120 day reader :)

  • http://ourfamilyways.blogspot.com Hope

    We’ve had major family things going on this month so I’ve fallen way behind, but I’m still reading. It looks like I might not finish in 90 days, but I will finish. It just may be more like 100 days at this point.

  • Pat

    can anyone tell me what day we are supposed to be on? My brain is not working and I can’t figure out if I’m on track or not. Thanks.

    • http://makesharegive.blogspot.com Susanne

      I think we’re on Day 59. I’ve highlighted the Mondays to keep track and remember which days to check in.
      Happy Wednesday!

  • http://makesharegive.blogspot.com Susanne

    Still a little behind, but not as far as last week. Thoroughly enjoyed Psalms!

  • http://simplifiedsaving.com Lisa @ Simplified Saving

    I’m getting ready to head out of town for the weekend for my anniversary. I’ve been crazy busy and I’m a little behind, but I’m hoping I’ll have a little extra downtime to catch up! Praying that we will all finish strong!

  • http://makesharegive.blogspot.com Susanne

    Still a little behind, but I’ll catch up soon. I felt guilty plowing through Psalms and Proverbs, so I’m taking my time with them after each day’s regular reading.
    I LOVE Ecclesiastes! The last time I ever visited my favorite uncle on this earth, he read it aloud to me. Such a happy memory- and such great advice from an older person to a teenager.

  • Lori

    I can’t believe that this time next week, we’ll be over half way. I guard my Bible reading time as much as I can because it truly helps me focus on God more throughout the day. The best part is going to church, hearing the preaching, and realizing “hey, I’ve read that not too long ago….” It just makes you open up your heart even more to hear what He has for you in the message.

  • Lori

    I forgot to check in last week and almost this week, except I received a wonderful encouraging email from our B90days mentor. Thanks Lisa.
    I have a hard time keeping up when I travel, and reading twice in one day is difficult. I’m caught up.

  • http://makesharegive.blogspot.com Susanne

    I love that out of all the genealogies, out of the blue, we read Jabez’s prayer, and during the reigns of so many evil kings, all the sudden, we read about a king who does the right thing.
    Something about the last 3 Thursdays- don’t have an excuse, but I get behind on Thursday???
    Happy Monday!

  • http://ourfamilyways.blogspot.com Hope

    I am still loving this, but fell behind this past week. I’m currently two days behind and hoping I can get caught back up this week. God is revealing something through His word everyday though!

    • http://simplifiedsaving.com Lisa @ Simplified Saving

      You can totally catch up! I love how God is continually revealing Himself to us! What a blessing!

    • Beth E

      I too am behind but I keep going. I figure that as long as we keep going we are succeeding. Good luck!

  • http://makesharegive.blogspot.com Susanne

    I’m SO enjoying this. My favorite verse from this week is 1 Sam 21:15 when Achish asked his servants. . .”Am I so short of madmen that you have to bring this fellow to carry on like this in front of me? Must this man come into my house?” about David when he was pretending to be insane.
    It just struck me as funny. Me and my strange sense of humor.

    • http://simplifiedsaving.com Lisa @ Simplified Saving

      That struck me as funny too! I can’t wait to get to heaven and see God’s sense of humor. I always wonder what made him include interactions like this in His Word.

  • Lori V

    Hello everyone,
    I’m out of town for work, so reading in the morning is out, have to switch to the evening for a few days. We’ve been reading for 21 days. I think there’s a saying somewhere about 21 days straight makes it a habit. Bible reading is a perfect habit!

  • Anna P

    Hoping to get back into reading by next week. Obstacles these past few weeks range from marital abuse and threats of divorce; sick kids; a teething whiny clinging kid; and just this week the death of my father-in-law who we take care of in the home. Whew! Prayers are very much appreciated. I continue to see God’s hand and care. Eventually I want to make it through Leviticus. I’ve been stuck in the middle of the chapter for a few weeks now. I’m willing to stick with it though. Hope the rest of you gals are too. If I can do it, so can you.

    • Beth

      Anna,
      I am definitly praying for you! Take it easy and try not to put too much pressure on yourself. Stay safe!
      Beth

      • Anna P

        Thank you. I talk to my family, friends, pastor, and counselor. This problem of conflict and abuse is not in the dark, but I’m not willing to just give in to Satan’s schemes and run for the hills either. I will definitely put my safety first and leave if I absolutely must — all by the strength of God.

  • Lori

    Hello Everyone,

    I’m on target thus far. Can’t seem to remember to check in though and have missed the Monday Twitter Party. Not sure how to do that.
    Hope all is well with everyone.

  • Beth

    Hi all,
    Well, I am doing ok. Just behind a day. I am liking it but am struggling a little bit with all the names but am praying that the lord shows me what I should be taking from this.
    I hope everyone is doing well.

  • http://ourfamilyways.blogspot.com/ Hope

    I am praying for our group.

    I am currently one day behind on reading, but hope to catch up by tonight. I’ve really been enjoying this and feel like I”m learning so much even though I know I’ve read most of this stuff before. It’s exciting!

    • Anna P

      Your blogs are spot on. Thanks for the reminder that the readings aren’t about what I can do and accomplish, but about what He can do.

  • Anna P

    Praying for group member Stephanie….Saw about your hubby’s grandma death as well. Can’t imagine all the stress and sadness you are all enduring. Life is not easy. Thank goodness God does care!
    “but those who hope in the LORD
    will renew their strength.
    They will soar on wings like eagles;
    they will run and not grow weary,
    they will walk and not be faint.”
    Isaiah 40 : 31(NIV)

    • http://simplifiedsaving.com Lisa @ Simplified Saving

      What a great verse and a great reminder! Thanks Anna!

  • Lori

    Hello Everyone,

    I’m keeping up so far. I read in the morning with a cup of coffee before the day starts. I make it a point to get up an hour earlier because once the day begins, time seems to slip by quickly.

    • http://simplifiedsaving.com Lisa @ Simplified Saving

      It is so hard once the day gets going. My best days are always the ones where I get up earlier and get my reading done. It’s such a great way to start the day!

  • http://simplifiedsaving.com Lisa @ Simplified Saving

    What a diverse group of women we have in our group! I love to see women around the world desiring to see God more clearly through His word. I’m also so proud of you all for working so hard to stay on top of your reading! I am a day behind so am going offline for the rest of the evening to catch up on my reading!

    Thanks for checking in!

  • http://www.createdforhome.net Crystal B.

    Nope, that isn’t our house on the blog. Pic came courtesy of just asking for the shot.

    I’ve been trying to read in the morning. Seems like it just won’t get done before midnight if I don’t. Life is busy with a four and nearly 3 y.o.

    It’s snowing here in SW Missouri today. First real snow of winter for us. In fact, they are calling for upwards of six inches by tomorrow morning. I’m getting ready to bundle the girlies up and go play in it. After I dump the third pot of boiling water down the sink drain. It’s been running super slow and I couldn’t do dishes earlier because of how slow it was.

    It struck me today for the first timw (I’m 31 and I went to Bible College and never was struck by this) that the purification offering (when it struck me, it’s in with all the offerings) have to have the kidneys burned on the altar. Kidneys purify the blood. The symbolism for something that the people of that time didn’t understand, astounds me. And how methodical and orderly all the instructions were and how everything was to be carried out. Everything had an order to it, there wasn’t supposed to be chaos. How often do we overlook that and let chaos reign in our lives? Everything from child rearing, to slapping supper on the table at the last minute to housekeeping? Something I’ve been struck with recently and pondering even before this.

    Well, time to bundle ourselves up and go play in the snow (not my idea of fun, but it is the girls’. I grew up in North Dakota and got my fill of the stuff)

    • Anna P

      Great thoughts Crystal! Enjoyed reading your post.

      My 4-year old and I played in the snow the last couple days too. However, my 1-year old was content to stay indoors and watch from the windows. It’s fun to have little ones!

    • http://simplifiedsaving.com Lisa @ Simplified Saving

      Wow Crystal. I never thought about the connection between purification and kidneys! This makes me look at the offerings in a whole new way!

  • Anna P

    How’s everyone in the group doing? I took off a day because I had read ahead one day earlier in the week, and it threw me off a bit. So I’m behind about a day, but it’s a snowy cold day here in Iowa. If I can get the kids to keep busy, I should be able to catch up (hopefully).

    My mental game right now is to just keep keep plugging away, and not to worry too much where I’m at. My reading pace is okay, but it’s just balancing doing it (not giving in to distractions) and little breathers/breaks so I don’t get burned out.

    Mostly my problem I’m running into is distractions especially since I’m reading and taking notes on the computer, and I was gone a lot this weekend. I know, I know, online reading is not recommended, but I really like the format (www.blueletterbible.org) and being able to type/save notes in a word doc.

  • Lori

    Hello Everyone!
    My name is Lori. So far so good, I’ve finished day 3 today.
    I just recently created a Twitter account, but really don’t know how to use it yet.
    I have 4 children, my youngest is a senior in high school. My husband and I just became grandparents last month for the first time. I’m really excited about reading thru the Bible and getting to know God even more.

  • Pat

    Hi everyone, I’m Pat.

    I’m at SAHM of 2 kids ( 6 and 3). I am so excited about reading the bible in 90 days! I’ve never read the Bible through cover to cover so I want to complete it this time and learn all God has for me.

  • Dominique

    Hi everyone

    I’m a mom of two from Cape Town, South Africa. I work full time but am currently on maternity leave and decided to sign up for this challenge so that I can do something extra meaningful in the last 3 months of my maternity leave. It was a bit of a struggle to start yesterday as I’m in the process of moving house, so have been cleaning and painting at the new house while packing up at the old house and have been VERY tired! But I got up extra early this moening to catch up on my reading. Looking forward to getting to know wveryone :)

  • Anna P

    Some good tips from Twitter posts from tonight:

    @cswinford Before I read, I typically ask Him to show me what he wants me to hear. After I read, I ask again.

    @monicabrand: another tip: I read a few extra chapters on days when I knew other days would be crazy busy.

    @CardamomsPod: Only think about each days reading at a time. Dont look atbig list too often. Just small chunk in front of you.

  • Chelsea

    I’m a SAHM of 3 kiddos (10, 9, 6) in small town Iowa. Very nervous about this new adventure. Half done with the first day – whew!

  • Kori

    Hi! I am already loving this. I have read two days because I did choose to begin early since we started back to school today. I am LOVING that I already am catching little bits I have missed all of my life. Such as God telling Noah after they left the ark that all things (meat included) are his for food but even the animals will be held accountable for murder. Wow, never caught that before. LOVE this!

    I am a 34 yo stay at home, homeschooling mom to daughter 9, son 7, son 4 and son 2! I am so excited and have a few extra people holding me accountable for completing this. I know it will be such a blessing to read the Bible all at once.
    Kori

    • Kori

      I seriously go back and forth on my success with this. I am LOVIng it and WILL finish on time! But in the past two weeks my brother-in-law (34) was killed and my sister-in-law (32) lost her 5 year battle with cancer. It has been a rough time. Add a 2 year old with 2 er visits, broken arm, nursemaid’s elbow etc. :-) But I wil catch up and finish on time!
      Kori

      • Kori

        I finished! I did it! I had to work overtime the past couple of days but I finished last night (March 31)! Since I began early on Jan 1 I finished at exactly 90 days. What a blessed experience!
        Thanks for praying for us through this journey.
        Kori

  • http://makesharegive.blogspot.com Susanne

    Just finished my reading for today! My plan is to read in the morning before school, but today was our first day back to school after a 3-week break, so I read bits throughout the day and during dinner. Tomorrow is another day, must get to bed earlier.
    About me: I’m a mom to the best 11-year boy, teach first-grade, love to travel, sew and read.

  • http://www.harmony2homeschool.blogspot.com jacqui hodges

    Hi!!! My name is Jacqui Hodges and I live in southern Indiana. I am married to Croix and have 4 children-Lilli-10, Lane-5, Lijah-2 and Ledjer 6 mo. I am a stay at home, homeschooling mama. I love my life and I love Christ. I am so excited to be doing something massive towards my walk with the Lord. I have read the bible thru in a year but never in 3 months. I have completed day 1. I read some alone and some aloud to the children. I can tell it’s going to take discipline to stay on track, but reading God’s word in it entirety in such a short time will be worth the discipline. I look forward to taking this journey with group 19!

  • Anna P

    Glad to meet everyone so far! I see a couple of you are from Texas. I lived in Fort Worth for 9 months a couple years ago. It was a sweet time. Good memories. Great food. Great people. Where are the rest of you from?

    Carol,
    Saw your new years goals. Awesome. Just wanted to post that I think you have the right idea about drawing near to God. Two key components for sure: prayer and reading/meditating on God’s Word. We all feel that way (far from God) during seasons of our life, and we all struggle with balancing spiritual disciplines with day-to-day life. It’s common, but it’s good to do something about it. And this 90 Days is going to be good. I’ve already read things that changed preconceived notions of things I thought I was taught. And that’s the point: to know God’s Truths, not man’s/woman’s truths, nor our own versions of who God is and what he’s done. That clarification and understanding of God will definitely strengthen our faith and draw us closer to Him.

    Crystal,
    Is that picture of a house on your blog actually your house? It looks beautiful!

    Oh yeah, BTW: I’m 32 years old, a SAHM, and I use cloth diapers too (so I might be a little “crunchy” too as Crystal puts it on her blog), and I’d love to homeschool but that hasn’t been ironed out yet (I still have 1-1/2 years to figure that out).

    • http://www.createdforhome.net/feeds Crystal B.

      Anna, don’t know if you’ll see this or not, but if God calls you to homeschool, He’ll iron it all out. Everything from what you have to do from state mandates to how you’ll afford it.

      Our eldest actually just turned four in September, but she was ready for the equivilent of public school kindergarten this year so we just started her (she can’t attend public school here until the year she turns six). If you want to try it out, there are tons of free activities online. And look into Letter of the Week, it’s a totally free preschool curriculum and easily adaptable. Good way to try it out a bit. Also, order every curriculum catalog out there you can now to just see what is available and what you think will work best for you, your children and family. Sorry for the ramble, but we love homeschooling. It is such a blessing and a great responsibility.

      • Anna P

        Yeah, I agree…I’m definitely just waiting on the Lord right now to iron a lot of things out in regards to our home life and family. I’m definitely flexible about it, but it is on my heart. I have a lot of support here. There are a lot of homeschooling groups, a big conference every year, and several church friends who homeschool. However, my husband hardened his heart to both God and me last year as we’ve had a lot of hardships these past few years. So, it’s harder for him and I to be on the same page these days. I’m excited for the possibility though.

  • http://www.fleisherfamilyfun.blogspot.com Carol

    sorry I didn’t mean to publish my introduction twice.

  • http://www.fleisherfamilyfun.blogspot.com Carol

    Hi I’m Carol I live in the Houston, Texas area. I’m so excited about reading through the Bible. I thought it started on January 1 so I finished the first days reading on the first. It was awesome! I will pick up with day two tomorrow. I have no kids of my own yet (no luck ) just four legged children. I’m on twitter. I look forward to learning more about my Savior through is word. I’m gonna try to blog about the 90 days but I don’t always blog regularly.

  • http://www.fleisherfamilyfun.blogspot.com Carol

    Hi I’m Carol I live in the Houston, Texas area. I’m so excited about reading through the Bible. I thought it started on January 1 so I finished the first days reading on the first. It was awesome! I will pick up with day two tomorrow. I have no kids of my own yet (no luck ) just four legged children. I’m on twitter carolscornertxs. I look forward to learning more about my Savior through is word. I’m gonna try to blog about the 90 days but I don’t always blog regularly.

  • Anna P

    Hi my name is Anna! I live in Iowa. I meandered here doing a web search for a new years bible reading plan because I’ve never read the bible all the way through. We’ll see if I can stay on track. I have two toddlers, an almost 2 year old and a 4 year old, both boys. I started reading for day 1 at 8am and finished at 1:30 with plenty of interruptions from the kids, dog, husband, delivery man, hospice nurse for my father-in-law. Sorry but I don’t have a blog nor twitter. But I will be stopping by momstoolbox.com to check in.
    How many of us are in each group (in our group)? Did anyone pick up anything new in their Day 1 reading? Are we to discuss/comment here or elsewhere?
    Did everyone end up using their book Bibles to read? I ended up using blueletterbible.com and then I kept an open Word doc page up on the computer, so I could take notes digitally as I went along. It worked well for me.
    All the best to everyone!

  • Beth

    Hi everyone! My name is Beth and I have 3 children ages 9, 5, and 2. I am a SAHM and a Homeschooling mom. I have wanted to read the bible for soo long, I try then stop. When I saw this opportunity I was so glad to join. I am on target and have finished reading todays reading. I look forward to getting to know yoy all. I do not have twitter.
    Beth

  • Mary

    Hello! I just finished chapter 16 after multiple interruptions this morning…but I am excited to be done with it for today and on track! I have considered doing this before but was too intimidated…but I really want to do it. I have never read through the entire Bible so I am really excited to be able to do that. I am a SAHM of a 5 month old. I have a busy day ahead too but just wanted to check in. I am not sure if I will have time to get on Twitter or not, but have fun and I’ll see you next week!

  • http://ourfamilyways.blogspot.com/ Hope

    Hi I’m Hope! I’m so excited about completing this with others. I started this challenge on my own last year and then we had a major move and I never completed it. I actually went ahead and started yesterday (my boys were with grandma so I thought I’d take advantage of the quiet ;0) ).

    I have a twitter account, but don’t know if I’ll have time to get on there. I look forward to “meeting” everyone in our group and will be praying for each of us.

    I’m going to try to blog about this as well, but I’m not always good at keeping up with my blog so we’ll see.

  • http://www.createdforhome.net Crystal B.

    Hi! I’m Crystal.

    As of today I’m on target with my reading. I had insomnia last night after making the mistake of having coffee on the trip home from my MIL’s so I read during the wee hours. I’m bushed ;) however, rest isn’t an option today because I have to put away our luggage, put up the
    Christmas decorations, resume school with the girls and corral them as they are coming off 9 days of spoiling at Grandma’s. Early bed tonight for this family.

    I don’t have twitter, so have fun at the twitter party with out me :)

    Thanks a lot! See you next week!