Thursday, June 24, 2010

1. Read through the Bible

During the kids' nap today I finished up the book of Malachi.  I have been very aggressively reading through the Bible this year and have gotten to the finish.  I really enjoyed reading it.  I have never read the book the whole way through in one consecutive period of time.  Surprisingly, I read very little in an actual paper Bible.  Most of my reading was read on biblegateway.com.  I found it very easy to read this way because I could read anywhere that I had an internet connection.  Most of my reading was done before school in my classroom.  I found it to be a nice quiet way to begin each day.  My favorite part of reading was connecting all of the stories in the Bible.  I first read the New Testament then began the Old Testament.  You might notice that I made it through pretty fast.  That is true.  I did the whole Bible in about 10 months.  I flew through a lot of the books because they were such fun to read.
I look forward to reading it cover to cover again some time soon.
Another goal down!

4 comments:

Mom said...

This is one of your best goals to achieve. I have found that once you get started you don't want to stop. I read the entire Bible one summer. Since then it takes me a year to do it. Try different versions sometime! I love you!

Jesse Joyner said...

Eric,

Thanks for the comment on my story over on GRS. It's great to hear from another bookman. My wife and I were in the Education division from 1999 through 2006 (she did all those summers, I did 3 of them - '03-'05). We were Cadillacs in the Winning Tradition. We sold in PA, TX, RI, KS, AR, and IA. We loved those summers. Where did you get to sell and when?

-Jesse

Jesse Joyner said...

Oh, and also, congrats on completing the entire Bible! Your list of 101 goals is a neat idea.

-Jesse

Jesse Joyner said...

Eric,

We probably have a lot of common friends. We worked directly under Dave Falkenberg, but also closely with Pat Roach, Creig Soder, and Chris Samuels. Where did you go to college?

-Jesse