Friday, January 1, 2010

Goal 1: Starting a Bible Reading Plan

My first weekly goal for this year is to start a Bible Reading Plan. There are many out there that have a person read through the Bible in one year. However, I would prefer to take a more in-depth approach to the Bible and so I am choosing to use the Bible reading plan out of my own personal Bible. Maybe all Bibles are like this, I don't know...but mine is broken up into stories. My goal is to read one story each day. I do not know how many stories my Bible has broken the Bible into, but that is how I plan to read the Bible.

January - Week One(ish)

1 - The Beginning ... (Genesis 1:1-2:3)
2 - Adam and Eve ... (Genesis 2:4-2:25)
3 - The Fall of Man ... (Genesis 3:1-3:24)
4 - Cain and Abel ... (Genesis 4:1-4:26)
5 - From Adam to Noah ... (Genesis 5:1-5:32)
6 - The Flood - Part 1 of 3 ... (Genesis 6:1-6:22)
7 - The Flood - Part 2 of 3 ... (Genesis 7:1-7:24)
8 - The Flood - Part 3 of 3 ... (Genesis 8:1-8:22)
9 - God's Covenant With Noah ... (Genesis 9:1-9:17)

That is the list of passages that I plan on reading for the first nine days in January. You all thought that I would just do one week's worth? Well, I might have, provided that the year began on a weekend or a Monday, but since the year is beginning on Friday, I figured I would do Friday, January 1 - Saturday, January 9 and then continue on from there beginning each week on Sunday.

New Year...New Goals

I'm not much of one for making resolutions, per se. I do, however, like to set goals to change my life, in general, for my own personal benefit and for my family's joint benefit.

I have many goals that I would like to accomplish this year, but I am not planning on starting to do all of them RIGHT NOW - instead I plan to set a new goal each week for an area of my life that I need to constantly work at to change. And I plan on setting a daily goal for a task (or a few of them!) that need to be completed that day. You know, to keep myself accountable like that. is a partial list of goals that I would like to accomplish this year. This list begins with the goals for January.

Goal 1:
Start a Bible reading plan. Done!
Goal 2:
Make a commitment to daily prayer.
Goal 3:
Make sure the dishes are washed every night before I go to bed.
Goal 4:
Clean the little bathroom every day when I get up.

So, here it goes. The beginning of my log about organizing amid the chaos that I lovingly call my life.