I’m hoping to make the prayer journal shown in this post by Julia at Blissfully Content. Such a beautiful post and a wonderful idea for a simple yet beautiful prayer journal. I already have a journal that I use (that isn’t full yet), so I’m just planning to dress it up a bit.
For the past few years I have found it so helpful to plan my reading for the coming year in advance. This gives me a way to be intentional with my reading. It doesn’t always stay just the way I plan it out, however. Sometimes I start a book and decide not to finish it (for various reasons), and other times I add books I hadn’t originally planned to read. So, I hold this list loosely, but here are the books I’m hoping to read in the coming year.
Some of these books are new to me, some I have read before and I’m returning to them again. Others I have started but not yet finished (I’m currently reading them). All of them were already on my shelves.
After reading through the Bible chronologically this year (using this plan), I have a different plan laid out for 2012. It’s the 5x5x5 Plan (Read through the New Testament in one year, one chapter a day, by reading five minutes a day, five days a week, using five different methods to dig deeper). I think it will be quite doable, and it will enable me to delve a bit deeper into the New Testament teachings.
Even though this plan is only for five days a week, I will still be reading the Bible the other two days of the week (Psalms and Proverbs, especially). And I usually have thirty minutes scheduled for Bible and prayer time, so even though the actual reading may take just five minutes, that will leave the rest of the time for prayer and memorization.
Thanks for sharing your book recommendations with me on my last post. So many books, so little time!