Sunday, January 1, 2012



I am so excited to begin a new year of Bible reading!

This year I have chosen to read the One Year Chronological Bible. I have not read the Scriptures in this format before. It's going to be exciting to watch God's story unfold in *real time.*

For my devotional study, I have picked "How Great Is Our God, Timeless Readings on the Nature of God." It is a compilation of some of the best writings on the nature of God – gathered by The Navigators, and published by NavPress.

In addition, I will be spending some time each day with three of my favorite all-time Christian authors:

Knowing the Heart of God by John Eldredge.

Grace Notes by Philip Yancey.

A Year with C. S. Lewis, Daily Readings from His Classic Works, Edited by Patricia S. Klein.

I am eager to let the words of these great believers permeate my soul this year. My devotional readings will be a treasured enhancement to the wonderful work that I know God will accomplish through my reading of HIS WORD!

On my sidebar, I will feature these new additions:

My Word for 2012.

My Verses for 2012.

Verse of the Day.

Thought for the Day – I will include something from "How Great Is Our God."

Quotes for the Day – I will include something from each of the three authors.

Daily Prayer – A prompt to focus your prayer for the day, and a Bible verse.

Prayer for the Week.

And, I have added a new pageDEVOTIONAL AUTHORS – that will be a listing of authors and their works from my devotional reading.

What does God have in store for YOU in the new year?

I would encourage you to read God's Word each and every day.

It is a Book that is alive.

It will challenge you, comfort you, convict you, calm you – it will teach you, and guide you – it will strengthen you and humble you.

Won't you join me and let God work in your heart and life through His Word this year?


BLOG = "Blessedly Leaning On God!"


  1. I like your new housekeeping and what you have added Sharon! Let me know what you think about the Chronological Bible. I had thought of doing that one time for Bible reading. I will join you daily reading for sure! I thought this year I would start out with the Red Letters of Jesus in the Bible like you suggested a little bit ago. I've been studying a lot Matthew 5-7. So much wisdom there indeed from our Lord!

    Happy New Year!


  2. Hi Sharon:

    Several months ago I began reading the Bible chronologically (using my ESV Study Bible and reading plan). However, I didn't make it through it in 2011, so I'm beginning again today. I just began 1 Samuel and I'm particularly excited about reading through the prophets and kings simultaneously.

    I like your housekeeping plans and I look forward to your thoughts and writings in 2012.

  3. Sharon, I too am reading the Bible in chronological order. I look forward to the fresh perspective from God's Word this year. Sounds like some interesting new additions to your blogging home this year.

  4. I just happen to have a chronological Bible sitting on my shelf. I have done that before. I have promised it to a girl in my SS class or I might just copy cat you.

    As for me?
    I'm still listening for where God is leading this year. I do plan to use a daily reading guide using notes from Charles Spurgeon as my jumping off point.

  5. Okay - you have some good pics there. Happy New Year. sandie

  6. G'day Sharon

    I like all the additions you have on your sidebar. I stop by often to read them.

    I'm reading through the daily walk Bible this year. Yay! During my Bible study, the verse you've shared here today stood out to me for a couple of reasons, so I was happy to read it here again.

    "[God said to Abram], 'Do not be afraid...for I will protect you, and your reward will be great'...And Abram believed the LORD, and the LORD counted him as righteous because of his faith." (Genesis 15:1, 6)


"So [I] have been greatly encouraged in the midst of [my] troubles and suffering, dear brothers and sisters, because you have remained strong in your faith. It gives [me] new life to know that you are standing firm in the Lord. How [I] thank God for you!" (1 Thessalonians 3:7-9)

Thanks for your comments - it is such a joy to be sharing my journey with friends like YOU!

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