Saturday April 28th 2012 – An update on what’s going on with this blog. For the last couple of years I’ve been very on and off with this journal. I am still reading scripture daily (most days) lately I’ve been into devotionals from the bible app at youversion.com and I really am enjoying it. I have tinkered with the blog for the last several days, updating widgets, installed a new template and just thinking about how to go forward. I am thinking that I will allow myself to diverge from the original format of S.O.A.P. (Scripture, Observation, Application, Prayer) and just go freestyle. This will allow me to talk about whatever has been on my mind lately and it is my hope that this will be a blessing for you and for myself. So – that’s where I am today. I will see you soon on the Journal’s main page. Shalom!
Jan 17 – 2010 **Special Announcement** NOTICE NOTICE NOTICE
Yesterday’s Journal entry Teach Me Something New Lord was my 365th. I have now completed reading the OT once and the NT twice, as well as Revelation, John, and Luke three times within the last year. I’ve written a journal every day about my reflections on the scriptures and I have to tell you that it has been such a blessing for me. I admit that some days it has been difficult to get the journal out. Some of them have been good, and some of them not so good. If you have followed me regularly I’m sure that you have agreed with me at times, and disagreed with me at other times.
My goal for this journal was to do it for a full year, and I have accomplished that. I will be taking a break for a while from doing journals every day. I will not be completely letting go of this practice, but I will be more relaxed with it for a while now.
I plan on picking up the practice again and going through another year soon, but I am going to look for another reading plan, perhaps I’ll find a good year long Bible that I like, or I may just run up on a different plan. I really have enjoyed the Life Journal program but I’m ready for something new.
If you check my journal daily, or regularly let me first say Thank You SO Much for your Love and Support! If you should check in and find that I have not posted anything new on any particular day, you can always go back through my archives and find that there is an entry for every day of the year.
And finally, I really want to encourage you to try this for yourself. Being in the scriptures every day and having to reflect on them and think about them has really made a positive difference for me and brought me into a closer relationship with God. You have to try it to know what I mean! You may not want to make a webpage as I have, but even doing the reflective writings in a personal journal has the same effect, and may be for you or your family a treasured keepsake for generations to come.
If you want to follow the Life Journal reading plan that I have, here is a handy link that you should bookmark. Life Journal Daily Reading You can also order paper journals from their website at www.lifejournal.cc
I have also used Bible Gateway extensively this year and it is an incredibly valuable tool that I highly recommend.
I also encourage you to look at the links I’ve got posted here, they are all pointing to wonderful tools, and or great people!
Again I thank you for you being with me on this journey! And even though I may be slowing down a bit, the journey that we share together is not over!
Keep Checking Back!
Love extravagantly, Prayer earnestly, Study diligently, and listen always for the voice of God which is all around you!
God Bless You!
Jan 17 – 2009 Bishop Wills has set up an online Life Journal website Click Here. I have decided to join the Bishop in reading through the Bible in a year and Journaling about those readings in an effort to understand the scripture in a deeper way. This blog is a record of my journals. I offer it to the parishioners of Pisgah UMC, my family and friends and to all who would take the time to read it so that you may share this journey with me.
May God Bless You in every way!
Rev. Michael Ledbetter