the wayward owl
Live a life worth writing
It's the first full week of 2015, and we're already scrambling to figure out what is actually doable on our resolution list. Last year, one of my resolutions was to read through the Bible in six months. It took me eight, but I did it! This year, it's on my resolution list again. This time though, I created my own plan, and I'm sharing it with you. This plan can work in one of two ways: You can read through it in approximately six months, or you can spread it out through the year. I'm doing the year plan.
There are literally thousands of plan available online and on apps. I worked through the Day Star 6-month last year, but I haven't found one yet that really suited me perfectly. My husband and I remodel and travel on the weekends, so those days are nearly impossible to stick to a schedule. And when there's a long weekend, we always have projects or are spending time with family. So here's my solution:
In this plan, you will read approximately six chapters a day (some days more or less). It catalogs 175 days of reading. There are 251 working days in 2015, so that leaves us with 76 catch-up/oops days. I plan on reading every business day and taking holidays, weekends, and the last part of December off.
If you'd rather go through it in six months, though, please do. If you choose the six month route, you'll be reading six or so chapters every day (which is totally doable if you're committed).
Either way, it's not impossible to read through the Bible in a year, six months, or even less. It's especially not daunting if you have a plan. And please be sure to keep me posted with how you're doing. I'd love to cheer you on!
Vanessa K. Eccles
Books, life, and travel.
Author of FABLED, RED RIBBONS, and OF LOVE & LEGEND // Founder of The Faithful Creative Magazine
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