So...I am looking for ideas of the "best" way to go about studying the Old Testament. I feel like I have started to read it a hundred times and then get lost in the genealogies...and end up back in the New Testament (where I don't feel so lost). I am a very "chronological" person...so reading it from Genesis to Malachi has not been a great way for me to try and study. What are some ways that have worked for you? What version do you use? Any aids or helps??
This is Katie
hijacking Laura's blog to post pictures of Luke because she thinks it a pain to post pictures but I think everyone needs a chance to see the absolute cuteness of my nephew Luke. You see his pictures make me smile and I am sure it will do the same for you.
First this has got to be the biggest hamming picture I have seen of him. What a doll!
"But I just wanted to pull your tail and chew on your ears Shelly." Luke has started to low crawl. I think Shelly is concerned.
Look at that form. His daddy has started him doing push-ups.
Now this is a post from a completely unbiased aunt. Hope you enjoy!
So, I have come up w/ something that I am going to try! I don't know about you...but I feel like my list of faults/shortcomings is pretty long and sometimes it feels very overwhelming to try and work on everything at the same time. So, I have decided to be more focused in my approach. Each day I am going to pick something to work/focus on to make myself a better person, wife, mother, daughter, friend, and most importantly...a servant of God.
Today...my goal is to be more positive! It's too easy to caught up in the "negativity" of this world/life. I am going to focus on being a more positive! Look for the good in every situation...think the best in someone instead of the worst...give compliments instead of criticism...build up instead of tear down!! (I think you get the idea.)
At first...I thought...each day I will work on something new...well, I'll have to see how each "task" goes. If I feel like I'm doing good...and making progress...then I will move on. If not...I will continue w/ that "task" until I feel that it's time to add something else into the mix! Maybe I should have "weekly goals"...oh well, this is new...so, I will just tweek it as I go.
So for today (and possibly longer...) it's "Positive Polly"!!!
(Laura's sister)Well it is Laura's birthday today and poor thing has a nasty stomach bug. Please wish her Happy Birthday and pray that she will get over this illness quickly since Luke is still sick too.
-being treated for GERD (basically reflux)...he seems to be responding pretty well
-he's got two teeth (the bottom ones)
-getting quite the personality!! :) Quite funny at times...
-finally feeling better after having Strep throat...still not sure how he got that!
Rob is doing well...
-Getting ready for another 9 weeks training (fun fun), at least he will be in the area though!
-Will probably be deploying towards the end of this year...
As for me...
-Teaching a Bible class on base (w/ a group that is made up of women of various faiths)...very interesting! I have met some AMAZING women.
-Adjusting to "mommyhood"...been a lot harder than I ever imagined...
-Really looking forward to warmer days!! I miss the beach...and can't wait to take Luke!
-blessed beyond measure