merry christmas, and a fun announcement!

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Hooray! It’s Christmas Eve!

I love Christmas. Love love love it. I’ve never understood the question “What’s your favorite holiday?” How could it be anything but Christmas? I love the quiet family time, the yummy food, picking out gifts for my favorite people, the joy and excitement that’s in the air.

Ok, I like getting gifts too. There, I said it. Let’s all just admit that we like this part, no matter how holy we pretend to be, and move on.

I’ve never been one to get caught up in the stress and consumerism many of us struggle with during this season. That said, I haven’t always done a great job of keeping my focus on “the reason for the season.”

This year I’m proud to announce: I FINISHED THE BIBLE.

The whole shebang. All 66 books, 31,102 verses, 695 pages.

It took me just under five months, from July 30 to today, December 24. And I did it with no Bible-in-X-months plan, no predetermined order, no accountability partner (other than this friendly little blog). I think I could have just as easily finished it in four months at the same reading pace had I not taken a few multiple-day breaks here and there.

Folks who either haven’t read the Bible or have struggled to do it, take heart! It’s possible!

I’ll post more in-depth later about how I tackled this project. But for now I just wanted to pop in and say Merry Christmas to all!

I hope you and your family have a delightful day celebrating with family and friends.

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