Life - In Order

I love to do things in order – everything simply turns out better!  Our God is a God of order!

He tells us that when we seek his Kingdom first, our other concerns will fall into order.  “But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.”  Matthew 6:33

Your home can be a place of order, but FIRST it needs to be a place of WORSHIP.  Silence, or reading in the sunlight and listening to the everyday sounds of a child playing, or a dishwasher humming, is relaxing and well-worth turning off the radio, computer and t.v. to attain.  Singing a cappella, or with a CD, is a way to bring worship into your home.  You don’t need to practice yoga and sit in silence, emptying your mind, to find serenity.

In fact, as Christians, we are called to FILL our minds with Scripture.  When we have questions for God, He often will answer us through memorized Scripture.  And if you haven’t memorized any – or rarely read your Bible – well, you might not hear as clearly as those who have.  He will often call Scripture to a person’s mind for advice on how to deal with a problem.

Breakfast and the Bible - our KJV Bible



When you open our Bible it has this color plate picture that says The End of the Wandering - the Holy Bible has the answers!

A favorite version of the Bible is the New Living Translation NLT - The Daily Walk Bible.   


BUT!  You can ignore the dates on which to read the chapters!  This is just a guideline to read it in one year - 6 days a week with a catch-up and devotional day!  However, you do not have to complete the readings in one year.  JUST BEGIN TODAY.  The date you read it doesn’t matter – it just matters that you DO read it!

When I worked full-time I read my Bible in the car during lunch.  After my son’s birth, I tried mornings.  It did not work for me.   Around his first birthday, we began each day by reading him Bible stories.

 TheRhyme Bible

then TheYoung Learner’s Bible Story Book for preschoolers,


and then, Devotionsfor the Children’s Hour by Kenneth Taylor 

and The Bible in Pictures for Little Eyes by Kenneth Taylor (gorgeous pictures!

Some like Catherine Vos' TheChild's Story Bible, 

but our favorite is the 10 volume set The Bible Story from“Uncle Arthur” Maxwell (the Bible Book is an abridged version of the 10 volume set in one big book), 


along with his 5 volume Bedtime Story books. 

While we often read from a variety of versions, my favorite for studying has been The International Inductive Study Bible (NASB) because of the incredibly wide margins!


I love to write in my Bible.  I write the date I read verses or chapters.  I also write notes about what I’ve learned.  My notes have been very helpful in helping me connect material.  


Halley's Bible Handbook has been around for decades, and was updated and expanded in 2014.  It has very interesting archaeological finds that prove what the Bible says. 


Today, December 2023, I am currently auditing the video classes at World Video Bible School (  It is free and you can go at your own pace.  There are no ads, and no gimmicks.  Since auditing the class is just watching the videos for my own edification and knowledge, I do not have to take any tests to move on, as a man studying for the ministry would have to do.


If you have lots of questions but don't want to take the classes, you can peruse their free videos at

Reading the Bible daily – for 5 minutes, or 15 minutes – or 1 chapter – or 4 chapters – helps us to live a conscious* life.  We don’t have to do it perfectly!  We just have to DO it.  Satan will want you to feel behind – that’s why you can ignore the dates – you are not behind!

Let God speak to you and fill your mind with Scripture as you read.  Satan wants you to give up, forget, or fall asleep

YOU need to pray and charge through and read 5 minutes a day.  If you get stuck – do 3 minutes!  Once you start, you’ll see the benefits and keep going.  Begin today!  Find your time.  Don’t try and be perfect.   

Remember that the Amish purposefully put in a few imperfect stitches into every quilt they make to remind themselves that only ONE was perfect – and it isn’t them.  It isn’t us, either, so don’t try and read the Bible perfectly!  Just begin.  Today.  Print, get it ready.  Find your time.

May God bless you as you seek His face each morning, evening, or noontime.


*con·scious (from  adjective

1. aware of one's own existence, sensations, thoughts, surroundings, etc.

2. fully aware of or sensitive to something
3. having the mental faculties fully active
4. known to oneself; felt
5. aware of what one is doing


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