“You are what you eat!” We’ve all heard it, right? And, at this time of year, with Christmas and New Year’s parties chock full of sweet and savory goodies that could tempt the cleanest eater into indulging, one might be considering a New Year’s resolution to watch more carefully what’s eaten—after January 1, of course.
Pastor Monte Meyer, the facilitator of parish life for the Minnesota North District, had an ambitious goal:
To get families in the Minnesota North District to read the Bible together every week.
He knew this was easier said than done. “Church leaders have tried to introduce Bible reading plans to their congregations without a lot of success,” he said. “It just gets tough to wade through all the material, some of which is difficult to understand.”
We talked with the author of The Hear Me Read Bible, Dr. Mary Manz Simon, about the importance of reading with your children and letting them read to you. She also shares tips on how to get this started in your home!
I love the Psalms.
When my heart is heavy, when my spirit is light, when I don’t know what in the world God is doing in my life, I turn to the Psalms.
In seasons when your faith feels like a smoldering ember rather than a fully stoked bonfire, it is easy to feel indifferent about your personal Bible study time. How can you stay motivated to read your Bible when that’s the last thing you want to do? Read this post and download one of our free reading guides to get a jump start on your reading this year.