Reading and working through these studies does take a time commitment, and let's face it, I don't always have 30-45 minutes of peace and quiet where I can complete the lessons.
Recently, I have started some of the reading plans on the YouVersion Bible app on my phone. I've had a YouVersion account for a while and used it previously with our Church's One Year Bible Challenge, but I didn't realize all of the other topics they have in their collection. Currently, I am reading 14 days of Fresh Air, Sadness and Grief, and I am also trying to find another Advent plan that I like.
Of course, I am so Type A, I would rather have my real Bible to mark in as I go along, but it is convenient to have it on my phone, ready to read, at various times throughout the day. I have to admit I am really starting to like it! I also downloaded the app on the Canadian's phone and embedded the daily verse on his home screen. Take that, Satan!
And speaking of reading plans, I didn't forget the kiddos. I recently found an Advent Reading Plan for the Jesus Storybook Bible on Pinterest. We LOVE this book and our church presents it to families at our child dedication services. I saw where Carissa posted a similar reading plan link for this book as well here. I am excited to read through this plan with the boys to help keep our focus on the real reason for the season.
So now, for someone whining about having no extra time, I have found more things to cram into our ridiculous schedule! Well, at least these activities have true meaning I hope! and as I learned from David, I don't have to be perfect at it said the recovering perfectionist with all sincerity. If I miss a day or get behind, God will love me anyway!