It's my third time reading this particular portion of Genesis since January 2010. :)
I had started a Bible reading plan at the beginning of the year and had read all of Genesis, as well as other books. I did real good with that plan until about April. I had been doing my Bible reading online and I started having computer troubles and that's when I started to fall behind.
Then, in April I got a new Bible, because my old one was worn out and falling apart and I was afraid to take it out in public for fear of losing pages. When I got my new Bible I decided that the first thing I wanted to do was read the Bible from cover to cover. I wasn't following any particular reading plan. I was instead just reading along, starting from the beginning. I had made it as far as Exodus 11. I really wasn't as consistent in my Bible reading as I would have liked.
When I read Life as Mom's post yesterday about the Bible in 90 Days Challenge that was starting today I was intrigued. I had read about the 90 challenge before and was tempted to try it before but I resisted the temptation. This time, however, I gave in. :) I really liked what she said about wanting to do the challenge because she wanted to spend more time with Jesus and get to know Him better. That resonated in my spirit. My time with Jesus has been sadly lacking lately and I decided it was time to do something about it and I figured this challenge would help. When I popped over to read Mom's Toolbox's post about where this challenge originated I was sold.
I printed off the schedule this morning and started in to read. I was in the house alone so I started reading out loud, and I really liked that. I've decided to try to do most of the reading out loud in my house if possible. It just feels good to have the word actually spoken in my house. I read for a bit this morning and finished it off this evening. I even read one extra chapter thinking that it was part of the prescribed reading for today. So, I'm ready to start with Genesis 18 tomorrow.