This is the Day the Lord has Made

Elijah on Bridge Today’s a special day for several reasons.  Our family has two birthday’s today:  My brother-in-law, Steve Campbell, is… well, I’m not sure; he’s younger than I am.  And here in Nashville, we’re having a little party tonight to celebrate Big Number Four for our grandson, Elijah.

Today at Fort Jackson, our son-in-law, Ethan Pierce, is graduating from a horrendous and hot ten weeks of Basic Training.  We’re enormously proud of him, especially considering he’s twice as old as most of the young recruits with whom he trained.  Victoria is there, and she’s going to be able to drive him to his next assignment at Fort Lee, outside of Richmond, Virginia.

And finally, today I finished reading devotionally through the Bible.  It has taken me exactly 3 1/2 years.  I started with Genesis 1:1 on January 24, 2006.  My practice regarding my morning devotional Bible reading is:

  • Start reading where I left off the day before
  • Start with Genesis and work my way toward Revelation
  • Read until I find the verse God has for me for the day
  • Be unconcerned about speed with which I read through the Bible
  • Try to note in my journal the verse or truth I want to take into the day.

So I’ve walked through the Bible from January 24, 2006 to July 24, 2009.  Tomorrow I’ll start back at Genesis 1:1!

This is the day the Lord has made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.