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The Sunday Salon

Since the beginning of the year I've been using Professor Grant Horner's Bible Reading System. I have done well keeping up with my daily Bible readings.
In this system the reader reads from 10 different places in the Bible. Every book will be read at least once, some several times in one year.
I don't know how long I will stay with this Bible reading plan. I've already made a change in that after finishing Proverbs, Ecclesiastes,and Song of Solomon---I'll not be re-reading them again this year.
In the past 2 weeks (since my last posting of The Sunday Salon.)
I finished reading Genesis on February 22. I'm reading in Exodus now and have read through chapter 3.
I finished Judges on February 12, and Ruth on February 19. I've now read through 1 Samuel chapter 4.
I've read through Psalm 64 and Isaiah 49.
I finished Mark on February 20. I've read through Luke 3.
For second time I'm reading Acts and have read through chapter 20.
Read through 2 Corinth…

Book Review: When You Don't See His Plan, The Nadine Hennesey Story by Nadine Hennesey with Rebecca Baker

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"Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal." 2 Corinthians 4:16-18 NIV

Nadine grew up in a loving Christian home in Ohio, where the emphasis was on trusting in God to provide. Nadine was competitive and active in sports. Her family was close-nit. She had a determined and mature character, not wanting anything to deter her from following God's will for her life. When she thought of marriage she was determined to marry a man that would, "love God with all his heart and care about people more than things."
After graduating from college, Nadine met the man that would become her husband, Ed Hennesey. When Nadine first met Ed she responded to his friendliness with the c…

Book Review: Straight To The Heart Of 1 & 2 Corinthians, 60 Bite-Sized Insights by Phil Moore

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Corinth was a large city in ancient Greece. Corinth was a major world trading center, it held 2 harbors. Their were people from all over the known world that traveled in and out of Corinth to trade. Corinth was known for its 12 temples. The most famous was the temple of Aphrodite the goddess of love. In this temple worshipers practiced prostitution. The Corinthian people were also influenced by Greek philosophy.
Paul wrote his letters to the Corinthian church in the Spring of 55 AD and in the Autumn of 55 AD. He wrote these letters from Ephesus. Paul had spent from late 50 AD until early 52 AD in Corinth establishing a Church.
Phil Moore wants his readers to understand that even though the Corinthian church had "faults and failings, it was still the kind of church God could use."
Even though our present day churches have "faults and failings" God can still use us.
In, Straight To The Heart 1 & 2 Corinthians, Phil Moore teaches us from the Corinthian letters w…

The Sunday Salon

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Good Sunday Morning to you! On this bright, sunny, cold day in north Texas, the temperature is 27, a few high clouds now, but a chance of freezing rain and sleet this evening.
Today is my 48th birthday.
I have no plans today other than reading, hopefully will be a quiet day. Tonight I'll watch my beloved Downton Abbey on PBS. 

The flowers I received for my birthday!













During the past week I've read:
Through Genesis chapter 42.
Finished Judges (21 chapters).
Through Psalm 49.
Through Isaiah 42.
Through Mark 11.
Through Acts 12 (2nd time to read Acts this year).
And through 2 Corinthians 5.
I finished 1 John, 2 John, 3 John and Jude.
Today I started and read through Revelation 1.
All Scriptures read in Common English Bible.

Also I've read through Hebrews 12. I'm reading Hebrews 12 times in 12 different translations this year. The translation I'm reading for February Hebrews Scriptures is ESV.

"Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, l…

The Sunday Salon

Good Sunday morning to you!
I am still reading the Bible using Professor Grant Horner's Bible Reading System. Although as I stated last Sunday I'll not be re-reading some of the OT books again. See my previous post.
http://awell-wateredgarden.blogspot.com/2012/01/sunday-salon_29.html
After todays reading I've read to:
Genesis chapter 35, Judges chapter 10, Psalm chapter 36, Isaiah chapter 35, Acts chapter 5, 1 Corinthians chapter 16 (finishing this book), 1 John chapter 2.

My dad's boil on his chin has healed. Today is the last day of antibiotic. Meanwhile earlier this week dad fell twice in our home. My husband and I took dad to an urgent care clinic and then an ER at a nearby hospital where at first they thought he'd fractured his right hip. He did not. A CT Scan was done on dad that revealed no fracture. Dad has done very well the rest of this week, and for this we are all relieved! Thankful!

Yesterday I started working with a personal trainer at a gym I just jo…

Book Review: Sound of Red Returning, Book One Red Returning by Sue Duffy

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Liesl Bower age 37 is a world acclaimed concert pianist. Her life is piano. She is unmarried, no children, no hobbies or interests. Her world is the piano, and the music that she brings forth from her hands touching the keys. Fifteen years ago her mentor and friend Dr. Devoe died in an alley in Moscow under mysterious circumstances. Liesl was heartbroken when this happened but she's tried to go on with her life. After his death she was interrogated but released soon afterwards. Now, after all these years she is being followed and her life is in peril. The CIA believes she has something that the Russians want. Liesl doesn't want to believe that her life is in danger, she does not take the threat seriously, at least in the beginning. Liesl has left God out of her life, He seems far removed from her. As the story progresses, she will see that God has been active in revealing Himself in the planning and working of her life.




I really, really, liked this book!
The first point that…