The Bible Timeline

The Bible Timeline

If you have the money, a sweet hookup, or access to your parish’s copy, I would highly recommend The Bible Timeline by Jeff Cavins.  My husband did the audio version in the car on his commute to work and loved it.  It gives a great perspective for how all the...
With A Child

With A Child

Most of the time I prefer to enjoy my bible reading time without my children.  And my children know this.  When they see mom reading her bible, they are to go off and play somewhere else because that is mommy’s prayer time.  But every so often, I’ll see...
Write The Gospels

Write The Gospels

It was four years ago and my oldest wasn’t even a year old yet.  I was a lonely, stay-at-home mom and I felt both overwhelmed and under stimulated.  I couldn’t do what needed to be done and yet I wanted something else to do!  I went to the priest at my...
On Your Knees

On Your Knees

We were fortunate to know someone who had handcrafted a kneeler and gave it to us as a present.  At the time, I didn’t know how much I would come to love this little piece of furniture in our home.  It has light green padding where you kneel and a place to put a...
Out In Nature

Out In Nature

I heard a priest once say that two of the best ways to encounter God is through music and in nature.  I have always found this to be true for me.  When I need to feel closer to God, sometimes I’ll put my kids in the car and we’ll drive around listening to...
Follow With Silence

Follow With Silence

I don’t know about you but I have a really hard time sitting in silence.  I’m almost scared of it.  I don’t know how to do it very well and so I avoid it most of the time.  Even when I go hiking, I plug in my itunes and listen to music – sad, I...
Join A Bible Study

Join A Bible Study

Psst…. Catholics!  Did you know, that you can join a bible study and read the bible with other people?  It’s true!  I love bible studies and going through the process of learning about the bible with other people really deepens the experience.  Some bible...
Read the Bible Out Loud

Read the Bible Out Loud

My bible reading time is often my quiet time either in the morning or while my children are napping so I don’t usually speak the words out loud.  But, if you have never done it, I highly recommend it.  It may feel a little silly at first but quickly it will...
Read A Whole Book

Read A Whole Book

I have only recently tried doing this but I really like this method of reading the bible.  You pick a book of the bible and you read the whole thing in one sitting!  It really give you a sense of accomplishment and it also tells a whole story.  You really get the...