Sunday, January 1, 2012

B90 Check in Week One (Monday 1-2-12)

Posting a bit early just because my house happens to be actually a bit calm right now!  :)   We also have some participants in different countries that are on different time zones!


This is it!  We are at the starting line.  Time to begin the digging in and reading God's word cover to cover....and hopefully in 90 days!  Time to be connected to Him more than ever.  A new year----a new chance for God to use each of us!

I'm so excited for EACH and EVERY single one of you that are reading along with our group.

Let me tell you.....

I am humbled.
I am overwhelmed.
I am nervous.
I am excited.

When I agreed to "jump in" in this capacity, I had no idea what God was planning.  I still don't have a clue what is going to happen in these next 90 days.  I know this....

He has already moved me.  He has already allowed so many of you to touch my heart deeply.  The openness that you've shared your own struggles and how transparent you've been literally shocked me.  I'm fervently praying for each of those requests you have shared.  Some of you are going through some very difficult times.  Others of you just want to be that much closer to God----for this to be THE time that His love wraps around you so tightly that you can literally feel Him next to you.  I'm praying that for you, too. 

I'm "just" a mom.  I'm no one of significance.  To know that each of you is stepping out in faith on this adventure and sharing in this time together....is just overwhelming.

I'm also praying that I can encourage you along the way.  I'm praying that my heart is open to be used by God in His way and in His power.  Not of my own power.  Not of my own strength.  I don't want my own pride and selfishness to get in the way.  I don't want to be a hindrance of any kind.  I'm praying that God takes captive each and every one of my thoughts and leads me. 

I'm believing in each of you.  I believe you each made a commitment for a reason and that there was something specifically in the timing. 

I admit that Satan has already been attacking.  He doesn't want me to succeed in this task of leading OR reading.  He doesn't want to see any of us succeed.  Guess what?  Our God is WAY bigger and WAY stronger!  Crowding out the doubts.  Feeding my faith so my doubts will starve.  Praying that for each of you as well! 

Ready....get set.....GO!  We are in this together.

Be sure to check in each Monday.  Let us know where you are.  Don't forget that if you don't want to share with the group, you definitely have the option of sending an email.  I can't promise to answer immediately BUT I will answer and I WILL pray!  I will believe in you to succeed!

This week's reading plan:
Monday 2nd  Genesis 1:1 through 16:16
Tuesday 3rd Genesis 17:1 through 28:19
Wednesday 4th Genesis 28:20 through 40:11
Thursday 5th Genesis 40:12 through Genesis 50:26
Friday 6th Exodus 1:1 through 15:18
Saturday 7th Exodus 15:19 through 28:43
Sunday 8th Exodus 29:1 through 40:38

For those of you wanting to read the SOAPS that Amy has posted on MomsToolbox in the past, week one can be found here.

Start strong this week.  Don't let anything cause you to get behind.  You don't want to get started out so early with being behind.  Stick with it and let it boost your confidence.

If you get stuck on something, just jot down a few notes so that you can come back to it later.  Highlight things that speak to your heart.  Most importantly READ and PRAY.  Ask God to open your heart to His word in a fresh, new, powerful way.  It may be your first time.  It may be the 10th time.....it doesn't matter!  God WILL use this time with you!

Looking forward to hearing from each of you that you've gotten started!  Ready....set...GO!

55 comments:

Nancy said...

Hi Tracye, Is this where we check in? I am early and still on schedule after one day of reading! Woohoo!
Nancy in South Bend

Tracye said...

Great job, Nancy! Thanks for checking in and so happy to know you got started.

Anonymous said...

Day 1 done! Actually I am so proud of myself...woke up late and not feeling well but finished my reading anyway and then worked out. I feel great now!
-Sarah

Sam said...

Hi Tracye, This is Sam from Jeonju (South Korea). I don't know where you reside, but since South Korea is 16 hours ahead of California (Pacific Standard), I may have to check in on Sundays (when it's Sunday in the States, it's already Monday in Korea). Anyway, I'm on schedule with the reading (I'm actually almost finished with the reading for Day 2 as well)

Dawn Chandler said...

Checking in - good morning. Saw things I hadn't thought of before. Looking forward to a great B90!

connie said...

I did it! Mondays are the hardest for me, probably because I'm just so tired :) But I've altered my schedule and gotten started! So excited to hear what God has for each of us! Thank you for hosting us, Tracye! Since this is my 2nd time and our family is in the midst of turmoil I really need the encouragement...so I announced that I'm reading the Bible through in 90 days and have 10 other people joining me! I'm so excited because that's 10 more people opening their hearts to God's Living Word! Praise Him!!!!

Beth/Mom2TwoVikings said...

Already done for the day...laid quietly in bed before everyone got up. And, actually read ahead a little bit because the "Story" was so good! ;)

Thanks for doing this, Tracye. Hope you are blessed as much by the leading and the reading! :)

Debbie said...

Checking in, and I just finished today's reading. ~Debbie

Sheri D. said...

Hi, Tracye! I agree that Satan is already at work, but God is BIGGER! We had a windy night here in Chicagoland which meant my 4 year old who usually doesn't wake up until 7:30 or so woke up and came downstairs as soon as I cracked my Bible open to start reading. It was still dark outside. :/ LOL However, I set her up on the couch with some milk, a blanket and asked her to give me 45 minutes to an hour. She watched Sprout (thank God for kid tv! ) ;), and I got my reading in. Yay! I am on track! Praying for all of you!!

Beth/Mom2TwoVikings said...

@Sheri D - I'm in Ogle County, about 1.5 - 2 hrs from the city. Just moved to IL last August from Michigan. Was hoping there would be someone "nearby" in this group! :)

Tracye said...

I have to say that I was so nervous going to bed last night trying to figure out how to balance everything. When I woke up this morning, I had a MUCH calmer spirit about me and was so encouraged to see so many of you that have ALREADY completed today's reading AND checked in! GREAT job! Way to go: Sarah, Aiicia, Beth, Connie, Mandy, Dawn, Debbie, Sam, and Sheri!!!! Connie: that is amazing that you already have others joining you! Sam: I will try to make sure that the check in post goes up on Sunday night so that it will be available for you since you are almost an entire day ahead of us! Mandy: Glad you are joining us! To all of you: I'm so proud of each of you for getting started!

Anonymous said...

Sherri K: checking in...finished today's reading earlier this morning. :)

Mary said...

I'm checking in. I haven't started reading yet. I typically do my reading later in the day, since I'm up really early to milk cows every morning. On school days, I read while the kids are doing their school work (I homeschool our 3 kids). I also have the B90 reading plan on my cell phone (youversion.com has many, many reading plans and B90 is one of them). That way, if I'm waiting at piano or violin lessons or any of our other activities, I don't have an excuse not to read ;-)

Aeslin said...

Checking in - looking forward to a great B90!

Tracye said...

Thanks for checking in Sherri, Mary, and Aeslin!

Anonymous said...

Hi Tracye. Just checking in to say I did today's reading this morning. -Kelly

Shannon Copeland Clayton said...

Hi!! I am checking in! I have completed today's reading! You'e right, Satan is fighting, but I am fighting harder with the LORD!! Praise God!

Tracye said...

Great job, Kelly & Shannon. Thanks for checking in!

Sheri D. said...

@Beth/Mom2TwoVikings~ That is so cool! So, I had not actually heard of Ogle County (we moved here five years ago from Virginia so that's my excuse lol), but I looked it up. :D We live in Bolingbrook, not too far from Naperville. It looks like you are northwest of us, if I am not mistaken. I am a horrible map reader! LOL That is awesome that there is someone close in here! Nice to "meet" you!! :)

Laura said...

I jusdt finished today's reading! Yipee! I love reading everyone else's commments!

Amanda said...

Day 1 already behind - Praise God we delivered a healthy baby girl this morning via c/s. I had lots of complications and she is a premie, but this won't stop me.

Jenni W. said...

Checking in... read first half, planning to finish later tonight after the kids are in bed!

Tracye said...

Laura, Amanda, Jenni: thanks for checking in! Amanda: CONGRATULATIONS on the birth of your daughter. What an amazing gift to start the new year. I'm sure others will be joining in and praying for her continued health and your recovery!

Star said...

I finished the Bible reading for day one.

Amanda - Congratulations on the birth of your daughter. I'll be praying for your recovery and for your baby.

Anonymous said...

Day one complete!! Thanks for being a part of this :)

Anonymous said...

Hello everyone! I am checking in :) About to start reading now, with four little ones, I do my reading in the evening when all is quiet! God bless you all as we start this exciting journey together!

Mary said...

Checking in....still doing today's reading. I hope it's okay to do it in two sittings!

Sherry P said...

I wanted to check in before I start my reading for the day. I am excited about b90, hopefully this time I can finish.

Sherry P

Melinda said...

I'm here and I'm excited! I have a full plate right now, but I need to dedicate myself to this. My word for this year is "Declutter." I've never done a word for the year. I wanted to and this is the one that God kept placing in front of me. One of the areas I need to declutter is my time. I need to focus on what's important. This reading plan will help. Looking forward to this!

Tristine Fleming said...

89 more days to go! Whoot! LOL!! Tracye, your note on this first day was inspiration and BEAUTIFUL! Group, as we continue on, remember that Tracye has quite literally put her life on the line with the enemy by hosting this B90. As she prays for us, let us keep her, also, in our constant prayers. She is a mighty woman of God, and we all know how much Satan hates THAT! Blessings and favor surround you and your family, Tracye!! Looking forward to kicking the devil right between the eyes! Let's do this!!

Lynda W. said...

Finished Day 1 earlier today! :) Can't wait to keep going. Also using YouVersion on my phone for those times I have 10-15 minutes to read.

Tracye said...

Way to go everyone! So happy that so many of you have done today's reading AND checked in. About 80% of you checked in (either here on the blog or by email!)and that is GREAT! Be sure to include your name in your comment if you use the anonymous identity...otherwise I'm not sure who checked in. Tristine: thank you so very much for you VERY sweet words. GREATLY appreciated! Mary: YES..you can break it up many times during the day. It's VERY hard to do it all at once with our busy lives. For those of you that have mentioned the youversion phone app...that is a GREAT tool. I used that my 2nd time and my husband is currently using it. Melinda: I like that word. I haven't decided on mine for this year, but I'm thinking of continuing "purpose" from last year.

Dana Burgess said...

Just checking in just got the links about to start!

TN Quiltbug said...

I'm here! I actually started my reading Sunday morning, so I am two days into it already. I figured I would need that third grace day! :) I almost totally forgot about checking in today--but at least I didn't forget about doing the reading! :) So happy to be joining the rest of the ladies (and gentlemen) who are doing this!

April P said...

I guess I should have started yesterday when I was thinking about it so often. Today was so busy I forgot all about reading until now. I'll have to get on it right away!

I'm loving reading all the comments on here. Congratulations to Amanda on the birth of your new blessing! Prayers of encouragement and consistency going up for all.

This Beautiful Mess said...
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This Beautiful Mess said...

Getting ready to finish the reading for today! I think I am going to try blogging my way through this journey at http://www.thisbeautifulmessofmine.blogspot.com

Looking forward to this journey!

Jodi Gieselman said...

Getting on track right now!

Jessica D. said...

Just starting my reading, now that the house is quieter! I'm also from Chicagoland, by the way, for the two other readers in the area! In St. Charles, about 30 min from Naperville.

Sheri D. said...

Hi, Jessica D.!! It's great to see another neighbor on here! Also, just wanted to say congratulations to Amanda! I will definitely be praying for you and your little one. Also praying for all of the rest of you all as we go through this journey. I'm already looking forward to my reading tomorrow!!

Shannon said...

Finished with the reading, and I am actually a little ahead of schedule. Through this Bible in 90 Day journey, I love that we are each filling our souls and our lives with God's living water and His truth everyday, and I am so glad that Tracye decided to start off the new year by serving God and each one of us by hosting this. Thank you so much, Tracye!!

Even though I have completed this journey once before, it is truly an honor and privilege to join alongside each one of you in reading through the Bible cover to cover.

Amanda, congratulations on the birth of your daughter and I wish you, Tracye, and all of the participants in our group abundant blessings throughout this journey together and throughout 2012!

Kynthia said...

I am checking in....and am excited to be on this journey...

Kynthia

Kynthia said...

I am checking in....and am excited to be on this journey...

Kynthia

Jessie Burnett said...

Checking in!!! So exciting to be on this journey with so many others!

Aleta said...

checking in :) right on track so far, thanks for supporting us on this journey

MandiJo said...

Checking in. My husband and I both are on track!!!

Teri said...

Checking in! Didn't get a chance to comment yesterday but thanks for an inspiring start off post!

I am also in Ogle County IL!! What a small world!

Robin said...

I'm checking in.... a day late. Done the readings for Monday and Tuesday. Glad to be a part of this group.

Dawn Clark said...

I am on track - just a couple chapters to finish up tonight. Forgot to check in yesterday, sorry, I've put a reminder in my phone now to check in each week! :). So glad to see everyone here and reading - keep it up!!

Roebuck said...

Checking in and on track.

Sara said...

Did you get my email address? I have not gotten an email from you. I started though..I actuallly started early and have gotten a good ways into Exodus. I will try to get herr mondays, but i work 7 am to 11 pm on Sat and Sunday, so I tend to sleep all the way until I work the 3-11 shift on Mon. That is also part of the reason I am trying to read ahead. Mondays will be a challenge.

Tracye said...

Sara: I do have your name down but I do not have any contact information for you. If you could send me an email to tlgoad AT comcast DOT net, I will get your email set up! Thanks for checking in! If you need to check in on another day of the week, that is perfectly fine!! Everyone else: I'm so thrilled with how many of you got started strongly and are already seeing great things! Keep up the GREAT work!

Rhonda said...

Ok I'm known for being late for everything but I will catch up! Checking in and getting on track! : )

Charlene said...

I am late checking in, only because my internet access is spotty, at best, these days. But I am reading, and have been since Monday! Blessings to each of you!

Charlene

Lori said...

I just joined last night so i am behind but i am determined to get caught up by monday the 9th (that is our next check in right). I have wanted to do this for a long time, hoping that accountability will keep me on track and finish for real this time.

Blessings,

Lori L