Hey there! My name is Mac and I’m a Christian with plenty of flaws. I like to smoke occasionally even though I quit smoking three years ago. (Don’t tell Mom.) I make inappropriate jokes. I habitually speak before I think, and I’m not the best natural listener. And those are just the things I’m willing to admit publicly. It gets worse when you really get to know me. Just ask my friends Todd, Doug or Antoinette…they’ll tell you. (Probably a little too eagerly.)
Another flaw I have is that I find it hard to simply sit down and read the Bible. I know it’s an important book, and the foundational basis of everything I believe. And I do check it out from time to time. But on the whole, I tend to avoid reading it as much as I avoided girls in 9th grade. Which is to say, the majority of the time…and I highly doubt my Bible is going to be the one to approach me like Sara Deary finally did freshman year.
So, I’m taking it upon myself to read the entire Bible in one year. I’m telling myself I’m looking forward to it because a lot of what I have read has been pretty crazy. And I like crazy. It makes for great stories. Especially if it’s true! So starts a year of reading the Bible cover to cover for the first time and trying to deal with everything I find inside.
For the record I’m using a New Living Translation of The One Year Chronological Bible for this project and will read from Nov. 25, 2011 through Nov. 25, 2012.
I hope you enjoy the ride as much as I do. Check out my introductory post for a little more insight into this whole deal. Thanks for stopping by.
Also, I do international mission work from time to time (yup, not only a Christian who isn’t the greatest Bible reader, but a missionary to boot.) If you’re interested in reading about some of the work I do with The World Race, check out my mission-based blog. A Guy Tangled Up In God’s Love.