Friday, February 6, 2015

Keep On...

Keep On Keeping On
I'm about 80% of the way through the Bible. I decided in 2014 that my resolution would be to follow the "Read the Bible in a Year" plan, and although I'm a past the deadline, I'm plowing through it and hope to finish it by April but I often find myself overwhelmed when I am behind schedule, and have often thought of ditching this plan.

I'm not the best when it comes to completing something once I've begun to fall behind schedule (such as the Rosetta Stone experiment of 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015). But, I'm so close. And being a Christian married to a man who aspires to be in the ministry, it's almost a shame I haven't yet read the entire Bible cover to cover.
But, I can see the light at the end of the tunnel, the finish line is in sight! I'm excited that I continued to work at it even though I missed the year mark. Sometimes it's worth doing something right, and pushing through to get to the results. And, it'll be just one more item knocked off my 30x30 list!

Keep Calm and Carry On
My period should have arrived today, but hasn't. And, unlike months prior (over-analyzing and peeing on a ton of tests), I'm waiting until Sunday (2 more days) to test. For the average woman with the average 28 day cycle, I could test today and get a positive test. But since I am irregular, and my body has played tricks on me before, I'm giving it more time. I still have no clue when I ovulated, since my cycles now run anywhere from 31 days to 37 days.
And to be blatantly honest, we were sharing a hotel in Georgia with Tom's parents every. single. day. that I should've been ovulating. The odds aren't exactly in our favor, and I really don't want to get my hopes up and that starts the minute I remove the first test from it's box.

Keep calm.... don't pee on the test.... and carry on.

Keep On Fighting the Good Fight
Have you ever wondered where the phrase "Keep on Fighting the Good Fight" came from? I'm currently in 2 Timothy, and just recently read these words. So, upon seeing the prompt of "Keep" I knew it would definitely require a mention. I love this phrase, but we oftentimes use it today as "Just keep trying" or "don't give up". But, it was written from Paul to Timothy, instructing him to keep steadfastly teaching the truth and opposing heretical teachers. It's amazing how a Biblical command can be taken, twisted, and said to mean whatever we feel at the time. Of course, this new but it is very sad.
We must fight the good fight, and spread the Word of God in some shape or form. It's not a secret we keep for ourselves, we are told to share it. I write online, and feel that this is where I should tell the truth.

This blog began as a simple place to write, to get words out and I've enjoyed it in that context. But, if you've followed along lately, Christian and Bible-centered topics have made more of a presence, and I'm in the midst of trying to re-brand this space and migrate to WordPress. I have no idea what I'm doing yet, but do know that I want to put a distinct focus on Christ (as well as on marriage and infertility).

So tell me...
Have you ever had to keep on......?
What are you doing now that required dedication or determination?
And.... any tips for the move to WordPress?

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  1. For me this week, just keeping my head above water! :) I hope you get the test results that you want! Also, don't give up on the Bible reading, it's never too late. I'm committed to doing the same for 2015 and while so far I'm on schedule, I've made it through January on schedule before...but not finished. So here, my blogging friend, here's to our success this year!

    1. Hear Hear! Thank you for the kind words, and I hope you stick to it! Playing catch up is so hard, trust me (over a year later!)

  2. Hello FMF friend! That is awesome that you are keeping up with your Bible reading. I have failed many times at getting through certain studies. I love that even though you are past your original deadline, you are still committing to it! Well done!!!

    Now, I'm anxious to hear your results on taking that test. Oh, I know that feeling!!!

    Blessings, Carrie

    1. When we don't WANT to do something it is so easy to put it off. And, while I want to finish the Bible, I really don't desire to read something because it's part of a plan, preferring to instead choose the topic. But, it will be worth it. Test didn't happen, since my aunt did arrive. But I appreciate you following along and offering encouragement :)

  3. Well, you are just full of information to share today, so we will all be rooting for you. We spent a week with my MIL once early in our marriage. Not the best vacation I've had. ;-) Good luck!

    1. Hahaha I bet, but we love them. Not the best for 'trying' though :)

  4. Congratulations on continuing with your Bible reading.
    It's something I had put off for a long time.
    Now, after 5x, I look forward to it.
    A friend of mine told me her retired dad reads through it once a year.
    I don't know if I could do that.
    Last year I read it through and this year I am just studying the New Testament.
    So, do what works for you even if that means you are behind a man-made schedule.

    1. Thanks for the encouragement, I hope when I'm retired I have more resolve and am able to read more than I do now. It's all about growing in the Word, after all :)


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