Silent Night

My first journal entry...ever

I'm not sure if I've mentioned this before here, but I've been on a cleaning/reorganization binge in my house for the past month.  In the process, I've cleaned out lots of clutter from my life and found a few treasures as well. One of those treasures I'm going to post right here - my first ever "spiritual" journal entry.   I was being discipled - a subject I will cover in detail in a later post - by one of our pastors' wives and it was then that I was made encouraged to keep a journal of my daily bible reading to be checked weekly by my discipler at our weekly meetings.  Enjoy!

1/18/1998  Matthew 1

Chapter Summary

There were 14 generations from Abraham to David.

There were 14 generations from David until the carrying away of Babylon.

There were 14 generations from  carrying away into Babylon unto Christ.

Virgin Mary gave birth to Messiah.

Personal Application

As Joseph listened and obeyed God, I should try harder to obey what is written in the Word, just because God said it.

That wasn't too bad for a "baby".  :)  I even had a personal application.  A noble one at that and one we should all aspire to.  However, my second journal entry, was not so profound with its personal application.  Take a look.

1/19/1998 Matthew 2

Chapter Summary

Jesus was born in Bethlehem but quickly moved to Egypt to escape Herod's wrath.  When Herod was dead, God told Joseph to take his family into Israel where he settled in Nazareth.

Personal Application


You know, a person has to start somewhere.  Who would have thought that 7 years later I would be posting much of my thoughts about my daily bible reading out here on a blog.  Hmm...I didn't even know what a blog was until less than 2 years ago.  Like I said, a person has to start somewhere.  I suppose that is the point of this post other than my sharing my personal "baby" scratchings from years gone by just for the fun of it.  Wherever you are in your personal spiritual walk, start there and start walking.  And find someone to guide you along the way.