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Lisa's Reading the Bible Tip

I love being at all three meetings each week at Church - one really exciting aspect is that it is such a great opportunity to meet new people and chat with others - to find about about the amazing people who are part of Kerith. Well this Sunday one of my chats was with Ida, who is a lovely Albanian girl (you may have heard her personal story at the 7pm the weeek before?) - we found a shared interest in and passion for coffee shops, and especially those that also serve cakes and cupcakes! I recommended Hummingbird and she enthused about Pattiserie Valerie :) To be honest with you I wasn't feeling that well on Sunday, but I'm so glad I was there!Another great chat was with Lisa - as she talked to me her face lit up and you could see that she was genuinely excited about reading the Bible. I was so encouraged by what she shared about reading her Bible that I asked her to write it down and send it in as a guest blogger. so here's her recent experience - be encouraged- and maybe follow her tip too!

"I was fortunate enough to attend the 'come as you are' conference where I came across the "Too busy not to pray" book by Bill Hybels. I have become inspired to read my Bible daily and here's why, a suggestion from Bill is to keep a brief journal writing down the days experiences, observations and reflections. This not only slows us down in our hectic lifestyle but it gives me the opportunity to pray and listen to God more easily. I have found that since writing things down and reading them back I can see a different perspective of daily situations that I couldn't see at the time and hear what God has to say about them. I then highlight sentences that seem to stand out to me then look them up in the Bible, its amazing how God can speak to us through his book that was written so long ago and yet its so appropriate today. I then pray and feel uplifted by his word. I have found the Bible so much more exciting since reading it this way. Why not try this too?"



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