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Book Klub: One Year Bible / 2011 One Year Bible Comments
« on: December 01, 2010, 09:12:59 am »
Time to get excited about our One Year Bible for next year!  When you do a search in the Kindle Store for "One Year Bible" there are three pages now. But it seems like the two we are familiar with are the best candidates once again. I highly recommend them both.

This particular Bible has a wonderful blog on the Net. It can be found here & is a treasure of information to read daily along with your daily reading.

Another wonderful One Year Bible. It has a nice devotional comment for each day's reading.


Comments & questions on this bible will be in this thread.


Comments & questions for the readings will be in this thread. I love Max Lucado's enthusiasm!

Book Klub: One Year Bible / 2010 One-Year Chronological Bible Comments
« on: January 01, 2010, 06:41:20 am »

Comments & questions about readings for these bibles will be in this thread. They both look interesting!

Book Klub: One Year Bible / 2010 Bible
« on: December 05, 2009, 09:13:39 pm »
I cannot believe that 2010 is almost here!!! It seems we just started our one-year bible just a few months ago!

This thread is to start a discussion about what bible the group would like to read in 2010.

This is the one we are currently reading:

Here is a very nice one-year bible by Max Lucado that I purchased earlier this year: It is very similar to the one we are currently reading, but at the beginning of each day's reading there is a devotional by Max pertaining to that day's reading.

As for me, I am going to read a one-year chronological bible. It is not available for Kindle. This is the link to the one I chose:

Even though I won't be doing a one-year bible on Kindle next year, I will still participate in discussions for whatever Bible you all choose. If you choose a different one than the one we are currently reading, I'll purchase it so I can participate in the discussions when they come up.

Does anyone have any suggestions for next year?

Book Klub: One Year Bible / Blessings Received & Reasons for Praise
« on: July 04, 2009, 09:14:16 am »
Today is the 4th of July. A day to reflect on our freedom which it is easy to take for granted. What a blessing in our life to have freedom!

This thread is devoted to our blessings. It may be an answered prayer. It may be a kindness that was shown to us. Or it may be all the things we are grateful for.

I have many blessings in my life. Most important is my relationship with God. I am blessed with a wonderful husband. As an American woman, I am blessed with freedom. My heart goes out to women in some countries who are oppressed. I am blessed with good health, a roof over my head, food in my pantry. Thank you, Heavenly Father.

Please feel free to share your blessings. We will all benefit from hearing about them.

Book Klub: One Year Bible / July, 2009 Comments
« on: July 01, 2009, 06:05:52 am »

Summer is here! We are halfway through the Bible. I am still amazed how little time it takes to do our daily reading. My Kindle has been a Godsend, and this One-Year Bible sure has given me a new & good habit!

June's comments can be accessed here:,9285.0.html

Gods Accuracy

God's accuracy may be observed in the hatching of Eggs.
For example:
The eggs of the potato bug hatch in 7 days;
Those of the canary in 14 days;
Those of the barnyard hen in 21 days.
The eggs of ducks and geese hatch in 28 Days;
Those of the mallard in 35 days.
The eggs of the parrot and the ostrich Hatch in 42 days.
(Notice, they are all divisible by Seven).

God's wisdom is seen in the making of an elephant.
The four legs of this great beast all bend forward in the
Same direction. No other Quadruped is so made. God planned
That this animal would have a huge body, too large to live
On two legs. For this reason He gave it four fulcrums so
That it can rise from the ground easily.

The horse rises from the ground on its two front Legs first.
A cow rises from the ground with its two hind legs First.
How wise the Lord is in all His works of creation!

God's wisdom is revealed in His arrangement of
Sections and segments, as well as in the number of grains.
Each watermelon has an even number of strips on the rind.
Each orange has an even number of segments.
Each ear of corn has an even number of rows.
Each stalk of wheat has an even number of grains.
Every bunch of bananas has on its lowest row an
Even number of bananas, and each row decreases by one, so
That one row has an even number and the next row an odd number.
The waves of the sea roll In on shore twenty-six
To the minute in all kinds of weather.
All grains are found in even numbers on the stalks, and the Lord
Specified thirtyfold, sixtyfold, and a hundredfold - all even numbers.
God has caused the flowers to blossom at certain
Specified times during the day, so that Linneus, the great
Botanist, once said that if he had a conservatory containing
The right kind of soil, moisture and temperature, he could
Tell the time of day or night by the flowers that were open
And those that were closed!

Thus the Lord in His wonderful grace can arrange the
Life that is entrusted to His care in such a way that it
Will carry out His purpose and plan, and will be fragrant
With His presence.
Only the God-planned life is successful. Only the
Life given to the care of the Lord is safe.

~Author unknown~

Book Klub: One Year Bible / June, 2009 Comments
« on: June 01, 2009, 07:19:07 am »
June is here!! Fun in the sun!! I hope everyone has a wonderful month!  :-*


May, 2009 Comments can be found here:,7420.0.html

Installing Love

Tech Support: Yes, ... how can I help you?

Customer: Well, after much consideration, I've decided to install Love. Can you guide me though the process?

Tech Support: Yes. I can help you. Are you ready to proceed?

Customer: Well, I'm not very technical, but I think I'm ready. What do I do first?

Tech Support: The first step is to open your Heart. Have you located your Heart?

Customer: Yes, but there are several other programs running now. Is it okay to install Love while they are running?

Tech Support: What programs are running ?

Customer: Let's see, I have Past Hurt, Low Self-Esteem, Grudge and Resentment running right now.

Tech Support: No problem, Love will gradually erase Past Hurt from your current operating system. It may remain in your permanent memory but it will no longer disrupt other programs. Love will eventually override Low Self-Esteem with a module of its own called High Self-Esteem. However, you have to completely turn off Grudge and Resentment. Those programs prevent Love from being properly installed. Can you turn those off ?

Customer: I don't know how to turn them off. Can you tell me how?

Tech Support: With pleasure. Go to your start menu and invoke Forgiveness. Do this as many times as necessary until Grudge and
Resentment have been completely erased.

Customer: Okay, done! Love has started installing itself. Is that normal?

Tech Support: Yes, but remember that you have only the base program. You need to begin connecting to other Hearts in order to get the upgrades.

Customer: Oops! I have an error message already. It says, "Error - Program not run on external components." What should I do?

Tech Support: Don't worry. It means that the Love program is set up to run on Internal Hearts, but has not yet been run on your Heart. In non-technical terms, it simply means you have to Love yourself before you can Love others.

Customer: So, what should I do?

Tech Support: Pull down Self-Acceptance; then click on the following files: Forgive-Self; Realize Your Worth; and Acknowledge your

Customer: Okay, done.

Tech Support: Now, copy them to the "My Heart" directory. The system will overwrite any conflicting files and begin patching faulty
programming. Also, you need to delete Verbose Self-Criticism from all directories and empty your Recycle Bin to make sure it is
completely gone and never comes back.

Customer: Got it. Hey! My heart is filling up with new files. Smile is playing on my monitor and Peace and Contentment are copying
themselves all over My Heart. Is this normal?

Tech Support: Sometimes. For others it takes awhile, but eventually everything gets it at the proper time. So Love is installed and
running. One more thing before we hang up. Love is Freeware. Be sure to give it and its various modules to everyone you meet. They will in turn share it with others and return some cool modules back to you.

Customer: Thank you, God.

Book Klub: One Year Bible / May, 2009 Comments
« on: May 01, 2009, 11:20:54 am »
May is here!!! Springtime & everything is in bud!!!

This thread will start the May comments.

Here is a little article that I like to read on a regular basis. I'm sure some of you have seen it before, and I hope you all enjoy it:

The Room

By Josh Harris

In that place between wakefulness and dreams, I found myself in the room. There were no distinguishing features save for the one wall covered with small index card files. They were like the ones in libraries that list titles by author or subject in alphabetical order. But these files, which stretched from floor to ceiling and right to left as far as the eye could see, had very different headings.

As I walked up to the wall of files, the first to catch my attention was one that read, "People I Have Liked." I opened it and began flipping through the cards. I quickly shut it, shocked to realize that I recognized the names written on each one. And then, without being told, I knew exactly where I was. This lifeless room with its small files was a crude catalog system for my entire life.

The actions of my every moment, big and small, were written in a detail my memory couldnít match. A sense of wonder and curiosity, mixed with horror, stirred within me as I began randomly opening files and exploring their content. Some brought joy and sweet memories; others a sense of shame and regret so intense that I would look over my shoulder to see if anyone was watching.

A file named "Friends" was next to one marked "Friends I Have Betrayed." The titles ranged from common, everyday things to the not-so-common "Books I Have Read," "Lies I Have Told," "Comfort I Have Given," "Jokes I Have Laughed at." Some were almost hilarious in their exactness: "Things I Have Yelled at My Brothers and Sisters." Others I couldnít laugh at: "Things I Have Done in Anger," "Things I Have Muttered Under My Breath at My Parents." I never ceased to be surprised by the contents. Often there were many more cards than I expected. Sometimes fewer than I had hoped. I was overwhelmed by the sheer volume of the life I had lived. Could it be possible that I had time in my 17 years to write each of these thousands or millions of cards?

But each card confirmed the truth. Each card was written in my own handwriting. Each card was signed with my signature. When I pulled out the file marked "Songs I Have Listened To," I realized the files grew to contain their contents. The cards were packed tightly, and yet after two or three yards, I hadnít found the end of the file. I shut it, shamed, not so much by the quality of music, but more by the vast amount of time I knew that file represented.

When I came to a file marked "Lustful Thoughts," I felt a chill run through my body. I pulled the file out only an inch, not willing to test its size, and drew out a card. I shuddered at its detailed content.
I felt sick to think such a moment had been recorded. A feeling of humiliation and anger ran through my body. One thought dominated my mind: "No one must ever see these cards! No one must ever see this room!
I have to destroy them!"

In an insane frenzy, I yanked the file out. Its size didnít matter now. I had to empty it and burn the cards. But as I took the file at one end and began pounding it on the floor, I could not dislodge a single card. I became desperate and pulled out a card, only to find it as strong as steel when I tried to tear it.

Defeated and utterly helpless, I returned the file to its slot. Leaning my forehead against the wall, I let out a long, self-pitying sigh.That was when I saw it. The file bore "People I Have Shared the Gospel With. "The handle was brighter than those around it, newer, almost unused. I pulled on its handle and a small box not more than 3 inches long fell into my hands. I could count the cards it contained on one hand. And then the tears came.

I began to weep. Sobs so deep that the hurt started in my stomach and shook through me. I fell on my knees and cried. I cried out of shame, from the overwhelming shame of it all. The rows of file shelves swirled in my tear-filled eyes. No one must ever, ever know of this room. I must lock it up and hide the key.

Then as I looked up through my tears, I saw Him enter the room. No, please, not Him. Not here. Anyone but Jesus. I watched helplessly as He began to open the files and read the cards. I couldnít bear to watch His response.
The few times I looked at His face I saw such sadness that it tore at my heart. He seemed to intuitively go to the worst boxes. Why did he have to read every one?

Finally, He turned and looked at me from across the room. He looked at me with pity in His eyes. But this was a pity that didnít anger me. I dropped my head, covered my face with my hands and began to cry again.
He walked over and put His arm around me. He could have said so many things. But He didnít say a word. He just cried with me. Then He got up and walked back to the wall of files. Starting at one end of the room, He took out a file, and, one by one, began to sign his name over mine on each card.

"No!" I shouted, rushing to Him. All I could find to say was "No, no," as I pulled the card from Him. His name shouldnít be on these cards. But there it was, written in red so rich, so dark, so alive. The name of Jesus covered mine. It was written in blood. He gently took the card back. He smiled a sad smile and began to sign the cards. I donít think Iíll ever understand how He did it so quickly, but the next instant it seemed I heard Him close the last file and walk back to my side. He placed His hand on my shoulder and said, "It is finished."

I stood up, and He led me out of the room. There was no lock on its door.
There were still cards to be written...

by Joshua Harris, "I Kissed Dating Goodbye"
~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~

Book Klub: One Year Bible / What's Going On!
« on: April 21, 2009, 09:21:58 pm »
Fellow OYB Readers,

This section will be a totally off-topic thread. We are a small group, but we have become quite close. We can share all non-biblical things here - what's going on in your life, something funny that happened, etc. It will be quite diverse in subject matter I suspect. I think this will be handy because then we won't have to search all over Kindle Boards (which has become quite huge - and that is a blessing!) for personal news on our fellow OYB Book Klub members.



Book Klub: One Year Bible / Gallery
« on: April 21, 2009, 05:03:49 pm »
Fellow OYB Readers,

We are setting aside this sections for photos. Yes, mwvickers, it's for wee Brianna when she makes her appearance!! And for everyone else too!!  ;D



Book Klub: One Year Bible / Prayer Requests
« on: April 21, 2009, 05:02:18 pm »
Fellow OYB Readers,

Linda & I thought it would be a good idea to set up a separate section for prayer requests. I really like this idea because when prayer requests are made in the monthly sections, they seem to get lost in the shuffle. Now we will have them all in one place! :)

If you have any suggestions for this Klub, feel free to chip in. It's everyone's book klub!



Book Klub: One Year Bible / Miscellaneous Bible & Spiritual Questions
« on: April 21, 2009, 02:16:15 pm »
Fellow OYB Readers,

This particular section of the Book Klub is for any biblical or spiritual questions that you may have that don't pertain to our daily readings.  It may be something you were just wondering about, something that is on your heart, etc. Please feel free to post them here.

Book Klub: One Year Bible / April, 2009 Comments
« on: April 01, 2009, 09:09:43 am »
Something I need to reflect on all the time!

Ten Guidelines From God
Effective Immediately, please be aware that there are changes YOU need to make in YOUR life. These changes need to be completed in order that I may fulfill My promises to you to grant you peace, joy and happiness in this life. I apologize for any inconvenience, but after all that I am doing, this seems very little to ask of you. Please, follow these 10 guidelines:
1. QUIT WORRYING: Life has dealt you a blow and all you do is sit and worry. Have you forgotten that I am here to take all your burdens and carry them for you? Or do you just enjoy fretting over every little thing that comes your way?
2. PUT IT ON THE LIST: Something needs done or taken care of. Put it on the list. No, not YOUR list. Put it on MY to-do-list. Let ME be the one to take care of the problem. I can't help you until you turn it over to Me. And although My to-do-list is long, I am after all ... God. I can take care of anything you put into My hands. In fact, if the truth were ever really known, I take care of a lot of things for you that you never even realize.
3. TRUST ME: Once you've given your burdens to Me, quit trying to take them back. Trust in Me. Have the faith that I will take care of all your needs, your problems and your trials. Problems with the kids? Put them on My list. Problem with finances? Put it on My list. Problems with your emotional roller coaster? For My sake, put it on My list. I want to help you. All you have to do is ask.
4. LEAVE IT ALONE: Don't wake up one morning and say, "Well, I'm feeling much stronger now, I think I can handle it from here." Why do you think you are feeling stronger now? It's simple You gave Me your burdens and I'm taking care of them. I also renew your strength and cover you in my peace. Don't you know that if I give you these problems back, you will be right back where you started? Leave them with Me and forget about them. Just let Me do my job.
5. TALK TO ME: I want you to forget a lot of things. Forget what was making you crazy. Forget the worry and the fretting because you know I'm in control. But there's one thing I pray you never forget. Please, don't forget to talk to Me - OFTEN! I love YOU! I want to hear your voice. I want you to include Me in on the things going on in your life. I want to hear you talk about your friends and family. Prayer is simply you having a conversation with Me. I want to be your dearest friend.
6. HAVE FAITH: I see a lot of things from up here that you can't see from where you are. Have faith in Me that I know what I'm doing. Trust Me; you wouldn't want the view from My eyes. I will continue to care for you, watch over you, and meet your needs. You only have to trust Me. Although I have a much bigger task than you, it seems as if you have so much trouble just doing your simple part. How hard can trust be?
7. SHARE: You were taught to share when you were only two years old. When did you forget? That rule still applies. Share with those who are less fortunate than you. Share your joy with those who need encouragement. Share your laughter with those who haven't heard any in such a long time. Share your tears with those who have forgotten how to cry. Share your faith with those who have none.
8. BE PATIENT: I managed to fix it so in just one lifetime you could have so many diverse experiences. You grow from a child to an adult, have children, change jobs many times, learn many trades, travel to so many places, meet thousands of people, and experience so much. How can you be so impatient then when it takes Me a little longer than you expect to handle something on My to-do-list? Trust in My timing, for My timing is perfect. Just because I created the entire universe in only six days, everyone thinks I should always rush, rush, rush.
9. BE KIND: Be kind to others, for I love them just as much as I love you. They may not dress like you, or talk like you, or live the same way you do, but I still love you all. Please try to get along, for My sake. I created each of you different in some way. It would be too boring if you were all identical. Please, know I love each of your differences.
10. LOVE YOURSELF: As much as I love you, how can you not love yourself? You were created by me for one reason only -- to be loved, and to love in return. I am a God of Love. Love Me. Love your neighbors. But also love yourself. It makes My heart ache when I see you so angry with yourself when things go wrong. You are very precious to me. Don't ever forget......
Touch someone with your love. Rather than focus upon the thorns of life, smell the roses and count your blessings

Let's Talk Kindle! / Will Wonders Ever Cease?
« on: March 22, 2009, 08:48:42 pm »
Back in mid-November I ordered two replacement batteries for my K & hubby's K. I checked my account on Amazon this evening & they shipped on March 21st! That wasn't too long a wait, was it???  :D Seriously, I wonder what the deal is with getting these batteries? I mean, they were able to come up with all the batteries that they put in the K1's that they shipped out new. Where did they get them from??

Book Klub: One Year Bible / March, 2009 Comments
« on: March 01, 2009, 02:00:33 pm »
Just to get this thread started. A little prayer I found that I find encouraging:

Teach me
To see the world in a different light,
The light of your love.

Help me
To learn to cherish each new day
And all the opportunities that it brings.

Give me
The strength to handle life's problems,
Knowing that you are beside me.

Let me
Be comfortable in the knowledge
That since you have come into my life
I will never walk alone.

Let's Talk Kindle! / Amazon translated a PDF file
« on: January 12, 2009, 10:01:59 am »
I downloaded The Surgeon which Maureen told us about today. It was a PDF document. I went ahead and translated it with the Mobipocket thing. When I went to email it to my Kindle, I clicked on the wrong document to attach and attached and sent the PDF document instead of the .prc document which the Mobipocket thing made. I quickly realized my error and sent myself another email to my Kindle account with the .prc document as an attachment.

Lo and behold, a few seconds later, both documents were downloaded to my Kindle! The one was the .prc document and has the author's name on the right side; the other is the PDF document and has my email address on the right side.

The .prc document does have the cover picture, but other than that, from a quick glance they seem the same.

Book Klub: One Year Bible / One Year Bible Comments
« on: January 11, 2009, 06:57:34 pm »
First, I wanted to say that all of you who are reading the One Year Bible are in my thoughts when I do my daily reading.

There was something I wanted to share in conjunction with today's reading from Matthew. We read about when Jesus calmed the storm. He was in the boat asleep and the waves were so rough the disciples thought they would perish.

I recently read The Practice of the Presence of God and The Spiritual Maxims by Brother Lawrence. One of his comments which I highlighted to refer to on a regular basis alludes to the scripture in Matthew about Jesus calming the storm. He says, "If the vessel of our soul is still tossed with winds and storms, let us awake the Lord, who reposes in it, and He will quickly calm the sea."

I thought my fellow Bible readers might enjoy that quote. :)

The Book Corner / What Book Would You Read Again?
« on: January 10, 2009, 11:27:03 am »
I'm really enjoying the thread "Given Up on a Book." It's really helping me avoid some "turkeys." But on the other end of the spectrum, what books did you love so much that you would read them again?

The only books I have come upon so far that I would reread are Stephen King's The Stand and Anya Seton's Katherine. I have only just read The Stand but I enjoyed it so much I plan on rereading it. I've read Katherine twice already.

I'd be interested to hear what books you have loved so much that you would reread them.

I received my February, 2009 copy of Martha Stewart Living. In the section, From My Home to Yours, she covers Taking the Problems out of Packing. She gives Martha tips on the best way to pack. One of the little pictures in the article is a picture of a Kindle on a cashmere scarf.  The caption for that picture reads:
"Light, Easy Reading - I carry my Kindle, which lets me scan an array of books and newspapers, and my cashmere scarf with me on every trip. I also bring my toiletries (in containers that hold less than three ounces), a change of clothes, and my contact lens container and solution, just in case I am separated from my luggage."

Let's Talk Kindle! / And her name is Abigail!
« on: November 15, 2008, 06:21:19 pm »
I have finally found her name.  ABIGAIL!  From the Hebrew, it means Gives joy. She certainly does that for me!

Let's Talk Kindle! / My Kindle is getting a baby brother!!
« on: November 15, 2008, 09:45:12 am »
We just ordered a Kindle for my hubby. My yet unnamed Kindle is thrilled!!

And Mommy ordered her some new clothes too!

The Book Corner / Just 24 cents & it looks like fun
« on: November 14, 2008, 11:02:16 am »
This one looks really good and I just couldn't pass it up.  I definitely need that 12-step program we were talking about.

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