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Saturday, September 1, 2018

Reading Through the Bible: The One Year Bible (A Bible Reading Plan)

READING THROUGH THE BIBLE: The One Year Bible (A Bible Reading Plan)


It has been a few years since I read the Bible all the way through cover to cover. I want to read it through as fast as possible, but within reason. I will take notes and journal as I go. I am using the One Year Bible (see the source/link for more information) as my reading plan.

I am reading the Bible all the way through at a faster pace than I want, but I really want to get the context again.

I started reading this on August 30 and today will read September 03 reading and others as well, I hope.

Once I get all the way through reading the Bible, using the One Year Bible plan, I will then start again and will start reading the Bible on the day on the calendar and begin with that reading. I will then read each day according to the plan and will take time to thoroughly digest each day's reading that second time through.

I might even start all over again, but with January 01 and read that reading as well so I will do two daily readings per day of the One Year Bible. We shall see. Or I might just do this on days I find I want to read and digest more of the Word of God. Or I might re-read past readings I have already read and want to absorb more. We shall see.

Regardless, I want to get through the Bible as soon as possible and then will read it through again of reading it and absorbing it over the course of one year, but might have additional readings if I want to read more each day.

There is my plan.

Now, let me start reading, taking notes, and journaling through September 03's reading (at the very least) in the One Year Bible. Then, I will share my journaling and SD Bible Notes later on this blog.

Oh, also, I am using the NLT Version to read through. It is my favorite reading version, but I use several other versions when I want to study the Word more thoroughly.



Link for the One Year Bible:

{ONE YEAR COPYRIGHT INFORMATION: One Year® is a registered trademark used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.}

Links for the NLT Bible:

{NLT COPYRIGHT INFORMATION: Unless otherwise indicated, all Scripture quotations are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright © 1996, 2004, 2015 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved.}

Link for Tyndale:

Morning Verses to Pray:

Morning Verses to Pray:

Psalm 5:3; Psalm 118:24; Psalm 118:29; Psalm 19; Colossians 1:9-13; James 1:5-8; Proverbs 3:5-6; Philippians 4:4-13


Lord, thank You for yesterday, for today, and for tomorrow. Help me to live this day as though it was truly Yours and not mine. This is Your day. I hold out my hand for You to take and lead me everywhere You desire this day, Father God. Help me to continue to draw nearer to You, and seek Your and Your Word every moment today. For today is Yours and not mine.

Hints and tips:

Copy and paste the scripture references just listed into and the website will put all of those verses on one screen for you.

Another hint: Click the print button on the page and when it opens a new screen, select all and copy the text, open a new blank document. Paste it there. This will give you these verses to pray every morning, if you desire.

Friday, August 31, 2018

A journal keeper of 36 years and living the narrow gate faith

I have been a journal keeper for about 36 years now.

I cannot help but pause and shake my head at this thought. 


Another long pause as I try to digest this realization. 

I am a journal keeper and I keep a journal. The first is part of my identity. I am a woman who journals. I also journal for a living and professionally. I also keep a journal personally and spiritually. 

However, it is my Bible, Prayer, and Blessings Journaling which is the closest and dearest to my heart. 

I journal in order to draw closer to the Lord... to get to know Him and the Bible more each moment of every day. 

I journal in order to remember what I read and study in the Bible.

Journaling is how I make sense of the Bible and how I remember what I have read. Journaling is how I ponder the Word of God and apply it to my life. 

This blog is my journaling as I journey with the Lord as we go through the Bible together and enjoy one another's company along the way (as I seek Him and get to know His Word).

Journaling is how I try to pray without ceasing, meditate on the Word of God night and day, and always give thanks. This is the reason for this journaling. 

I have journal for about 36 years and hope to journal with God through the Bible another four decades or more. 

I have searched for a place to keep all of my Bible Notes and Journaling and think this blog journal is the perfect platform. 

Will You Journey with Me?:

While this blog is of my prayer and Bible journaling, I hope I can interact with you as we try to journey with God through daily life and through the Bible in 2018 and beyond. So please. Leave comments. I would love to interact with you and share this journey of life together. 

Living a life of faith is a huge blessing. But, let's face it. Let us be honest here. The walk can be tricky, frustrating, and even lonely at times. After all, when we live the life of the narrow gate faith, it means few are traveling the same path. We have to seek God and search His Word all along the way so we can persevere. 

Care to journey with me and navigate through the Bible and live the narrow gate faith and life?


Lord, we hold out our hands and ask you to take us and lead us through the Bible and through daily living of the narrow gate faith. For we know we cannot do this without You. 

The Prayer and Bible Journaling of SD

This blog is the prayer and Bible journaling of SD (Stacy Duplease).

I will write it as prayers from me to Father God as I pray and interact with Him and His Word.

This blog is about life with God and the Bible in 2018.

I am seeking to know Him and the Bible more each and every moment and each day. 

The reason I am publishing this online, as blog posts, is to share my journey with Him and through the Word (the Bible). 

Lord, I want to know You more

Lord, I want to know You more.

This is why I journal.

I want to know You and Your Word (The Holy Bible) more each and every moment.

This is what my heart desires.

This is what I seek.

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