Two years ago, as a New Year’s Resolution, I started to read the Bible. I am on page 487 out of 2000+!! But this year, with my church tour almost complete, I happened to pick up a book in a little VT bookstore while at Liz’s house with my book club. The book is called A Year of Living Biblically!
Back at the house with the Book Club Ladies, we talked about our next book. This amazing bunch of women agreed to read this book, partly because it sounded fun and partly in celebration of me closing out a year of going to churches. As of right now I only have 13 to go!
This book is a memoir of AJ Jacobs’ (author) memoir of living as literally as the Bible calls us to for a whole year! There are poignant parts and interesting philosophy and insights…but most of all it is just plain funny! For me, it was fascinating in that I have spent 2 years chugging through the pages of the Bible and am still only on 2 Samuel, and spent the past year visiting churches. He took this exploration of the Bible to a whole new level!!
The best part of this book though will be the fact that on this coming Tuesday, I will be spending the evening with about 11 out of the 15 women I am blessed to be able to call “MY BOOK CLUB”! We have laughed, and cried, and drank, and ate, and gone to plays, to movies, to dinners, to VT, to Yoga, and into each others’ lives in ways that I had never anticipated two years ago when Wendy and I talked about “having a book club” for fun. These women have become my support group in my personal and professional lives…they are my friends, my neighbors, my real sisters, and my true sisters……I love each one of them.
AJ Jacobs says he learned to be grateful and give thanks for the small daily moments……for these women, my book club sisters, I am deeply grateful. I give THANKS to God for blessing me with each one of them!!
Off to church with Lisa now (my real sister!) and then tomorrow with Liz (another true sister!).
In thinking about the upcoming 2015…I think my New Years Resolution needs to be to FINISH reading the BIBLE!!!