Monday, November 12, 2012

She Reads Truth {online community}

I know I've said it before, but I am so thankful for the She Reads Truth community that flourished over the summer. Over the years, I have struggled to stay motivated with reading the Bible on my own. I have fallen short when it comes to keeping up with digging into the Word daily. But being part of this online community has breathed new life into my spiritual journey in three ways.


Accountability
Whether it's training for a half marathon (as I did way back in 2007), or reading my Bible daily, I need people to ask me about it and how it's going. Although I don't have people asking me each day if I read, I am reminded every time I open Instagram or Twitter and see what others are saying/sharing.

Community
Because of She Reads Truth, I am connected to a much larger network of women who are like-minded in their pursuit of Christ. We may not have the same political views or even attend the same church if we lived in the same area, but we have the same desire: to grow in Jesus' truth and that's a beautiful thing.

Convenience
Using an app I can access from my smartphone or iPad has helped me a ton. I still love to pick up my Bible and read straight from the beautiful leather bound book, but there is something to be said for the ease of pulling up the reading and the questions/commentary that go along with the Scripture in one place (the app). For days when my morning routine was too rushed, I can easily turn to the reading on my lunch break or elsewhere.

4 comments:

  1. I agree She Reads Truth is so encouraging and helpful! I jumped in at the very beginning but have been lagging behind the past couple months, now I'm back at it and having the app on my fun makes it so easy. I read it outloud with my 5 week old in the mornings :-)

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  2. That is a great idea and I am heading over to that link right now. I always have the best intentions of reading the bible everyday but something always gets in the way.

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  3. I came across #she reads truth through my bible app and I fell in love with it, now I'm reading it everyday, reading comments and enjoying my growth and others

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  4. Oh wow! Thank you so much for linking to She Reads Truth! I've been looking for something exactly like this, because I want to start reading the Bible regularly - but for some reason, devotional books and other "guided" reading tools weren't doing it for me. I'm definitely going to have to try this out.

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