One of my favorite things about summer is sharing my quiet time with my daughter.
It started a couple of years back. I would get up and see my husband off for work, then take my Bible and coffee out to the picnic table to spend some time with Jesus.
Well, my daughter woke up one morning and came to find me. At first, I was a little sad that she had interrupted my one-on-one time with God. But then she asked if she could join me. And, seriously, who could say no to that?
So, she went to go get her Bible and it’s been a tradition ever since.
Our New Bibles
This year, I was super excited to get us new Bibles to carry on the tradition.
Before, her Bible was for tween girls that was supposed to be an easier translation for younger readers. And I had a journaling Bible that I just loved.
She fell in love with her’s as soon as she saw it. It’s a leather soft over board cover and it kind of sparkles (it’s not glitter, just the way the light reflects on the gold cover). It’s gorgeous. Even my husband agrees. I had thought about getting us the regular hardcover editions, but for just a few dollars more, I’m glad I went with these.
I’ll be honest, I review a lot of Bibles, and that means she has a growing collection of her own. I give them away a lot. Sometimes to kids at church or I leave them in the office with the youth pastor or women’s ministry director. But I do often pass them on to family members and my daughter loves Bibles as much as I do. So for this one to become her new favorite says a lot.
She told me today that she has never had a Bible with the words of Jesus in red before. The look on her face said it all. First, I can’t believe I didn’t realize that before. It’s like they thought kids/teens didn’t need Jesus’ words set apart. But second (and more importantly) there’s just something special about spending time with Jesus together. You learn things and build bonds that I can’t even put into words.
Okay, real quick before I send you on to this week’s featured post. My new Bible has a pink cover. I love that these are journaling Bibles that actually have journaling prompts in them. That’s the whole reason I bought them. I wanted to give my daughter something she could have so she could learn to do quiet time even if I wasn’t there.There is something special about spending time with Jesus together. You learn things and build bonds you can't put into words… Click To Tweet
Just Give Me Jesus
Christine wrote, “There are lots of things that I do every day – take a shower, brush my teeth, eat at least a couple of meals – the list goes on. But, reading my Bible can get squeezed out in the busyness.”
Can anyone else relate to that as much as I can??
Moment of Truth Here…
Part of the reason I love reading the Bible with my girl is that she holds me accountable. She loves spending that time with me, and she asks me about it every morning. There is no forgetting when you have an eager child reminding you every half-hour that you haven’t done it yet.
That’s just one of the sixteen ways we can fit the Bible into our day that Christine shared in her post last week. You can find the rest in Christine’s featured post on Living with Margins.
And can I just say, no matter where you’re at this summer, let’s make the song of our heart, “Just give me Jesus.” When we read our Bibles and when we fall short, Jesus’ love for us is unchanging.
And Christine, feel free to grab the “I’ve Been Featured” button and add it to your posts so your readers can celebrate with you.
Now For This Week’s Link Up!
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