Saturday, January 07, 2006

Gulp!

OK, so this Bible thing has gotten pretty big. At least by my standards .... since I was kinda just throwing it out there on a whim. But now there are around 15 of us (so far -- anyone else? We start tomorrow!) and we've got pastors and all these other kinds of folks who know what they're talking about ... and me. And I'm the ringleader?!?!?!? This is just crazy talk! Oh well, it'll at least make me do it now -- I'm a sucker for external accountability.

Really, though, it should be cool. I'm just dumbfounded at how it's exploded. And I kicked it off? I'm just a nobody new kid out here in the Middle of Nowheresville, BlogLand. Me, the reluctant nun (title courtesy of ellipsis), the non-holy, non-pious, so-not-a-nun? I just don't get it .....

Oh well, we'll see what happens ..... {gack!}

16 Comments:

Blogger AveMaria1 said...

Cool

1/07/2006 12:06 PM  
Blogger AveMaria1 said...

Yes you are the ringleader.

1/07/2006 2:26 PM  
Blogger Kathryn said...

But Steph love, please get over the idea that pastors know what they're talking about...Maybe in the States, where there are those scary scary exams, but here in the UK?? Surely not!

1/07/2006 2:43 PM  
Blogger ~Jennifer said...

Okay, sign me up. I want to join you. :-)

1/07/2006 3:30 PM  
Blogger kevin h said...

lol... I know 2 of the pastors and we're the last ones to think we know it all. We joined this thing because we know we needed someone else to provide the impetus and encouragement to get started and keep going. :)

1/07/2006 4:32 PM  
Blogger T.O. said...

I think it's wonderful. I've contemplated joining you, but I don't think it would be fair because with all of the theological reading I have to do each day, I know by Monday or Wednesday I'd slack for sure and then develop some lovely Catholic guilt about it. So, not just now, but I'm contemplating it for the summer, definitely!

1/08/2006 8:14 AM  
Blogger Quotidian Grace said...

It's the Holy Spirit at work, Steph!

Here's a cute story from Ted Cooper, the guy who created the Bible in 90 Days concept:

One day you die and God meets you in heaven. After some preliminary small talk, God says, "SO ... how'd you like my book?" What are you going to say?

God wants us to read his book--and people respond to that opportunity. Doing it in a group, even a cyber group, really helps people support each other through the tough bits ( like Leviticus).

1/08/2006 9:51 AM  
Blogger lily said...

Sign me up! This is what I need to be held accountable. I'm Catholic and use 'the extended version' of the Bible but will just have to pump up my reading a bit to finish on time!

1/08/2006 11:16 AM  
Blogger Steph said...

Lily ~ Send me your e-mail address (mine's in my sidebar) & I'll get you an invite to the Blogger set-up. We'd love to have you!

1/08/2006 1:11 PM  
Anonymous Mary Beth said...

Know what? I don't think we expect you to be the ringleader....the ringmaster, maybe, of the circus.... :)

It's gonna be a cool journey!

1/08/2006 8:01 PM  
Anonymous Lorna said...

hi ringleader :)

oh and I'm with Kathryn on the not knowing

but I'm also really encouraged by this. oh and Steph and Q-grace when God asks me this
"SO ... how'd you like my book?" What are you going to say?

I'll say - if it weren't for those women you put in my path, ... :)

1/09/2006 5:13 AM  
Blogger Kiker said...

Hi, Steph!

So, I decided to do this 90 day Bible reading thing on a whim... and I sort of intentionally neglected to tell Amy I was going to do it (if you remember, I have at least an hour of reading each night for the Disciple Bible Study class that I am taking already).

I had the reading chart pulled up last night for the 90-day study... Amy looked at it, looked at me and said, "Do you think maybe you could do this over the summer instead? I would actually like to SEE you and spend time with you sometime in the next three months."

Oh. Uh....

So, yeah, I need to back out. Sorry about flaking...although it looks like you have stellar company!

Can I peek in on ya'll from time to time to check out the conversation?

1/09/2006 9:49 AM  
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1/09/2006 7:56 PM  
Blogger Elizabeth said...

Geez...I mean 'gosh'...I haven't been here for a week or so and you're taking over the world! This is very cool. Good luck with it.

1/10/2006 12:40 AM  
Blogger ellipsis... said...

Hey Steph-

I saw my favorite cartoon ever in a Playboy magazine years ago.

It was a couple of monks rolling on the floor of a monastery, obviously three sheets to the wind, empty wine jugs all over the place and another monk drunkenly sliding off his stool, quill still in hand is saying "Hey, you guys--wouldn't it be too hilarious if hundreds of years from now people actually believed this shit?!?!? Hahahahahahahahahahahahahaha.

ell :)

1/10/2006 11:35 AM  
Blogger Amy said...

I know Kiker wishes she could do this. And I told her that I know she can and dilegently would, but I love her for postponing it until the summer. Now she will have a workbook of sorts to supplement her journey then.

1/10/2006 11:43 AM  

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