I am going to be 100% honest and admit that I haven't opened up my Bible in a long time. I'm ashamed and embarrassed, but not too proud to admit. I've read scripture online or read my devotional, but I haven't pulled out my most important book.
We had pre-marital counseling last Sunday afternoon, so I of course grabbed my Bible to meet with our pastor (the pastor from my parents church, not the one who is marrying us... very confusing). After our session, I started thumbing through my Bible, realizing I had all of these "things" in my Bible. Since I was young, my mom kept all sorts of notes and verses and special things in her Bible and I copied her idea.
I thought it would be neat to open up about some of the things found in my "God's Game Plan: FCA" Bible that has much wear and tear, and will probably be retired when we get married.
Note from my MOH Rebecca from 2004.
Game from Camp Greystone 2009 where we went around the room and wrote nice things about one another.
Elementary --> Intermediate Sunday School certificate.
Ten Commandments... just case they are forgotten ;-)
Devotional given by my uncle on Mother's Day 2003 called "Everything I Need to Know, I Learned from my Mom." This is my favorite thing.
An old devotional on fear.
Card and note from Tyler on our first Valentine's Day.
Sweet note from Ty.
My piano/voice teacher's favorite verses. She passed away last year. She was so talented and taught me so much about life.
A pretty version of the fruits of the spirit.
Note from Rebecca from youth group days.
Bookmark from my high school teacher/mentor.
Note from my friend Emily while I was a counselor at Greystone.
Friendship bracelet from one of my campers.
My friend Wesley's sister Kelly's memorial bulletin.
Another note from a counselor at Greystone when I was struggling at camp.
One of my favorites.
So there you have it. Some of the things found in my Bible. I am promising myself and making you keep me accountable for opening it up much, much, much more often than I have recently. Getting married and having a husband (this word is still so weird to me!!!!!) is going to truly challenge me and make me study the Word.
What is in your Bible?