I’m happy to say that I finally finished scheduling the 12 month Bible Reading portion of the blog. Whew!! Now that was a chore. The daily blogs that have each day’s Bible Reading coincide with the Monthly Bible Reading Charts on the blog as well as the ones we passed out at the Lighthouse Church.
I underestimated the amount of time that it would take me to complete this phase (by a whole lot). It ended up taking about 80 hours to finish it. I had to put everything else I had scheduled for the blog on hold pending completion of this. I was afraid to stop.
Here are a few stats. The King James Version of the Bible has:
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A lot has been accomplished in the last 3 days. Bible Reading material is loaded that will cover through the first week in June. This part of the work is tedious, but I’m sure it will be well worth the effort. Kenny G is keeping me relaxed while I work.
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I completed the entry of all of Genesis and Exodus as well as the first 16 chapters of Psalms into the W4tW database yesterday. That means we have all of the Bible reading material for the month of January ready to go.
The launch date for the Word for the Way blog/podcast is December 30th. The closer it gets the more excited I get. I’ve been spending a lot of time lately entering in data for the King James version of the Bible.
The purpose of the blog is to give folks a daily dose of God’s Word, the Bible. One of the ways I intend to do this is to encourage everyone to read their Bible each day. The Bible reading program that will be presented will guide the individual to read the Bible completely through in the year. This can be accomplished if the reader will spend approximately 20 minutes each day reading the Bible. W4tW will have a daily blog with the correct amount of scripture pre-printed to assist in this goal. The first Bible reading blog will post on January 1st.
I have read the Bible through each year for several years now and each year it has proven to be a blessing to me. I can’t wait to get started again this year. I hope you will plan to join me.
The podcast is coming along. I’ve got all the sound settings where I want them. Now I just have to get a take that I like. I’m looking for a 3–5 minute time frame for the podcast.
I’m pretty sure that I will be able to blog and podcast at least on a weekly basis. When I say blog, I’m speaking of the weekly article I will be writing to feature on the Sunday W4tW blogs. I’m not counting the short daily blogs that I will be doing… like this one.
I made a lot of progress yesterday on the Word for the Way site:
The site now has a side bar menu which includes buttons for Archives, Categories, the Main Menu, and a Follow button which will allow readers to subscribe to the blog.
And… wait for it… I recorded the December 30th blog. Yep, we may be complimenting the W4tW Blog with a weekly podcast! I’ve still got a lot of work to do before that becomes a reality but we’re headed in that direction. I used Logic Pro on my iMac to record it and (in my opinion) it sounds pretty good. That being said, I will probably re-record it before we actually put it out for public consumption. LOL! If everything goes right between now and then, on December 30th we may be podcasting as well as blogging. (Prayers appreciated.)
The further I travel down this road, the more I see that can be done to make Word for the Way a really great blog.