As the weekend is here, I wanted to check in on the New Year Challenge as well as update you on a few things….
In this post on January 1st, I challenged each of you to read the Bible in 90 Days – just 12 pages a day; if you took the challenge and stuck with it, you should be almost finished! With the Kindle version just $5.99 (and most of the readers of this blog are reading it on their Kindle) the price is right!
I took my own challenge and, sad to say, I am a couple of weeks behind. I am still plugging away, and it will be more like the “Bible in 120 Days” vs. the 90 days.
Many of you know while Amazon does pay me a small commission for each person (all of 35 cents per subscriber, per month) who subscribes to this blog via their Kindle, I do not keep any of the money but donate 100% of it to the Nehemiah Center of Houston. The Nehemiah Center is a Christian-based organization that offers academic, emotional, cultural, social and spiritual enrichment to the children and families in the MacGregor Elementary School Area just outside Houston’s Third Ward. Their mission is neighbors helping neighbors create a safe haven in which children are motivated, inspired and equipped to realize their God-given potential. The Nehemiah Center opened with 22 children in January 1996 and now serves over 130 children daily. They are a non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization, and if you would like to donate (go to http://www.nehemiahcenterhouston.org to learn more) your contribution is tax deductible to the extent allowed by law; corporate gift matching is welcomed. Thanks to your subscription, collectively we have been able to donate a little more than $270.00 to this great organization – thank you!
Many of you know I also publish the Free Kindle Books Plus a few Other Tips blog. From time-to-time I will also send notifications of free religious books to the members of the Bible Verse of the Day blog; I will try to keep that at a minimum, although lately there have been a lot of free religious books, in order not to lose the focus of this blog: simply a verse or several verses from the Bible. I do not put any commentary or my own individual thoughts with the Bible Verse of the Day as I would rather you reflect on it vs. some fat, gray-headed guy from Houston (i.e., me) telling you what it means. Besides, you and I could read the same verse and come up with several different interpretations!
I have also taken over three other Kindle blogs from my cousin – he will continue to run the Joke of the Day blog, which is for more mature audiences – but if you are interested in other content I am publishing, just click on one of the links below.
Trivia of the Day – this is mainly a once-a-day blog with random trivia and facts, designed to give you a “leg-up” on your friends, relatives, and co-workers.
Quote of the Day – This is also a once-a-day blog features inspiring quotes from famous and everyday people to start your day. They are sometimes wise, sometimes humorous, and some may make you scratch your head and say “huh,” but you’re sure to find something that will inspire you in your walk of life.
On This Day in History – Not just limited to USA-specific content, have you ever wonder what happened on a particular day, such as historical events, birthdays, deaths, worldwide holidays, etc.? This blog tries to tell you with a fresh post every morning.
Have a great rest of your weekend!