Finishing Well

Crossing the Finish Line with Excellence

Woman Jogging Along A River

You see it, the white line that marks the end of the race. It is looming just ahead. It’s so close.

But your feet hurt, your body aches, and mentally you just don’t know if you can even take one more step. You are ready to be done.

You may be prepping your cap and gown or signing the last permission slips of the school year. You may be the teacher just as ready for summer as your students or the employee who just turned in her two-week notice at the office.

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Pop Tarts & Precepts

Learning How to Read My Bible Well

Bible on a Table with a Coffee Cup

Although I have been a believer in Jesus since my teens, it wasn’t until my mid-twenties that I learned how to study my Bible well. Oh, I would read it! I would spend time in the mornings reading God’s Word, along with a 5-minute devotional that helped me find new passages of encouragement. But studying it? Digging into life-shaping truths and studying passages cohesively? I hadn’t ever done that. I simply didn’t know how. So I looked to daily devotionals to provide me with what I was missing from my two-verse-readings to help me get through my day. But, like a pop tart for breakfast, the sustenance it provided would wear off long before my day ended.

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