I have a confession to make:
I am a skimmer by nature. That is, when I read, more likely than not I have skimmed/skipped over parts of a book that didn't seem that interesting to me. This includes technical parts in a novel, or even skipping "application" sections of a nonfiction book in order to get to the next story or illustration. You could call it lazy reading.
This is why approaching the Bible to read takes a heckuva lot of motivation for me. Especially because I know there aren't really any parts that I should be skipping over. Because all parts are there for a reason and are important to the plot line. And to me. So it is with a bit of shame and discouragement that I also confess (wow...it must be the fact that I haven't left the house in over a week that has me in the "confessing" mood) that I am only on day 7 of my schedule to read through the Bible in a year. Partly because adjusting to being a Mom has been interesting to find quiet times throughout my day. Partly because I've always struggled with maintaining a regular (daily) time in the Word. Partly because even since Noah's naps have become very regulated and I do now have chunks in my day...it's just hard to sit myself down, be still, and read. every. single. word. without. skimming. Partly because getting the motivation to start is a million times harder than it is to keep going once it's a regular part of your routine.
So that's me. I know that right now I'm going on "manna" I've gathered from weeks and months and years before. I also know that I'm actually supposed to be out collecting manna on a daily basis to get me through each and every day. Sometimes (most times) head knowledge takes a really long time to become heart knowledge and ultimately action.
I think I'm going to write a book called "Everything I needed to know about life I learned while support raising."
It'll be a great book.