My name is Dora Hiers, and I'm a hoarder. A bible hoarder, that is. I'm loathe to part with a bible. My last one is at least fifteen years old. The carry case is perfect to stuff journals, pens and highlighters. Inside, all my notes and highlights provide an easy way for me to look up a favorite passage quickly. Of course, the better way would just be to memorize it. :)
But that also means potentially I skim over passages that might otherwise jump out at me, right? Also, it's NIV, and for quite a while now, I've been considering making the switch to a chronological bible. This year I finally did it!
Since I'm a bible hoarder, that took a lot, trust me. lol. Every time I stand in front of my bookshelf, I steal a glance at my comfortable and worn bible, but I force myself to stay the course and reach for the new one. Before long, this pretty baby will be full of notes and highlights, too. If you hate marking up your bibles, you're probably cringing about now, but I just love reading my notes from past years and pondering my spiritual journey. One person I know reads a bible each year, and then when she finishes, gifts it to a grandchild as a spiritual legacy. That's a cool idea, don't you think? Maybe one day, but for now, I'm happy with my baby steps.
What about you? Do you hang onto bibles forever? What prompts you to switch?
Labels: #amreading, Bibles, Chronological Bible, making the switch, what's in your bible, women's devotional Bible