Nothing compares to immersing yourself in the Word of God when you are seeking to keep God's power and presence at the forefront of your mind. I've written half a dozen letters (filed under the Devotions tab) detailing various Bible study and reading methods that I've used in different seasons of life. My "default" mode for the past several years has been Grant Horner's Bible Reading System. I've mentioned Professor Horner's system several times before, but I recently had a fellow blogger from France asked me how I kept on track. Professor Horner's system is a bit overwhelming, especially the first time a few of the bookmarks fall out of your Bible. I used a checksheet for several months, but found it awkward. Post-it notes ripped my super-thin india paper pages, but Bookdarts were a perfect fit. I'll warn you: Bookdarts are highly addictive. You may want to buy a tin instead of a sleeve.
|My daily driver is a Cambridge Pitt Minion. The letter I wrote on how to pick a Bible is here.|
|Unlike a bookmark, a Bookdart shows you exactly where you left off your reading. I know at a glance that Psalm 127 is the portion of Psalms I'll read today. I read one chapter from each list, moving the Bookdart to tomorrow's portion as I go.|
|Here's a closeup. Even though Psalm 127 and 130 start just a few lines apart on the same page, I can see that Psalm 127 is the passage for today.|
|The backs of Bookdarts are rounded, so there's no chance of confusion. These thin, light metal markers are secure even on my india paper pages but slide on and off easily without leaving marks.|
|Don't underestimate the power of having a basket with all of your quiet time tools together waiting for you. I like this particular spot because the morning sun comes in through one window, and the afternoon sun through another. Being as solar powered as a cat, I know a sunny spot will draw me like a magnet.|
"Yes, the system is easy. I always put the green tab with the list number on the right side that way I only move it every other page. The red one always goes on the next chapter to read. No more writing things down. When I am done, I put the ribbon bookmark of the Bible to the next list to be read since I not always do the 10 lists."Here's a peek at her French Bible. . .
|Visit Meinheld's trilingual blog, God's Fingerprints In My Life for more pictures and her in-depth explanation of how she uses Post-its.|
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