Tuesday, October 15, 2013

They say confession is good for the soul.....

Hi, my name is Leslye and I'm a PK.

Other PK's know what a PK is, and even some that aren't know what it is.

A PK is a 'Preacher's Kid'.

In fact, I'm not only a PK, but I am a PGD (Preacher's Granddaughter), as well as a PN (Preacher's niece... two times over for that matter). Yes, Christmas' growing up were all about the preachers getting together to talk smack... or just discuss the scriptures, whichever they chose at the time.

You would think, given my background, that I would be well read when it comes to the Bible. Welllll.... truth be told, I'm not. In fact, my confession is that I didn't really start reading my bible till January 2013. Yep, that's right, this year. No, I am not proud of this.

Oh, don't get me wrong, I've been familiar with the bible since I was little. I grew up with little copies that stayed on my dresser with print so tiny you needed a magnifying glass to read it. The one I'm using now I received in 2002 for Christmas from my parents. It has my name on it, and is inscribed to me in my Dad's handwriting. Even though, at the time, I wasn't real excited to get it. As far as Christmas presents go it was kind of at the bottom of the 'exciting' list for a 25 year old. But I knew I would be glad to have it one day.

Over the years I would pick it up and flip through it, or glance at different books, chapters and verses, but really it was just hieroglyphics to me. Then my marriage started to crumble. I found myself trying more and more to find some peace and comfort in the pages of it. I would look up verses that dealt with prayer, dealing with tribulation, and such. It was helping, so I started taking it to church to read along with the ministers.

After I moved into my new house I felt fresh and revived, like I had finally gotten away from the last part of my former life. Once we were settled I started having this gnawing feeling that I should be reading my bible everyday. So, in January I changed the time my alarm clock to one hour earlier and it hasn't changed since. I get up, make my coffee.... drink about a fourth of it.... and then I begin my quiet time with God. I pray and read about 2-3 pages until my eyelids start to get heavy and the shower starts calling my name... or until a sleepy boy wakes up and breaks my concentration.

I started in James, and read it all the way through. Since then I've skipped around back and forth from the old testament to the new. I'll read a book till I'm done and then I see where my fingers open up to. Sometimes I know which one I want to read next and sometimes I don't, or sometimes I just pick a really short book just so I can cross it off. That's my list oriented side coming out. But either way I know wherever I read I can't lose. It will all get read, it's just a matter of time.

As you can see I've got a good start going. I keep putting off the longer books in the old testament, but I will get there eventually... and I'm probably going to save Revelations till last. To be honest, from what I've heard it's confusing. I think I need as much under my belt as I can before I dive into it.

Right now I'm in Luke, and this morning I read past my normal time... I had to rush to get the boys around because I just couldn't stop. I don't think the 'me' from ten years ago would even recognize the 'me' from today, and that's a good thing.


  1. GOOD FOR YOU!! I love the book of Luke.

  2. That is a wonderful habit to get into!