HERE IS THE THING - JESUS IS SITTING RIGHT NEXT TO YOU // 1 week Bible dare + WHY DONT WE HAVE BIBLE TBR LISTS??


I've been realizing a lot of things lately. It's kinda like BAM BAM BAM BOOOM. aka that means A LOT OF THINGS HAVE BEEN HITTING ME IN THE FACE. I really feel the need to write them down..and I know you'll listen, so here I am.

ONE : JESUS IS RIGHT NEXT TO ME ALWAYS

and in this i mean, even when you think He isn't, when you're not speaking kindly of someone else, when you are doing something you shouldn't, when you are sad... I MEAN IT. HE IS LEGIT THERE. I was talking on the phone last night about this with my friend. I've come to see that I often overlook that fact. I think us humans do a lot. Like, in general, how often do you think about how we are floating on a ball in outer space????? LIKE??! UHM. HELLO LOL 

me : *looks in rear view mirror* *sees empty seat* 
me : "Jesus is sitting there."

TWO : uhm why don't we have bible tbr lists?!?

k so tbr lists are a big thing. I see blogposts about them ALL the time! and, duh, why not?! Books are FANTASTIC things. They're really beautiful and there are so many that they pile up waiting to be read --- yet, I've never seen a Bible TBR list. Ever. It struck me that reading one chapter in the Bible takes effort while reading 5 in a fiction book is a breeze. Yeah, that was more like a slap..


it is HARD to realize how petty my feelings are.... and man, it frustrates me!! so here I am, trying to change that with the below dare.

THREE : 7 day bible dare 

AND HERE IS SAID DARE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (jsyk i absolutely adore being told I can't do something and then proving otherwise...so) 
I'm here to suggest a dare to you. It's sadly asking a lot in a sense...but I'd like to ask whoever wants to join me in this. Basically, all you have to do is say goodbye to any other book for 7 days. I know a bunch of you out there who post things like " I read 2 books today!!" and hey, that's awesome!! but, for the next week (on whichever day you see this post - it doesn't matter!) let's just read the Bible. No fiction or non-fiction, magazines, whatever!  I'm super curious to see what happens. Are you???

COMMENT BELOW IF YOU'RE JOINING IN THE #7DAYBIBLEDARE

also please listen to this song. It's beautiful. basically all of Emile Pandolfi's stuff is actually.


one other thing. can we band together and pray? And, when I say pray, I mean PRAY. So entirely hard and so strong.. for Florida, for Texas, for the families who were effected by 9/11, for the states being burnt by wildfires, for your friends who left for college, for people to know they're loved by God - to stay, for our country and the leaders in office. There are a lot of things to pray about. We can't forget that <3 

that's it for today guys. A lot of thoughts, a lot of feelings..a lot of words. Thanks for listening and man, what can I pray about for you?!?! 

p.s I HAVE A JOB INTERVIEW ON WEDNESDAY I'D REALLY APPRECIATE PRAYERS THANKS 

PRAYER REQUESTS??
WILL YOU JOIN #7DAYBIBLEDARE ??


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  1. DUDE OKAY I WOULD BE IN WITH THE DARE BUT--I have two manuscripts that need editing this month. Yours and another 40k one and I can't leave them for a week because otherwise I might just LEGIT DIE as I try catch up again. D: *sniffs* But if I could have an exception from that I'M TOTALLY IN.
    Pray requests...that I /can/ get all my editing stuff done and I don't neglect my family or school work and just hopefully keep track of everything. Using my time well. Prayer would be great. >.<

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    1. DUDE REALLY EEP!! ohhh well I totally get that. Like those are deadlines XD Things you've already committed to. TOTAL SENSE!! and hey why not - you've got an exception XD and plus, you have finished mine now!! SO EXCITING
      man. those are good. YES I WILL PRAY <3

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    2. WOOT OKAY I'M IN, THEN. *signs up*

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  2. Julia. This was amazing. This was things I didn't even know I felt, but now I can pin them down. Thanks for being brave enough to post this. I think I will do this dare. 😏

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    1. oh wow, really??! That's actually pretty neat..and yay!! So glad you have you!!

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  3. Me: ohmyword julia is such a genius i'm joining in!
    Me: ....
    Me: *calculates arc + library deadlines*...
    Me: who cares?
    Me: I'M STILL JOINING IN!!!

    Julia this is so - GENIUS? INSPIRING? EXACTLY THE KIND OF POKING I NEEDED? this, friend, is what friends are for *high fives* thanks. I'm gonna join you in #7daybibledare. Also will be praying for you + everyone. Praying for my family's move so we don't have major freak out would be appreciated. Also just for plain simplicity :) I think I'll add a little prayer challenge in for myself.

    Thanks girl. Love ya

    <3 lisa

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    1. me: ohmywordwhatintheworld IM NOT AMAZING

      I AM SO GLAD YOU ARE STILL JOINING EVEN THO YOU'RE BUSY!!! that makes me so happy. for reals. and hahaha ikr. POKING IS REAL. mannnnnnnnn YES I'll pray. Moving is tough work! #sogladforhome

      gosh. thank you <3 btw, a prayer challenge is a fantastic idea. I'd love to hear what you do!

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  4. Only the Bible for 7 days? That's a good idea! It might get me a little more caught up in my Bible reading.
    Also, I think the reason there aren't very many Bible TBRs is (I hope) because people by default want to read the ENTIRE Bible eventually! That's my goal, anyway. :)
    And, yes. There's so much to pray about right now. we can't forget to!

    ~Lydia~ <3

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    1. ooh yes! I hope so!
      Yeah, I would hope so as well! But, I know for myself, it's become an almost added thing. Like, I want to get to my book...WHICH IS DISGRACEFUL YUCK.
      totally! Thanks for commenting <3

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  5. It's so true... I can read two whole books in a day with no sweat, but sitting down and reading my Bible takes effort. Why IS that?
    Anyways, I am with you! #7DAYBIBLEDARE
    And you are always in my prayers, Julia, but I will say a special one for your job interview. *hugs*
    And as for prayer requests.... I could use some prayers myself.
    For maybe a nice paying job because I'm so stressed about finances and also pray that I can learn to be content and happy where I am in life. Because I've been having hard time.
    But you're posts always brighten my day!
    Thank you!

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    1. *nods* I honestly feel better knowing that it isn't just me..but still, that doesn't make it right!!
      YAY YOU ARE!?!? YAY!!!!!!
      waht. no. *sobs* that is legit the sweetest GUURRLLL. *hugs you*
      aww, I'll totally pray. That's what friends are for, right? <33333

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    2. Thanks, girl! *hugs back* <3333333

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  6. WOWOWOW! Yes, to all of this! <3 I've actually never noticed that people don't have Bible TBR lists. Until you said it. Why don't we? Why don't we do posts on what books of the Bible we want to read between like now and whenever? You know, I'm gonna do one now!

    As for your dare... I really wish I could do it RIGHT NOW, but I'm currently beta reading two books. :P It's such a great idea though, that I'm going to do this when my schedule clears up a little bit.

    And that leads me to your other question: what can you pray about for me? Well... SOMEHOW I've managed to put quite a lot on my plate. I've committed to a lot of stuff, and it's going to keep me VERY busy this fall. And I just hope that I don't break under the weight and stress of it all.

    Thank you so much for this post, Julia! I'll be praying for you! <3

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    1. I really didn't either..until one night when I was ALMOST ASLEEP LOL WHY DOES THAT ALWAYS HAPPEN TO ME?!?!?! Yes. omw. please do!! You're so inspiring!

      aww that's totally okay! Jane Maree said the same thing above -- and I said to her, those are previous commitments, which are also important! XD

      ohhh wow, yes I can. I feel like that was me last fall, for sure! I survived tho! XD You can too - but totally. I'll be praying for you.

      oh gosh, thanks for your comment <3 XD

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  7. #7DAYBIBLEDARE I"M WITH YOU GIRL! Do you have a twitter by any chance??? I'd like to tweet about it...

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    1. OMW YOU ARE!!! EEEP! and, actually, I don't! But, you can still tweet about it. I'd love for this to spread around <3 thanks!

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  8. Alright, I think I'll join you Bible dare. :D That's a really good idea, and I think it'll be good for me! I mean, how could it not? *winks* I do have a book I'm supposed to be beta reading. I haven't gotten too far into it- I have to read it on the computer which isn't my favorite. ;P But I guess it can probably wait. I hope. ;P

    I'll pray your job interview goes well!

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    1. Alright. Deal XD XD Aww, haha ikr. And GIRL I AM THE SAME WAY!! Beta reading on the computer IS really hard. uhg.

      eeep thanks. ITS TOMORROW YIKES

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  9. Wow, this was such a great post. Thank you SO much for sharing!!
    I would always love to not be so judgmental. You know? I would really appreciate that prayer and I will definitely be praying for you. <3
    I think I will join in!! I might shorten it, but I will totally do the #7DAYBIBLEDARE.

    Amelia xxx
    <3

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    1. aw thanks for reading!!
      hahaaa #me and totally, Amelia <3
      YAY SO GLAD YOU HAVE YOU *hugs*

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  10. Your photos are literally so gorgeous I can't

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    1. gracious you just described yourself girl!

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  11. ^^^ yeah your pictures are always so amazing LIKE WHAT DO YOU USE TO EDIT THEM OR HOW?!?!??! xD

    This is such a good post, Julia :) LIKE YES. HOnestly, I probably only read the Bible in the span of a week right now(ok that was not supposed to sound conceited in ANY WAY LOLOL) Mainly because school is crazy and I don't have time to read except for my devotions, so yeah. xD

    ALSO HOPE YOU GET THE JOB DUDE

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    1. YOU GUYS ARE BOTH CRAZY LOL!! And I take them usually with my iphone and then edit them with vsco??

      *hugs you* *gives you ice cream* HEY THATS REALLY GOOD THO!!! and, nope, not conceited at all. gosh. that's a wonderful thing!!

      ACK THANKS

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  12. Dude, you're awesome! I need to read my Bible so much more...I have been really slacking with it lately. I want the Lord to transform my heart and that is the biggest way He does it! Thank you for this encouragement. And yes, I will PRAY! I want to pray more hardcore and really focus on my purpose in this world. Great post! <3

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    1. dude, nope, you're awesome! but oh my goodness, that's so wonderful! You're welcome *hugs* You make me grin cuz I can see the passion in your word!! thank YOU

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