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    September 25, 2007

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    Karen Roub

    I read The Bible between 2 to 5 times per week.
    I read the NIV translation.
    The Bible has taught me a lot of things I was not sure of before, or, that I had no idea about, simply by stumbling across them while reading another verse.
    I just need to commit to reading more.

    I have way too many Bibles from Stonecreek that I have taken home over the past 7 years. I am not sure I can find them all, but, I know it is way over 10...

    Cindy Graves

    1. 5 to 6 times per week
    2. NIV or NASB
    3. It's a comfort, it makes me squirm, it makes me smile, it makes me cry, it's wonderful to just sit down and read the words my Father wants me to hear (even if it is the book of Amos).
    4. If I didn't have anything else to distract me (what do you mean I have to leave for work in 5 minutes - I'm not even dressed?!)
    5. I just have one of the blue ones (for sentimental purposes) and one of the new red ones because it matches my decor.

    Trish Getty

    1. Usually 2x daily...in the morning to start my day and begin mulling over a current study's lesson and in the evening to answer any questions that need answering.
    2. NIV is the one for me!
    3. Immeasurable! There's not enough space to explain the impact God's Word has made in my life.
    4. Fewer worldly demands (like laundry).
    5. 2 - one for each of my two sons.

    Debra Montgomery

    1. I read the Bible everyday, but that doesn't mean it always sinks in...
    2. I use the NIV, but Jim has a student Bible that sometimes makes more sense to me, especially if it's the Old Testament - OIY!!!
    3. It is my big book of answers - no kidding. Sometimes I just hold it when I need a hug.
    4. I'm ashamed to admit it, but I usually dig deeper into the Word when a crisis comes or when I hit a snag in the carpet, so to speak.
    5. You know, I don't have any Stonecreek Bibles! I think I need to snag few, just in case the Pastor and his wife stop by for a visit...

    lauren

    Ok... being totally honest here...

    1. 0 (feeling like a loser!) by myself... just what I get in church on Sunday. I actually bought a 365-day Bible a few years ago that I did read for a month or so and then trailed off...
    2. If I did read it then I'd want to read NIV.
    3. God's word has always been an influence in my life, but I never thought of it as being the Bible that's influencing me until the sermon on Sunday.
    4. Short daily readings
    5. 1

    Victoria Gainey

    1. 5-6 times a week on average
    2. NIV, NAS The Open Bible
    3. No words really describe what God has done in my life through reading the Bible.I have experienced love, comfort, clarity, guidance, strength,joy, peace, conviction, relationship, wonder, faith, but most of all an understanding of the 'father heart' of God for me.
    4. Honestly? Ashmamed to say that in a crisis or pressing issue in my family/church/work I am on the floor in my closet with my Bible.
    5. At least 5...three at home, one in each car and oh yea...there's one in Athens now!

    Maren Pellegrino

    1.6-7 days a week.
    2. NIV One Year Bible (This year I'm just reading the new testament, Psalm and the 1-2 Proverbs. I used to read the Old too, pre-kids.
    3.I feel like I NEED to read my Bible now! I NEED to have communication with God often! I can't have just a one-sided conversation relationship either!
    4. I had the rare opportunity to live with my grandparents for a few years after I graduated college and I witnessed people actually having a daily quiet time! Kids are the ones that throw a little kink in it, however just think of what an impact it would make to let your kids see YOU having a daily quiet time!
    5. None, but I might take one for my One Life person!!

    Connie Bearden

    1. I would like to read the Bible daily, for long periods of time, but the truth is that I don't. Honestly...to read more than one verse a day...it just doesn't usually happen... :(
    2. I usually read the NIV but have been known to read The Message and the Amplified Bible...
    3. God always teaches me when I read His word - Old or New Testament - familiar or not-so-familiar passages - they ALWAYS speak to me.
    4. I don't remember the question, but based on everyone else's answers I will say that the fruit of self-control (discipline) in my life needs to "grow". No excuses..it's my choices that dictate what I do and I have been choosing the easy way out...
    5. Believe it or not, I don't have any Stonecreek Bibles, but the question made me laugh out loud thinking about (and reading) some of the responses! :)

    Janet

    1. How many times a week do you read your Bible? 3-5 times per week
    2. What translation of the Bible do you use?
    NIV
    3. How much help has the Bible been in your life? I cannot really adequately express how much help the Bible has been in my life.
    4. What would encourage you to read the Bible more? I am not really sure since self flagellation isn't working (Smile)
    5. How many free Stonecreek Bibles do you have? Currently I can think of 2: 1 in my office and 1 in my car.We had quite a few but brought them all back a while ago. They were ones we used at the Alpha Comm Center so not sure they were put back in circulation for Sunday Service!

    Valerie Bailey

    I try to read my Bible 5 times a week, and find that I do this very easily when I'm involved in a group Bible study. Right now, I'm studying God's Covenants with a Women's group, so we're reading from both the Old and New Testaments.

    I use the NIV version and find that the Bible has been a great source of comfort and strength to me, especially during times of sadness and stress. I especially love the Psalms.

    I'm encouraged to read the Bible more because something new is revealed to me every time I read it. I am constantly growing in my faith walk.

    We have two Stonecreek Bibles here at home.

    Linda

    1. 2-3 times per week
    2. NIV
    3. Varies depending on how much I want to accept what it is telling me
    4. The WHY series is challenging my thinking and makes me want to read more
    5. 1; I returned 3 others about 6 months ago (smile)

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