And on that note - see ya Wednesday!
Welcome to 2013 - and the new focus and direction for my blog.
As I mentioned here a month ago, for a bit, I've felt that I needed a new focus and direction for my blog. Mostly because my current one didn't really HAVE a focus or direction.
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Well, that changes now.
Because my heart - my passion - is God's Word and the truths in it, An Open Book will now focus on just that. Bible-based devotions, biblical fiction, and other lessons from His Word (with a touch of my Jewish heritage).
As of now, I am planning on four different kinds of posts.
BIBLE-BASED DEVOTIONALS: As I continue my connection with the Facebook group Living By Grace, each Monday I will have a devotional here on my blog, taken from my Bible reading from the week before (I'm planning to read the Bible through in 2013, in chronological order. I'll be using the NIV One Year Chronological Bible).
BIBLICAL FICTION: Many of you know I'm working on a full-length biblical fiction novel, but I've also written several short stories in this genre, and I love bringing Bible stories, and characters, to life. So some posts will be fictional stories, based on Bible characters and/or events.
BIBLE CHARACTER BIOGRAPHIES: There are a LOT of people in the Bible. Some you probably are quite familiar with. Others, not so much. And we can learn from just about every one of them. I'll be introducing you to some of the many people in the Bible - and what we can learn from them.
JEWISH HOLIDAYS/TRADITIONS: Most of you know I was raised Jewish, and several folks ask me questions about my faith of birth. And while some Jewish holidays are discussed in the Bible, there are others that aren't - and even those that are do not include all the traditions current Jews practice. So, watch for those types of posts as well around the holidays.
You may have noticed I do not have a schedule, per se - other than a devotional on Mondays. As of now, this is purposeful. I plan to post two to three times a week, depending on how I am led in each of these areas. At some point I probably will get more firm with a schedule (cuz that's the way I am), but for now, I'm going to be loose with when I post what.
And I am not, by any means, limited to these four different types of posts. These are the ones I've come up with - but I'm certainly open to other ideas within my focus (Scripture Stories: Timeless Truths - which is also my new tagline/brand). If you have any ideas, I would LOVE to hear about them! Just share them in the comments, or drop me an email.
(also, please excuse any nonfunctional links and such - I'm in the midst of updating the blog to fit my new focus - but I'm not QUITE done yet)
Anyhow - I'm looking forward to getting busy with these posts, and showing you the timeless truths in God's Word. Stay tuned (and subscribe - check my sidebar to follow me in one of several different ways!)!
Scripture Stories: Timeless Truths