Sunday, March 9, 2008

Reading Eve

Note: Sorry this is late in posting on Sunday. I had it scheduled to post with blogger draft but it didn't post - maybe daylight savings time messed things up? Anyway, here it is. Tomorrow (Monday), I'll start the discussion of Eve after lunch so read for now and come back Monday afternoon/evening to check out everyone's comments.

Today is the first day of your decision to read the Words of God regularly for the next six weeks! We're going through the women of the Bible. If you haven't already, you can read the ground rules in my last post, called "Ready to get started?"

So, are you excited to get to it? Well, grab a cup of something warm and open up that Bible - it doesn't matter which translation.

Today's reading is Genesis 2:18 through Genesis 3:24.

If you prefer to read it online, click here and then you can choose which translation you want to see it in.

Remember, today we'll read and reflect, and tomorrow we'll do a little more dissecting and discussing.


Once you've completed the reading,
post a comment here letting me know you did it!

385 comments:

  1. read it...love reading about the beginning!

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  2. Completed the reading. looking forward to everyone's insights.

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  3. I completed the reading.

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  4. I've read today's passage.

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  5. I'm done. Looking forward to hearing what everyone has to say. Lynn

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  6. I'm done with the reading! Really looking forward to hearing your thoughts and learning with you.

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  8. I'm done as well. Can't wait to hear your thoughts, Rachel, as well as the thoughts of the others!

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  9. Just finished the reading. Looking forward to tomorrow! Thanks, Jill, for referring me to this study!

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  10. Reading done! Thanks so much for leading this study

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  11. I read today's scripture.
    Linda

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  12. I've just read it. Guess I got started a bit later than the others.

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  13. Thank you for encouraging us to spend time in the Word. I have completed my reading and am glad to be a part of the work God is doing through your ministry.

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  14. Passages read!

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  15. I finished the reading

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  16. I read it and saw a couple of things I didn't see before.

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  17. Just got to know about this group and have completed reading. Thanks a million. Araba

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  18. I've done it. Glad to be in on this. Laduno

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  19. I have finished. Look forward to the discussion. CMP

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  20. thanks so much for giving me a boost to start, yes I have read the verses.

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  21. I read it! Vickie Akinseye

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  22. just read the passage.. looking forward of sharing God's words with you...

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  23. I have read the passages for today.

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  24. Reading completed! am looking forward to our journey through this study.

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  25. I've read it - Looking forward to more. - Sylvia

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  26. I'm late, but I did it!

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  27. I just saw this this blog this moring but I completed the reading.

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  28. What a great place to start.

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  29. I read the verses and was took back to the beginning. I am glad I went to your blog. I have the same problem of finding time with God, and now I can. DonnaP

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  30. Starting Monday ----
    I read it.

    sharma

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  31. I read it.

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  33. Done, and I can't wait for the discussion. Blessed day, everyone!

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  34. Looking forward to reading and discussing with you all. Thanks Rachel for setting this up. Great idea inspired from above!!!

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  35. I'm done!

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  36. read this. We humans really messed up!

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  37. Okay
    I started today, late but on board.
    Kayb

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  38. I have read it. God bless.

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  39. Just finished! Looking forward to more!

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  40. Day 1 reading and prayer accomplished. God is so good always!

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  41. Just found you this morning! Looking forward to this.

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  42. So glad to find this. Done with todays read and thanks for helping give us incentive and direction to read God's word. I am blessed.

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  43. I have read the scripture reading.

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  44. I completed the reading. Although I have read these scriptures previously, today I learned more. I thank God for revealing His word.

    Blessings,
    BJD

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  45. I am new to this blogging thing. I think I posted to the previous blog. So here is my post to this blog...

    I read it. Can't wait to dig in!
    Melanie

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  46. SO we recently read this in my boble study class and my sisters pointed out that it said Eve was deceived was Adam chose to sin. It was kinda good to read that since women have been getting a bad rap forever as the temptress and the reason for the fall. I know it may be a silly point considering all we lost but....

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  47. Read this morning the verses. Rose

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  48. I read it.

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  49. I'm a little late, but I read it!

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  50. just read it...

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  51. I am finished reading.

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  52. I just got started today after reading your P31 devotion. Thanks! I am looking forward to this each day!

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  53. I did it! Thank you!!

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  54. ready to begin.

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  55. Read it, and I'm looking forward to somethign fresh about this part of scripture. Jenn

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  56. Shelley-
    I finished it. Glad to be a part of this.

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  57. I've been receiving the "Encouragement for Today" email daily and sometimes get to it and sometimes don't due to being busy. I opened Friday's and was encouraged to go further and open Rachel's story. I am so glad that I did. I have been looking for a way to get back to my daily walk and this is the perfect opportunity. Praise God!

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  58. I'm done. DD

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  59. I read it. And it struck me how Adam and Eve never apologized for sinning. They were ashamed of their nakedness, but never apologized or asked for forgiveness....I never noticed that before.

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  60. I'm so glad I read my daily encouragement today! I've completed the reading.

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  61. Finished the reading today on Eve. Looking forward to more time in the word.

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  62. I have just finished it! I've noticed something today I never thought about. Can't wait to discuss.

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  63. Reading done....looking forward to tomorrow!

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  64. I read it!!

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  65. "Encouragement for Today" has been just that for me. The Holy Spirit has been nudging me for a long time about my prayer and bible reading life (or lack thereof) so when I saw this opportunity, it seemed to be for me.
    I have read today's scripture.

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  66. I have read the passages for today.

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  67. I have completed the reading. I love the creation story.

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  68. Did It. I am so glad I found this site. I've been wanting to read the Bible daily, but not quite sure how to start. This truely is a blessing.

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  69. I have read about Eve. Barb

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  70. I've just finished reading today's lesson. Thank-you, Kay for sending this site to me. I will be sending it on to some ladies that I think would love to participate. This is great to help us in our continuing quest to become closer to God through His word. In Christ, Dawn

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  71. I completed the reading.

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  72. Starting on Monday!
    I read it!

    Marcia - Brazil

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  73. Thanks you so much for starting this accountability!!!
    I finished the reading on Eve!!!
    God Bless!!! Kim

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  74. Read it...can't wait to share...

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  75. Just stumbled on your site and thrilled to be part of it! Completed the reading and looking forward to developing discipline in my spiritual life.

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  76. Thank you rachel for starting this.
    I finished the reading on Eve and Love having the accountability.
    Bless you!!! Kim

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  77. I just completed the reading. I am looking foward to sharing this study and enhancing my daily time with God. Rachel, your "Encouragement..." drew me in and I see God's hand and His perfect timing in this as in all things.

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  78. I'm thrilled..this is just what my Monday morning needed...to have discovered this group. I read the scriptures, still amazes me the serpent was able to "talk/communicate" with Eve..glad he lost that attribute! Apparently though it never crossed her mind that this creature was talking, I think they'd had conversation before this...just like sin slowly enters our thoughts...slowy but surely the serpent gained Eve's listening ear. Maybe she was curious when this serpent spoke to her, maybe she was awestruck, maybe it did cross her mind she shouldn't make friends with a talking snake but non the less, she did, she listened and she fell into the trap of believing the wrong thing.

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  80. I'm done. Thank you Rachel for bringing us together in the Word. The encouragement is great.

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  81. I've read today's passage.

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  82. Fantastic way to claim territory on the net for Our Lord! I read "Encouragement for Today" and found an extra treasure at your blog. Thanks! I read today's passage!

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  83. I have read the passage about Eve.

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  84. I did it! :P

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  85. just found your posr these momday morining I am in can't wait for my 1st reading.marina I am a newbe

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  86. I'm done. Can't wait to see what God has in store for us!

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  87. Read it..

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  88. This is great - it's so easy to push off this time in the Word when you have no plan or purpose....I NEED this structure and accountability. Thank you.

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  89. I completed the reading and I really enjoyed it. Thanks for hosting this Bible study.

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  90. I completed the reading and I really enjoyed it. Thanks for hosting this Bible study.

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  91. I read it!!!!!!

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  92. Read it! I love being a part of this group of Christian ladies that will be reading together every day. Carol D

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  93. Homeschooling MomMarch 10, 2008

    Thanks for the encouragement to get back into God's word. I can check off my reading today!

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  94. I've read it, great reminder of our beginning.

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  95. Wow! how do I undo the posting comments to my email, I think I should read them from the internet....there are to many for my mail box...sorry hahah

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  96. I just found your Bible Study, and it sounds great! I did yesterday's reading this morning.

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  97. Ive read it this is my first time to this sight looking forward to reading about the women of the bible and hearing everyones thoughts
    Shirley

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  98. Never mind the last post, I figured it out....

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  99. Amazing how you can read God's word again and again, and still find more pearls of wisdom!! I'm ready...
    Susan

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  100. Read it. We are all each other's helper. I thank God for my "Adam." Surely some things I had forgotten about from that story.

    AR

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  101. I have read today's passage and am excited for this new beginning in my walk with Christ. Ilene

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  102. I read it in five different translations. Interesting. Now it's time to back to the lambing barn!

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  104. Rachel, thanks for allowing God to use you to help all of us being more accountable in reading God's word on a daily basis...I do struggle with finding that quite time to get alone with God and His word. I've also read mine for today and look forward to the discussions tomorrow.

    Wanda

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  106. This will be great! Just finished the first reading

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  107. did it! Thank you for providing this! I need it!

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  108. I have read, thanks for figuring out a way to make us with good intentions accountable.

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  109. I read... thanks so much for helping us all do this!

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  110. I have completed all the reading for today. I am so excited about studying with so many people.

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  111. I did the reading this morning. I'm looking forward to this study.
    Kay

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  112. I'm done. Excited to be part of this study.

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  113. I am a day late, but excited about this journey. I have completed the reading.

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  114. Thank you for the challenge. I completed the reading today and it was insightfull.

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  115. Completed the reading. I just signed up this morning from the P 31 devo. Looking forward to more.

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  117. I have completed the reading. Lokking forward to the next six weeks

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  118. Just started today, but read the scripture you gave...we are studying these very scriptures in Wed night services. How awesome!

    "MK"

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  119. Our pastor has been saying alot lately about meeting God in His word and finding quiet time and I've been trying to do just that, thanks for doing this study, it's really helping me get started!

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  120. I have read it. Looking forward to discussion!
    Blessings, Margaret

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  121. reading is complete, although I do have a couple questions...

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  122. I think this is a great idea. I have finished my reading.

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  123. I've read it. Thanks

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  124. Read it. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  125. Some things never change.....we always tend to look for something better rather than counting the blessing we have.....and of course we continue to blame everything and everyone else for our mistakes rather than looking at ourselves. Thank you for the study!

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  126. read it! I am looking forward to the discussion!

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  127. The reading of Eve has been accomplished! :) I so want to post my thoughts....but I'll wait until we have an open forum! :)

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  128. i have read this
    Sanne

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  129. I've complete today's reading.

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  130. I finally figured it out!

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  131. I have read the scripture and this is my first time being in this bible study and I really enjoy it.

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  132. I've read it!
    We are studying the book of Genesis in Sunday School. We talked about studying the women of the Bible, and low and behold, you were already working on it! Thank you so much.

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  133. Just finished the reading...yay!

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  134. I didn't realize that my desire to rule myself was part of the original "curse". Knowing this may help me to struggle less

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  135. I have read the passage.

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  136. Wow! so happy to have found this this morning,better late than never. I have read the passage for today and can't wait to read more.

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  137. I read it! I am looking forward to the discussions.

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  138. Completed the reading. Thanks that I can be part of this great opportunity!

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  139. Finished reading.

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  140. I've completed the reading!

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  142. Read today's scripture...exited about this!

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  143. Rita, I read it before and is waiting to join the ministry of Studying the word with all of the ladies
    Thanks, In Christ

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  144. Thank you for confirmation!...We had the exact scripture reference during the Pastors sermon on Sunday.

    Cindy,
    Loved It!!

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  145. completed the first reading

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  146. Rachel, I read today's passage and I am looking forward to this walk through the Bible with you and the rest of my cyber sisters in Christ.

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  147. I read it and am so glad to be part of this community.

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  148. Thanks for this! Completed my first day (of many).

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  149. I completed the reading today. Thank you so much for spending the time to reach out to women in bible study. These scriptures have touched my heart.

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  150. I've done the reading. Thanks for the link - didn't even have to get distracted by leaving the office to get my Bible! It was cool to be able to call up different translations also. Thank you!

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  151. Thank you for motivating us to do what we already know we need to do! I am looking forward to this study. I did the reading today and a thought struck me that after Adam and Eve sinned, God no longer gave them access to the tree of life! But they had been free to eat from it if they chose before they sinned. Hmmm...I'll post more on my blog. :)

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  152. Thanks! This was just what I was looking for.

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  153. I have read the passage for today. I pary that God will bless those who have made this commitment.

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  154. I just finish reading the passage. Thank you for the encouragement.

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  155. Just finished reading and looking forward to everyone's answers.

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  156. i completed the package,its amazing to see where the devil was cursed to belong yet he really takes credit for where he shouldn't be.because we allow him when we dont keep God close by.keep it up guys;for the lord.lets open up our hearts to mother for him,he placed us on earth and created enmity btween us and the serpent.lets put the devil where he belongs.we are under cover agents for our lord and one has to be commited to go thro the whole journey coz its not easy and since ur a threat to the enemy,dont dare turn back coz he will be waiting in earnest.

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  157. God Bless You Rachel Olsen for being a tool in God's hands that He is using in MY life.

    I read the passage.

    mw

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  158. read it, cant wait for more

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  159. Thank you for helping me make the time to read God's Word!

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  161. I have read the passage.

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  162. Hi All,
    I DID IT. I am so glad to have come across this . Thanks Rachael. It's really going to help me be more focused with my bible study.
    Can't wait to read other's perspective of the passage.

    However, here is something i have always wondered about.....

    Was Adam right there with Eve when the deception show was going on? Or did Eve later persuade him to partake?

    I ask this because i strongly believe that women, whether we admit it or not have a way of making our husbands do things our way in many instances. Of course this persuation is usually subtle and tactical ( without coming across as pushy. Otherwise, they dont agree).

    If i am right in my opinion, then it means we have to be really careful as women with how we use this influence we somehow have over our husbands or else we might lead them astray like Eve( assuming that was really the case)

    I stand to be corrected and will love to read what others have to say about this.

    Lolls

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  163. i completed the package,its amazing to see where the devil was cursed to belong yet he really takes credit for where he shouldn't be.because we allow him when we dont keep God close by.keep it up guys;for the lord.lets open up our hearts to mother for him,he placed us on earth and created enmity btween us and the serpent.lets put the devil where he belongs.we are under cover agents for our lord and one has to be commited to go thro the whole journey coz its not easy and since ur a threat to the enemy,dont dare turn back coz he will be waiting in earnest.

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  164. I have read the reading!! Thanks Rachel!! I look forward to sharing and learning from everyone! Everyone be blessed

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  165. I read today's passage.

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  166. Thanks for the boost. No more excuses. I have to make the time. Verses completed.

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  167. Just finished reading. Awesome. I really needed this. Thanks Looking forward to what everyone thinks

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  168. just finshed reading cant wait to see what everyone has to say
    Michele B from Mass

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  169. Enjoyed the reading.

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  170. I have read it! I am excited...first as blogger..and online study!

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  171. I will get to reading...

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  172. Read it! Thank you for your ministry!

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  173. I have completed the reading.

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  174. Thank you...re-reading the Word focusing on the women will be exciting...have a blessed day

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  175. I did it!!!

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  176. I read it and loved it. I started reading my Bible every day about 2years ago. I just go straight through from beginning to end because I'm not sure what else to do. I'm on my second time through the whole Bible now. I'm so excited about this opportunity to dig deeper with a little guidance... without having to commit to a group of people to get together at a certain time each week. Thank you!

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  177. JUST FININSHED THE READING! I AM SO THANKFUL FOR THIS..AND HAVE SO MANY THINGS I WANT TO DISCUSS!

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  178. I have completed the reading. Aunt M.

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  179. Thank You Rachel for all you do for women's ministries. The reading was great! we are studying Genesis verse by verse in church at the current time. Looking forward to fresh eyes.
    Thanks for the Challenge.

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  180. i read it...I'm excited to see what i can learn from each of these women in the Bible.

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