me + Him + SheReadsTruth

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So, She Reads Truth.

I feel like I talk about it so much at home and on Twitter and Instagram and the SheReadsTruth site itself, that I sometimes forget that some of the people who I like to talk to best might not know that this is a really huge part of my life.

It started in May with a group of strangers finding each other on Twitter – all of us with the same pain point: we wanted to read God’s word daily, but we didn’t know where to start or how to keep going.

So, we picked a YouVersion Bible reading plan (The Soul Detox) and started at it together.

And lots of other people wanted to jump in – and that was awesome!

It started as four and within a few days it was hundreds. We created a hashtag: #SheReadsTruth on Instagram and Twitter and it TOOK. OFF.

If any one of us had set out to start something like this on our own, this response could not have happened. This was God.

On June 1st we launched and now, less than six months later, there have been nearly 11 million hits to the site.

Don’t tell me our God is not big!

We continued through the summer with YouVersion reading plans, then in August the three of us started writing plans. Women were connected every day. And more importantly – they were in the word EVERY. DAY.

I’m telling you all this because I want you to know this part of me – this very important, life-changing part of my life. I want to share what God is doing in my own heart – that He’s changing me and challenging me. And the community there is encouraging me. It’s a real place with real joy and real pain and there are women there who may not have time to read before their kids wake up in the morning, but they can open up the app on their coffee break, and leave comments in the discussion in the school pick-up line. The women – and I am one of them! – are reading Truth! And this time, we’re doing it together!


Today, the SheReadsTruth community is starting Day 1 of the 13-day Thanksgiving plan. I’d love it if you’d join us!

And beginning December 2nd we are beginning a 28-day Advent plan that has rocked my world in the past couple of months that we’ve been preparing it. It’s going to be great.


So, that’s the SheReadsTruth part of me. And that’s why I maybe write just a little bit less on Finding My Feet these days. It’s all a part of my story and I’m happy to get to share it with you all.

And – since we’re talking community… how about you? How are you doing with your quiet time with the Lord? Is it as hard for you to find and make time as it is for me? How can we be an encouragement to each other?

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7 Responses

  1. Abby 19 November 2012 at 3:32 pm

    I found your blog from the #SheReadsTruth site. I love it. I worked through the Ephesians plan and I’m starting the Thanksgiving one today. Thanks for all you do!

  2. Alexandra 19 November 2012 at 8:14 pm

    Can I respond even though I’m agnostic? A friendly agnostic, not a sarcastic one. ;) I am definitely not doing too well with finding quiet time for myself. The only time I really get to do anything for myself is during my commute; thank goodness I use public transportation so I can read and just THINK.

    Being a parent figure to two kids who aren’t actually your own is exhausting. Who knew? ;) In all seriousness I should note that I don’t consider them “not even mine” or anything, when I say that they’re “not actually my own” – just, more like, sometimes I do worry that since I’m not a “real” parent, compared with their dad, they won’t love my unconditionally and I can “lose” their love if they get mad enough (at some situation or rule or discipline). It makes it emotionally exhausting because it feels like the stakes are so high either way – I can’t just NOT parent but I also worry that there isn’t the…parent-child bond that will bring them back after things calm down. That’s what I mean by exhausting.

  3. Therese 2 December 2012 at 10:37 pm

    Hi Raechel! I swear I read somewhere on your blog or Jessi’s blog or the #shereadstruth blog that you all were basing the Advent study off of a larger book. I’d love to get the actual book, but I can’t find the name of it anywhere! Am I crazy?


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