Bible Reading and Spaghetti Squash Pesto

Happy Thursday, friends!

Today is a beautiful, sunny day.  It’s looking like Easter weekend is going to be gorgeous! :-)

A gym workout didn’t happen this morning, so it looks like an afternoon run is on the horizon.  Who wants to workout inside when it’s this gorgeous out anyway?  (…That, and my snooze button was extra inviting today. ;) )

Lunch was fabulous:  spaghetti squash with homemade pesto and sweet potatoes.


I usually avoid microwaving my meals, but baking a squash in the oven for lunch was a little too involved for me.  Simple and easy (but healthy!) meals are my thing, especially when it comes to lunch.


Spaghetti Squash and Pesto
Serves 2.

  • One spaghetti squash
  • Pesto, or you can make your own! (I substituted the Asiago cheese with parm and mozzarella).
  • Salt & Pepper, to taste

Pierce the squash several times with a fork and place on a microwave-safe plate.  Microwave for 15 minutes on 100% power, turning squash occasionally.  (About every 5 minutes).  When squash is cool enough to handle, cut in half and scoop out the flesh.  Discard the skin.  Add pesto and enjoy!


Baked Sweet Potatoes

Slice a sweet potato into thin slices, (less than 1/4-inch).  Spray a baking sheet with non-stick spray and arrange slices so that none of them overlap.  Bake in oven at 375 for 8-10 minutes each side, or until desired texture.



Usually paired with a lunch or dinner meal, I love my sweet potatoes!


Today was exciting for me in that my reading plan had me finish four different books of the Bible all on the same day! They must line it up that way…  Checked off the list are: Isaiah and Proverbs from the Old Testament, and Luke and Hebrews from the New.  This was my first time reading Isaiah straight through, and I loved it!
Now on to Jeremiah, Ecclesiastes, John, and James.  The book of Jeremiah will be a new read for me, and I can’t wait to see what wisdom will come from that Old Testament book.

Ya know, I’ve always wanted to read through the whole Bible, but felt like it was an impossible task.  The book was so big and daunting, and I never could keep consistency in reading it.  But this reading plan and genuine desire to learn more about the attributes and character of God have kept me plowing through the pages.  I can’t believe I’m almost done, and I’m looking forward to reading it all again, but slower and with more study.  It’s more a matter of building dependency and routine of reading God’s Word, to the point where, if I miss a couple days, I start to feel like something is missing.  It’s no longer a discipline as much as an integral part of my day and walk with God.

And trust me: if I can do it, you can too!



Have you read the whole Bible?  If so, how did you do it? (i.e. a reading plan? A chapter a day? etc.)

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