Bible in 90 Days: April – Who’s In?

Last year I was the last one in our family to finish the Bible in 90 Days Challenge. I finished at 11:30pm on day 90. This year I finished on the afternoon of day 87 and I was still the last one in our family to finish.

I did finish before my friend who started a few days after me, has 3 very young children (the oldestΒ  just turned 3) and delivered a baby at home DURING the 90 day challenge, um yeah, I’m not really impressed either.

Honestly, I’m thankful to be surrounded by others who are willing to tackle this challenge with me. It is much easier to keep going when you have others holding you accountable. For that reason, I’m offering online support for anyone who would like to join and read along. Our family will be reading through the Bible in 90 days again beginning on April 1.

We will be using this Bible in 90 days schedule, feel free to print or use it as you see fit. Mark and I will be reading along with our oldest 4 children; Amber (14), Kaitlin (13), Matthew (11) and Alyssa (10).

Please leave a comment on this post if you’d like to join us. For those who want to participate, I will email you once a week to let you know how our family is doing and ask how you are doing. I will not nag and this will not be a Bible study, simply encouragement and support for those who wish to read through the Word of God in 90 days. Our family will also pray for you regularly throughout the 90 days.

So, anyone interested?

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88 Responses to Bible in 90 Days: April – Who’s In?
  1. joeann foster
    March 29, 2011 | 8:20 am

    Count us in…

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  2. CatsAcreFarm (Kelly)
    March 29, 2011 | 8:26 am

    Yep! Count us in! The crew will be our children ages 17, 15, 13, 12, 9, and myself. We will probably treat this as a read aloud.
    Thanks for the gentle nudge. πŸ˜‰

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  3. Allison
    March 29, 2011 | 9:51 am

    I’m in! Just started today – really looking forward to it. Thanks for the encouragement!

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  4. Beth B.
    March 29, 2011 | 9:52 am

    I’d like to join in. This is something that God has asked me to do a few times, but I’ve not been obedient. Thank you for your prayers.

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  5. Elizabeth
    March 29, 2011 | 9:54 am

    I just printed out the schedule! Thanks for the gentle nudge πŸ™‚

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  6. Amanda L
    March 29, 2011 | 10:03 am

    I’m in! Thanks for the prayers & support… I’m sure I’ll be needing them… πŸ˜‰

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  7. Lauree
    March 29, 2011 | 10:35 am

    I would like to join also! I tried this before and failed! πŸ™ I’ve printed the schedule and am excited to start again!

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  8. Serenity Summers
    March 29, 2011 | 11:18 am

    I am TOTALLY in! This is an answer to my prayers, thanks for do this! I just read the bible through and since finishing I have felt a lack of direction in the Bible reading area. Can’t wait to start! Thank you!!!!!

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  9. ChickadeeQuilts
    March 29, 2011 | 11:30 am

    I’m in! I really do need to actually read it, sadly enough I haven’t yet πŸ™

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  10. Kim
    March 29, 2011 | 11:47 am

    I am joining you in this challenge! I love God’s word, read it daily, and have read all over it many times throughout my life, but I have never read it straight through, from cover to cover! I am very excited about doing this, and in 90 days! Wow! Thank you for encouraging me in this challenge! God bless you, Kimberly!

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  11. Kelli
    March 29, 2011 | 11:57 am

    Count us in! We are very excited!

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  12. Stephanie
    March 29, 2011 | 1:24 pm

    I’m in!!! mywayhome4u(at)gmail(dot)com

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  13. Teresa Matz
    March 29, 2011 | 1:39 pm

    count me and my big kids in! Have been wanting to do this, thanks for the “push” πŸ™‚

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  14. Elizabeth W
    March 29, 2011 | 1:40 pm

    I’m in! My family is going through a difficult season. I have found it difficult to stay in the Word. This just may be the thing I need to ground me again.

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  15. Amy W.
    March 29, 2011 | 1:44 pm

    Count me in!

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  16. Ralene
    March 29, 2011 | 1:56 pm

    Yes, I’m def in! I’ve been wanting to do this for awhile. πŸ™‚

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  17. Christina
    March 29, 2011 | 2:34 pm

    I would love to do this! I would like to know what you think of a 8 yr old joining or if she’s just not there yet what would you recommend for her? I would love to include her in this journey.

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    Kimberly @ Raising Olives Reply:

    It really depends upon her reading ability and motivation. Without interruptions one of the readings will take me anywhere from 45 minutes to an hour+ and I would say I’m an average reader. It routinely takes one of our slower readers nearly 2 hours every day.

    Alyssa was 9 when she did it last year and she was one of the first ones finished, but she’s a voracious reader. Our current 9 year old is a beginning reader and will be reading through the Bible in one year.

    I hope that helps you judge if this would be a good fit for her. If you’d like have less reading for her you may have her read through either the Old Testament OR the New Testament in 90 days. πŸ™‚

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  18. Erin
    March 29, 2011 | 3:02 pm

    I would sooooo love to do this along with you. I think my older kids would enjoy the challenge too!

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  19. Amanda
    March 29, 2011 | 3:10 pm

    Count us in! I am really excited about this. Thank you!

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  20. Cindy
    March 29, 2011 | 3:19 pm

    I’m in! I need to do this again. I did it twice last year, and I want to do it again at least once this year. I seem to be more motivated when I’ve got accountability.

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  21. Melinda
    March 29, 2011 | 3:34 pm

    I’m in. This is just what I need.

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  22. Amy
    March 29, 2011 | 3:43 pm

    Please count me in too.

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  23. Anna
    March 29, 2011 | 3:59 pm

    Gentle nudge? Little push? No, dropped like a ton of rocks, right on my lap. Yes, I’m in. I sometimes feel this is the way God speaks to me. I wander aimlessly until I walk straight into a wall!

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  24. Tiffany
    March 29, 2011 | 4:00 pm

    I am in. Never done this before, but my friend said she was doing it the other day. I thought . . “hey, that’s cool!” Then being presented with this idea again while reading your blog today, I was convicted that maybe this is what the Lord wants me to do too! I am not good at follow through so accountability and encouragement will be great for me.

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  25. JessicaC
    March 29, 2011 | 4:02 pm

    Definitely in! I started on Jan 1 and made it further than I’ve ever made it before, but still not far enough. I’d like to try again, and would certainly appreciate the prayers, encouragement, and accountability. Thanks!
    Jessica

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  26. Twylia
    March 29, 2011 | 4:21 pm

    Wow! I would so love to do this! I feel so much better after reading all the comments and finding that I’m not the only one struggling in this area. I sometimes feel like such a failure. I think I’ll have my boys (12 & 10) do this with me. So, YES! Count me in! πŸ˜€

    β™₯β™₯

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    Twylia Reply:

    A failure in this area, that should read! πŸ˜€

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  27. MomStarr
    March 29, 2011 | 4:22 pm

    I’ll try….I am a slow reader and end up not having enough time to finish each day.

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  28. Stephanie
    March 29, 2011 | 4:37 pm

    I am praying about jumping in, I am in the Mom’s Toolbox one just about to finish.

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  29. Joede
    March 29, 2011 | 4:58 pm

    Count me in! I tried the NT in 30 and did okay, but I let myself slip. I want to do this with my children also (18, 11, 7, 5, 3, 2) and my hubby!! This came right when I needed it ((hug)) Thank you

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  30. Deanna
    March 29, 2011 | 5:08 pm

    I’m in! Thought about it last time but I had some major commitments that took a lot of time. This time around I have no excuses!

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  31. Melody
    March 29, 2011 | 5:26 pm

    I’m in. This is my second try – hoping to finish inside the 90 days this time (missed it last time!).

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  32. Rebecca Barry
    March 29, 2011 | 6:17 pm

    I would love to join in! My son (age 7, and a voracious reader!) are going to do this together! This definitely came at a time when I needed a little extra prompting and encouragement to be in the Word more. Thank you for inviting us πŸ™‚

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  33. Melissa Ward
    March 29, 2011 | 8:00 pm

    I’m about to complete this 90 days challenge for the first time. I have two days left. This will be the first time I’ve read the entire Bible cover-to-cover and it has been amazing.

    My husband has challenged us to do it again in April-June and I was balking a bit inside, because I’m due to deliver our 5th child at home in approximately 6 weeks. So your statement about your friend hit me like a ton of bricks. Thanks for that… count me in! πŸ™‚

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  34. Hillary
    March 29, 2011 | 8:21 pm

    I’m in! I’ve made excuses before. This time, nothing to offer as a reason not to. I even have a new Bible that arrived last week. πŸ˜€ My children are 10 and younger. The eldest is just starting to read fluently. I know she’ll want to join some days, so I won’t discourage her. She is just starting to read on her own during my reading time.

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  35. Cindy Lau
    March 29, 2011 | 9:28 pm

    I am thinking about it. I wanted to use a different version of the Bible, but I have misplaced mine. I’m praying about this, because I just am finishing up. BUt I think I will.

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  36. Shelly
    March 29, 2011 | 9:41 pm

    I am ready! πŸ™‚ Thanks in advance for your encouragement and prayers! This is my first time doing this…

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  37. Bonnie Baker
    March 29, 2011 | 11:01 pm

    I am in!! When are you starting?

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    Kimberly @ Raising Olives Reply:

    We’ll be starting April 1.

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  38. Heather
    March 30, 2011 | 4:06 am

    I would like to try this. I’ll probably need the email encouragement.

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  39. Stephanie
    March 30, 2011 | 7:26 am

    I’m in πŸ™‚

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  40. Tracy
    March 30, 2011 | 8:59 am

    My daughter and I are in! Thank you!

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  41. Brandy K
    March 30, 2011 | 9:42 am

    Ok…I really want to do this. I don’t find that I have much “reading time” available during my day, but I want to do this.

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  42. mandy
    March 30, 2011 | 11:52 am

    I’m in that sounds like fun! Something I need to do anyway. thank you

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  43. Alina Joy
    March 30, 2011 | 2:28 pm

    I’m in! I have tried to do this several times before… I’ve read the Genesis, Exodus, Numbers, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy in two weeks… five times! By the time I get that far, I’m usually pretty exhausted! It’s hard to do it by myself, so thank you for opening this up. I’m so excited to have somebody to do it “with”!

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  44. Amy Clark
    March 30, 2011 | 3:20 pm

    I will! Already reading through with the family over a longer period of time, but I’d like to add this on as well. Thanks!

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  45. Lisa J
    March 30, 2011 | 3:39 pm

    I’d love to join you all. I saw your posts about it before and thought what a good idea it was but didn’t get around to actually doing it.

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  46. Kristina
    March 30, 2011 | 5:58 pm

    I didn’t finish last year when you first did the challenge…but I hope to be successful this time around. My almost-6 year old recently asked me about whether I’d read the entire Bible…I had to tell her no. I can’t wait until I can tell her YES! πŸ™‚

    Kimberly, you and your family are an inspiration to me! Thanks for offering up encouragement and support.

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  47. Tiffany K
    March 30, 2011 | 6:24 pm

    I’m in! Thank you!

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  48. Becky
    March 30, 2011 | 7:26 pm

    I’m in! I’m failing miserably at my bible in a year schedule; maybe this will be better!

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  49. Samantha Bell
    March 30, 2011 | 10:24 pm

    Count me in!

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  50. Mrs. K
    March 30, 2011 | 11:11 pm

    I’m joining too. I’m so excited. I haven’t done it yet either so thanks for the motivation to get this started AND completed.

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  51. Lillian
    March 31, 2011 | 1:01 am

    I would like to join reading the Bible in 90 days. This will help me teach my children also and learn scripture I do not know.

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    Karen Reply:

    Better late than never! I’m starting today so I will be behind, I have done this the past few years, and I miss it when I don’t do it. I’m so excited to find the schedule here, it took a lot of searching. So here I go… Lord speak to me!

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  52. Elizabeth
    March 31, 2011 | 7:56 am

    I’m in..and probably my three oldest boys as well!! I’m determined to finish the race :-)!

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  53. Kelley
    March 31, 2011 | 10:26 am

    Please count me in! I’d really love to do the Bible in 90 days challenge and can use the encouragement πŸ™‚

    By His grace,
    Kelley

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  54. PrairieKerri
    March 31, 2011 | 1:22 pm

    I would love too! I attempted it last time but didn’t have anyone doing it with me…everyone was too busy. That broke my heart that so many of us are “too busy” for God… Can’t wait!!

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  55. Renee
    March 31, 2011 | 3:39 pm

    Hubby(Chris) and I will be joining you all. Hope we can keep up. Good luck everyone.
    God bless

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  56. Nicole
    March 31, 2011 | 3:43 pm

    I’m in….I’ve never read the Bible.

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  57. Jacqui
    March 31, 2011 | 5:27 pm

    I’m in. I so need the extra accountability! And since it is April 1st here already I had better get started. I live downunder.

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    Kimberly @ Raising Olives Reply:

    Hope you’re not behind. We still have a whole day to get to Genesis 16. πŸ™‚

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  58. Kim
    March 31, 2011 | 5:54 pm

    I am excited about this and on Facebook, I have encouraged others to do this, too! I will be passing along what you share and so even more people will be participating! Thank you for heading this up! God bless you!

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  59. Sara
    March 31, 2011 | 7:10 pm

    Count me in, and I’ll appreciate the encouragement.

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  60. patty
    March 31, 2011 | 7:46 pm

    i would love to do this and the accountability would be awesome!! thank you for inviting others to do this along with you! i think i may have my 2 oldest girls do this as well.

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  61. Cindy
    March 31, 2011 | 9:53 pm

    I would love to join in! I tried last year and failed miserably πŸ™
    Blessings~Cindy

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  62. Dana
    March 31, 2011 | 10:18 pm

    Okay, I keep on going back and forth with this commitment but pretty sure all my excuses are coming from the enemy (or selfishness). Think I’ll give it a go. Any suggestions on how you fit this into your day?? Thanks for the encouragement!

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    Kimberly @ Raising Olives Reply:

    We’ve tried several different tactics for fitting it in and they’ve all worked. The most important thing to remember is that you will have to give up something that you normally do in order to fit this in. Deciding what it is you will give up can be useful to help you prioritize.

    Last time through I got up a little earlier than usual and finished my reading first thing in the morning. This time with a nursing baby, I’ve found that it works better for me to read several times throughout the day and finish up in the evening.

    Mark reads half of the NEXT days reading in the evening and then finishes it up the next morning.

    Some of the kids spend an hour reading in the morning and finish up during rest time and others do the whole reading during rest time and into some of their free time.

    Sunday is my catch up day. If I fall behind, I know that I will catch up sometime on Sunday.

    I do think that knowing what you will give up and having a plan makes it easier to fit it all in.

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  63. Andrea Kimball
    March 31, 2011 | 10:59 pm

    with a trepidatious heart, I’d like to join … I started in January and did well for nearly a month before a sudden death in the family. It’s been on my heart to start up and again and the accountability would be such a blessing! thank you!

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  64. Kyle Suzanne
    April 1, 2011 | 12:43 am

    I’m in it to win it! Okay, I’m bearly making the deadline but I’m in! I normally read it over the year (or a 1 1/2 years) and I have wanted to try a 90 day program but I was chicken! But I think think the support of the group will be very encouraging to me so I’m in! I’m going to encourage my daughters to read the New Testament.Thanks!

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  65. Mary Anderson
    April 1, 2011 | 7:04 am

    I would love to join in!

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  66. Christine Poteet
    April 1, 2011 | 8:33 am

    I would love to be added!

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  67. Keya
    April 1, 2011 | 11:22 am

    I’m definately in.

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  68. Kathy Ryan
    April 1, 2011 | 3:35 pm

    Sorry I’m late, hope it’s not too late to join.

    Thanks!
    Kathy

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  69. Niccy
    April 1, 2011 | 4:42 pm

    I would love to join you. IΒ΄m a mom of 8 living in Germany. IΒ΄ve just finished day 1. Maybe some of my older boys will read with me. I have to tell them tomorrow morning.
    Great idea, thank you so much
    love from Germany

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  70. Katherine Anna
    April 2, 2011 | 1:36 pm

    My 10 yr. old son and I started this yesterday with everyone else. I just didn’t sign up yet. I am excited about this challenge as I have been struggling to stick to reading through for a long time now!

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  71. Diana
    April 2, 2011 | 3:15 pm

    I know I’m behind but I’ve been wanting to do this for sometime, and I’m sure the accountability will help me get through. I hope I’m not too late!

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  72. Kim
    April 3, 2011 | 3:50 pm

    I am starting today! I have tried many times to read through the Bible. Never have I succeeded. It was one of my goals this year. I am already behind in my “read thru the Bible in one year” schedule! So charging thru in 90 may work better for me. This is something I really want to do and still struggle with accomplishing it. I look forward to this journey with all of you.

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  73. Joyce Monroe
    April 4, 2011 | 8:28 am

    We are starting late and will have to play catch-up. We can do this!!!! I am excited to start today.

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  74. Stacy
    April 4, 2011 | 8:03 pm

    I am starting today. I am behind but I think I can catch up quickly. This was a goal last year and I never finished. I think the schedule will help me stay focused.

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  75. Ashley
    April 4, 2011 | 8:36 pm

    Is it too late to join in? I started April 1st!!

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  76. stef
    April 5, 2011 | 9:37 pm

    I was not able to finish with Amy’s group on 90 days – I’d be well over 100 (120) if I keep reading. I’d like to try again with you if that’s ok.

    Stef

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  77. Karen
    April 7, 2011 | 3:06 pm

    I’ve been following the plan since April 1 but completely missed the part about commenting to be sent weekly emails. Can I be added on too, please? πŸ™‚

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  78. Lindsey
    May 12, 2011 | 11:25 pm

    I’m going to try…I’ll need God’s help to get even close – prayer would be great

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  79. Jami
    March 18, 2012 | 5:54 pm

    Hi, I would like to be on this race too with my 4 children, how will they learn unless I model the behaviour πŸ™‚

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  80. MARI
    April 4, 2012 | 1:51 am

    Hi, thanks to you I started the 90 days challenge, but I found your site few days before March so I started it on March 1st. I am on day 34 and I am excited that I am able to keep up with it. I’ve read it before but it always took me too long. Many thanks and God bless your family, you inspire me as I am due in few weeks with my 4th child. With His help I’ll be done right before the baby comes. I will probably start again with you in July?! Thanks again and God bless you

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  81. MARI
    May 30, 2012 | 11:44 pm

    Hi it’s me again. So happy to report that I just finnished the 90 days last night. I am so glad I did because God spoke to me in so many ways and His word is really working in my life. God bless your family and everyone dooing this. Blessings

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  82. Jessica Cansino
    April 3, 2014 | 9:42 am

    I am joining in! πŸ™‚

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