Welcome to She_Chuckles, a new community following two co-workers as they attempt to read through the Bible in a year. The username [she_chuckles] derives from an hour long session of trying to come up with a deep, witty, and spiritual username. Ultimately, after an hour of no success, we ended up trying the username "she_laughs," which is a reference to both Proverbs 31:25 ("she laughs at the times to come") and Sarah's laughter because of her disbelief in God's promise to give her a child in her old age (Genesis 18:12). Sadly, this username was also taken. By this time, we were desperate and started joking around saying "she_giggles" and finally "she_chuckles." To our embarrassment, it went through.
This community is a way for each of us to document our thoughts as we read through the Bible. We first began our journey through Facebook messages and responses; it was not until February that we thought about the possibility of using a blog as a more useful way of documentation. However, that was not our only reason for beginning this community. The community's purpose is to share our thoughts and questions with others in order to broaden the experience of daily being a part of God's word. Many people will have a deeper understanding of certain passages than we do. Others may have different resources that give a clearer picture of what is going on during Biblical events. A lot of people (like us) may just want to talk about how magnificent God is! Our aim is not to be teachers of the Word, but to take part in discussing and learning more about it. This is a way for both of us to share our spiritual lives with others in order to encourage others, while also being encouraged ourselves.
We are using the One Year Daily Chronological Bible in the New International Version (translation).
The Two Women Behind the Madness:
Sara is the name which, interestingly enough, is Hebrew for "The Essence." This would explain the latter part of my username. "Essentia" is Latin for 'the essence.' I thoroughly enjoy music, which is an everyday occurance, whether through playing, writing, listening, or dancing uncontrollably. I love to paint, which stresses me out and relaxes me alllll at the same time, & school Work which I enjoy more than the average student. To top everything off, I love playing a good game of pick-up basketball with the guys to "dress [myself] with strength and make [my] arms strong." - Provers 31:17 Inbetween all of these gnarly activities, I enjoy a good dose of the Word of God. "Charm is deceitful, and beauty is vain, but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised." - Proverbs 31:30
I’m Jessica. Currently in the midst of my Senior year of university studying English and art; however, commas still confuse me sometimes. Please forgive me. The grace and mercy of Jesus keeps me going. I want to make God smile. Give me a book and some sushi and I’ll be one happy girl. Art, literature, and nature fascinate me. Love being outside in the sunshine. Trying to master fears. Constantly a work-in-progress. Fond of walking. To-Do lists are constant companions. I watch too much of The Office and Doctor Who. Also, I happen to have red hair.