[Open Book Chronicles] Book 1: Chapter 5

The 10 Chapters of the Bible that I read in this Chapter of the first Book of Open Book Chronicles: (Whew, that’s a long heading. Next time, it’ll just be “The 10 Chapters.”)

  1. Matthew 5
  2. Genesis 5
  3. Romans 5
  4. I Thessalonians 5
  5. Job 5
  6. Psalm 5
  7. Proverbs 5
  8. Joshua 5
  9. Isaiah 5
  10. Acts 5

As I have already mentioned, I begin (at least online) from Day 5. The chapters to be read for the previous 4 days, if you want to read them are the 4 previous chapters from these same books.

I really like how it all comes together when I read the Bible like this.

In Matthew 5 are the beatitudes and the Sermon on the Mount. Then a leap back in time to Genesis where there is a family line listed (from Adam to Noah). Someone once told me that in the names listed here is the Gospel … or a version of it, at least. The meaning of the names in Genesis 5 tell a story.

Adam means ‘man,’ Seth means ‘compensation’ …

Wanna know the rest? Look it up yourself. I’m sure you’ll enjoy it. I suggest looking them up on BlueLetterBible.org.

If you don’t see how Matthew 5 is related to Genesis 5, you’ll start seeing so when you read Romans 5, which is about Law and Grace. And so on. I like how everything relates to each other so much, I’m worried this is all I’ll talk about in this post and in those to come. See for yourself, then.

Some things I learned, then:

  • It is only through God that the Law can be obeyed to the very last stroke.
  • God’s love and grace are what allows us to seek Him and compels us to obey Him.
  • Since we are God’s children, we are compelled to let our light shine for all to see.
  • Be salt. Be light. Be different in a good way, so that others will praise God.
  • If you’ve sinned, repent and turn to God, and ask God to lead you righteousness.
  • Praise God for when you suffer for His Name’s Sake.

I really don’t like the list I just made. I don’t know how else to summarize what I know I should do after reading this, you see.

It’s really easy to read, and then go along doing just what I’ve been doing before. It’s easy also to say, “Okay, I’ll do that.” What matters is whether or not there is change in my actions? Do I obey or do I merely think of obeying?

I know these. It frustrates me that I forget when it counts.


Introducing the Open Book Chronicles!!

Since I have Kitchen Adventures, I figured I should also have Open Book Chronicles. Learning about the Bible is more important than cooking properly, anyway. The Word of God is Spiritual Food – the nourishment it gives us is more important than the nourishment from food for the body.

As Jesus said in Matthew 4:4,

Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.

The way my Open Book Chronicles works is this:

Every “book” is every reading plan I decide to take on – be it one of those reading plans readily available at YouVersion  or Olive Tree, or one where I decide to read through a certain book of the Bible and study it. So I may go through more than one reading plan at the same time, and you, my dear readers, shall see updates for more than one “book” of the Open Book Chronicles! 🙂

Every “chapter” is every day I read from the Bible, as I follow the reading plan.

I start with Chapter 5 of Book 1 of the Open Book Chronicles, because I am on the 5th day of my current reading plan, which is from Olive Tree and is called Prof. Grant Horner’s Bible-Reading System.

I recommend this reading plan. Going through this plan allows you to see how the Bible is all interconnected.

I know that all the books in the Bible are interconnected, but I have never seen that as a fact as clearly as before I started this. It is absolutely beautiful seeing the work of God like this. So I highly suggest you give it a go.

It may be a bit too much at first, though, since you read 10 chapters a day, but it is worth it. 🙂

Just Moved!

こんにちは、みんな さん!

Okay, so, as the title says, I just moved. That’s one reason I haven’t been updating a lot. (Another reason is I just didn’t know what to write.)

So I’m staying at a dorm now. So you are going to get a barrage of updates. I’ll deal with the dates so you’ll know the order in which things have happened. So everything from the 1st episode of Kitchen Adventures till the 9th, and everything else published in that period was published after I made this post, but it appears as if I had published them before this one.



Kitchen Adventures: Episode 8

On the 6th of April, I had his for lunch.

l.05 - 6th.Apr - Eggs, Spinach, Tortellini Käse

Finally, something different!

That’s Tortellini Käse and eggs and spinach … And cheese.

My second attempt at making an omelette also failed. It looks nothing like it is supposed to.

I had tried this Spanish dish before, you see. (At least, I think it was Spanish.) And I wanted to try it. It was yellow. And it looked like some sort of omelette to me, and it had green thin leaves inside (in other words, it had veggies). I thought I could try imitate it.

That’s definitely not what it looked like.


I went to church here. I didn’t understand everything that was said, but I did learn.

The main passage was John 12: 23-25.

Here it is in NIV (1984):

Jesus replied, “The hour has come for the Son of Man to be glorified. I tell you the truth, unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a single seed. But if it dies, it produces many seeds. The man who loves his life will lose it, while the man who hates his life in this world will keep it for eternal life.”

Reading this helped me understand all the illustrations given at church. I guess you can tell what it was about, too, from reading this, can’t you? 🙂

Soo … the day after my first date with God (I wanna have another), God was telling me that only if I hate my life here will I keep my life for eternity.


Kitchen Adventures: Episode 6

On the 5th of April, I had this for lunch. I did not make dinner the night before, coz there was a grill party.

l.04 - 5th.Apr - Chicken, Tortellini Käse, Veggies

Chicken, pasta, veggies, the usual … With a twist.

Pasta and veggies prepared the same way (just noticed I’ve been overcooking them).

The chicken meat, I cut up. As you can see,  I sometimes made shapes.

After cutting it up, I (sorta) covered it in Cayenne-Pepper powder and fried it.

l.04 - Chicken in Pan

I said the pasta’s prepared the same. That is true, but not everything is the same. I used a different type of pasta for this one.

It’s called Tortellini Käse.

Tortellini Käse

Käse means cheese. It’s pasta with cheese inside. They aren’t noodles.