Thursday, October 2, 2008


My sister-in-law Ellen has some pretty kickin' handwriting. Its so good it should be made into a font.

I've always tried hard with my handwriting. I used to erase words over and over and then start fresh on a new piece of paper because I didn't think my penmanship was up to par.

My mom has distinctive handwriting, too. It's a cross between cursive and regular writing with a twist of "teacher" thrown in because that's her profession. My step-dad writes in ALL CAPS all the time. And don't get me started on Tom (co-host) - he's a lefty and it's very hard to read.

All this to say: I just read an article in USA Today about "Bible Across America." Looks like Americans coast to coast will have a chance to hand-copy a verse of Scripture to appear in a special edition of the New International Version of the Bible, known as the NIV.

To mark the 30th anniversary of the NIV, which has sold 300 million copies worldwide, publisher Zondervan has launched a campaign to create the unique edition, which will include its 31,173 verses, each handwritten by a different person.

How cool is that? What verse would you write? Mine would totally be Matthew 6:33. It's always been my favorite. "But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well."

Looks like the stop for Seattle is next January 26th. Don't know where yet, but I'll be there with my Sharpie fine-tip marker ready to elbow others out of the way to get Matthew 6:33 on the books. That verse is mine. Get your own.



Joanne said...

Job 11:13

malerie said...

Psalm 37:4!

What a cool idea :) I hope you get yours!