So this post is just me, feet propped up of the ottoman, with my laptop. I am listening to bee-u-ti-ful Christmas carols while my hubby and kiddos scuttle around cleaning up the gifts – this is the life! I know this is an act of love by my hubby, who does NOT SEE clutter or messes and famously argued with me for months after we got married, “Why make the bed? We just going to sleep in it again anyway.” I always find it interesting that he is such a dichotomy – at work he is a military dentist and both parts of that job description require discipline and precision. Yet, most nights he leaves a trail of mail, workout clothes, and lunch as he enters the house. How can one person be wholly such two different things?!
I digress. So I am pondering what our next book or topic should be. I am considering a few options and would LOVE to hear from you all with a suggestion. My friend Kelly gave us the gift of Reclaiming Your Joy (now available by Amazon Prime!) so I know there could be a wonderful choice out there! I have been thinking a bit that God wants me to write my own stuff rather than write about others people’s stuff. This pretty scary but it leads me to the place where I must really depend on Him in a different way. I know this is in His plan but not when He will ask me to do it.
For now I am sticking to idea of using a book because I need the excuse to make time for reading. You should see my “to read” list! Here are the top three book ideas for January:
- I am thinking of doing The Bible in 90 Days thing. I did read the Bible in a year, a few years ago, using the One Year Bible which was really wonderful, but I thought that was rigorous then! The Bible in 90 Days is 45 minutes to 1 hour of reading per day – whew – I am not sure I can do that (and do anything else!) but I am praying about it.
- Another option is The Essential Bible Guide: 100 Readings Through the Bible, this is more like the Cliff’s Notes and hits the highlights but allows you to travel through the Bible at a steady pace, seeing the “Big Story” in the 100 readings.
- Then there is a real tear-jerker, the chance to lay bare what is, yet unseen, in all of us. I am terribly drawn to this one, but it would be a painful exploration…One Thousand Gifts: Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are. It is true-to-life. Pain and hope intermingled but with beautiful writing to express it.
So any thoughts?
JustaGirl…just like you!
P.S. I am going to use this time to update the website with the new versions of WordPress and some other plugins and such. Pray that it doesn’t crash!!!