7P: Two types of reading

  1. Finally, a quite good hot chocolate mix, homemade, for the lactose intolerant. Don’t ask me for the recipe, it was a gift to DD.

  2. Some reading inspires thoughts to be jotted down and pursued; other reading captivates the mind and refuses to let go.

  3. Suddenly, book reviews and recommendations are surfacing that makes me want to invest again. Just as I’m paring down my volumes in preparation for my office move.

  4. A day behind on the Romans postings to one of the Portuguese sites, but the one for tomorrow is ready to go. Now, to do one for Thursday, because there’ll be no time, since our day flight starts early.

  5. Was surprised to discover how many times joy and happiness are mentioned in the book of Romans.

  6. An original verse: Beneath the surface lies the truest treasure, / Reached by severest effort without measure.

  7. A Bible verse: “He will put the sheep on his right and the goats on his left” Matthew 25.33.

Another book delivered to printer

Just finished delivering the back cover of Jon Gary Williams’s book, on how to study the Bible, in Portuguese to the printer. That’s done. This run will be relatively small, for the seminar on how to study and apply the Bible, for Saturday of next week. It still needs some revision, but I wanted to have this to put in people’s hands at the event, since it’s what I’ll be using for part of the day. So we’ll do a second edition down the road a bit.

Decisions so far

Some decisions made so far this year:

  • Use a real Bullet Journal. Last year, for lack of option, I used a regular agenda and tried to make it into a BuJo. It worked fair to middling.
  • Read Ed Mathews “Plow New Ground” for my daily devotionals.
  • Keep using my old TiddlyWiki for digital notes, prayers, ideas, and articles, rather than starting with a new one.
  • Started a list of books to read. Am reading the first on the list.
  • Preach a series on “What We Know” to start out the year.
  • Make 2018 the year of the Holy Spirit.

There’ll be more decisions to come soon.

Was asked to recommend books on personal development. I’ve come up with a short list. What would you suggest? Please reply in comments below.