I was gifted a marvelous book for my birthday: The Night is Long but Light Comes in the Morning by Catherine Meeks. It is a book of meditations in thinking about racial healing. What a way to begin the new year in my life!
It’s not just about the new year and “resolutions.” It’s about building good habits that create deep change over time. Tish Harrison Warren offered some wonderful tips for life change in this column. Some things that stood out to me:
A particular article I read recently in Christianity Today isn’t available on the web yet, but it caught my attention. Two pastors were having coffee and one was talking about his reading passion. The other pastor listened, but then said with a lot of frustration he just couldn’t read. He did very little because heContinue reading “Is the point of reading to retain?”
There were a few books this year that left me in thought, or challenged me, or inspired me. I read a lot of non-fiction. I listen to a lot of fiction. These are a few that stood out.
Some reading for the week: I had the feeling I was missing something over the last few years when it came to sports. I love reading sports pages, sports reporting sites, etc. In the past few years so many times I would click on an article thinking I was getting analysis for an upcoming gameContinue reading “Worth your time”
Renovare Ministries was started by a group led by Richard Foster several decades ago. The focus was to turn the Church back to the joy of spiritual formation and help the Church walk in transformation. This week’s email letter was thought-provoking as I wrote a post about trying to tackle Karl Barth’s Church Dogmatics. MyContinue reading “Accumulating knowledge or using knowledge?”
I am embracing the journey in “last third living.” My mind prepares for what is ahead. I am thankful for all that has brought me to this point. Finishing Arthur Brooks’s book, From Strength to Strength, here are the key reminders for me:
I try to note what I’m reading or listening to personally, so I will try, from time to time, to share links to what is inspiring/challenging me. I keep coming back to Tish Harrison Warren and David French because week after week they write things that are continually worth reading to me. I subscribe toContinue reading “Worth Your Time”
I think a close cousin of being “addicted to success” is being addicted to relevance. It’s a problem. “It is often believed that President Teddy Roosevelt called social comparison the ‘thief of joy.’ Whether he said it or not, it’s true: researchers have long found that social comparison lowers our happiness. But you hardly needContinue reading “Addicted to Success”
A few months ago I began to process what “the last third” of my life should look like. I have been more earnest about that mainly because of the work of Arthur Brooks. I listened to a talk he gave a few years go, then an article with the same basic material, and I knewContinue reading “Aging properly”