1. Have you checked out the Back to School Giveaway going on at 5 Minutes for Books? We’ll be posting some really great giveaways every day Aug 12-26. Click on the button to find out more!
2. I want to be deliberate about my time and what I do with it. I’ve been pondering Pastor John Piper’s thoughts in this post about making autumn resolutions. Consider this quote from the post:
So pause sometime soon. Pause and examine your life this autumn. Examine what is missing that should be there. What is there that should be removed? What new dreams for ministry might you venture? What new habits do you want to build into your Fall schedule?
Remember: God will be pleased with new resolves for good if you resolve by faith in Jesus.
As my thoughts gain definition and clarity, I plan to blog about my own back to school resolutions.
What about you? Any new resolves for good?
3. I’ve been doing a little housecleaning in my google reader, mainly un-following the blogs I was following. Yeah, all of them. I will definitely be following your blogs in the sense that I’m still subscribed via the reader, just not in an official “blogger follower” capacity. I just needed simplicity in my reader and I couldn’t figure out a better way to do it. Plus, I had to take the widget off anyway because of the problems with Explorer. So, please, feel free to return the favor if you too are frustrated with the whole follower deal.
4. I gave a short devotion at our ladies’ fellowship at church last night. Okay, so it was 30 minutes and not exactly short. Short or not, today I feel like an idiot. I’ve been teaching/speaking/facilitating for over a decade and still I feel so foolish the next morning? Well, yeah, I do. Still. But that decade has granted me this perspective: I am foolish. How’s that for earth shattering? 🙂 I’m an idiot and in my idiocy I am thankful for Paul’s encouragement in 1 Cor. 1:26-31
…God chose what is foolish so that no one may boast! “He is the source of your life in Christ Jesus, whom God made our wisdom and our righteousness and sanctification and redemption. Therefore, as it is written, ‘Let the one who boasts, boast in the Lord.'”
Yes and amen!