Status Report, April

Sitting…on the sofa curled up underneath an afghan my grandmother crocheted with my laptop in my lap and a sleeping dog beside me. My dog Darcy is spoiled rotten, no two ways about it.

Drinking…coffee, black.

Wondering…where is spring? My kids were on spring break last week and get this: we had snow flurries on Monday and Tuesday. In Alabama. In late March. On spring break. This is crazy. Y’all know I love fall and winter but there is time for everything and it’s time for spring!

Reading…the Bible this year with a straight-through approach. I downloaded the plan for reading the Bible in a year in a “canonical” approach (straight through) from Denny Burk. I like it. I’m currently in 2 Samuel and I like seeing the big picture of the biblical narrative as well as maintaining a clearer understanding of context. Of course, I’m not yet to the minor prophets! Speaking of prophets…

Considering…teaching the prophets in Bible study next year. Actually, if truth be told, it was not something I was considering at all until my friend suggested it and even then my first reaction was “but I just got out of the Old Testament!” But the more I think on it the more I’m intrigued. I mean, really, how many of us know much of anything about the prophets, major or minor? So, I don’t know. Have  any of you taught a similar course? Suggestions? Resources?

Reading…The Cross and Christian Ministry by D.A. Carson. After that I want to read Bryan Chapell’s Christ Centered Preaching. Not because I do, nor plan to, preach but because I want to be a better teacher. I’m also reading The Princess Bride and finding it hilarious in its snarky wit.

Adding to…my ever-increasing “want to read list” per your book recommendations in the comments on yesterday’s post. So many books, so little time!

Feeling…my weirdness (both introvert-related and not) all the more keenly lately and wishing I were not quite so strange!

Hearing…the laundry and the other items on my to-do list calling my name. And it’s Wednesday which means I will be at the pregnancy center today. A full day awaits! all enjoy a wonderful April! Even so, come, spring!


Author: Lisa Spence

Wife, mother, Bible teacher, bibliophile, occasional blogger

8 thoughts on “Status Report, April”

  1. I love your status reports! And also, I think our women’s Bible study at church did a study on the prophets last fall. (Not 100% sure on that since I now teach during Bible study time and can’t attend.) If you need a resource, let me know.

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