Monthly Archives: December 2015

I bought a new Bible!

Ever feel like you’ve gotten in a rut and can’t get out of it? Like there’s something you want to do or stop doing but you can’t or just haven’t? 

I wish I wrote more stuff down. 

I have gone in and out of my journaling life as a Christian. Some times I keep journals, sometimes I don’t. I used to write in my Bible and then I stopped. Not very consistent, huh?

I stopped writing my in my Bible because it got hard to preach out of it with all those notes in there. When I stopped doing that, I stopped writing things down all together. There was no reason for those two to go hand in hand, but they did. 

I started a moleskine (I know I’m so trendy!). But I’ve wanted to begin writing in my Bible again. Something about having it all there tangibly and the physical act of writing is helpful for me. So I broke down and ordered this.

Lay flat, journaling Bible. 

I feel like a big of a nerd considering I preordered it and how excited I got when it came. But, it’s all good. 

The start of a new year encouraged me to break out of this rut and start a new trajectory. 

I’m excited to see how this practice and discipline can help me continue to grow in a real devotional life this next year.

How do you intend on taking your real devotional life to the next level in 2016?


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New Reading List

Semester Breaks are always a great time for me to read a couple of books that I’ve had waiting around just begging to be read. Now is one of those times, so here’s a small list I hope to tackle this break. I hope this will be the beginning of a list…
The Advantage by Lencioni – here Lencioni summarizes five of his other favorites and should provide many helpful insights!
Bloodlines by Piper – who knew Piper wrote a book on racism? I had no idea but I can’t wait to see how he helps us think about the gospel and race.

Center Church by Keller – this textbook has been on my list for a while and I hope it will help to cement some thoughts and action points concerning some of the future thoughts for XA at UVA. 

Centennial by Michener – WATCH OUT! THERE’S A FICTION BOOK ON JOSH’S LIST. What should we do?  Frankly, I’m not sure either but Scott Martin said I would enjoy it and he’s my boss (and he bought it for me!). So, let’s give it a go.
What’s current on your reading list?

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