I have been thinking lately about the way I spend my time. What I read, watch, and...blog about.
And I've been thinking I need to watch how much time I spend doing certain things.
Fandoms and blogging are not bad, but I shouldn't let them occupy the majority of my time.
Don't get me wrong, Jane Austen, Victor Hugo, Elizabeth Gaskell - they're good, I like them- but it's not good if I let those things take up all my time, and keep me from important things like prayer, or reading my Bible.
So I have been trying prayerfully to keep these things in perspective, if you will.
Part of that is a new Bible-readings system my parents, and now me and my sisters use.
It's Professor Grant Horner's Bible Reading System, which is designed so that you can read the entire Bible in a year. In this system you have the books of the Bible divided into ten lists, and you read a chapter from each list every day - lists 1-5 in the morning, and lists 6-10 at night. You don't have to read all ten every day, but if you do you should finish it in one year.
Another thing I love is music. An Australian singer, Jason Coghill (who was once a member of the band, Sons of Korah) puts Psalms to music, literally word-for-word. One night he a few years ago he came and did a concert at our church, and we got two of his CD's, Songs of Deliverance, and Peace and War.We really enjoy listening to these as music in the car or at home. You learn the Psalms he sings off by heart and I can now recognize ones he sings when I read them. I often read or hear a psalm read and I think of Jason Coghill's tune for it and start singing along in my head!
"So whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do it all to the glory of God."
~ 1 Corinthians 10:31
Hope you enjoyed this post!
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Thank-you, dear readers!