Inside: Sharing updates on the podcast and blog, what my current time in the Word looks like, and a few of my favorite things.
This episode differs from my usual podcasts as it delves more personally into my thoughts about the blog and podcast and some upcoming changes, along with some things in my life that I’m currently enjoying. I hope there’s something in this episode for everyone.
We move into what my current time in the Word looks like and how I journal through my Bible reading. My time in the Word is an integral part of my daily routine, and taking the time to slow down and journal through a passage of scripture has helped me to meditate on the truth of the Word throughout the day.
A few favorite areas I cover are the current books I’m reading and my joy in creating lists that help me make decisions, manage my time, and organize my life. These lists range from reading schedules to favorite books and even music playlists. They’ve really helped me bring some order to my day-to-day life.
Finally, I’d like to end this episode with a short devotional inspired by “Stepping Heavenward” by Elizabeth Prentiss. Join me as I reflect on my personal experiences and, hopefully, provide some inspiration and encouragement to you all.
So grab a coffee or tea, and come sit a bit with me!
Listen in to EP 158: Updates, Time in the Word, and Some Current Favorites:
Remarkable Tablet (this device replaces all my journals and notebooks)
Spotify Playlists: Jazz in the Background & Peaceful Soundtracks/Movie Scores
For the Love of God Volume 1 & For the Love of God Volume 2 by D. A. Carson
Be Thou My Vision: A Liturgy for Daily Worship by Jonathan Gibson
Stepping Heavenward by Elizabeth Prentiss
A Few Comfort Favorites:
“I have had a new lesson which has almost broken my heart. In looking over his father’s papers, Ernest found a little journal, brief in its records indeed, but we learn from it that on all those wedding and birthdays, when I fancied his austere religion made him hold aloof from our merry-making, he was spending the time in fasting and praying for us and for our children! Oh, shall I ever learn the sweet charity that thinketh no evil, and believeth all things? What blessings may not have descended upon us and our children through those prayers! What evils may they not have warded off! Dear old father! Oh, that I could once more put my loving arms about him and bid him welcome to our home! And how gladly would I now confess to him all my unjust judgments concerning him and entreat his forgiveness! Must life always go on thus? Must I always be erring, ignorant and blind? How I hate this arrogant sweeping past my brother man; this utter ignoring of his hidden life? I see now that it is well for mother that she did not come to live with me at the beginning of my married life. I should not have borne with her little peculiarities, nor have made her half so happy as I can now. I thank God that my varied disappointments and discomforts, my feeble health, my poverty, my mortifications have done me some little good, and driven me to Him a thousand times because I could not get along without His help. But I am not satisfied with my state in His sight. I am sure something is lacking, though I know not what it is.”Stepping Heavenward by Elizabeth Prentisss