Monday, December 18, 2017

. . . find the God-centered, Christ-exalting, Bible-saturated passion of your life, and find your way to say it and live for it and die for it.

~ John Piper, Don’t Waste Your Life

It used to be an annual tradition: a post listing the books I had read over the course of the past year. I consider doing it again and pop over to my Amazon account to browse through my Kindle purchases to get a taste of this year’s reads and I realize that making such a list will not be so easy this year.

I reverted back to reading physical books (as opposed to exclusively reading on my Kindle) and I returned to borrowing books from the library. I also read fewer books, chewing and ruminating on a precious few instead of simply reading for pleasure (which I did as well, of course).

So, yes, I could look at the list of actual books I’ve purchased and borrowed and marry those lists with my Kindle purchases but that seems like work. I may, instead, simply do a post of the ones that made a strong impact this year—and there were definitely some of those.

Meanwhile, I’m thinking about seashells  ( and pondering the wallpaper I put on my laptop earlier this year: one of my photographs with the quote at the top of this post. I’m thinking about what I was feeling and thinking while standing alone at the back of the sanctuary after church yesterday.

And I’m listening.


I’m a writer, reader, and creative. I thought by now I’d have things figured out, but I keep coming up with more questions. I think that’s okay. I’m here most mornings pondering ordinary things.
  1. Soli Deo Gloria, the purpose of my life and writing, much like yours.

    Christmas blessings, Linda . . .

    1. And I wish many Christmas blessings to you, as well, Marian. Soli Deo Gloria always.

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