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 and the thin places where faith intersects.
  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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