Friday being the one day I try to get something posted, I'll give you the best I have right now...which happens to be the books I'm reading at any available time.
Starting at the lower right, The Power of Humility by R.T. Kendall is required reading for everyone in the worship department at church. We're discussing it at choir practice, as are the other arts ministries.
Humility is not a popular subject, but, wow this book is good. I'm about halfway through chapter 5, as I took it with me to a couple of dr appointments this week and read in the waiting room. Chapter 4 was on wisdom, and it was an eye opener, to say the least, to see the connection between wisdom and humility so clearly laid out.
The second book, The Complete Book of Discipleship by Bill Hull, is from Navigators and it's the textbook for my current class in the online Master's program. It is rich. It's also dovetailing nicely with the choir study, since...surprise...humility is a key part of discipleship.
In other words, my paradigms are getting punched one-two, left-right.
The cover on the discipleship book is curling badly; I couldn't get it to lay flat for the picture. My Bible was laying on the table, too, so I used it to anchor the cover on the paperback and then realized that yes, it belongs in the picture, too.
I'm still plugging along on the 3 + 1 reading, although I did get a bit behind on the trip to Indiana for my dad's birthday last weekend. But I have so far finished all the writings of John (Gospel, Epistles and Revelation) and I'm heading into Matthew. I'm 1/3 of the way through Psalms and I'm well into Leviticus for the Old Testament. This is a relatively new Bible, so I've got my 4 color pen to hand and I'm marking as I go, which keeps me paying attention to what I'm reading so I don't fall into just skimming through.
But being a bit behind on the Bible reading and definitely behind where I want to be on the schoolwork, I'm pushing to catch up. Other things that I want to do are, well, not getting done.
But it's just for a season...right?