Has it been a WEEK since Christmas already?
Well, must have been because New Year’s Day = a Walking Dead marathon and that is happening right here at my house. Some sounds are not good for a recovering-sickie and that show has lots of those. Ick…
“Readers are Leaders” – my dad told me that
But he didn’t tell me that until I was married with a houseful of children (with no time to read) because when I was a little girl he worried that something was wrong with me because all I did was read and he wanted me out skipping rocks or something. I had actually been trying to curb my reading appetite. Haha. Nobody reads more than he does now that he is retired, for sure!
I am doing the whole #emptyshelf challenge via Jon Acuff, so until I get my official backstage pass to the shared Pinterest board (I was late), I’ll post my progress here. Most people cleared off a shelf in their houses to put the books they read this year, but since my Kindle Reader has almost 50 books in it now (several only partially read…hehe), I will probably be doing mostly digital (which is so weird to me)…or not. But in any case, I decided to make a chart for myself for the updates.
And though it is true, I have never once actually completed reading 52 books in a one year period, I have probably read parts of 200 or more in that time frame. So, that’s something, isn’t it? With all the Kindle books to choose from, plus, you know, like thousands I own…and then the library audio downloads I have just started getting into, well, it could happen!
Something new I am going to try this year
Donald Miller’s Storyline Productivity Planner. I like it because it is pen on paper, low-tech. Is it ok if I step away from technology and use paper in a notebook? Please, just for this one little area? Ok, then. You should check it out. Just google it “donald miller storyline productivity planner” and you’ll see a PDF link right at the top. If you wanna.
On the first day of a brand new year and the 7th day of Christmas, here is what I know for sure:
He is real, Jesus is real. And that makes everything that is about to happen, in 2014 and beyond, the adventure of a lifetime, tears, pain, love and joy – all of it. And anything that ultimately brings Him glory – it’s gonna be worth it.
This blew me away – shut off your phone for 15 minutes…watch
Happy New Year, people I love, and people I will love if ever I get the chance. :)
Um, I’m wondering – is it wrong of me to add this book to my reading list???