We call it a desert day.
One of the perks of Northwoods is that we get one day a month to get out of the office, pray, read, think, slow down a little. (Other churches give Sabbaticals once every five-seven years...I think this way is better...just my opinion, although if there were Sabbaticals to take, I take one!)
Here's some of what I did today...I was a bit abbreviated because I had a meeting tonight at church that I needed to prep for and attend...but anyway.
- I completed my January Bible readings in Genesis, Acts, Psalms & Matthew. So far, so good this year.
- I started reading Chazown by Craig Groeschel. I'm really excited to take this book slowly -- doing the journalling excercises and sucking the marrow out of this book.
- I listened to a Rob Bell message.
- I prayed.
- I read Flashbang: How I Got Over Myself. I read the whole book. It took just over four hours or so. We're basing our Nexus teaching and the house group discussions for February on this book so I wanted to get it into my head again. I read it in 2005, and it cracked me up, but at the same time challenged me...it was probably better the second time, because I've gotten older, more mature, and I think I have a greater awareness of my infatuation with myself.
- I moved slowly...drank a lot of coffee...paused when I read something good...listened to Charlie Hall...then Counting Crows.
yes, this Desert Life was an album title for the Counting Crows...I'm apparently lacking in blog title originality these days.