five things

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Since school was unexpectedly canceled today and the rain made anything requiring the outside seem bleak, I took a two hour nap this afternoon…in my bed by myself.

And it was glorious.

Until 1:52 am.

When I am still wide awake.

So I decided to do something that I have been wanting to do for awhile. Write and share more.

My five things this week:

  1. Replacing my daily Bible has been in the back of my mind lately. Some pages have so much writing and highlighting (my favorite thing to do in my Bible) that I cannot see the words. The spine is also starting to give way after several duct taping attempts. I picked up this last Fall. I cannot wait to break it in and for the leather to wear. I am also slightly panicking about not being able to easily find what I am looking for in my Bible. Highlighting and marking my Bible helps me tremendously in that way.

  2. I started reading this book a couple weeks ago after listening to this podcast. I highly recommend if you are looking for an accurate historical survey of race and racism.

  3. The quote below is from Oswald Chamber’s book If You Will Ask that I read and loved.

  4. Here is a five day Bible reading plan that we are doing this year as a family. It is chronological and gives you two breather days a week to catch up.

  5. I gave up my boyfriend, Amazon Prime, for Lent. But before Wednesday, I ordered some of the these, my new favorite pen for writing in my Bible. It writes thin and does not bleed through the pages. I have also been working on curtailing unnecessary spending in general and shopping my closet/desk/attic. Not shopping and being content with the things I have is definitely a heart conviction of mine. A good friend of mine has told me for years, “Just because you can, does not mean that you should.”

It is not true that ‘prayer changes things’ as that prayer changes us, and then we change things. Consequently, we must not ask God to do what He has created us to do. Jesus Christ is not a social reformer. He came to alter us first, and then if there is any social reform to be done on earth, we must do it.
— oswald chambers