Monthly Archives: October 2013

Praise Habit

56481Each year my family desperately tries to make it to the beach before it gets too cold. School schedules make it nearly impossible to take advantage of off-peak rates. However, fantastic parents and in-laws made it possible for my wife and I to spend our eighth anniversary in South Walton for some much-needed rest. Any beach excursion, I think, needs to be accompanied by some light reading. This is usually a good opportunity to switch to fiction selections for me. However, I just can’t seem to do it. I have great intentions but I usually end up reading non-fiction. However, rather than try to stretch my intellect by reading authors I can’t understand (that is my year-round approach), I opt for some “Christian Inspiration.” This is that random section at Barnes and Noble that is not “Christian Fiction,” nor is it “Christian History” or “Theology.” In other words, light beach reading that won’t make your head hurt. Last year’s selections were “Mirror Ball” by Matt Redman, “Scribbling in the Sand,” by Michael Card, and “To Own a Dragon” by Donald Miller. Continue reading