For my own accountability, I’ve added a long list of books to a page linked above these posts that I’m hoping and praying to get through in 2011. I know I won’t probably get through them all, especially since I’ll be spending much more time in the Word, but it’s my prayer to keep my mind focused on the Lord, and one of those ways is to saturate my mind with encouraging, convicting, and wise godly teachings. In order to do this, I’m going to be seriously limiting my time on other things like facebook, twitter, reading blogs, etc. Although I’ve finally dwindled down my blog subscriptions to only the ones that are really going to encourage and strengthen my faith and my family life, I still find myself spending probably up to couple hours a day (usually this is at work… eek!) reading blogs and social networking. Not good! Plus, another goal of my husband and I’s for the future is to spend more time with actual real life people, not virtual people!
I’m hoping to do little mini reviews and/or updates throughout the year on the books I’ve read, but since I do work full time and am going to be doing all this reading, I don’t want to set any big unreachable goals with doing this. We’ll see how it goes!
I gotta say, this is all kinda making me feel like I’m back in college, and I’m getting a wee bit stressed just thinking about it! But I know that this is something that will ultimately strengthen me and point me to Christ through being in God’s Word and learning from other believers! I find that when I’m not reading such things, I tend to go down paths that only lead to discouragement, depression, and destruction.
So please, if you could, I would be so very thankful for you to be praying for me as I prepare for an exciting year that will, Lord willing, be like no other!