Saturday, February 9, 2008

confessions of a lazy reader

I have a confession to make:
I am a skimmer by nature. That is, when I read, more likely than not I have skimmed/skipped over parts of a book that didn't seem that interesting to me. This includes technical parts in a novel, or even skipping "application" sections of a nonfiction book in order to get to the next story or illustration. You could call it lazy reading.
This is why approaching the Bible to read takes a heckuva lot of motivation for me. Especially because I know there aren't really any parts that I should be skipping over. Because all parts are there for a reason and are important to the plot line. And to me. So it is with a bit of shame and discouragement that I also confess ( must be the fact that I haven't left the house in over a week that has me in the "confessing" mood) that I am only on day 7 of my schedule to read through the Bible in a year. Partly because adjusting to being a Mom has been interesting to find quiet times throughout my day. Partly because I've always struggled with maintaining a regular (daily) time in the Word. Partly because even since Noah's naps have become very regulated and I do now have chunks in my's just hard to sit myself down, be still, and read. every. single. word. without. skimming. Partly because getting the motivation to start is a million times harder than it is to keep going once it's a regular part of your routine.
So that's me. I know that right now I'm going on "manna" I've gathered from weeks and months and years before. I also know that I'm actually supposed to be out collecting manna on a daily basis to get me through each and every day. Sometimes (most times) head knowledge takes a really long time to become heart knowledge and ultimately action.

I think I'm going to write a book called "Everything I needed to know about life I learned while support raising."
It'll be a great book.


  1. I always struggle to get in time reading the Bible. I've known for years how good it is to renew my mind but somehow I always struggle with this discipline. Write that book. I'd like to read it.

  2. Yes, yes yes!! it's ok to skip right over to today's read! Remember that you can't save the grows maggots overnight! So get the fresh stuff and then we're on the same page when we talk!! I love it!


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