Hitting the Books

 Sunday, the 20th of September, we made a spontaneous five-hour trip
to attend the affirmation (installation) service for our son who will pastor
the Grace Fellowship congregation in El Paso, IL. 
(That's him in the middle with his family.)
After lunch at Pizza Hut and a few table games with our grandchildren,
we returned to the church to help unpack boxes and boxes of books
and hang a couple of pictures on the walls of his new office.
 I didn't return home empty-handed.
I'm very excited to begin on this stack...
actually, the Anne Lamott book and one of Buechner's are ours.
(Must have loaned them to him.)
I've gotten a bit slack in my reading habits.
I blame this on my laptop computer with its ease of access to blogs, facebook and twitter.
I've begun reading the diaries of Dorothy Day already and am alternating
between it and The Bookseller (Mark Pryor), a library book recommended to me by a friend.
Have you read any of these?  
And what are you reading now?

"If you cannot read all your books, at any rate handle, or as it were fondle them-peer into them, 
let them fall open where they will, read from the first sentence that arrests the eye, 
set them back on their shelves with your own hands,
 arrange them on your own plan so that if you do not know what is in them, 
you at least know where they are. Let them be your friends, 
let them at any rate be your acquaintances."
(Winston Churchill)


  1. Congratulations to your son and his family. As for your comment on your reading, I completely understand. I have made myself get off the computer and back to reading!


  2. What a brilliant Winston Churchill quote and a new one to me. I see you read Anne Lamott too.

  3. Oh, congratulations to your son on his new position as pastor. How good you went to the installation and helped him set up his office.

  4. I am lax too! This is good stack of choices! I've read the Lamont, Thoreau, and L'Engle. Right now I am reading a Brett Cogburn western!

    1. I'll be re-reading Thoreau (which I do periodically). And probably NOT re-reading Lamott...Probably not a Western either :)

  5. God bless your son and his family....

    1. Thanks, Jackie. That's our prayer for sure!


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