/**/ The Purposeful Wife: This Week's Priority: Reading Well

Monday, May 14, 2012

This Week's Priority: Reading Well

This week I turn 26... oh man, do I feel old. For those of you who are older and think I am being silly, try to remember what you felt like when you turned 26 :). I'm entering the latter half of my 20's, quickly approaching 30... which seems ancient! Help!

Lately I've been feeling hungry and thirsty. Not physically, but mentally and spiritually. I've been binging on fiction for the past few months, and feel the need for a heavy dose of soul-food reading. So I browsed my shelves yesterday afternoon and selected a few choice morsels.

Desiring God by John Piper. I read about half of this book 5 years ago, and feel the need to go through it again, and Lord willing, actually finish it this time. John Piper is probably my favorite Bible teacher (excluding my own pastor, of course!), I really resonate with his affectionate and joyful understanding of the sovereignty of God.

A Mom After God's Own Heart by Elizabeth George. An early birthday gift from my pastor's wife, I love Elizabeth George for several reasons. 1) She is easy to read, 2) her books are chock-full of practical wisdom for daily living, 3) I always feel inspired by her to get busy and keep moving for the glory of God and the good of my family! Now that I'm officially a mom I can really dive into parenting and motherhood books... oh delight!

The Case for Classical Christian Education by Douglas Wilson. This was a loan from a friend, and though I've been slowly taking a chapter at a time for the past couple of weeks, this week I really want to stick my nose to the grind and get through it. Good food for thought as Niall and I are leaning towards classically educating our children at home.

So this week my goal is to really, really READ. Because it is good for the renewing of my mind, and the energizing of my soul- to help me serve my family and work in my home with new energy and passionate delight.

I am replacing internet surfing (specifically excessive blog reading and facebook newsfeed studying) with reading time. And I'll tell you what, I am really excited about it!

What books are you reading right now to nourish your mind and soul? 


  1. I really want to read that book by John Piper. He's such an amazing author!

    1. He really is! Oh Kathy, I couldn't recommend it enough!


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