I have regained the time to read since I moved to Arlington. No longer do I spend hours per day on the road traveling the 35 miles to work. I actually need to develop a patter of walking to work and not carrying too many books back and forth.
Reading is a gift. I'm not a fast reader like my husband and son who seem able to speed through page after page. I savor each word and don't mind re-reading a sentence to fully understand it. I now read for pleasure and for work. I read for information and to 'escape'. I read blogs to keep up with friends and explore topics of spirituality. I still don't read as much as I'd like to. When I come on a subject that I need or want to delve into, I can set aside "reading time" in my schedule and have some hope of keeping it. It is truly a joy to read again. I realize how much I missed out during years of busy pace and hectic living.
I'll share with you some planned and on-going reading:
Yesterday I discovered the work of John McKnight and John Kretzmann on asset mapping. Thanks to a neighbor, I've downloaded the introductory workbook and may go on to the full book later. You can find more information at
I continue to pick up Phyllis Tickle's The Great Emergence. Perhaps I'll add the Amazon wigit and link this to her book.
My devotional reading includes a book by Rabbi Harold Kushner, The Lord Is My Shepherd. One of the Sunday School classes is using it and although I'm not attending or leading the class, the book is interesting.
You can see my blogroll to peruse others sites. I am often challenged by Lewis Tagliaferre's writings from the Voices of Sedona. You can find some of his writing at I find his take on life and fate a challenge that encourages me to verbalize what I believe. Of course the Christian Century () is always a favorite. This week I have five chapters of Luke to read along with commentaries to prepare for Bible Study on Thursday.
I guess I'd better get reading.