Hi readers! How are you going? Please do tell me in the comments!
I’m going fine myself! It’s the summer holidays, which means that there’s no school! Usually during the school term, I can only really pursue one hobby on work days and then on my day off, I am a bit fatigued, so don’t do much, but with the holidays I have both the time AND the energy to do things, so this is a post with how I spend my days.
Reading the Bible
I’d have to start here, as this (along with praying) have been the most worthwhile things I’ve been doing. Right now I’m midway through Jeremiah, which is a fantastic book! Just today, I was reading how Jeremiah prayed to God asking him why on earth he was commanded to buy a field when God had explicitly said how Jerusalem was going to fall in a brutal manner. However, one really cool thing was how at a first glance, the prayer didn’t even seem to be about that, but rather looked like Jeremiah was just worshipping God! In fact, Jeremiah got so carried away praising God for his mercy and justice that he only got to the field thing at the end at it was only a fifth as long as him praising God! I hope that someday I’ll be like Jeremiah, not being able to stop worshipping God! Anyway, bible reading was how I’ve been spending some of my time.
I love music! Firstly, isn’t it amazing we enjoy sequences of frequencies? God could have easily made a monotone world or one where we don’t care about music, but instead he gifts us with a liking for sounds!
Now that it’s December, it’s socially acceptable to listen to Christmas music, so we don’t need to hide under covers to enjoy it alone, away from the frowns of the cruel, unfestive public. Christmas music and music in general, has just given me so much joy lately! (by the way, Corin Gregg wrote an excellent article on the rebelution about that here). I don’t want to give too much of my favourite music away, because I’d like to copy Shanessa’s idea and have a music day, but I’ll give my favourite genre away…
drumroll please: “drum, drum, drum”… Bluegrass! I do love the sounds of the instruments playing the music and they fit together so well! Also, if you know where to look, you can find super talented players, performing complicated melodies that are followable the first time listening, but have such a depth that the 30th time listening you can find new things to love about them. That’s really all I have to say on why I love the genre. I had to think a bit to come up with reasons I love it. Often love just doesn’t make sense!
I really didn’t expect to do as much of this as I’ve been doing. I live in the city, but a nice suburb, where after a 20 minute walk, one can find a few really nice bushwalks. It’s just good to get away from everything, bring a bible and christian book with you (strategy of limiting entertainment options) and just walking.
Now most of you have got really nice photos on your blog, so I’m excited to have some, too! A few weeks ago, there was camp, so I got to do a lot of walking there and Tom, a friend, took some photos!
Thanks a lot for reading! Is there anything I can pray for you guys?