A few things I’ve been doing as of late:

1. Adoring Bonhoeffer
I’m fascinated by this man- who he was, how he lived, what he became. I even feel a bit of jealousy in how he pursued academia, and how he was relentless in his pursuit of God, the church, and truth. Kinda makes me want to go back to school again. Kinda.

2. Learning my craft
Right now it takes me large quantities of time to write a little substance. I’m hoping one day that will flip and I will be able to write large quantities of substance in relatively short time.  I’m learning that I’m not in a sprint, but more like a marathon. This is gonna take a while, and I’m determined to see it through every step of the way.

3. Focusing on Goals
This week I removed my facebook app on my phone and turned off twitter updates. I’m cutting out distractions that aren’t taking me further along in my goals. It doesn’t mean they are bad or wrong. I might turn them back on again, but for today, for now, they’re off. Forgive me if I’m a little out of the loop.

4. Studying the Word
Have you ever read the Bible through the eyes or mind of the writer? I started doing that last week as I began the James: Mercy Triumphs study by Beth Moore. And yes, if you’re familiar with the study, I am taking on the challenge to memorize the entire book (& so has my husband- he couldn’t stand the thought of me doing it and he not). As I printed out chapter 1 and started memorizing it, I began focusing on each word for what it meant, what it communicated, and why. What a better way to learn how to write than studying the book written by God himself. Brilliant!

That’s what I’m doing. How about you?