Are these the items you bring to work too?
They seem standard to me, but you might not think so.
I’ve begun a journey with the help of a dear friend of reading the New Testament. I usually have a break during my work day (while the baby is taking a nap) to read the chapter of the day, and I make notes in the journal. The sweet potato is my lunch. I’m going through a phase right now. It used to be a yogurt and a banana. And I seem to remember obsessing over tuna fish salad with onions for a while…………..
As I type that sentence I realize how odd it sounds. Oh well.
Isn’t it funny when you explain why you have certain items in your possession it’s not that bizarre anymore, but if I were pulled over by a police officer and he opened my bag and saw those items he might raise an eyebrow. Excuse me ma’am, what are you doing with a bible and a sweet potato?
Well the important thing to take away from all of this is that I’m reading the bible! Can you believe it? I’m so excited. I’ve read portions of it, I love the book of Psalms, and even attempted to start from the beginning and make a go of it. I don’t consider myself a stranger to it’s teachings, and I am very familiar with many verses. But this is the real deal. No skipping passages, no skimming parables, even those I’m familiar with. I want to really know the Bible. I plan on taking it slowly, and luckily my ‘tutor’ seems to have the patience of a saint. We’ll see about that.
I have no doubt that so many of you reading this have already read the Bible. Really read it. Cover to cover. And you may even be wondering what the heck I’ve been waiting for?
I have no excuse that would satisfy you.
And finally no excuse that satisfies me either.
Wish me luck. I will keep you abreast of my progress.
I have to go to the supermarket now. Running low on sweet potatoes.