This past weekend I traded in my Epiphone Studio Les Paul for this Fender Sonoran. I have to say, so far, I’m very pleased with the decision. As far as music goes, I’ll listen to stuff that rocks, but I don’t really play it, so the acoustic stylings suit me much better. I used this beauty to lead worship this past Sunday for the first time in front of the whole church. It was quite cool, and every one was really encouraging. Really, I just want God to be glorified through anything I do.
In other news:
Today I bought my airplane tickets for my trip to Kentucky and Chicago. Earlier this month, I was beginning to doubt whether I could afford to go or not, but God is really faithful in working everything out according to His plan. I can’t wait to see Devon, Sarah and Rachel. I’m going to have so much fun.
I’ve also been reading a lot lately. Some of the books that currently have or recently had my attention are:
The Man Who Was Thursday, by G.K. Chesterton. Chesterton is one of my new favorite authors. He ranks up there with C.S. Lewis as one of the greatest thinkers of our time. I finished this one (which is a great allegorical tale in the sense of being a Narnia-ish allegory, not Pilgrim’s Progress allegory) recently and have since moved on to The Catholic Church and Conversion which requires lots of close reading but is quite stimulating.
Wise Blood, by Flannery O’Connor is another one with a great writer who happens to be Catholic like my man G.K. I enjoyed reading her so much this past year in my American-Lit class that I went out and bought some of her stuff. So far it’s been excellent.
Feminine Appeal, by Carolyn Mahaney is a great book that explains very clearly what it means to be a biblical woman. I would definitely suggest it.
The Life You Always Wanted, by John Ortberg is my Spiritual Life Assistant book, so I kind of have to read it. However, it does touch on a lot of good points and offers biblical advice for living a Christ-centered life.
Imitation of Christ, by Thomas a Kempis is a great kind-of devotional that I’ve only recently started but deals with living like Christ. It’s wonderful and also by a Catholic priest (I’m just on a roll with this Catholicism thing).
Anyways, that’s about all I have for now. Only 6 weeks until I go back to Belmont. I can feel the excitement beginning to creep in.