March 22, 2011

Hello, Friend & My March Nightstand

March has indeed come in like a lion, full of sharp teeth and loud roars. I have needed some quiet and safety, away from the glare of the screen and words written for all the world to see (though there are few in the world who actually do see them).  There are too many words I cannot write.  They crowd out the ones that might find their way into this space. And so I have been silent.

The thoughts shared on this post were wonderful and so much more worthy than my lack of response demonstrates. I did intend to write a follow up post, and have some other discussion questions in mind. They will keep while I rest for a while.

Here are some things I'm pondering:

~What is Reformed Theology?: Understanding the Basics - to better understand and defend my faith

~This Is Why You're Fat (And How to Get Thin Forever): Eat More, Cheat More, Lose More--and Keep the Weight Off - to make some much, much needed change

~Nine Marks of a Healthy Church - because we should all be a part of a healthy church

~Loving the Church: God's People Flourishing in God's Family - to learn to love more

~Jesus, Keep Me Near the Cross: Experiencing the Passion and Power of Easter - to sharpen my focus during this season

I'll be back soon to participate in the blog tour for The Mountains Bow Down.  Until then, you can see what others are reading over at 5 Minutes for Books.

What's On Your Nightstand


Carrie said...

Oh yes! I had wanted to pick up a copy of Jesus Keep Me Near the Cross but forgot. I'd like to read it during Easter season - although probably not this year. Next?

Lisa notes... said...

Such meaningful books, Melissa. I look forward to your words about them. Praying all is well in your corner of the world...

bekahcubed said...

They will keep while you rest awhile. May your season of silence also be one of deep-seated peace, regardless of circumstances.

I'm loving your list--especially Loving the Church. I'm gonna have to figure out how I can get my hands on that one!

morninglight mama said...

I hope you're finding some much-needed peace, Melissa!

The Eat More, Cheat More book sounds intriguing... I'm very, very good at eating more, not so much at losing any weight, though. Go figure. :)

Best to you!

Jennifer, Snapshot said...

What an introspective introduction!

I hope it's an okay/growing thoughtful period and not a sad one.

I love the idea of asking questions, and as always -- I love seeing how books are figuring into all of that for you!

Cassandra said...

Sounds like a really good list. :) I hope you enjoy all of the books you picked out!

Trisha said...

I'm thrilled to see Nine Marks and Loving the Church on your list and look forward to any thoughts you might share. I really enjoyed DeYoung's Why We Love the Church.