Beginning with a Book: I started reading Simply Christian by NT Wright over last weekend. Chapter 1, “Putting the World To Rights,” talks about our longing for justice in the world. To me, it seems Wright is talking about the void we all feel that there has to be something–someone who can straighten out the mess we’re in. Of course, as Christians, that person is Jesus. Wright talks of our need to be passionate about justice as Christ is.
So far, I am finding it compelling, though there is an underlying current that is a little off-setting to me. I can’t put my finger on it exactly, but the rest of the book might balance out that feeling. More to come.
I am still reading HP3, but I really will finish it this week!
Food: We’re still low-carbing in a sense, but not with as much gusto. My lagging creativity coupled with the expense of eating more meat and veggies is causing us to rethink. So now, we are trying to limit our carb intake to supper time to allow for some pasta or bread. We are also trying to keep our portions in control and continuing to not snack.
I am also trying to bake some bread that is more healthy and even a bit less expensive than the store-bought kind. Some friends here told me about a book called Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day. I haven’t actually seen the book yet, but I found some of the concepts at the Mother Earth News website, and I am trying it for the first time tonight. I’ll let you know how it turns out. It certainly sounds like a good idea!
Exercise: All of my efforts this year have been a failure on the exercise front. So I started a much more reasonable walking program this week that I might actually stick to. It is based on the program in this book: The Complete Guide to Walking.
Kids: Regular season games of football end this weekend. W00-hoo! It sounds like the post-season will end within 2 weeks. Can I hear an Amen!?
And, in honor of Nevin’s upcoming 12th birthday on Tuesday, I leave you with this photo: