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Give me that old time religion

Fine authors like Spurgeon and Chambers seem to have ruined me for most contemporary devotionals. No regrets at all; my friend Annette has largely sworn off anything written in the last century—I'm not there yet, but there's plenty of reinforcement for her position. My snobbery would be more justifiable were I at all disciplined in my reading. Nonetheless, I'm not seeing much of a future for the lenten devotional shared by my church (an at-best questionable use of the word "impudence" in an equally questionable interpretation may be the last straw for me).

A little under the weather and a little under the gun (at work), though neither are major. Dealt with most of the latter yesterday, using a computer setup cobbled together with a ginormous old CRT monitor to circumvent the failing screen of the PC laptop we use for our database and financials. It's not pretty, but it works and bills get paid. My scratchy throat threatens to hold on a bit longer, so I'll just keep going until it gets better or debilitating (it's not bad enough to even be classified as "sore" yet).

And that's probably as much time as I have to write. Something about how I'm using my time (or how I'm dealing with distraction and interruption) needs to change. I have no idea how people with kids get anything done, ever.


You've read my journal in the past

At least mommies with kids, and I have six homeschooled kids, we don't get everything done. What's worse, my intelligence level seems to be slipping. It's like that Ray Bradbury story (I think it was him) where the people who can think and would fight government control have a thing put in their ears that rings every few seconds to clear their thoughts....well, every few seconds I hear a sound that interrupts me..."MAAAAAAHHHHHHHHMMMMMMMEEEEEEEE." I've read some of my LJ's, and even when they are all sleeping, I cannot think straight. My communication skills are nill.

As to devotions, yes, I wish there was something meaty out there. My church keeps doing those Saddleback church things with DVD's, or that 40 days of purpose stuff. It's alright, but it's not depth. If you know of anything great, maybe we can get our church to do it, or at least my small group.
This one doesn't. Hang in there!
Will do—I haven't even had time to call anyone back home in ages. Soon, I hope…

Oh, and I have a nephew with a birthday coming up! Is he sufficiently wishlisted?