General James Mattis, whose name is being kicked around for a position in the Trump administration, sent an email to colleagues back in 2003 that is going viral again. In it he explains the importance of reading to those who are "too busy to read". He applies it to his job, the military, but it would apply to just about any job, title, or position. I would include the title Christian. Of course, as Christians, we have the greatest compilation of reading material for life application that there is, in the Bible. The Bible should clearly be our primary focus, but we can learn a lot about life and the human condition from other good books. I recommend reading his email which can be found here.
For our nephew's home-school play this year, they obtained a dehaired hog's head from a packing plant for one of their props. After the play, it was brought out to the farm to be disposed of. Of course Gus found it and claimed it for his own. He got downright testy if you tried to take it away from him! Now we have the hog's head as a prop in our yard.
Last Friday was opening day for shotgun deer season. It was a little windy, but still a beautiful day to be in the woods. While scouting earlier, we found a large dead (but healthy looking) buck not far from the stand I was going to use Friday. There were no visible wounds, so we wonder if it was hit by a car and received internal injuries that eventually killed it. I worried that it might keep other deer away from that area. In the evening a young 6 pointer walked right up to the dead buck and sniffed and inspected it for a while. After he stepped past it, he stepped into my sights. He will be tasty!
Till I come, give attendance to , to exhortation, to doctrine.
I Timothy 4:13