Almost all churches and believers observe at least a tiny section of the Christian calendar (Christmas & Easter). While observing these “holy days” (i.e. holidays) is obviously not any kind of requirement, the purpose of observing certain sacred holidays is to latch on to a form of yearly rhythm, as well as to unite oneself to the larger body of Christ. Much like the Jewish feasts and holidays that Jesus himself embraced, much of the global body of Christ across a spectrum of denominations and churches have learned the value of embracing a rhythm of common calendar observance.
Today is Ascension Day. Forty days after Easter Sunday.
I’m a book geek. I won’t hide it, nor will I apologize for it.
Over the last few years, reading has played an indispensable role in helping me discover a richer, deeper, more satisfying life with Christ.
But it’s not just reading, per se. It’s learning what to read and who to read. Like digging for gold, you’ve got to know where to look.
So I figured I’d share some of the books and authors that have impacted me the most. There are many, many really good books that I could recommend, to be sure. But for me, these are in a separate category.
So here goes, in no particular order…
One recent Saturday morning, my son Carson and I decided to go on a little hike on the Acadiana Park Nature Trail in Lafayette. Ill-advisedly, we decided to bring our chihuahua, Deuce. Just us three guys hanging out.
Deuce is named after famous New Orleans Saints running back, Deuce McAllister, who retired after the 2006 season.
So as you may have already guessed, Deuce (the chihuahua) is getting up in years. He is 14 years old. And it shows. He can’t run as fast or jump as high as he used to. His joints give him problems. He also suffers a bit with asthma. Not to mention, he can also get rather cranky if you have the audacity to pet him while he’s taking one of his frequent power naps.