Hey, everyone.

Hope you had a great July! I enjoyed my low-tech month by doing a bit of reading (I’ll put a list of books I read this month at the bottom of this post in case you care about that sort of thing), a bit of baseball travel, and a bit of nerding out on the differences between translations of the Bible (more on that in coming weeks).

Here are a few things I am chewing on as I dive back into a “normal” life rhythm:

  1. This year, I intend to be more intentional in posting to my blog (did you notice the new design?) and Riverview’s blog. I’m going to stick with my Friday Random Linkness (FRL) feature because it’s a lot of fun for me to post whatever I feel like in a given week. I’m also planning on writing both short-form posts (as they jump to mind) and long-form posts (on issues I feel need more attention).
  2. If you subscribe to my weekly email, I will include any short form posts and links to the longer posts (because nobody likes reading looooonnngggg emails), video posts, and FRL.
  3. Not sure how I am going to use Social Media this year.  I actually found I missed it less than in previous years, so we will see how that goes.

That’s about it.  Glad to be back online!


PS – Here’s one sentence reviews of some of books I read this month:

The Antidote: Happiness for People Who Can’t Stand Positive Thinking – The title says it all.

How to Read the Bible for All It’s Worth – This oldie but goodie is a must-read for understanding how to read different types of literature in the Bible.

How to Read the Bible through the Jesus Lens – I was surprised by how much I enjoyed this good (but somewhat superficial) reminder of how each book of the Bible points at Jesus.

The Road Back to You – A couple (literally a married couple) gave me this deceptively insightful book on personality types and I think I’ll have to read it again.

Overcoming the Dark Side of Leadership – I’m a leader with a dark side and if you are a leader you have one too.

Multiplying Churches – A simple reminder about why we must plant churches.

The Works of John Owen – I didn’t get all the way through this, but there is only so much mortification of the sin one man can take in the month of July.