It all starts THIS week.


Although school has been going for almost 4 weeks now, we are just now getting into our fall routines. My new routine isn’t just for fall though….it’s this whole year.

I am digging in deep, to several challenges, all at once.

Sundays, we just started going through a book called Radical by David Platt. Though we are just beginning it, I am getting the impression it is about how the church has become just a ‘Christian version of the American Dream’. In other words, we haven’t changed much about our lives, we still do what we want, live how we want and buy what we want…and just put a Christian spin on it. I am AFRAID of this book. It may (should) be life-changing.

Wednesdays, I am taking over the High School group at AWANA. The first half of the year we will be going through an intense study of the book of Romans. Not only will I facilitate leading this group, I will be going through the study with them. I am looking forward to digging in deeper with a small group of amazing teens ranging from Freshman to Juniors who are incredibly dedicated to strengthening their faith.

Fridays, I will be gathering with a bunch of ladies as we study this book War of Words by Paul David Tripp. This book says Resources for Changing Lives across the top. Its got to be a gem! ;o) I have heard great things about this book and am really looking forward to reading it. I have also committed to work in my son’s 2nd grade classroom on Fridays.


I am not sure when I will find the time to do it, but I will make sure it all happens.

We are also getting back into our daily exercise routine. Not sure if it will be the P90x again, but something. Something hard.

It’s important.

To me.

To us.

So…if you are the encouraging type, encourage me. This won’t exactly be easy.

If you have studied any of these books before, give me your two cents!