Thursday, January 1, 2015

Starting Over . . . New Year's Day 2015

In today's One Year Bible readings, I was reminded of one of the major reasons why I find it essential to read and re-read a book that I try to read through every year.  Read to learn from the wisdom of the Proverbs:

"Their purpose is to teach people wisdom and discipline, to help them understand the insights of the wise. Their purpose is to teach people to live disciplined and successful lives, to help them do what is right, just, and fair . . . Let the wise listen to these proverbs and become even wiser" 
(Proverbs 1:2-5).

The power of reading well is expressed in the following observation by author Susan Cain: "Proust called these moments of unity between writer and reader 'that fruitful miracle of a communication in the midst of solitude.'" (From Quiet, The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking, Broadway Books, New York.)

Take time to read, reflect, and apply what you learn in 2015.  Happy New Year!