53rd Way to Grow Your Faith

600px-US_53My friend Gregg Farah wrote the book 52 Ways to Grow Your Faith. I just finished reading it (see my attempted comical review here.) I did have one more suggested way one can grow in their faith. Here goes …

I am a reader. Each year I seek to read a wide variety of books on a wide variety of topics. I often have 5 books going at the same time. Sometimes people ask me where I find the time to read. Well, I have a confession to make.

You know the schpeel: We all have the exact same amount of time available to us. 24 hours a day. 168 hours a week. I am no exception. There are times when I sit and read for lengthy periods of time, to be sure. But what I always try to do is have a book handy so if I have a few minutes free, I can read a bit. Here’s my confession (and if you’ve ever heard me speak, I often suggest this to people as a way to start the habit of daily Bible reading): I read a good 5 books a year … on the toilet. That’s right people! I redeem the time. Rather than just sitting there, I sit there … and read. I will not reveal to you which books I have completed on the toilet this year, but generally they are books with short chapters that can be wiped out (pun intended) in a couple of minutes. Every day = a chapter. Or two. Or three. (It just depends on what I eat. lol!)

And so, now you know a little bit more about me than you wish you did. Nevertheless, I have found that this is a great way to sharpen my mind, just taking advantage of something that nature insists I take time out to do every day already. Gregg probably thought of this as a way to grow your faith, but was too polite to write it down. So, shamelessly, I do it. You’re welcome.

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