With the blog post on bluetooth headphones, I was asked this question:
Do you have any good recommendations for audiobooks or places to find good sermons to listen to? I have found that I like to listen to things when I am doing my daily cleaning or go out for a walk. Would love any suggestions for good things to listen to.
We are able to listen to audiobooks for free through our library and Hoopla. Lately, I have been listening to Thomas Watson books. He lived in the mid-1600’s. My favorite Thomas Watson books are:
The Art of Divine Contentment, by Thomas Watson The Doctrine of Repentance, by Thomas Watson The Ten Commandments, by Thomas Watson
Knowing God, by J. I. Packer Rediscovering Holiness, by J. I. Packer The Attributes of God, by A. W. Tozer Delighting in God, by A. W. Tozer Worship, by A. W. Tozer Absolute Surrender, by Andrew Murray Of The Mortification of Sin in Believers, by John Owen
Those would provide many hours of great listening. I regularly re-listen to the books as well.
For sermons, perhaps your church’s sermons are available online and you could re-listen to them
I use Sermon Audio for finding messages. When I hear a recommendation for a preacher, I see if he has sermons on Sermon Audio. For example, I like Jim Berg books. I found out he has quite a few sermons on Sermon Audio.
Trusting in Jesus, Teri
“The LORD is nigh unto all them that call upon him, to all that call upon him in truth.” Psalms 145:18
Traditionally, we’ve celebrated with the whole crew for all of Christmas Eve. We began this soon after Nathan and Melanie got married–so almost 20 years. So far, everyone has been able to make it, which is amazing! This year turned out to be extra special. We weren’t sure Christopher and Anna Marie would be able to come, but they did. Such a sweet blessing to all be together!
That’s what makes our day so special. Time together. Laughing together. The thought and love that goes into each gift. The fellowship we have in Jesus.
Enjoy a peek into the day!
Then, early afternoon, SNACK time! All the sisters-in-law brought food to contribute to a delicious spread.
“Rejoice in the LORD, ye righteous; and give thanks at the remembrance of his holiness” (Psalm 97:12).
Happy Friday, y’all! We’ll be doing a post on our family Christmas Eve day, soon.
In the meantime, I wanted to share about our annual Christmas Program. This normally happens Christmas Eve, but this year, after some discussion with each of the families, we moved it to the 26th, so most of us could attend candlelight Christmas Eve services.
The Christmas program is a combination of Scripture reading, singing, and the little kids placing pieces to the nativity. It’s a special time of reflecting on what Jesus did for us!
This year, we loved having Jesse’s Anna with us, and of course, Elliot was a new addition. Joseph’s crew couldn’t join us, and Christopher and Anna Marie participated remotely.
We’re very grateful for family!
“Thy word is very pure: therefore thy servant loveth it” (Psalm 119:140).
I spend time in the kitchen and also doing back exercises that allows me to listen to things on my phone such as audiobooks, Scripture, music, and sermons. I wanted some bluetooth headphones because I often got my wired ones tangled on the kitchen drawer handles. Steve had some Apple bluetooth headphones, but they were expensive, and I saw the possibility of them being knocked out of my ear and falling into something that would damage them.
Six and a half years later and many, many hours of listening, they are still working well. About six months after receiving my first pair of those earbuds, I purchased another set because I missed having my headphones when they were being charged. With two sets—still a fraction of what Apple headphones cost—I could always have a set charged. And I kept them in different places for convenience of use. That second set is going strong too.
A year and a half ago, Steve bought a set to use when he mows the lawn.
Anna Marie left for Washington to begin treatments. Thus began 14 weeks of Anna, Mary, and Mom heavily involved in taking care of their children.
Near the end of the month, my outline was finalized, and I began writing Learning Lessons. Interestingly enough, COVID restrictions helped me out, since I didn’t have as many activities going, and could focus on writing.
Life continued with a new-normal for everyone. Jesse had just gotten married, and Anna, Mary, and Mom were very involved with helping at Christopher’s. Even more so for a week as Christopher went to visit Anna Marie.
I was thick in book writing and also preparing to launch our updated Titus2 site.
We celebrated Father’s Day and enjoyed more family times. We also were so blessed to be settling into a local church.