Monday, July 5, 2021

Let's Play a Game of "Currently"

Here's today's issue of "Currently ...":

1) Reading: This book by Carl Henry.

Person after person has been telling me I should read this book. Not. I doubt if any of you have ever heard of the man. But you should get to know him. Anybody who says the Bible is "my most read book" has got to be okay. So far it's great.

2) Watching: Gettysburg 158 -- YouTube videos from the recent commemoration of the battle. They are produced by the American Battlefield Trust. If you're interested in that series, you can view them here.

3) Writing: The next chapter in my book Godworld. This one is called "The Emotions of the Kingdom" and in it I'm discussing what the New Testament teaches about the 6 basic human emotions (sadness, happiness, fear, anger, surprise, disgust). Just so you know, this isn't a purely academic study. Like you, I experience all of these emotions, some more than others. What are the boundaries? Ah, that is the question.

4) Recovering from: A hornet sting while mowing the lawn today. I thought I'd stage a reenactment and take a selfie, but this photo will have to do.

5) Planning
: A trip to Wake Forest tomorrow. So far I've got three things on my agenda -- meet with my retirement advisor, watch my assistant design a new website for me, and enjoy an hour-and-a-half-long therapeutic sports massage.

6) Anticipating: Climbing Mount Mitchell -- the highest peak east of the Mississippi.

It's in western North Carolina. This mountain has been on my bucket list forever. I need to try out my new hiking poles and I also want to see how my Altra running shoes work as hiking footwear. If the weather holds up I might give it a go this week.

7) Enjoying: The benefits of a 4 mile recovery walk/run today at the high school track after yesterday's half marathon workout.

This is called "active recovery" and helps maintain cardiovascular fitness. Or so I'm told.

There you have it. What have you been up to? Reminder: Life is short. Take in every minute of it with people you love and with activities you enjoy. I'll try and do the same.