Just returned from one of my favorite places with my children and visiting grandma. Before marriage and children it was my #1 place to spend half a day if not the whole day. The smell, the people, the filled aisles. After all these years it is still one of my fav 5. Sometimes I even take my laptop and indulge in a cup of coffee while enjoying the surroundings. I feel so at home when I go there. It doesn’t happen too often now, but when I do it is a gift to myself and pure luxury. I’m talking about the bookstore. Doesn’t matter to me if it is Barnes & Noble or Books A Million.
I love to see where our culture is. What people are drawn to. I love to see evidence in print of our need for Christ. Not that I don’t know this info already but somehow it deepens my burden for people when I see it with my own eyes. A bookstore visit motivates me to pray more. It reminds me of the importance of kingdom living. If reconnects me with the world around me.
This favorite place of mine also gets me excited about writing. I have a couple of projects going and recently had contact from a book agent and we are scheduled to talk again in a couple of weeks. Guess I will need to make a deadline commitment now.
Where is one of your favorite places to spend some off time?