the tentmaker

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Location: Sharpsburg, Georgia, United States

"...because he was of the same trade, he stayed with them, and they worked together — by trade they were tentmakers." Acts 18:3. Tentmaker is a title taken by bi-vocational pastors. As such, I am both a pastor and a project manager. I am a pastor of a local congregation of moderate, accepting and affirming people who worship in the Baptist tradition. We call our church "Hope Memorial Baptist" and we are about 40 in number. I am also a project manager of major construction projects for the State of Georgia. My home and church is in rural Coweta County, between Peachtree City and Newnan, with a mailing address of Sharpsburg, Georgia.

Monday, January 09, 2006

Reading the Psalms

I haven't made it to 50 psalms per day yet. I'm only getting 25 so far. My attention span won't last more than about an hour and fifteen minutes. Most of the Psalms are not familiar to me. I really enjoy it when I come to one that I am familiar with. I can already recite Psalm 1, 8, 23, parts of 51 and 100. I am thinking about how the monks do it and I can't help thinking that their reading of a few psalms every day is the key. Once I have read through them several times, they will begin to be more familiar and I will be able to read longer. At least that's my plan.


Blogger HeyJules said...

What a wonderful goal to set! I still think just trying to get them all in is a lofty goal, yet alone memorizing them all!

1/10/2006 1:23 PM  

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