Like Ron, I still use the “pen to paper” motto as well. I use a 3×5 sheet of folded paper to write my grocery lists on; write my list of songs that I lead on the Lord’s Day; write the library class schedule down when I substitute in the public school libraries; jot down ideas and thoughts for future blog articles.
My favorite place to sit is my in home library room where I study, write, and post my articles to my Bible article blog.
How do I organize myself? Usually through the use of lists written on a 3×5 sheet of lined paper that I carry with me. Grocery lists and lists of the daily classes coming into a school library, are usually pretty detailed lists. Plus, if I get an idea for a blog article, I can quickly write it down before I forget it! 🙂
Here’s my list of Internet news sources:
El Paso Times, Huffington Post, New York Times, NPR News, Stump Report, The Hill, The New Yorker, USA Today, and World Magazine.
For additional El Paso news, I look at El Paso News.net and KFOX News.
The only time I read a physical newspaper or magazine is at the school library where I substitute. Don’t subscribe to any kind of publication any more – too expensive.
I am nearing completion of a large media library containing audio and video of sermons from our congregation in Purcellville, Virginia. Some sermons also include Power Point sides. The library itself is complete. I am still adding content to the library from our archives and expect to have over 400 lessons once the archive conversion is complete. I am also recording and adding new sermons on a weekly basis. The library is fully searchable by keyword and organized by tags, making it relatively easy to find sermons on topics of interest. Those who subscribe are automatically notified when new sermons are added to the library.
Please stop in and visit our library. You may just find a few gems. 🙂
My spot to be alone with God is my library/office. Since I’m a late night person, I find the distractions of the day are usually gone during that time of the evening. Because of that quiet atmosphere, I can better meditate on God’s word and communicate with Him in prayer.
What lectureships do I attend? None. I haven’t been to a lectureship since since the 1990’s, when the Northside congregation here in El Paso hosted yearly lectureships. Because of falling membership and a lack of funds, they no longer host lectureships.
However, I do have some great lectureship books in my personal library that I’ve collected in past years, produced by various hosting congregations around the country. In my view, lectureship books are a great and practical investment for every Christian.
By simply ordering, purchasing, and using lectureship books as an aid in Bible study, members can save travel and lodging expenses going to lectureships. By using these lectureship books, produced by faithful proclaimers of the Book, I’ve greatly increased my knowledge of God’s Word. Plus, they are a great addition to any member’s library.
One such lectureship book that I greatly value, is the book entitled, “Studies In Romans,” edited by Bro. Dub. McClish. This book was a result of the 15th annual Denton lectures, conducted November 10-14, 1996. It’s one of the best commentaries on Romans that I have ever seen.