I was very excited to get the audio NIV though the post because audio Bibles are, in my opinion, heaven sent.
Whether you struggle to read for whatever reason, or the only spare time you have is in the car, an audio Bible is essential.
R and I have long searched for an audio Bible we like. Many have American accents, which is fabulous if you are American, but can leave you feeling a little disconnected if you are not.
Here in David Suchet, a beautiful English voice, the words read beautifully and without over emphasis or ridiculous dramatisation… “And then he diiiiiiiiiied” is a regular joke in our household.
The Bible means a great deal to me, and I admire Suchet as an actor, so I sat down this morning with high expectations. Fifteen chapters into Genesis and I knew I possessed a thing of beauty. I was transported deep into the words I was listening to.
It is as Suchet hoped it would be, a place where you can hear the word of The Lord.
I am not a doctor or a mental health professional, but this is what I have learnt:
It’s a lovely day in my part of the world, but whatever the weather, what is your great outdoors experience?
The night has past
And sleep has tucked itself away.
Sunlight creeps between the curtains,
She softly calls me to the great outdoors,
Spring green and laughing water waits to fill my senses,
This really caught me today:
It reminds me if this quote from CS Lewis:
For the Present is the point at which time touches eternity. Of the present moment, and of it only, humans have an experience analogous to the experience which [God] has of reality as a whole; in it alone freedom and actuality are offered them.
It’s so very easy to rush through the day, thinking about what you have to do next or ruminating on the past… And totally miss your life.
Every effort for being present to our own and others lives it has to be worth the prize of freedom.
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It’s been a joyful week. I have found all sorts of happy things and we are wildernes have helped me look again during.g the time I spend outdoors each day. If you want to have a go at their 30 day challenge, you can find it HERE.
In the meantime, my happy, wild week: