Those of you who have known me for many years know that I love to read. If you have been to my house, you know that I LOVE to read! I have books everywhere. Some I have read, many are waiting to be read.
Unfortunately, real life creeps in, and I no longer take the time to read as much as I once did. But today, I read this inspiring post at the girl talk blog. They have motivated me to try to give just 15 minutes a day to reading. Janelle shares this quote from pastor John Piper:
“Suppose you read slowly like I do–maybe about the same speed that you speak–200 words a minute. If you read fifteen minutes a day for one year (say just before supper, or just before bed), you will read 5,475 minutes in the year. Multiply that by 200 words a minute, and you get 1,095,000 words that you would read in a year. Now an average serious book might have about 360 words per page. So you would have read 3,041 pages in one year. That’s ten very substantial books. All in fifteen minutes a day.”(When I Don’t Desire God, p. 129)
Are you with me? Will you give 15 minutes of your day to reading some book that will grow and enrich your mind?