During the moratorium on blogging because of Katy’s visit last week, I managed to read two books. It seems that writing takes a certain amount of reflection and work, as compared to reading which just involves picking up a book and having a few spare minutes. Both of the books I read were by Matthew Kelly, and it is the first of these, Words from God, that I’d like to talk about. I found two copies of Words from God in my library and did not even know I possessed them. One of them had been all marked up (by me) so I had obviously read it before. (Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we could remember all we’ve read in the past?) Anyway, I read it again, and again found it worth investing the time.

Kelly, who turns 35 today, is originally from Sidney, Australia, and has lectured in over 50 countries and in all of our 50 states. He is known around the world for his writings, including his New York Times best seller, The Rhythm of Life: Living Every Day with Passion and Purpose. In 1993 Matthew was saying his evening prayers, seeking God’s will for his life. As he got into bed and reached for his walkman, he felt moved to put it away. He writes: Read the rest of this entry »