Someone asked me if the book list on the side are things I'm actually currently reading. Well actually, yes. And the reason they are there is, I suppose, two-fold. First I'm always amazed at the variety of selections that people have on the go. I know some folks who get into some serious reading, and it is great to have some recommendations of things to read when I click on the blog of someone I know. So from time to time I'll throw out some kids' books that the 3 foot high circle of critics has approved.
Secondly, some of the most significant reading I do these days is with my kids. The list of kids' books (I know I need to update it - you should see the cool gorilla cover on the new Eric Carl stuff) is a reminder to myself that the vocation of parenthood is a sacred trust. Time spent with wriggling, short bodies and a few good stories and pictures is irreplaceable.
I cannot come back to this time in their lives later. I am only there once, and this is it.
There is more than one way to engage in sacred reading.