A couple of years ago I had the honor of interviewing Bert Ghezzi about his new book, Adventures in Daily Prayer; and he shared something about his pastor. Week after week his priest drove the importance of Bible reading home to his parishioners: "No Bible, no breakfast! No Bible, no bed!" I have to admit though, I slacked off. I reference the Bible constantly when I'm writing, and I have the gospel reading for each day delivered electronically to my in-box; but I haven't been nourishing myself with God's word the way I did earlier in my life. Two things have helped to change that: 1) a good reminder from my friend Gary Zimack that I passed along here on the blog, and 2) starting my son on a study of the Matthew.
All of these things have caused me to renew a practice from my teen years: reading the Bible when I climb into bed at night. And it is awesome. I'm not reading to research or to learn something new. I'm just "looking at" and listening to Jesus, and I can't help but stand awe of Him, and fall more deeply in love with Him. It's so easy to do too. Grab your Bible, a book light, and end the day in the best way possible.