There is something you probably don’t know about me. I haven’t taken a shower in years.
Shocked? Don’t be. I prefer my hygienic ablutions to include a bathtub of hot water to the pelting streams from a shower head.
There is something calming that happens in a bathtub that I can’t duplicate in the shower. A bath soaks away the day’s stresses and messes. It’s like a baptism every night. The day is washed away and I’m ready for the next.
Even when I’m in a hurry. I can take a “skinny” bath and get the desired result – cleanliness – which is an imperative for every day. But I much prefer a deep, hot, relaxing soak. When I get out of the tub, I’m not just clean, I’m refreshed.
I often read in the tub. (You can’t do that in the shower!)
When it comes to Bible reading for recreation, I’m not an over-achiever. I won’t make it through in a year – or anything close. I read one chapter a day and it takes me about three years to go from Table of Contents to maps.