I've recently realised again how good it is to simply read scripture (specifically the Psalms) to God, rather than to learn about him and his ways. My recent reading has included a book by John Barton (not very good by the way), and he reminded me the bible is not only prophetic (he said 'not always) but is also liturgical (he said 'sometimes liturgical'). I have found difficulties with my understanding of scripture force themselves before my eyes more when I make the words my own, but this really can lead to more praise. The imprecatory psalms have been particularly difficult (I'm looking forward to reading this), but it is releasing to not agonise over them, but pray them with the confidence that God is righteous and trustworthy.
Another recent and happy event is introducing a friend to John Piper and his sermons on Romans 8:28. There is nothing like a great God to set a heart aflame.
Also I'm finally getting into the habit of learning to play the piano/keyboard. I'm only taking my first steps but it is a nice thing to return from work and make music (even if its banal). I used to play the violin many years ago but it seems I can still read music quite well.
There have been sadder notes in my life recently, but I am already boring you all I'm sure, and it's best not to dwell.