I have been increasing my level of scripture reading, praying and memorization in response to the realization that my sanctification, such as it was, had slipped ... a lot. WCF 18 IV was particularly convicting in this regard due to my personal situation (lost my job, again, my small business is failing, etc.). I have been considering taking a year and concentrating most of my spare / leisure time on Scripture. Basically only reading the Bible, the Confession & catechisms, and possibly some commentaries, along with massive scripture memorization efforts. In short I am proposing a personal fast from all secular media inputs (including news sites, TV, radio): A season of saturating my mind in God's word for a year. I have been doing an experiment along this line since Thanksgiving, but have not made it a pledged thing as of yet. It has been making a real difference. BUT, I am afraid of hyper-pietism. That is a trap I have fallen into before (although it was many years ago). I am interested in your thoughts, personal experience, counsel, and what warnings the Puritan / Reformed Fathers might have on what to include/exclude, and how long to do this for. Possible inclusions: Bible, Confession, Commentaries, Sermon/teaching podcasts(?), scripture & catechism memorization. Exclusions: all secular reading, both fact and fiction, news, sports (including Astros Baseball - which will be hard), TV, movies, and secular radio.