I did it -- I made my decision. I've been thinking about it since last summer, a little less than a year ago. I still think that looking back, maybe that wasn't enough time, but then again -- haven't I been thinking about it since college, since freshman and sophomore year when I gave myself …
At the beginning of February, I wrote a post complaining about the lack of diverse viewpoints in country music. While I still think it's a problem, apparently I didn't look hard enough for better messages, because since I posted that, several of my friends have messaged me saying, "hey, but have you heard this one?" Here's the evidence for the other side of country music.
I read a book with a lot of good viewpoints and a lot of swearing, and it made me think about how we react to profanity (and how those reactions need to change).
A couple re-readsfrom high school -- one astounding, one pretty good. One quick meh novel. One on theology. One marriage of science and religion.
Thinking we can only have one or the other silences the voices of our teenagers. Not cool.
Young adulthood for the win!
You all know that I'm slowly coming back around to Christianity and religious belief, after rejecting it for several years. This is the latest update on that. TL;DR: a sermon about the seriousness of sin has actually made me more receptive to Jesus than anything in the past few years. But there's really a lot more to it than that.
An okay thriller, a better thriller, and a stunningly awful, beautifully told true story.
I got a new job! In unrelated news, my new motto is "fake it till you make it."
I'm disappointed in you.