- The World’s Most Extraordinary Homes on BBC Two. Although I currently dream of downsizing, subscribe to a form of minimalism, and have been memorizing Matthew 6:19-21, I must admit that these houses truly are incredible. However, the thing I like most about this show is the story behind the homes. Each one required a lot of time, money, and perseverance to move from idea to reality. A good reminder that the bigger the dream, the bigger the sacrifice.
- Gatekeeper. A fascinating documentary about a retired Japanese police officer who has devoted the remainder of his life to saving suicidal people. So many takeaways here: the importance of doing meaningful work at any age, the spiritual parallels (2 Peter 3:9, Matthew 9:35-38), being attentive to the needs of others, teamwork, the significance of elders, etc. Plus, like many, I’m intrigued by Japanese culture in general. I could watch this series all day long.
- Logan. My least favorite Wolverine movie by far, but it does explore important themes like aging, regret, love, commitment, addiction, legacy, and sacrifice. A timely message for me on the importance of self-care, reflection, and Proverbs 4:23.
Donald Trump is our president and John Mayer has a new album. I’ve spent a lot of time listening to both, although one has been more enjoyable than the other (can you guess?). While these two are quite different, I suspect they are both living the same story. When you have it all it tends to have all of you. I’ll keep praying.
- Bird by Bird. It’s as good as they say.
- Triggers. An idea springboard.
- The Soul of Shame. Worth reading slowly.
I am becoming that guy. No, not this guy, but slowly more coffee snobbish. I ditched my Keurig, I’m buying better beans, got a Bonavita immersion dripper, and just ordered a Hario burr grinder. I can tell a huge difference in taste and I’m enjoying the unhurried ritual of it all.
What have you been watching, pondering, reading, or enjoying lately? Leave a comment or shoot me an email; I’d love to hear!