farther along//josh garrels
This is one of those songs that really just gets to me
Here’s what I’ve gotten done so far:
- The Shack - William P. Young
- Quitter - Jon Acuff (audiobook)
- Through Painted Deserts - Donald Miller (audiobook)
- Batman: No Man’s Land - Greg Rucka
- The Restaurant at the End of the Universe - Douglas Adams
- Life, the Universe, and Everything - Douglas Adams
- Batman: Hush
- Batman: Heart of Hush
- Batman: Gates of Gotham
- Green Lantern: Secret Origin
- Green Lantern: Rebirth
Stars - Switchfoot
Finding God in sunsets and sushi
It’s a really beautiful thing when you can find God in random things in life. Whether it’s thinking through an episode of Breaking Bad or the nature of your favorite heroes, making praise to be a habit is what life is all about. Thanks for the insight, David Crowder ;)
I hate endings. So much. Finishing a good book. The series finale of The Office. Endings just aren’t my thing. Knowing that you can never go back to a certain place, whether it’s physical or emotional, is heartbreaking. But I think that really says a lot. In “The Weight of Glory,” C.S. Lewis talks about how we find deep joy in simple things, and “our commonest expedient is to call it beauty and behave as if that had settled the matter. Wordsworth’s expedient was to identify it with certain moments in his own past. But all this is a cheat. If Wordsworth had gone back to those moments in the past, he would not have found the thing itself, but only the reminder of it; what he remembered would turn out to be itself a remembering. The books or the music in which we thought the beauty was located will betray us if we trust to them; it was not in them, it only came through them, and what came through them was longing. These things—the beauty, the memory of our own past—are good images of what we really desire; but if they are mistaken for the thing itself they turn into dumb idols, breaking the hearts of their worshippers.”
I love The Office, but it’s over. And it ended so well. Yet that ending is still painful. That just goes to show me even more, that there’s something else out there. We long for things that don’t end, because we were made for a place without end. The idea of eternity is something that I have struggled with in the past, because I just can’t wrap my head around it. But it is this very idea that is one of the strongest arguments for me for Christianity today. My hatred of endings comes from my desire to go home to a place without end, with a Lord without end.
You know you’ve been studying biochem for too long when you try to think of a metaphor for a relationship, and the first thing that comes to mind is recombination during DNA replication.
Yesterday was easily the best birthday I’ve ever had. I didn’t really go out and do much, but I got to have dinner with my fantastic girlfriend, who’s birthday it also was (and her twin brother!). Both of our families got together, and it was really special. I can’t imagine having any person that I would be better suited with, and there’s so much love all around. I’m the happiest guy, and I couldn’t be more blessed <3
Hey hey, good bye
This might be the first time that I’ve ever been sad to be finished with a class. It really has been a great community, and the books we read mean so much to me. Writings of the Inklings, you will be sorely missed, although your messages will always stay with me.