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June Reads + Reviews

Happy summer, everyone! Here’s a list of my June reads and reviews.  Continue reading

March, April, May Reads & Reviews

Unfortunately, the past few months I’ve fallen behind on my reading for various and sundry reasons. To make up for it, I’m including brief reviews of other things I’ve been reading, listening, and watching.

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January and February Reads and Reviews

In terms of reading, 2017 has been a good year so far. I’m on pace to read more books this year than ever before. Everybody is different, but these two tips have helped me a ton: 1) I’m only reading one book at a time and 2) I’m reading the books I’m most excited to read.  Continue reading

Jon Acuff on Rescuing Monday, Reinventing Your Work, and Never Getting Stuck

Jon Acuff wants to give you a Do Over. You remember Do Overs, don’t you? They were those nifty little things we said as kids whenever we messed up. When it comes to our careers, many of us wish we could simply yell, “Do Over!” and start again.

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Downton Abbey & The Dignity of Labor

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I have a confession to make: until recently I had never seen an episode of Downton Abbey. The historical drama has since become somewhat of an obsession.

The series, set in the sprawling British country estate of Downton Abbey between 1912 and 1925, depicts the lives of the aristocratic Crawley family and their domestic servants. The show is absolutely beautiful to behold—the scenery, the outfits, the lilting British accents. But though the story takes place nearly 100 years ago, many of its themes are incredibly relevant.  

Whenever I watch a show or film, I’m always asking myself, “Where does the gospel intersect with this story?” Here are three “gospel intersections” I’ve been thinking about as I’ve watched Downton Abbey. Continue reading

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