I’ve heard some say that the soundtrack of the Christmas season is by Mariah Carey, but I would heartily disagree. For me and my house, we long ago chose Phil Wickham as go-to Christmas crooner. His first Christmas album—Songs for Christmas—still holds up years later, and like a Christmas gift you didn’t ask for but totally needed, Wickham has released a second Christmas collection, humbly titled Christmas.
I think I’m getting old. The first thing that tipped me off was that I was discovering a growing disdain for any music that I didn’t listen to in high school. Next came my desire for an increase in the analogue-watches, pens, pencils, and books. All these things could easily be replaced with digital versions, but now, I have an appreciation of holding something truly exquisite, truly exceptional in my hands. Fast forward a year or two and I’m holding the most premium Book I’ve ever held in my life- Crossway’s ESV Preaching Bible. [Read more…] about Crossway’s ESV Preaching Bible [Saturday Morning Review]
“I don’t know who needs to hear this, but keep going.” That isn’t but could have been the opening lines to Austin Kleon’s latest work on creativity and art, Keep Going book. It offers ten steps to getting through slumps in creativity and keep going in developing one’s art, writing, voice, etc. Keep Going is the third in Kleon’s series of books on creativity—both Steal Like an Artist and Show Your Work are great reads!—and it might be his finest.
Recently, I traded in my iPhone 6 in for the new Google Pixel. After using iPhones for the last five years, I debated on whether to make the switch. A few weeks into the change now, I don’t regret the change in the least.