Well. I just returned home, from the store. Where I discovered that they have already installed the tacky “lights and tinsel” decorations high up on the parking lot lights–you know the ones, the poinsettia and snowflakes. And just like that, the season is upon us.
And, as predictable as those decorations going up the first week of November is, here also is the predictable posting of Good Stuff, Volume 5: a compendium of interesting items I’ve come across over the past week.
From The Gospel Coalition: The Writings of C.S. Lewis Like You’ve Never Seen Them Before
I am naturally drawn to anything about C.S. Lewis that I can find, so when I saw this post over at The Gospel Coalition, I was all over it. There is a guy who has taken various writings of C.S. Lewis, and created “drawings” or “doodles” to the recording, and the results are fascinating. I probably spent an entire hour going through them. So well done. So creative.
Also From The Gospel Coalition: What is the Relationship between Christianity and Words
Words are hugely important to me. I collect them like some people collect baseball cards. I love how they string together to form sentences and paragraphs and express thoughts. And I love that God chose to reveal Himself, through words. Justin Taylor has a tremendous article that shows the concrete relationship between Christianity and Words. Such good stuff.
From DesiringGod.org: Two Underused Strategies for Addiction
I appreciate the website DesiringGod.org for many reasons; one of which is that they do not shy away from raw honesty. An example of this is this article about two strategies that are underused in the fight against the tremendously strong pull to addiction. Helpful for those who are battling addiction in their own lives, and helpful to those who are trying to help people close to them in the battle.
Tonight seems like a good night to spotlight some great videos. First, this beautiful video, sent to me from a friend. The Man in the Moon; goodness, I love the sky and the moon, and I love this video, too:
I think Jimmy Fallon is a comedy genius. He never fails to make me chuckle. Here is a great musical rendition by Jimmy, The Roots, and various music guests–We Are the Champions:
The CMA’s were this week. I didn’t watch them–I’m not huge into “new country”, though I really like the old stuff, so I think that is why I like Chris Stapleton, who apparently swept many of the awards given out this year. Great voice. Here is Stapleton, singing with Justin Timberlake: Tennessee Whisky. That voice. Wow.
And, I’ll leave you with this: What’s not to love about an industrial shredder, that can shew up couches?