2) I know this is old, but Zach Galifianakis just cracks me up. I promise you will enjoy this all the way to the end. The bit at the end is just everything comical. Enjoy the laughs.
3) This one speaks for itself. I love folks who just get it, ya know?
3.5) This is also inspiring. "someday" is the disease you carry to grave. Make your somedays into todays.
4)We have the ability and complete power to do good. It's been given freely and all we need to do is realize, accept, and use it. We are the only thing stopping ourselves. Why would God make a creature that he couldn't empower? Do parents make kids they don't teach and empower? No, because they want them to think on their own, do great, big things. God wants this too, because He believes in us. God is not some man in a cloud. He's the glue that keeps this all together and us involved. He pushes and pulls the air we breathe and has given us the strength to become mighty. Let us not squander that out of fear or disbelief. Remember if the God of the Universe can believe in us, then surely we can believe in ourselves.
5) Continuing with God, something I've always believed but have been unable to put into words is my belief that God is not a man. God is not a "He". I know the pronoun and words are used throughout Scriptures, but I see who God is from what He says in the beginning when he made man & woman in his image. God, both images, but neither. It's my belief that saying God is a "He" is more a placement of something and not a definition of His sexuality. As someone who has grown up calling God a "he" all my life, I'm working to find a new way to call this God. This expansive, good God.
6) On the movie front, I have one movie I'm SO excited to see and another that I completely loved seeing.
- "God Loves Uganda" is an extraordinary film that goes into length about the problem with right-wing evangelism that has caused the country of Uganda to become extremely anti-gay. I hate when people educate others on the Bible in such a way that it takes away more than it gives. If it's not "good news" then it's not the Good News.
- "Into The Wild" is a favorite film of mine. In 7th grade, I read this novel and was inspired by Christopher McCandless to live an adventurous, amazing life. His story and experience reminds me of the wanderlust contained in my soul and to never let the fire extinguish.
7) Kye Kye's new album is another new favorite. I love this band for the ethereal, other-worldy tone they bring to their music. "celeste" & "fantasize" are two of my favorites. If you like Sleeping At Last, Bon Iver, or Coldplay, I recommend them for you.
Thanks for reading. Here is some inspiration for you to carry. Happy MLK Day!
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