Each week I share three things I like – It could be a book, a movie, a podcast, an album, a photo, an article, a restaurant, a food item, a beverage, or anything else I simply enjoy and think you might too. You can find a whole pile of things, especially books, I like and recommend HERE.
1. Songs of Jesus by Tim & Kathy Keller
I don’t love most devotionals. I enjoy being spoon fed thoughts and applications about as much as I would enjoy being spoon fed whipped peas and corn. That is, most devotionals feel like spiritual baby food to me. Not this one. Of course not; it’s the Kellers. For 365 days they walk the reader through the Psalms, some one at a time and other taken in pieces. They offer short, like really short, reflections on each. For someone looking for refreshment and spiritual reminders of the character and promises of God and pointing to Jesus, this is ideal.
Fountain pen fans can excuse themselves now. We know your thoughts on pens and we don’t care. Now, for the rest of us pen plebes, I present you the best pen in the world. It writes smoothly, the ink is clear and bold, and each pen lasts a long time. I am a Moleskine guy too, and these work wonderfully with those. Let me close with an invitation. I you find yourself using ballpoint pens why don’t you take a step up in class? Ballpoint pens are the White Castle slider of burgers. These are the 5 Guys burger. They cost a little more, but man, they’re worth it.
I drink excessive amounts of coffee, and while I am not a coffee snob in the snobbiest of senses I do appreciate excellent roasts. Lagares offers several. I have dripped, French Pressed, and Aeropressed their coffee and any which way you prefer it comes out smooth, balanced, and delicious. We have the chance to partner with them for The Happy Rant podcast, and the Lagares fam is a delight to work with too. As an added perk they don’t price their coffee like they’re Whole Foods either. So it’s delicious, affordable, and provided by excellent people. I think you need some.