I’ve been playing around with the idea of making “Who I’m ___ing Right Now” a monthly rather than weekly feature. After all, how many of my escapades can I really expect to entertain you with? So as I continue to feel things out as I go, keep letting me know how you like it. Ahem.
Here’s what I’ve been doing in June!
Who I’m Listening to Right Now- Brandi Carlile is a favorite at our house, and in fact one of us may even have a little bit of a music crush. (I’m not naming names, especially mine.) I love all of her albums for her exquisite lyrics and heartbreakingly beautiful voice, but the one that’s been getting the most play this month has been The Story.
Who I’m Reading Right Now- C.S. Lewis is one of my very favorite authors, and The Great Divorce is one of my very favorite books. This time around it’s been especially incredible discussing with my husband as we read together each poignant vignette that shows with Lewis’ trademark care, humor, and sensitivity the great divorce between heaven and hell. If you’ve never read Lewis, you need to see what you’ve been missing; if you have, let him remind you again of your need for the Bleeding Charity.
Who I’m Watching Right Now- For a person with such pronounced anglophilia, it took me a buggity long time to see The King’s Speech, but I am bloody glad I did. Colin Firth was amazing as the brave, wounded, stammering Bertie who would become King George VI. And who am I kidding– an Englishman who talks dirty? Sold.
In this clip, Bertie’s elocution teacher instructs him to swear out his stammer. Warning: It’s the most riotously hilarious moment of the film, but if I were you, I wouldn’t watch it with an employer or child around.
Who I’m Blog-Stalking Right Now- Matt Appling, pastor and writer of The Church of No People, is always giving me something interesting or challenging to think about. He writes, uninhibited, the sermons a pastor would be free to preach if no one showed up to church. And the beauty is that that kind of honesty makes people show up in droves.
This month in particular, he struck me with his thoughts on our being wired for beauty and then again with his idea that our generation has too much potential and not enough purpose. If you’ve never visited The Church of No People, get in there now!
What have you been up to in June? Got any recommendations of your own to add? And what do you think about getting it monthly versus weekly?