Reflection 013: Joy of predictable movies

Thanks for reading. No, I didn’t originally intend for this post to lead to “dating tips,” but I guess that’s where we’ll close. However, I stand by my thought: there is joy in predictable (and I’ll add here “romantic”) movies. It’s probably unlikely that your life will mimic whatever unfolds on the screen, but I do believe there can be still learnings (or takeaways) from watching it, even if it’s just joy (or courage!).

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Reflection 005

Last week, a mentor of mine spoke to my Community Group. Picture this: fourteen 20-somethings sitting around listening to a man with a ton of wisdom — just asking him questions and eating up every word. It was pretty great, and I'm super thankful that he'd give up his evening to spend time with us.

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Reflection 004

Ultimately, I pray that we can be informed by social media, that we'll find new creativity and joy, that we might even make new "friends" or reconnect with old ones. But, I also pray that we wouldn't be identified solely by our presence on those platforms, or feel the need to be identified by however we try to position ourselves via the content we post.

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Life in New York (Four Years Later)

This may be weird, but I'm elated anytime I randomly run into people on the sidewalk or in the grocery store or on the subway platform. It's funny because all of these things would just be "par for the course" back home. But, it's such a treat when they happen here. It's especially cool whenever it happens and you're with a friend who's visiting from out of town. Greet people, welcome them and give thanks!

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