Five Things, No. 6

Hope you've had a great week!

Here are five things I think you should read, watch or just know about this week:


1. If you are in your 20s, or you know someone who is, watch this TEDTalk: "Why 30 is not the new 20." Dr. Meg Jay says, "Claiming your 20s is one of the simplest yet most transformative things you can do for work, for love, for your happiness, maybe even for the world."

2. Mako Fujimura is an Artist living in NYC. His work is beautiful, as is his demeanor and heart. He gave this commencement address at Messiah College last week: "Would you give your life for beauty?"

3. Grab some tissues, and sit down to watch this one. "My Last Days: Meet Zach Sobeich" is a moving 20-minute piece chronicling Zach's legacy he left behind in his last days battling osteosarcoma.

4. Emily Maynard writes for a few online publications, and her recent post at "Deeper Story" is called "I don't want kids."  While I don't know if I fully relate (I don't know yet if I do or don't want kids), I am glad she wrote this. The decision to not have children does not have to be a selfish or un-Christian one, and yet it can often be met with astonishment, or worse, judgment.

5. There have been several things written about the tragedy in Oklahoma. Rice Broocks wrote a good op-ed for Fox News. John Piper had some things to say, and a LOT of people had things to say back. It got kinda (REALLY) messy. I really liked Internet Monk's reflection on Job, and being a miserable comforter. But my favorite post that I read in all of it was from Ann Voskamp, How Does God Feel About Storms?