A trippy tale of forgotten love, Eternal Sunshine of The Spotless Mind follows the relationship and subsequent break-up of Joel Barrish (Jim Carrey) and Clementine Kruczynski (Kate Winslet). Their story, in all of its indie glory, explores what life could be if we had the choice to forget pain.
We usually feature seasonal playlists. And seeing that we’re never not in a season of prodigality, we thought it fitting to gather the songs below.
Even with the risks, Honnold is unphased and in some ways, his perspective in death is refreshing - people die, it’s inevitable. But his perspective, like his gnarled, giant hands is far more calloused the closer you look.
Paddleton perfectly captures what it looks and feels like to leisurely plod alongside a dear friend; the deep camaraderie causing the heart to swell. But Michael’s cancer and euthanasia decision takes that same heart and shatters it into a million pieces.
The excerpt below is the beginning of T.S Eliot’s conversion poem Ash Wednesday. Noted as one of his best works, Eliot shows his internal struggle for hope in the midst of despair through deep and beautiful imagery. What he concludes is paradoxically both complex and simple - in all of his intellectual wanderings, philosophical gymnastics,... Continue Reading →
In the game Jenga, players pull foundational wooden blocks from a block tower and place them strategically back on top. The tower gets higher and weaker, and all it takes is one misplaced block to bring it all tumbling down. If you’ve never played Jenga, but think you’d enjoy seeing the disastrous toppling of a poorly built design, look no further than the Netflix documentary Fyre.
Yes, dear friends, our winter playlist is here at last! Compiled with love and guaranteed to warm the cockles of your heart. So pop those headphones on and get ready to lose yourself in the frosty delight of these musical twists and turns.
Heikkinen reminds us that God’s love “doesn’t leak.” It’s unconditional and binding and has zero chance of leaving us because we have been hidden with Christ. “As a Christian,” Heikkinen says, “what you are called to do always flows from what Jesus has already done.”
The few days after December 25th may be some of the strangest days of the year with the climax of Christmas behind us and the dreary winter months ahead. At least for me, the heightened expectation of gifts and family is now replaced by a melancholy nonchalance accompanied by the looming question of "what do we do now?"