There’ve been a lot of changes in Hodges land these past few months:
Baby on the way
Moved to North Carolina
The heaping change has been a lot to get used to. Brianne and I have both spun through the whole emotional spectrum – still spinning. “Welcome to the world,” as they say.
Back to Music
Given some newfound structure, though, I’ve had the chance to start looking back on things I left behind during college. Music has been especially exciting to get back to. I’ve begun posting some experiments on Soundcloud.
The Up and Coming
By the summer, I hope to begin a few new things:
In the meantime, there’s some baby-making to be done.
“24/6″ is a book about Sabbath, about the power of having a day of rest each week and the profound implications of missing that opportunity in a 24/7 world. It’s written by Dr. Matthew Sleeth, the voice of whom is perfectly summarized in the Forward:
“Everything is written in ways that give men and women dignity and room, atmosphere to be themselves in a good creation.”
It’s hard to say much more of a man who speaks in such a way – practically, specifically, personally. His stories are captivating and his language is genuine; fresh from a mind that understands; free to speak colloquially (an ironic word for me) and breathe outside the typical idioms of Christianity.
The book addresses modern tensions – rising technology, constant connection, etc. – as well as typical Sabbath arguments like, “You have to have it on Sunday!” and, “We’re not under the Law anymore so #grace,” which Dr. Sleeth handles masterfully.
You could say this book was God’s way of giving me back the Sabbath I’ve been so ignorant of. That said, a few thoughts… Continue reading →