I’m not sure what to make of Cadence of Hyrule. Is it one of those games that would kick my butt instantly? Polygon reports that you can play without the rhythm mode. Might be worth checking out?
I love being able to share my hobby with my son. Wyatt and I had fun watching the gameplay demo for Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order.
The mere mention of Halo immediately brings me back to the first time I discovered Christians gaming together. I will never forget spending an evening with Fuller Theological Seminary students, playing Halo over a network. There is nothing quite like playing games together.
I know a kid who is dying to get his hands on this game… but has to settle for Let’s Go, Pikachu in the meantime.
This might sound like an obvious point, but part of my angst has been due to the assumption I had to grab hold of my calling or else it would slip away. I’d be lost, I feared, wasting my life because I hadn’t been decisive or clear-eyed enough to know what God had called me to.
For a long time, the Church preached to men that your calling equaled your career. I personally found this line of thought to be hurtful and confusing. The night before college graduation, I remember breaking down and crying. I had no clue where God was calling me, no clue what a career might look like. Tears running down my face, I prayed that He would make a career path clear to me. That He would provide for me a job/career so that I could make ALL the money and further His Kingdom.
Looking back, I can see how I took the preaching I had heard for years to heart. How when God didn’t immediately answer my career/job prayer, I took His silence and withdrew into anger, resentment, and bitterness.
Through His grace, God has nudged me over the years–He is a slow and patient teacher to my stubbornness–. Teaching me that He calls me where I am. He calls me at:
- And Work
He reminds me that I do not have to set out on a mystical spiritual quest to figure out His will. Thank God for that.
If there is one lesson God has taught me over the years, it is this:
When I focus too much on myself, life becomes depressing. When I step out of myself and focus on/serve others, I find life and joy.
Which stirs up and boils down to this:
Embrace where you are called.
Stayed up last night and pushed forward in my What Remains of Edith Finch play through. I am loving how personal, how intimate, and how superb the game’s storytelling is. I feel like I’ve been invited to peak behind the family curtain, so-to-speak; invited on a woman’s search to understand her family. I think deep down, we all want to understand our family’s past as a way of processing the present.
What Remains of Edith Finch has reminded me of the power of the video game medium. I can’t wait to continue pressing forward. Will post soon.
Dog petting. Adventure. Jam sessions. Count me in.