When Elden Ring came out, I thought "lol no way I'm playing this." Now I'm almost 40 hours in and HOOKED.
Lotta Elden Ring takes on the internet right now, but mine is simple: this game is gud rog.asus.com/articles/gamin…
So Happy Easter. I hope today your basket of eggs is full and your burdens are light. But if they aren't, give yourself permission to hand them off. Then stop doomscrolling, just for a bit.
Then go tell someone you love them just as they are. They probably need to hear it.
No matter how we feel or what hot water we're in right now, God says "I love you. You're enough. You're worth more than you or anyone else will give you credit for. I'll carry this burden for you, so you can get up and try again." And I swear, I'm really trying to do better.
God's love is the only thing that has reliably and repeatedly pulled me out of that mess over the past few years. This day isn't just about what Jesus did. It's about why he did it and what we're called to do with that gift.
Am I really becoming the type of father I want to be, or am I letting stress and anxiety and anger get in the way of showing my kids real, kind, compassionate love?
(I spent some time in therapy this year for that last one especially.)
It's a lot harder to look at myself and say:
Have I really stood for justice, or do I hold my beliefs silently out of laziness and fear and ambivalence?
How many people have I hurt in my life because of my own selfishness?
And honestly, that's easier said than done. God promised us that we'd need to turn that judgmental gaze inward, too. It isn't hard to point out how other people have failed to make the world better, or how they've harmed their friends and family.
It's a weird thing to find comfort in, but I have repeated this to myself many, many times over the past few years. Every time I see this stuff happening, I can choose to feel hopeless, or I can choose to get motivated to be better.
"But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.
"Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves. By their fruit you will recognize them."
How am I supposed to trust in God when this is what his people regularly do to each other? Many of whom purport to be followers of his word?
It's taken me a while to realize that trusting in God means KNOWING this will happen.
From news headlines to people in my community to every third tweet on this site, I'm surrounded by things that test my faith in humanity. Not to mention the countless atrocities we all know are happening, but aren't currently being shoved in our face by a fearmongering algorithm.
I have watched people purporting to be Christians show the opposite with their actions. I have seen and heard of people showing untold levels of selfishness, often emotionally damaging their spouses, kids, and friends. And it's exhausting.
It's been a tough couple of years. I probably don't need to tell you that.
In many ways, my family and I are so fortunate and blessed that it feels trivial to say that. But it's hard not to be generally discouraged by everything this…uh, decade.
I wanted to throw out a Happy Easter tweet, but 280 characters was not enough. So instead, here are many more characters than you asked for with too many personal details, plus some politics and religion. I don't usually do this, but that's how Twitter works, right? 🧵
omg...took me 28 tries to beat Margit and I just realized THE WHOLE TIME I HAD SPIRIT ASHES I FORGOT TO USE
I'm an idiot
Oh well, was fun to stream tonight maybe I should do this more often twitch.tv/videos/1441816…
have you ever poured from a box of Raisin Bran straight into your hand and you just keep getting bran flakes and bran flakes and your hand is overflowing but you’re still waiting for that first delicious raisin? this is what it feels like to scroll through twitter
Elden Ring has me hooked, but not in the usual way most games do in which I truck forward to see what happens next. I want to explore everything. 10 hours, 25 levels in and I feel feel like I've barely scratched the surface of the south half of the opening area.
Konami is killing it with their classic game collections. I already own both Castlevania collections and the Contra collection, and I've been hoping for a Turtles release. Here's hoping we'll see it on PC! twitter.com/verge/status/1…
Some days I like a tweet, then Twitter decides to show me another tweet from that person, which I like, then they just start showing me replies from that person which are good so I like two more, and now it looks like I'm stalking this person now but it's the algorithm I swear
The Forgotten City is a very cool game with intriguing characters and a story that hooks you quick. Mainlined the whole thing yesterday, highly recommended: gog.com/game/the_forgo…
And it's on Game Pass!