Fortnightly Dispatch No. 05

No. 05 of the Fortnightly Dispatch has been “dispatched.” Highlights from this edition include video footage of a murmuration of starlings that (for a split second) look like a huge bird; some commentary and highlights re: a WWI notebook; Thoughts and reporting on the topic of stepping away from social media; an inspiring quote from Mary Oliver; and the usual “Journal” round-up of family fodder (including Disney World!).

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Disney Springs, Orlando Fla. (image via iPhone)

Fortnightly Dispatch No. 04

No. 04 of the Fortnightly Dispatch has been “dispatched.” Highlights from this edition include video footage of a mesmerizing tadpole migration, a bit of prose from a French philosopher and journalist you may be familiar with, an inspiring 540-mile bike trek along the Colorado Trail, a compelling piece of writing about the history of sweatpants (yup, your read that correctly, sweatpants!)…and a few other bits of fodder.

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G.K. Chesterton Once Said…

This quote pulled me into the work of G.K. Chesterton. I’m now looking forward to diving deeper into the rabbit hole…and very likely adding to the growing pile of books on my nightstand:

“People are more themselves when joy is the fundamental thing in them, and grief the superficial. Melancholy should be an innocent interlude, a tender and figurative frame of mind; praise should be the permanent pulsation of the soul. Pessimism is at best an emotional half-holiday; joy is the uproarious labor by which all things live.”

Fortnightly Dispatch No. 02

The latest edition (no. 02) of the Fortnightly Dispatch is out in the wild.

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The “Fortnightly Dispatch” is where I share about what’s catching my attention and highlight a few personal notes and photos from the past two weeks. The newsletter is meant to replace social media (for me), as I wean off those channels and instead share with people in a more thoughtful way.

Sketchnotes – “Get Your Life Back” by John Eldredge

I can confidently say that “Get Your Life Back” by John Eldredge was the most nourishing and impactful book I’ve read this year. There are far too many reasons to get into why…so I’ll let the sketchnotes that follow take care of that (with credit to our daughter Ella for her artistic prowess in creating these sketchnotes, pulling from the many highlights and notes I’ve marked in the book).

I discovered John Eldredge, and the wide range of his (and his team’s) work over at Wild at Heart, at a critical time when I needed it most. My soul was frayed around the edges, I was captive to the false self which was keeping me from the joy and freedom that God had always intended for me.

John’s “Pause” app, and the many podcasts and content on the Wild at Heart app, are now in heavy rotation as part of my daily soul awakening and restoration. I highly recommend “Get Your Life Back” — I know my copy will continue to be a constant companion, especially when I need a reminder of how to live freely and lightly.

Sketchnote 1 John Eldredge Get Your Life Back. Scott Anderson Blog
Sketchnote 2 John Eldredge Get Your Life Back. Scott Anderson Blog.
Sketchnote 3 John Eldredge Get Your Life Back. Scott Anderson Blog.
Sketchnote 4 John Eldredge Get Your Life Back. Scott Anderson Blog.
Sketchnote 5 John Eldredge Get Your Life Back. Scott Anderson Blog.
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Sketchnote 8 John Eldredge Get Your Life Back. Scott Anderson Blog.
Sketchnote 9 John Eldredge Get Your Life Back. Scott Anderson Blog.

Here are a few links to connect with John and his work:

About the Author:  John Eldredge is a bestselling author, a counselor, and a teacher. He is also president of Wild at Heart, a ministry devoted to helping people discover the heart of God, recover their own hearts in God’s love, and learn to live in God’s kingdom. John and his wife, Stasi, live near Colorado Springs, Colorado.