A few years ago, my older brother Sam and I were driving for five hours across Texan and New Mexican desert to visit old friends. Sam is a computer engineer, a wise and quiet man of thought, so he brought excellent listening material for the trip - talks from the Truth Project, John Piper speaking on God's glory, and a CD by some guy named Andrew Peterson who he thought I would like.
Far Country - Listen!
I did. Oh, how I did! Those moments of listening to Peterson's stories and poetry filled me with new longing for Home. I was lifted above everyday life to get a glimpse of the bigger picture, wider and freer than even the vast plains and endless desert sky. More homelike than the welcome of candles and music and laughter at our little trip's end.
I hope you like it, too.
(By the way, if you know me apart from online, I don't have this, this, or this album yet. Oh, and my birthday's coming up... *cough, cough*)