In addition to listening to a lot of good music, I was researching child sex slavery and exploitation for an upcoming job interview. A few of the books that made my reading list include Good News About Injustice, Not for Sale, and Modern Slavery.
I also caught up with a cool group of young people beginning an inductive study of Mark. One of the verses we pondered for awhile was Mark 1:3 which quotes Isaiah 40:3, "The voice of one crying in the wilderness: 'Prepare the way of the LORD; make His paths straight.'" What does it mean to make the LORD's paths straight? Are they not straight already? Isaiah offers a little more insight by following this verse with some clues that hint paths will be made straight, valleys will be raised, and mountains laid low in order for the glory of the LORD to be revealed.