What are you about?

It's a simple question really, although one that might be difficult to answer:  What are you about?  What defines you?  What is unique about you?  What makes you who you are?

Jamie asked this question of herself on her blog, which got me thinking about what I'm about.

I'm about Jesus, and I'm about helping others follow him.

I'm about my wife.

I'm about the Church and more specifically my church.

I'm about community.

I'm about cities. I live in DC, and my last three trips have been to Seattle, New York City, and Addis Ababa.

I'm about food. I especially love Chicago pizza, hot dogs and beef sandwiches, and if you grill meat I'll like it.

I'm about leadership, learning to lead myself and others well.

I'm about too much TV.

I'm about receiving grace and trying to get better at giving it.

I'm about reading and writing.

I'm about social media.

I'm about driving.

I'm about generosity.

I'm about being stressed and agitated but trying to change that.

I'm about my friends.

I'm about Sabbath.

I'm about poker.

I'm about competition and winning.

I'm about thinking and challenging and stretching my mind (and yours).

I'm about serving the vulnerable, because that's what Jesus is about.

I'm about integrity.

I'm trying to be about joy and intentionality.

I'm about theology.

I'm becoming about artistic expression and travel.

I used to be about politics.

I'm about exercise (sometimes).

What are you about?  Leave a comment below or better yet, write your own post and link back to mine.  I'll be sure to swing by your blog and check it out.

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Quick Update

We’re in Chicago for Christmas this year. It’s good to be back with family, friends, and FOOD. I love DC, but there’s nothing like Chicago food: Italian beef sandwiches, hot dogs, chili dogs, and deep dish pizza (which I’ll hopefully be having tonight).

Been a busy trip, I’ve visited a friend in Chicago, spent some time with my mom in the hospital (minor surgery, no worries), and beat Gears of War 2 with my brother. (He did most of the work.)

Tonight we’re heading to church with my dad. Been talking with two of his pastors, Jon and Dave Ferguson on Twitter, so looking forward to attending. I’ve been before, but it’s been a while. If you happen to be looking for a Church around Chicago, check it out. They have several campuses in Chicagoland.

Good Stuff Eatery

Good Stuff EateryIf you know me, you’ve probably heard me rave about one of DC’s newest restaurants, Good Stuff Eatery. It was started by Spike, a contestant on Bravo’s Top Chef. I’m a huge fan (of Good Stuff, not Top Chef), and I started a blog dedicated to reviewing their amazing burgers. My goal is to review all of them (except the veggie one). So, in a move that is very uncharacteristic for me, I’ve had a different burger each time I’ve gone (except that one time I just picked up a root beer). I usually find something I like and stick with it.

If you haven’t been to Good Stuff yet, you really do need to get yourself down to 3rd and Penn SE and check it out. I especially recommend the Spike’s 5 Napkin, but if a breakfast sandwich on your burger isn’t your style, then visit http://goodstufflove.com to check out some of their other options. You can also read my friend Jessica’s review of Good Stuff. (See, I’m not the only one who likes it.)