The Magic of Books

I really like book apps like Kindle that allow you to read on your device. It’s amazing to be able to carry an entire library on your phone. I could read a few pages while standing in a store line or waiting for an appointment to start (I say could cause I don’t actually do …

Instant Pot Adventures

I bought an Instant Pot on Prime day and it has made me 100% more excited about cooking because it's so easy and quick. I have been wanting to write about what I'm doing, but I've been so busy actually using it, there hasn't been time. I came up with this list as to why …

Butterfly World

You know how when you go on a trip, you plan to go see all the sites and you rarely visit the attractions in your hometown? Butterfly World has been a place where I have always wanted to go to but kept putting off. It's 30 miles away, not incredibly far, but far enough that …

When Doves Cry

Last month I discovered an injured ringneck dove in my yard. It was Thursday night. I've been feeding the wild birds for six years and have doves, sparrows, blue jays, and cardinals as regulars so it was normal to see a dove. I had let my dog out and normally they flight into the tree but …

Keeping the Beaches Beautiful

Litter always saddens me. When there is a trash can nearby, I sometimes pick things up. Most of the time I don’t do anything besides wonder why people can’t throw things away properly. But with the straw controversy and constantly hearing animals being impacted and harmed by human trash, it tipped me in favor of trying …

How Our Enemies Can Make Us Holy — If We Let Them

Sunday readings for February 24, 2019 It’s easy to notice when people mistreat me. In this week's reading, Jesus instructs the disciples how to react when we are mistreated. I thought about times I've felt mistreated and came up with these instances. - The person in the parking lot who rushes past me as I’m …

Touring London on the Hop on Hop off Bus

The hop on hop off tour bus is a great way to see London because famous sites are spread out across the city. The bus allows you to get a taste of everything and a chance to get familiar with the area. You can stay on the bus the entire time or hop off and …

Preparing to vote in the 2018 Local Elections

I want to put it out there I am no expert in local politics. This is my first time paying attention to local events. I know I should have taken an interest in the past, the giant pile of postcards I have received from local candidates in the past few weeks seems to have done …

Hitler Wanted to be an Artist

Here is something crazy I learned recently. Hitler wanted to be a painter and was rejected from art school. He painted a lot of paintings too. You can find out more at https://allthatsinteresting.com/hitlers-paintingsn and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paintings_by_Adolf_Hitler. I actually like the details and the subjects of his paintings. It’s unfortunate that his creativity was muted and his …

The Ups and Downs of Change

A lot of the time things change when we’re not ready. We’re just getting settled in something new and some outside force completely discombobulates the situation. Or we are quite comfortable and happy and something unexpected turns everything upside down. For example, I’ll have a few weeks where I go to the gym consistently and …

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