Yesterday in Sunday school the kiddos learned about how God gives them wisdom in every situation if they learn to lean on Him, ask, and trust. We did this in the context of Genesis 41:1-40 where Joseph interprets Pharoah’s dream. This, of course, caused me to take a completely different focus with it and center around how God speaks to us while we are yet sleeping. Continue reading →
The 20 minute Timeline song for our homeschool group (Classical Conversations) ends with September 11th, 2001. No matter how many times I’ve heard it, even though I know it’s coming, I still get choked up when the tune slows down and she utters that date. Everything else in the song is listed by the name of the event. Most every date in history is known by its moniker. Yet September 11th never got a name. It will forever be known by the date – 911 – and the phrase, “Never Forget”. But what does it mean to never forget?
OK so who here grew up listening to the radio (like an actual electronic device called a radio)? What was the best part? The tape player, of course! We would sit by that radio for hours, blank tape in the deck, record button pressed, finger on the pause button, ready to capture our favorite anthems. When I tell you all day, I mean all day and night. It was worth it to save our jams. Finally the tune would come on and invariably the DJ would talk at the beginning or end of the song and mess it all up. Ah, good times. Continue reading →
Have you heard of Stitch Fix? Their website describes them as a personal styling service tailored to your taste, budget and lifestyle that helps you look and feel your best every day. You fill out a comprehensive style profile, then they send you 5 items every month to try on. You then have 3 days to decide if you want to keep the items. If you keep them, you pay for them. If not, you return them free of charge. I thought I’d give it a try. Continue reading →
I know Photoshop has gotten a bad rap, but I am not even slightly embarrassed to admit that Photoshop rocks my world. Now let’s be clear, I am talking about Adobe Photoshop. I am well aware that “Photoshop” has become a verb used to describe any kind of photo alterations with any random software or app. I also realize when people think of Photoshop, their minds immediately go to atrocious examples of plumped up booties, cut out thigh gaps, and cartoon skin. I myself used Photoshop as the fixer-upper when I first began taking portraits because I didn’t yet understand the ins and outs of my camera. I might not have known the technical aspects of photography, but gosh darn it I knew how to make it all better in Photoshop. Continue reading →