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HAPPY HOLIDAYS BY MICHAEL W SMITH
You may want to start cooking that turkey, like, tonight! Check this out. http://www.buzzfeed.com/rachelysanders/life-saving-thanksgiving-cooking-hacks
I got my 11 year old a phone for her birthday. I know, 11! Crazy. Except that I forgot to pick her up one time from an after school thing, and when I forgot again last week, thankfully she just called me to come get her. I found this on Pinterest and thought it was a great thing to go over with her.
On the show tonight, I'll be reading bits and pieces of this blog. Do you ever have these thoughts run through your head? (I do)
Jim Elliot said, “Wherever you are, be all there.” I’m having a hard time being really present anywhere lately if I’m honest. Tim Challies wrote an amazing article in Leadership Journal called “Here and There”, in talking about technology he says he see’s two challenges to presence, to being there in a digital world. ”First, our technologies try to convince me that I can be there even when I remain here, that my presence can be transported through bits, bytes, and pixels, that the essence of who I am can exist on a screen.” Second, the digital world, with all its attractions and distractions, hinders me from being fully here, fully present in life’s best times and places.”
Get a couple different sprinklers from the hardware store and make your own splash pad in the yard! My kids love it.
Have you noticed the Mosquitos are already out! Here is a homemade trap to help keep you and the kiddos from being a blood donor!!!