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What I love about Sundays...

05 July 2015

...spending the morning with a cup of coffee in my hand...making pancakes to wake up Mr. Collier...throwing the ball hundreds of times for my dog until he tires out...worship....seeing the faces of my students in the youth group as they stroll in...the dedication sticker on the inside of hymnals...singing with my eyes closed to get a sample of what heaven will sound like...picking up extraneous items around the house...sorting through old pictures...calling my family...sandy feet from volleyball...praying over my women's Bible study...awaiting the week ahead. 

Enjoy your Sunday.

amazon order history reflection

10 January 2015

I did something daring this evening. I pulled my Amazon spending report for the past year. Ever done that?

Well, I suggest several meditative breaths pre-and-post. Perhaps you imagine some siren or flashing red pop-up with that summation of spending? No, no dear friend. A spreadsheet of all your purchases comes whizzing out of the browser. Gulp!

For the data inclined, a few quick tricks and the bottom line appears. How convicting that little number can be. Somehow I was stunned. How retailers like Amazon make it so easy to click, click, click. And those recommendations can be tempting as the devil himself. "So you bought coconut oil in massive quantities," it says. "Well others also bought flax seed and hemp powder. Care to give it a whirl? Does your Amazon account also have a British accent? 

Darn it for knowing me so well! OF COURSE I NEED that hemp powder to go along with my coconut oil. Tricked again.