Top Ten Tuesday: U is for Ugly

Top Ten Tuesday: U is for Ugly

Top Ten Tuesday

I’ve never read the book Backwards Beauty, but the short videos are pretty funny.

The author of Backwards Beauty, Jessie Minassian, takes a satirical approach to showing girls, “You have a beauty the world doesn’t understand.”   After listening to her interview a few years ago on Focus on the Family, I came to appreciate her “completely illogical” approach to to teaching girls to view themselves through God’s eyes.  She gives her readers “10 steps to feel your worst!”

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Snickerdoodle Hummus

Snickerdoodle Hummus

September is National Honey Month

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The day after I first made this hummus, I ate it at breakfast, lunch, and dinner.  It’s that good.  It’s also incredibly easy to prepare.  Snickerdoodle hummus is made of simple ingredients including cashew butter, honey, and (of course) cinnamon.  I love to eat it with carrots or cinnamon tortilla chips, but all you really need is a spoon!

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Top Ten Tuesday: T is for Tired

Top Ten Tuesday: T is for Tired

Top Ten Tuesday

Last week, I said that everyone is stressed.  This week, I’ll propose that everyone is tired.

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Ten Verses for When You Feel Tired

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Super Squirrely Muffins

Super Squirrely Muffins

September is National Honey Month

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There’s a lot I could say about these muffins.

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I could mention that Super Squirrely was the first Blind Spot Nutbutter flavor that I tried (back in 2016).

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Top Ten Tuesday: S is for Stressed

Top Ten Tuesday: S is for Stressed

Top Ten Tuesday

Is there anyone who doesn’t feel stressed?  Hanna-Barbera told us that life would be so much easier in the 2000s when we would live like the Jetsons with robots, home computers, teleconferencing, and movies on our watches.

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Simple Joy Saturday #42

Simple Joy Saturday #42

On Saturdays, I share three simple things that brought me happiness during the week.  These posts may grow or change as time passes.  Please feel free to share your own simple joys in the comments section!

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1. I have laughed out loud at this poem so many times this week.

Introduction to Poetry

By Billy Collins

I ask them to take a poem
and hold it up to the light
like a color slide

or press an ear against its hive.

I say drop a mouse into a poem
and watch him probe his way out,
or walk inside the poem’s room
and feel the walls for a light switch.

I want them to waterski
across the surface of a poem
waving at the author’s name on the shore.

But all they want to do
is tie the poem to a chair with rope
and torture a confession out of it.

They begin beating it with a hose
to find out what it really means.

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Trail Mix Breakfast Cookies

Trail Mix Breakfast Cookies

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August 31 is National Trail Mix Day

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I’ll probably spend National Trail Mix Day (Friday) at work (like most of you, I assume).

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