My timing is a bit late, but I must mention this, as I do every fall.
NEVER DRIVE THROUGH A PILE OF LEAVES AT THE EDGE OF A STREET OR ANYWHERE ELSE!
I am a minimalist at heart.
I mean, you don’t need half a dozen watermelon ballers.
Declutter is my mantra, and I proclaim it proudly.
At the same time, people often make life difficult by having too few of some things. You do need:
- Boxes of tissues (at least one in every room and every vehicle)
- Postage stamps (never buy just one, for pete’s sake)
- Reliable ink pens within easy reach (and NO unreliable ones)
- Lint rollers (near your grooming areas, wherever pets hang out indoors, and a small one in your purse or car). If, like me, you are grossed out by hair, lint, thread, and other detritis the vacuum cleaner fails to pick up, buy a floor model lint roller–yes, a 10- or 12-inch one with a long handle like a mop. Run it over carpets and throw rugs AFTER you’ve vaccumed them, and prepare to be shocked at the yuckiness that adheres to that sticky roller.
Also, save yourself some grief! Expose the chargers for your electronics so they are easy to find and connect to your devices. I wish I could reclaim the hours I’ve spent on my hands and knees, feeling blindly under furniture to grasp that tiny metal tip of my phone charger. NO MORE!
I charge my phone in three places inside my house: at my PC; near my TV-watching, needle working chair; and at my bedside. I have no trouble finding the charger attached to my PC, but I formerly did have trouble finding the ones by my chair and by my bedside. Now, I don’t.
Look at these genius adaptations I have made.
After being a homemaking executive for almost 50 years, I have learned a few things.
ONE MORE THING
Allow me to recommend a website for you students of the Bible. I was introduced to it while taking an online Bible Boot Camp course offered through my church. It is http://www.bibleproject.com.
Here is the official description of the site.
BibleProject is a nonprofit ed-tech organization and animation studio that produces 100% free Bible videos, podcasts, blogs, classes, and educational Bible resources to help make the biblical story accessible to everyone, everywhere.
From page one to the final word, we believe the Bible is a unified story that leads to Jesus. This diverse collection of ancient books overflows with wisdom for our modern world. As we let the biblical story speak for itself, we believe the message of Jesus will transform individuals and entire communities.
Many people have misunderstood the Bible as a collection of inspirational quotes or a divine instruction manual dropped from heaven. Most of us gravitate toward sections we enjoy while avoiding parts that are confusing or even disturbing.
Our Bible resources help people experience the Bible in a way that is approachable, engaging, and transformative. We do this by showcasing the literary art of the Scriptures and tracing the themes found in them from beginning to end. Rather than taking the stance of a specific tradition or denomination, we create materials to elevate the Bible for all people and draw our eyes to its unified message.
CHECK IT OUT!
(P.S. If you are not a student of the Bible but want to learn about God’s message to us, this is a fantastic place to start.)