august 2016 favorites

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VEGETARIAN SUSHI

This month the grocery store’s sushi bar had an adorably fun display of Hello Kitty bento boxes and pink-paper covered wood chopsticks. It was too much for my mom and I to resist! But we couldn’t just get the lunch container, so we picked out a pack of freshly made vegetable sushi. Soft rice with crisp carrots and cucumber and creamy avocado… It was delicious! So delicious that this last shopping trip we got some sushi-seaweed to make our own at home. We’ll see how that goes…

Confession: I’ve never eaten raw sushi. It feels almost shameful considering my interest in Japan and Korea, but it’s true. My fear for my weak stomach has just been too great for me to agree to knowingly consuming uncooked fished. Maybe one day I’ll muster up the courage.

YOGA DOWNLOAD PODCAST

As a part of my renewed efforts for taking care of myself (stress, rest, and health wise) I’ve made it priority to get back to doing some yoga. These 20 minute sessions are great, ranging in intensity and area of focus. Some of the sessions have a pose guide, but I’ve never used/needed it. However, it’s there if you’re not familiar with the names- or the podcast also has a GREAT collection of video sessions. How neat is that?

STARTING A NEW JOURNAL

To me, finishing a journal and moving on to the next is something akin to welcoming a new year. There’s a feeling of “clean slate”. Having filled my tenth journal, I was looking forward to moving onto book number eleven.

Smooth, line-less pages of just the right thickness to support light watercolor work… Inspired by many an artist before me, I’ve decided to illustrate my musings. Only just started, I can already tell how nice it is to have this pressure-free creative outlet.

STRANGE SOMETHING WILD”

(Errrrrg… I don’t know how I got the title wrong in the illustration, but there it is.)

Lindsey Stirling’s ever spectacular violin playing and Andrew McMahon’s lyrics, this song gets me right in the aching-longing-heart place. Something Wild’s calling…

BUBBLE TEA

Another asian treat that I’ve never experienced until this month! My mom and I have been eying the new drink place that moved into our mall (this year?) for a while and we finally got around to getting a beverage! Cafe Barnabas is a non-profit run by some very tea-obsessed, very friendly people- and my bubble tea was a sweet dream to sip. I ended up with an iced milky green tea with white chocolate and tapioca pearls. *So yummy!*

ROMANS CHAPTER EIGHT (MSG)

As you know, I’ve been going through this up-hill time of weariness and uncertainty. Feeling at a loss about a lot of things, this chapter is such a reminder of God’s presence and prevision. There are also some teaching words about not relying on or focusing on ourselves so much, but trusting in Christ who promises us so many good things… Just read it and find out what. ^^

convention is coming…!

I can’t believe it’s already almost time. Next month, one of the highlights of my year will have arrived! It’s my local comic-fandom-geekery convention-

TOPCON 2016!!!

As you know from my last post, I’ve been in a horrible slump (creatively, emotionally, physically…). It’s been rough, up-hill going. I’ve been struggling to adjust to my new circumstances and schedule (aka: no schedule…) I’ve been trying to find ways to not over-stress the trials, begging creative inspiration to not be so absent, and then seeking out what snippets of time I can find to work a little on weanling projects.

Needless to say, having something that’s just WONDERFUL! CAN’T-WAIT! EXCITING! to look forward to has been a much needed pick-me-up. And TopCon has been just that for me.

You might remember me mentioning the convention last year. I was attending such a gathering for the very first time, having no idea that I would fall for the event completely. I can still remember the energy, the welcoming, the joy that came with that day. And while I’m trying not to get myself too excited (for fear of it not measuring up to my memory) I have still allowed it’s coming to be something to brighten my prospects for Tomorrow.

However, I’ve also been impatient (ha!) and thus have been collecting an assortment of relating media to tide me over. Here are a few I’ve delighted in to keep my convention-longings at bay.

CONfidence: The Diary of a Teenage Girl  – By Paige Lavoie

This story is told through the main character’s (Barbara) diary entries and is about her finding place and friendship in the world of geek-dom. This book is actually set at comic conventions now and then and Paige’s writing is spot on with the reality of these gatherings.

 

Watching Paige’s Convention Vlogs

I don’t think it’s any secret that I’m a fan of Paige’s and that I LOVE her YouTube channel. She’s sincere, kind, encouraging and loads of fun! Her videos range from sharing about her creative projects to beauty/style to geeking out- and convention vlogs! I have to admit to being a little jealous of all the events she gets to go to… But at least we get to go along via video! ^^

The Geek’s Guide to Unrequited Love  – By Sarvenaz Tash

I’ve just started reading this, so I’m not sure how good it is yet… but so far I’m liking it. It’s about a guy, Graham, who is trying to plan the perfect weekend at New York Comic-Con in hopes that his best friend, Roxy, will fall in love with him.

 

Heroine Complex – By Sarah Kuhn

This is another one that I haven’t read, but do plan on getting to soon. It sounds/looks to me like it could work as a good superhero-fix.

 

Create a Pin Board for Hypothetical Artist Alley Booths

I dream of one day having my own booth, where I will sell my art prints and copies of my book(s). Having a table to decorate. Even though I’d be crazy nervous and shy, I also think it would be so cool to meet with people who look at my stuff. Just getting to be one of the “artists” would be amazing. One day… For now, though, I’ll just pin ideas and dream and aspire to create things to actually fill a table…

 

Gamer Girl – By Mari Mancusi

and

In Real Life – By Cory Doctorow & Jen Wang

It’s been a while since I’ve read either of these, but while they aren’t on the top of my list, they could be on yours if you’re a gamer.

 

Fangirl – By Rainbow Rowell

Just for the fangirl-feels and relatability. And because this book is wonderful and always deserves a reread.

 

DRAMACON – By Svetlana Chmakova

Once again, our main setting for this story is Con. I remember reading this manga trilogy years ago and really enjoying it- teenage drama and all! I’ll definitely have to check this out from my library again soon to see if it’s as good as I remember.

Dreaming Up Cosplay Ideas

Because I don’t actually have the coin to dress up. Still, I can imagine what I would be! What would I be…?😉

 

I’m always on the look out for more geeky reads- do you have any books to recommend?

Also, what would YOU cosplay as?

july 2016 favorites (& a small update)

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SMALLCAKES CUPCAKE

My mom surprised me by bringing home a cupcake to share. It was “birthday cake” favored: white cake, buttercream frosting, and oh so delicious! It was my first treat from this cupcakery and (even though their prices are a bit high) I don’t think it will be my last! My sweet-tooth has become greatly curious as to what other flavors they have…

 

 

QUEEN ANNE’S LACE

Some call it a weed, but this is one of my favorite wild, flowering plants. It has been humid and warm in my area, which must be the prime weather for these lacy-blooms because they’re everywhere! I love getting to see their pretty abundance while on my walks.

 

PSALM 46: 1-3

(NIV) “God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, the the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging.” 

(MSG) “God is a safe place to hide, ready to help when we need him. We stand fearless at the cliff-edge of doom, courageous in seastorm and earthquake, Before the rush and roar of oceans, the tremors that shift mountains. Jacob-wrestling God fights for us, God-of-Angel-Armies protects us.”

Honestly, things have been kind of heavy lately. On top of the usual summertime craziness, there have been some added stresses to figure through. Creative plans I had made and been so eager to begin have been put aside… And it’s frustrating. Discouraging. Disheartening… I feel guilty at times for not being able to get back on track, but I also know how much I’ve been struggling to just keep my head above water. It’s been a weary couple of months. I’ve missed the creative rhythms I used to have, I’ve missed the schedules that helped me to better manage my anxiety, and I’ve missed YOU, dear readers… It’s hard to see how I’ll be able to get my footing again and I’ve found myself almost mourning my creative pursuits, which seem to have fallen away, fragmented and scattered…

So I’ve been trying to just CLING to my Protector, my Safe Place, my Refuge and Strength, my ever-present Helper… I need Him to get through this.

I’m sorry if this “update” is cryptic and vague. Really, I’m barely understanding these puzzles myself. But even though I’m not explaining everything fully, I did want to be honest here. I know there are other Creatives, Writers, Dreamers out there. I know that there might be a young woman reading this now who is just desperately seeking for a way, a place, a purpose, a hope… I just want to say to you: you’re not alone in your searching time. I’m there now. And we just have to keep going.

We are safe and protected, fearless and courageous- here before the rush and roar.

Because IN HIM WE CAN STAND.

june 2016 favorites

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Fuzzy Pillow

A gift I received this month, this body pillow has a pretty robins egg blue design on it. Also, it’s SO SOFT. Cozy comfy. That’s all.

 

Exodus 33:14

“The LORD replied, ‘My Presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.”

This is one verse that I’ve been clinging to of late… He is my Helper. He’s always with me and calling me to lean on Him in faith…

 

“Finding Spiritual Whitespace” by Bonnie Gray

Dear readers- I stress. Much too much. I pile perfectionism on myself, beat myself up when I don’t feel I’ve done well enough and get discouraged about what could be – should be – shouldn’t be doing.

This book was a lovely invitation to breathe. Also, Bonnie opens up in a beautifully vulnerable way that just calls you (as the reader) to be honest with yourself. I was an encouragement to take it easy and not be so hard on myself. To take the time to just REST, to just be in Christ’s presence. It was a nudging to enjoy the simple things and make that rest time a priority. Those things (and many more besides) were such a refreshing take away from this book.

But I know that Rest is still something I need to practice at. It’s going to take some effort and dedication to figure out when/how to partake- especially now because…

 

Helga

I got a puppy! Almost a week to the day after loosing my dear hound, Sage, a new tail-wagger has come into my life. Helga came from a (not too near…) no-kill shelter. She is a lab-mix, two months old, and a little timid… Not too timid, however, about making her voice heard when she doesn’t like being in her crate at night. I’m going to be honest here: I am TIRED. But this little lady is a part of our family now and I’m sure we’ll grow to be great pals.

Do you want to see the adorables? Well, here she is! (Curtesy of my talented photo-taking mom.)

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birthstone book tag

This tag came from the lovely and talented Grace, who blogs at Fictionally. Thanks bunches for the fun tag!

 

JANUARY – GARNET

Name a character that you think is evil/dark.

Is Voldemort too easy an answer? Or Umbridge. *shivers*

 

FEBRUARY – AMETHYST

Name a book you think of as regal.

The “Grisha Trilogy” by Bardugo is a world that has poverty, but also some very lush, rich visuals that bring to mind royalty.

 

MARCH – AQUAMARINE

Name a character you think of as weak, or as more of a follower.

First off, I think being weak and being a follower can be two very different things. (Three cheers for sidekicks!) Because I just reread “Ottoline goes to School”, I think Mr Monroe is a follower, and sometimes even Ottoline. But they both also go their own way and have their own minds, sticking to decisions they think are right.

 

APRIL – DIAMOND

Name a book that you love, but isn’t very well know.

I read such a variety of genres, but a middle grade pick might be the Gilda Joyce books by Jennifer Allison.

 

MAY – EMERALD

Name two characters who balance each other out.

Truly, Jane and Vincent from the “Glamourist Histories” by Kowal make such a complimentary pair.

JUNE – PEARL

Name a character that is loyal.

Loyal friendships is something I really love about Karalius’ books: “Love Fortunes and Other Disasters” and “Love Charms and Other Catastrophes”. (I just read “Love Charms” recently and it was wonderfully whimsical.)

 

JULY – RUBY

Name a book that aggravates you / makes your blood boil.

I won’t name a particular book, because it’s happened with several and I’m sure it will continue to happen with many more. I’m also sure that there will be a lot of people who disagree with me, but… there’s nothing so frustrating as reading and becoming invested in a story- when suddenly you’re slapped with a wave of something your beliefs disagree with. Our society has turned many things I don’t think are right into something to be accepted and even celebrated. It’s hard to navigate at times… I’ll admit that sometimes I do get frustrated with it, but mostly I’m disappointed and saddened by it.

AUGUST – PERIDOT

Name a supporting character you preferred to the main character.

LUNA LOVEGOOD. Seriously, I dream of what her continued story would be…

SEPTEMBER – SAPPHIRE

Name a book that you found to be calming.

I know I sound like a broken record… But Chris Riddell’s “Goth Girl” and “Ottoline” books are my happy place.

 

OCTOBER – OPAL

Name a book with a pretty cover.

The “Selection Series” by Kass all have such pretty dresses on their covers (though I don’t feel they quite match the mood of the stories inside…) I liked the ORIGINAL cover for “Perfect Ruin” by DeStefano. I read “Debutantes” by Harrison is so girly and pretty. I recognized the same photo on the cover of “The Summer Garden” by Simons, which I have not read…

NOVEMBER – TOPAZ

Name a book with a resilient protagonist.

Idk… I feel like i’m going for another obvious choice by choosing Katniss from the Hunger Games, but I guess she’s on my mind because I just watched the last movie recently. That girl needs a vacation and some happy times.

DECEMBER – BLUE ZICRON

Name a fictional friendship you would love to be a part of.

The Bennet sisters (Austen) or the Penderwick sisters (Bridsall)… I think I just want sisters (I already have brothers). I’m very curious about the “Fifth Avenue Artists Society”. That’s another book with a GREAT cover…

 

Thanks again, Grace, for the tag! It was a little challenging, but fun!

Anyone who wants to join in- feel free! ^^

may 2016 favorites

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GREEN TEA KITKATS

The green coating of this candy-waffer had me hesitant, but after the first nibble I was in LOVE. Not tasting much at all like your ordinary KitKat, this smooth, lightly bitter but mostly sweet Japanese variety treat is a new-to-me flavor that I already deem a crowned favorite. Too bad I only got to try one through someone with “connections” and I’ve no idea where to get more. Give me a break…

 

CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR

Donning my Captain America shield t-shirt (“To support my husband- wait, what? Did I say that out loud?”), I got to go see this movie with my younger brother. He It did not disappoint. The heroes were all great. I did go into the theater feeling a bit uncertain about some of the new characters (Panther, because he reminded me of Cat Woman. Spiderman because they changed the actor AGAIN?!) but I ended up really liking them all. The action was fun, though perhaps too light-hearted at times. I wondered if things felt a little too safe… but when it got to that last fight scene between three characters! GAH! I was all tensed in my seat, curling in on myself with concern and cringing. It was intense and EPIC. I loved it. I do have some thoughts about how things ended- how I want things to continue, but I don’t want to spoil anything… So I’ll just leave it at that and suggest you go see it yourself. Now.

GARAGE SALE BUNNIES

On a sunny morning at the Town Garage Sale, I actually found some pretty good deals, coming away with several tops/cardigans at only a few bucks. Plus- this adorable rabbit duo that I just couldn’t say no to, therefore growing my warren collective.

 

REWATCHING GILMORE GIRLS

Years ago, my mom and I watched all of this show together, one library copy after another. I don’t know that there is any other show so perfect to watch together with your mom. In my delight over the reboot (and my pouting that I don’t have Netflix) I’ve been re-watching this beloved series, my mom joining in. It’s just a good as the first time. Just a quirky, sweet, cute and just as much mom-daughter-friendship-feels.

 

REVELATIONS 21:1-4~

Just looking forward to the Coming Together and living in that New Place with Him… (I’ve also been re-listening to episodes 42 and 43 of the Rabbit Room Podcast, which gives some great, stirring commentary on the New Creation.)

 

SAGE

She was a lab-mix, black with fleck of grey on her toes and flecks of tan on her cheeks. She barked. A LOT. She slept with me until she couldn’t climb the stairs. She went on my walks with me until her legs were too weak. Then she would lay at the end of the drive, waiting for me to come back. She was my growling protector. She was my Hound. My company and pal of more than eleven years… She’s not limping anymore and I’m glad she’s not in any pain. But I miss her…

the power of words tag

Thanks for the tag, Alex! Ah, for the love of words! ^^

Guidelines:

Thank the person who nominated you and give a link to their blog.

Answer the original 6 text-themed questions.

Add a typography/word-related question of your own for those you tagged to answer. 

Tag 6+ bloggers and let them know.

Include these rules in your post. 

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1. What is your favorite letter of the alphabet?

My favorites to write would have to be G, K, N, R, U…

In general… for some reason I’ve had a liking for the letter V lately… It’s in a love of words that I like: Adventure, lavender, beloved…

2. What are three words you love?

Lately, one has been the cheerful and colorful word : Canary

Eucharisteo is another one, though it’s one that is hard to remember how to spell (or even pronounce…)

I like dessert words that have a “C/K” sound to them like Cake or Biscuit or Cobbler… You can almost taste their rich goodness. ^^

3. What are three words you hate.

One with a V that I loath is Vomit. Ugh.

I don’t exactly hate the word Shrapnel, but it weirds me out for some reason. (Are they just saying “scrap metal” all blurred together?)

Failure is a word I hate to entertain.

4. If you were to create a word, what would it be and what would it describe?

I don’t know what the words would actually be, but there should be words describing the different strengths of tea. Is there a word for that special morning-quiet?

5. What are your three favorite punctuation marks?

I’m not sure all of these count, but…

~ always seems kind of happy or sing-song-ie.

The makes me look forward to what’s said next or can create such fun word-groupings.

? just looks fun. So does & with all those loopings.

6. What are three of your favorite fonts?

Avenir, Baskerville, Chanticleer Roman, Packard Antique, Tanglewood Tales, Little Lord Fontleroy, Coventry Garden…

7. Alex’s question: Do you know of a word that looks better than it sounds?

This is a tough one… Clotted? Gang? Hanger?

Mirage sounds more fun than it looks.

I’m just going to leave this tag as a free-for-all and any who would like to join in!

My #7 question for you is: What is a word you’ve had most trouble learning to spell? 

begging bbc…

It’s no secret here how much I obsess over adore with my complete being love the “Glamourist Histories” by Mary Robinette Kowal. With the charm of a classic, beautiful writing that sweeps you off your feet, fantasy that delights and an intelligence that pulls you into the stories, these books are among my favorite.

I’ve been rereading through the series of late to gear up for the fifth and final installment (which, I must admit I’ve not yet read). Falling for Kowal’s skillful world-building and cherishing again her cast of characters, I’ve (again) found myself longing desperately for a screen adaption. I’ve always thought this collection of books would work well as a series and after seeing BBC’s “Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell” some time back I became even more convinced of the network’s fantastical capabilities.

Production from BBC’s “Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell”

But until producers see the light and genius of this idea, I’m left to imagine the possibilities and daydream over who I would cast. Today, I thought I would explore a few of those ideas…

 

JANE ELLSWORTH played by KELLY MACDONALD

Our leading lady is described as not-so-pretty and bearing a prominent nose… While I Kelly is gorgeous, I think she would be able to play a less-obvious-beauty of deeper talent and intelligence. Yes. I think she would be excellent. (Though she would have to change up her Scottish accent for an English one…)

A second actress I wondered over for the part of Jane was Anna Maxwell Martin.

MELODY ELLSWORTH played by EVANNA LYNCH

I’ll admit that one reason my mind went to her is because of how much I loved her as Luna in HP. But not only do I just want to see Evanna in something else- she would fit the part of Melody quite wonderfully! She really seems to have similar features of her “older sister, Jane”, but with a sweeter or more innocent softness.

MR ELLSWORTH played by ALAN RICKMAN

Casting Jane and Melody’s parents was something I wasn’t sure I could think of at first- but then Alan Rickman suddenly came to mind to play Mr Ellsworth. Immediately I imagined how perfect he would be as that strong, wise, loving father figure. And then, of course, I remembered the sad truth that Mr Rickman is no longer with us… Still, this actor would’ve made a handsome match for this character.

MR VINCENT played by MICHAEL FASSBENDER

This option seems almost too obvious, but it does sort of fit. Tall, dark, brooding… We saw him act in a similar mood in the movie “Jane Eyre”.

But I also thought of another option that could maybe have possibilities and is so less obvious:

HENRY CAVILL

I know he’s a little younger and seems so… cheerful. But I like this actor and I would be curious to see if he could pull off “brooding” or grumpy. I think he would bring a different sort of tension to the role than Fassbender… I guess what would matter most is that there was chemistry between the actors.

Well, that’s my list of ideas! Seeing this show on screen would truly be a dream come true for me. Here’s hoping… ^^

april 2016 favorites

Goodness. I can hardly believe it’s been a month since I last posted on here. These last couple weeks I’ve found myself dizzy in the metaphorical AND physical sense of the word. (Not fun.) But things haven’t been all bad. No indeed! There’s also been Busy of the good sort, if difficult. ^^ And I still have a collection of favorites to share for this month!

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ZOOTOPIA

For my birthday, my parents gifted me the wonderfully fun opportunity to see the new movie, “Zootopia” in theaters. (A story with a rabbit as the lead character? They know me so well. ^^) Now, I’d heard some good things about this film- and boy did it live up to them! I loved this movie! Not only is it a fun sort of buddy-cop film with mystery, humor and action, but there’s an admirable amount of depth and seriousness to the story. “Zootopia” actually tackles some real-life issues and it does it without dumbing them down at all. And a big highlight: the characters. GAH! So good!

I related to Judy trying for an unconventional dream (though her optimism reaches waaaaaay beyond mine…) and the ANIMATION WAS GORGEOUS. The fur- the FUR, dear readers. In the beginning of the movie there MIGHT be a young-baby rabbit who MIGHT have been so adorable that I MIGHT have squealed with glee in the theater… I’m impatient for the dvd release so I can watch it again- ALL of it.

CARROT CAKE

My choice of treat for this birthday. With cream cheese frosting (of course). My favorite would be the kind that has visible pieces of carrot and nuts. So delicious…

 

“MANY BEAUTIFUL THINGS” DOCUMENTARY

Like I’m sure is the case with many folk, I’d never heard of Lilias Trotter. I knew nothing of this victorian woman, speculated to become the next Great Artist of that time. Probably because she left that “destiny” behind, choosing to instead pursue God’s call on her life to love, serve, and become a missionary. While I think the documentary itself had a few flaws, Lilias’ story and the message of her choices still came through, moving me greatly. I’m hoping to look more into this inspiring woman’s life.

 

“DAYLIGHT” BY JJ HELLER

This is a song I had to buy off itunes to keep and listen to again and again… It fits with my journey so well in this moment and I found the lyrics to be such an encouragement.

Another song I stumbled across this month with a similar theme is “The Voyage” by Amanda Cook.

1 CORINTHIANS CHAPTER TWO

This chapter is just overflowing with good stuff. It’s not very long- you should check it out.

march 2016 favorites

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“THE COMPLETE PETER RABBIT”

(As I’m sure you all are aware) I’ve adored Beatrix Potter and her works for sometime. However, while I’ve had a tiny pocket-set of four of her stories since childhood, I’ve always longed for a more complete collection. This Barnes and Noble leather-bound, gold-paged, ribboned, complete with illustrations edition was love at first sight! Anytime I entered the Emerald Palace I had to visit the stack of pale-blue tomes. I can’t tell you how pleased I was when I received my very own copy as a (generous) Easter gift from my parents. It just BEAUTIFUL and (even though I’ve read all of Ms Beatrix’s works) I look forward to reading through it. Taking my time, delighting in her artistic skill and her words of wit. This July is her 150th birthday. I’ve been wondering about doing something to celebrate…

 

BUNNY TOTE

I was gifted my “Peter Rabbit” tome in this bunny-earred bag. Isn’t it adorably fun?

 

RABBIT ROOM PODCASTS

A number of the podcasts on the Rabbit Room channel are recordings from Hutchmoot (an event I DREAM of attending) 2012. These audio pieces are resonating, teaching, challenging, and stirring. While the ones centering around literature and writing are my favorite, even when the speakers talk on other creative outlets I’ve found thoughtful inspiration. A decent collection is currently posted on iTunes for free or you can download/listen through their site. I wish there were more. Audio packages from following Hutchmoot panels ARE available at the Rabbit Room Store, but they cost a pretty penny… Still, I would recommend these podcasts to any creator or anyone who just appreciates the arts. For me, they’ve been an encouragement to my faith and my artistic pursuits.

 

GOOD THINS SWEET POTATO CHIPS

Move over pumpkin obsession! (Okay, don’t leave for good. Just make room.) Because a different orange-food has taken my attention of late. The ever tasty: sweet potato.

I think I’ve always loved sweet potatoes. I like a good baked tater with butter. They make the best fries… Just don’t do any of that brown sugar – candied nonsense.

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Sometime last year I fell in love with Triscuits’ Sweet Potato and Sea Salt crackers. So good… Sadly, my local stores don’t seem to be keeping them regularly stocked any more. Thank goodness- Good Thins has recently come out with this salty-sweet crunchy-treat to take it’s place. These flavorful crisps fill my stomach and heart… ^^

 

1 CORINTHIANS 15:58

With all this going for us, my dear, dear friends, stand your ground.

And don’t hold back.

Throw yourselves into the work of the Master,

confident that nothing you do for him is a was of time or effort.