In honor of how my mom made her apple pies…today’s blog will be a dash of this and a splash of that..
So tell me… did you join in the Sabbath challenge???? Our morning started with ME wanting to watch TV!! The kids were good sports about the whole deal. We totally disconnected from gadgets and electronics. The house was quiet and at one point everyone took a nap. Peaceful!! AND we didn’t spend any money. We did miss our weekly trip to our church’s coffee shop.
Did you know according to the New York Times the average American spends 11+ hours connected to technology? That is more than a work day!
I read something interesting. Scientist have always thought wolves were smarter than domesticated dogs. Recently this was disproven. A group of scientists raised dogs and wolves for 4 months. they were pups at the same age…they trained them to pull a treat down with a rope. The interesting thing was they both learned the pulling of the rope trick with ease. It was when they nailed the rope down and it could not be pulled down. The wolf pups pulled until they were exhausted. The dog pups looked to humans for help after a couple of unsuccessful pulls. And some people out there feel dogs can’t think!
Here’s an interesting tid-bit of trivia.. Gerald Ford was neither elected at Vice President nor President.
Remember last year, I became vegan for lent?? This year, I am already preparing myself for my next challenge. I am doing the Daniel Fast. I have never been so excited. My friends and family think I am nuts. But this is going to be really something! Basically, this fast is 21 days of no meat, no sugar/sweeteners, no dairy, no eggs, no yeast, and no fish. I can’t wait!! Come on March!
Today is Martin Luther King’s birthday. I will never forget the time I asked my students who MLK was..the answer floored me… “He freed the slaves.” Okay, believe they were a little mistaken! I quickly began a lesson on MLK and his stand on equality. Jesus said, “Love the Lord, your God, with all your heart and with all you soul and with all your mind. this is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: Love your neighbor as yourself.” (Matthew 22:37-39) Bless your neighbors today… pray for them and spread love to them.
Enjoy your Monday… God Bless…