How Do You Let Go Of Stuff?

I have been trying to figure out the answer to this for years! I have managed to let go of stuff here and there, but more times than not, I regret it. Often times I end up replacing it…but truthfully, those things are mostly cookbooks and kitchen items. The problem is, there is a bunch of stuff in my house I want rather need* to get rid of, but there is a slight emotional attachment to them. Well, that is not true about everything, some of these items I keep out of obligation, they were a gift and I feel like I should keep them. Continue reading

Are autonomous cars a good thing?

My husband brought up the concept of autonomous cars, and for reasons I cannot explain, I became angry. The actual idea that the auto insurance companies could make it to where only those with a lot of money, will be able to afford the insurance required to drive a car. That one day, the majority of the cars, on the road, will not have drivers, but will be ran by an automated system, for some reason upsets me. Continue reading

Check yourself before you wreck yourself…

When did Christianity become a four-letter word?

These days, many people associate Christianity with organized religion and sometimes even hatefulness. Unfortunately, I really cannot blame them, because so many people do awful things under the name of Christianity, or, for that matter, any number of other religions. I’m not sure the number of people associated with these acts are truly valid representation for entire religions, but with technology, social media, and the ‘I have to know everything about everywhere right now’ mentality, it does at least appear that way. Continue reading

Sorry not sorry…

Entitlement issues

I do not know exactly how or when this happened, but it seems to me that over the last several years, I’ve been noticing more and more that some people have begun to think that they are owed something. It is as if they believe that simply because they want something,  they should be able to have it. I am unsure if it is human nature, learned behavior, or if it is peer pressure. I know I dealt with this, to some degree, with my own daughters. I used it as an opportunity for learning. I explained to them over, and over again a few important facts about life: Continue reading

But when she got there, the cupboard was bare…

There is nothing new under the sun

In Ecclesiastes 1:9, Solomon tells us that there is nothing new under the sun. Now, I’m not entirely sure that was meant to be taken exactly the way it reads, because obviously, there are things we know now that they didn’t back then, and we have technology that wasn’t around. However, when it comes to the movies that are coming out, I’m beginning to think this statement fits rather well for describing many of the movies and books that are coming out now days. Continue reading