What I learned in August

A little end-of-the-month round-up of some of what I learned in August. (Side note: It’s actually really fun (for me) to look back on prior months to see what all I’m learning. Thanks for letting these once a month round-ups slip into your inbox… I’d love to hear what you’re learning, too!)

1. Coloring books are so far from a waste of money.

2. We’re all feeling a lot of the same stuff.

Although Instagram is by far my favorite, I’ve been trying recently to actually use my Facebook page. (A genius concept, I know.) So I started posting status updates that *I* need to hear and lo and behold, it turns out a lot of us seem to be thinking/feeling/going through the same stuff. It’s always good to know we’re not alone.

3. If you show me a video filmed on the streets of Haiti I will immediately start to cry.

Bonus points if the soundtrack to the video is Holy Spirit by Jesus Culture.

4. Sometimes people connect to the simple because that’s where they’re at, too.

Like putting your Bible on top of your computer so you have to get into the Word before you dive into the online world.

5. I no longer trust Siri.

In the morning I read the Word that sits on my desk, waiting on top of my computer. At night I use the audio on my Bible app for a while before I fall asleep. As I was listening to Acts 1 I wanted to make a note on my phone so I wouldn’t forget something that struck me. And so I told Siri to make a new note, told her what it should say, and then had to go in and write it myself because *all the laughing tears emojis.*

Siri fails

Enough said.

6. Color-coded books may not be my thing.

To be decided.

7. Hearing “I’m proud of you and I believe in you” can turn an entire day (or week) around.

Within the past 24 hours, I’ve felt both terrible and wonderful and those were the words that made a difference. I’m ending with this one so that I can go write a letter to a friend with those words tucked inside – and maybe, just maybe, you’ll tweet or text or call someone who needs to hear those words, too.

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