These 5 things have changed my life by making it easier, better, fuller, and more enjoyable. The items are in random order.
1. Sleep Number Bed - This is the ingenious idea where you can control how soft or firm your side of the bed is. This is perfect for Katy and I because I like a hard mattress and she likes it super soft. Soft or firm, it is by far the most comfortable bed and the bad thing is we have trouble getting out of it in the mornings!
2. You're Beautiful Bracelet- My wife Katy has a passion for helping girls realize their true beauty. We live in a world where the media defines beauty by looks and external appearance. My wife and her assistants want girls to believe that they are beautiful because they are God's beautiful creation. One way to spread this belief is by making bracelets that simply say YOU'RE BEAUTIFUL with the scripture Psalms 45:11 "The King is enthralled by your Beauty." This bracelet serves as a daily reminder to girls of all ages that their true beauty is found in Christ and not in looks, style, weight, boys, their past or any other lies. Although I do not wear one myself, I love seeing people wear them and love observing the conversations that arise because of them.
If you would like to purchase a You're Beautiful bracelet for yourself or a special girl in your life they are $5 and all of the proceeds go to support organizations that support true beauty. I'm giving away 5 of them here on my blog. Simply leave a comment below and you will be entered into a random drawing. The drawing will be Sunday, December 26 @ 10pm. If you're a winner I will contact you to get your information and you should have your bracelet before 2011.
3. iPhone - I hate to be that guy but I can honestly say my life is different because of the iPhone. It is an iPod, phone, e-mail, GPS, gaming device, Facebook, Twitter, planner, Bible, notepad, newspaper, alarm, TV, and so much more all on one sleek piece of equipment. Although I prefer the iPhone, I'm sure most smart phones do the same these days.
Pine Cove's ONE:8 Trips. We learned what it was like to be immersed into a completely different culture where we could not rely on our own strength. It is something that totally changed our perspectives and we are forever different because of this experiences. A mission trip doesn't have to be in a different country. Spend some time out of your comfort zone and in another culture or sub-culture in your own city or state. Volunteering at a soup kitchen, homeless shelter, or any other place where there are people in need is equally as challenging and rewarding.
|Katy and I at a volcano in Costa Rica.|
5. Visiting History - I realize that not everyone likes history as much as I do (former social studies teacher). But there is something about being able to see the places that we read about and be in the setting of which epic stories took place. I love the Star Spangled Banner but now even more so after visiting Fort McHenry in Baltimore where the famous battle took place that caused the song to be written. I recommend Washington D.C. because basically all of the museums and monuments are free to explore. Any place on the East Coast should be filled with history but you could visit a place in your city or state with some historical significance.
|Flag @ Fort McHenry in Baltimore|
Remember to comment below if you're interested in winning a YOU'RE BEAUTIFUL bracelet.
What are some of you're favorite things?