Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum

Over the summer A, K,…wait, I’m going to start using real names. Starting over…Over the summer Anneke, Katherine, little Esther, and I took a field trip to the Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum in order to step back in time. Tucked away in quaint Two Rivers, Wisconsin is the coolest print shop (at least that I’ve ever been to). With a fascination for type and everything old and traditional, the trip was overwelhmingly awesome. It’s such a shame I hadn’t bought my camera yet :/ So my cell phone was my only option. Lord willing, after I graduate, I’ll take a trip back to Two Rivers and intern at the museum. We’ll see :)

And here are some noteworthy words as of late:

“Ease and luxury…do not make for maturity;
hardship and struggle however do…”
J.I. Packer

“The Truth is, God is far more interested in our holiness than in our immediate, temporal happiness…The Truth is, it is impossible to be holy apart from suffering…We say we want to be like Jesus, and then we resist the very instrument God chooses to fulfill that desire.”
Nancy Leigh DeMoss Lies Women Believe

Frank’s Finest BBQ Kale Chips

Frank’s Finest BBQ Kale Chips
1/2 lb kale
1 c cashew butter
2 T Frank’s Finest BBQ spice blend
1/2 t Celtic Sea Salt

Remove stems from clean kale. In a large mixing bowl massage remaining ingredients onto kale. Dehydrate at 105-115 degrees until crispy. Enjoy!

Pride has frequented my thoughts lately. And when my sister told me of her concerns to fall for the lure, it made me smile because she has nothing to worry about. Those humble enough to fear pride in the midst of a situation where a pat on the back feels pretty good…well, I think they are all right.

However, pride is a temptation for each of us. No matter rank, worth (monetary of course), or “deserved” we may be we fall pathetically short of anything but humiliation. God’s Word is a means of humbling ourselves. To read it and meditate on it should bring forth waves of reminders and truths of our nothingness and His omnipotence.

When my sister came to my office (tucked away in our basement:) late one night just to talk she was so worried she would get a big head about her growing bakery business and the community that’s recognizing her name. Now let me say, there is nothing wrong with complementing others or receiving compliments (unless it’s flattery of course…saying something that you would never say behind their back…the opposite of gossip)! The severity of my point is an issue of the heart. Do we automatically take that compliment and inwardly look to Him? All of us have it in us to hang oversized self portraits like Mr. Potter did in It’s A Wonderful Life, but as Christians the thought should make us shudder with embarrassment. Remember we are here for His glory. Period.

P.S. I’m not immune :)