I Forgot My Phone, but I’m Awesome

I Forgot My Phone, but I’m Awesome

This morning, I forgot my phone at home. I realized it when I was on my way to work but less than a mile from home, so of course I turned around to retrieve it. When I got back home and shut the car off, I sprinted to the front door. As I entered our enclosed porch entryway, I was greeted by the scent of lemon. I was reminded by the aroma that weekend, I had cleaned the walls and woodwork with lemon Pledge. This is something I have done regularly since reading that it repels spiders. I’m not sure if it works, but it smells good!

I unlocked our entry door and stepped into our front room, where the scent profile changed to that of Murphy’s Oil Soap. I recalled that I had also cleaned the hardwood floors and baseboards this weekend. Lovely. At this point, I feel like a Basset Hound with his head out the car window — sensory overload. I’m so awesome. (more…)

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What’s it Worth to You?

What’s it Worth to You?

This morning I visited an inmate I met at the weekly Bible study I do in our county jail. Through the chaplain, she requested a visit and through the chaplaincy program, I am able to come and visit her by means of video communications. While I waited for her to be brought to the designated room — her end of the two-way video conference — I watched the instructional video on the kiosk in the jail lobby. The video provides directions for those who wish to schedule video visitations with inmates. A company called Telmate administers the program. They allow inmates to connect with friends and loved ones via email messages, phone calls, photo sharing, and video visits — for a cost. Regardless of your opinion about whether inmates should have such rights, it got me thinking. What if I had to interact with my friends and loved ones in this manner? (more…)

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