Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Bible Journaling: 1 John 3:18

This is one of my favorite verses. 1 John 3:18 states: Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with action and in truth.

Saying you love something or someone is easy. Words are easy. They may not always seem that way because sometimes I feel myself without any words to say.

But words require no commitment to them. Words can be said and be gone like wind. But really it's action that shows love. It's in what you do and where time is spent and how it's spent. 

My goal is for the things that I do to show the love that I feel. That's words won't even be needed because I've put in time and effort to show love. 

And I want this in all things. I can show God love by doing the work he has asked me to do. I can show my family love by giving them my time and undivided attention. I can show others love by being kind. Always striving to be kind.

There are plenty of ways to let the world know who you love.

What ways do you show love without using words?

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Pokemon Hunting in Henderson, Nevada with Pokemon Go

Today I have a guest post from my awesome husband Micahel about Pokemon Go.

Welcome, Michael.

Pokemon Go. We got it.

 I've played Pokemon since it's initial US release in 1998. Before you go making assumption about just how cool that makes me, keep this in mind: I'm only down with the original 150. So yeah.

I didn't know this game was coming, I just happened to read about it's success in Australia then before I knew it, it was in the US as well. So I got it and I downloaded it on Jess's phone too.

As follows is our first official Pokehunt. Our mission was to find a rich area for Pokestops and Pokemon. Here is how it went.

This is us just starting out. Rumors of a nearby Jigglypuff had us pumped!

103 degrees means nothing, let's catch em all.

Water Street in Downtown Henderson, NV has plenty of stops and gyms for a brisk walk. 

It's very very cool that the places it takes you are monuments or statues as well as churches and parks.

Here is Jess's trainer. She's doing pretty good.

These Pokemon kept climbing all over my family. I saved them, fear not.

It was very hot, and we kept getting this:

But it was fun for the whole family. Even Anya liked catching a Ratatta with us, We got to see some cool things downtown that I didn't even know about and I got to spend time with my family playing one of the greater games of our time, Pokemon.

Thanks, Michael!

It was an awesome time to hang out and let the kids catch Pokemon. I can't wait for the next time that we'll do it again.

There was some moments of the app not working because the servers were having issues. This is going to happen since it became a booming success overnight. It's fun and worth the wait to get through the occasional hiccup.