There is something about the summertime that just gets us excited to explore our city and try new things. What is better than finding a new favorite spot or activity in the city? Finding a new favorite spot or activity that is FREE! Here’s a sample of free things to do as you explore OKC this Summer...
Earlier this year we had a “mouse problem” in our attic and I nearly lost my ever-loving mind! As soon as I thought we’d caught the last of them, more scratching would be heard between the attic floor and downstairs ceiling, until my husband finally found the bait they couldn’t resist. Would you believe it was Cheeto puffs? (You’re welcome!)
“You just called me an idiot.” With eyes so wide they almost popped out of their sockets, my adolescent daughter immediately responded as if horrified, “No I didn’t. I would never call you an idiot.” But there was no mistaking that tone. It said “idiot” loud and clear.
I got my first cell phone when I was nearly thirty years old. It was a piece of technology about the size of a candy bar, which I used only to make phone calls. A couple years later I also began using my phone for sending text messages — a laborious process requiring me to press the number key correlating with my desired letter (for example, to say “hi.” I’d press the number four twice for “h” to appear, then three more times for the letter “i”).
Amidst the loud cracks and zips of fireworks, and the laughter of free fellowship…I hear something else. Many people can’t hear it. Most would muffle it intentionally. It’s the sound of Poonam, a Christian woman in India, weeping outside the front gate of her home…
You may or may not realize it, but you participate in ethics every day. Any time you make a decision based on what you think is right, wrong or best, you are participating in ethics. And for Christ—followers, reading scripture and interpreting the Bible are inescapably ethical.
Summer at our house means mornings and evenings on the patio, walks around the neighborhood searching for creatures, zoo days, sidewalk chalk, farmer’s markets, swimming, watermelon, and homemade ice cream. Lots of homemade ice cream.
Are you a “summer reading list” kinda gal? If so, I’ve got a couple of recommendations for you, written by the same author, my “friend”, Rosaria Butterfield. (Is it just me, or do you feel like friends after reading a memoir?)