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Books of 2013

It's that time of year again. Time to look back and see the books I have read and reflect on their lessons. Last year, I was worried about my motives for sharing, and I am still willing to reflect on that. I would like to hope that sharing these books with you is without boasting. I'm not sure my motives are 100% pure - please have mercy - but I love reading and I love talking about what I am reading. Here are the books I've read and listened to throughout 2013.
Perhaps this will lead to a book review section on this blog. Now you got me thinking!
Books of 2013 How Starbucks Saved My Life, Michael Gates Gill Good Grief, Granger E. Westberg Food Rules An Eater's Manual, Michael Pollan unChristian, David Kinnaman and Gabe Lyons Hidden Treasures: In the Biblical Text, Chuck Missler The Strong-Willed Child, Dr. James Dobson Making the "Terrible" Twos Terrific!, John Rosemond All of Grace, Charles Spurgeon Man in the Mirror, Patrick Morley The Starbucks Experience, Joseph A. …

Found Object - Map

During One of my wife's Birthday Adventures, I thought I had come prepared. I did. For the most part. One thing I lacked, the map! Not lost, really. I knew right where it was. It was neatly folded underneath a pile of paper on my desk. Yet, there we were in Boston, a good 30 miles from the map I hid so well as to keep it out of sight. After all, I didn't want to tip her off as to what our plans were for this year. Apparently I hid it too well.
Well, thankfully this found object was just the map we needed. We were heading to see Wicked in Boston and did not want to be late. So thank you to the one who lost this map. It came in very handy.

Found Object - Coffee Card

Long lost coffee tends to hit a soft spot in my heart. For a while, I was without the use of my Keurig Platinum B70! I know, no coffee! Scary, eh? Turns out it just had a plug from all our hard water. 
I did find some great descaling instructions from Keurig.com. Here's a link just in case you find yourself in this same predicament:
How To Clean Your Keurig!
I found this fun card in the aisles of Trader Joe's. A tinkle of sadness filled my heart to think someone was not going to be able to capitalze on a free coffee. Two punches on a card like this is a big deal. They were two coffees closer to a freebie. So I hope the one who lost this card will be able to manage. I know I'd have a tear in my eye at the prospect of free coffee lost!

Found Object - Boxing Glove

Have you ever been enjoying your son's first trip to IKEA and wandered across a boxing glove right next to a trash can? We have. this beauty was taken when our son was a few months old and enjoying the sights and sounds of Sweden- if Sweden looked like a furniture store maze and smelled like pressboard. Though I am a big sports fan, I was never really into boxing. I have boxed with a bag in a gym, but never against someone. And never at IKEA. So, strangely enough, we came across this during our wanderings outside of a trip to the beloved Swedish store. How it got there, I do not know. Though I am intensely curious of the story.