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And the Fruit of the Spirit is . . . gentleness

What is the image that comes to your mind when you hear the word, gentleness? Is it the picture of a mother and a newborn child tenderly cuddled in her arms? Maybe it is the gentle soap that has no fragrance and harsh chemicals. Is it a setting on the washer? Does that help to define and explain gentleness as included in the Fruit of the Spirit?

The dictionary defines gentleness as kindly; amiable, a gentle manner, no severe, rough, or violet; mind, moderate.

The Bible dictionary has this definition – Sensitivity of disposition and kindness of behavior, founded on strength and prompted by love.

Founded on strength

When I think of gentleness I don’t necessarily think of strength. When I pause and ponder gentleness has strength. Gentleness is knowing how to use the strength. Knowing God’s strength and seeing the gentleness we so much more that God is gentle with us.

Prompted by love

It is because of love that we are gentle. We love the person and understand that because of that we need to be gentle.

If there is no strength, then it is not gentleness but rather weakness. Love guides our actions and so we then understand that gentleness is needed.

God’s Gentleness

I think we understand God’s gentleness when we understand that he is a consuming fire, a jealous God. (Deuteronomy 4:24) When we understand that characteristic of God, then we can begin to understand his gentleness. If we go back to the definition of gentleness and look at God’s gentleness. We know that God is powerful. God has the strength so his gentleness is founded on strength. God’s gentleness is prompted by his love.

So why is God gentle with us? He loves us. God wants a relationship with us and knows that gentleness is needed.

So if that is true with God would it not be true for us that we need to be gentle with those around us. Ephesians 4:1-3 says that we are to walk with all humility and gentleness. Interesting that humility is listed with gentleness. Humility is how we consider ourselves and how we consider others. If we are humble, it will result in gentleness. Walk in gentleness.

As God’s chosen ones, we are to put on gentleness or meekness. (Colossians 3:12) Clothing is either one of two things. It is either the foundational garments. You know the garments that help to hold us all together. The other kind of clothing is the garments that we wear that people see. Gentleness is both of these — the foundational garment and the outer garment. When we have gentleness as a foundational it impacts how we wear our other clothing.

Reflections on Gentleness

Gentleness is an attitude. The attitude of gentleness impacts how we relate. When we have the attitude it will be easier for the actions to follow.

Gentleness is an action. Our words and our actions should be gentle. Proverbs 15:1 says, “A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh words stirs up anger.” That gives us an example of how the gentle action can change a situation.

Let’s grow in gentleness. Learn about God’s gentleness and reflect that in your own life.

This has been a characteristic that I have struggled with writing. Hence the reason that we are halfway through the month and I am just now posting. I do feel it is important. I was tempted to just skip it but knew I really couldn’t. Here are my beginning thoughts. Give me your thoughts about gentleness.

 

 

Exercise What your body needs

Everyone wants a healthy body. We want our body functioning as best it can. We want strong muscles. Our bodies need to be able to perform.

Exercise

Let me just say this, “I do not like to exercise.” I told you last week that this is written for me as much as anyone else. That continues with the topic of exercise. There is a long list of things that I would rather do than exercise.

I challenged us to think about sleep here. I reminded us that what we eat is important. Now it is time to look at the last element that helps our body — Exercise.

I was tempted to just skip this topic but I do think it is important.

There are three things that work together for a healthy body. I recently read that our health is maintained by

  • 20 percent in the gym/exercise
  • 40 percent in the kitchen
  • 40 percent in deep restful sleep

So if we want a healthy body, exercise needs to be part of our routine.

Why Should we Exercise?

This goes in hand with the truth about eating. Our bodies are the temple of God. We need to care for that temple. Exercise helps to care for our body and keep our muscles strong.

We want our bodies to be strong. We need our bodies to be healthy and strong so we can serve God and others.

In addition to helping us physically exercise helps us mentally. Our mood is impacted by exercise.

Exercise helps our immune system. It helps with weight lose. Exercise gives us more energy. Exercise helps us sleep better and we know sleep is important.

Why do we skip exercise?

Exercise requires discipline, self-control, and diligence. It requires the discipline to do it. The self-control to say no to other things and yes to exercise. You really need to do it more than just once a month.

I don’t have time. My suggestion is work it into something you already do. Yes, it does take time but instead of driving, walk. That is my plan for getting my daughter from school I walk/run to the school and then we ride the bus home.

Exercise costs money. I am not saying you need a gym membership or even a treadmill in your house. Get out and walk. For that all you need is a good pair of shoes. Do a workout from Youtube. Charity Shops and thrift stores often have workout DVD’s cheap.

I realise that there are people that have a physical challenge that makes exercise difficult. I would challenge you to do see what you are able to do and do that. See if that little bit will make a difference. Do what you can.

So after writing this, I still don’t like to exercise but I know it is good. For me it is a combination of making the time to exercise and knowing  that it is important. Hopefully my goal of walking to get my daughter from school will give me the exercise I need. Ask me in a month if I am exercising.

Do you exercise regularly?

What is your excuse?

Caring for our Physical Body

I think this post is written to me. It is an area where I am struggling and need to encouragement and am challenging myself to keep going. Maybe you are feeling the same way. If so, I hope this will be a challenge and encouragement to you.

Caring for our physical body

Last week I wrote about sleep and a bit of how that is caring for our body. I do a good job most of the time getting sleep but this is my challenge. So keeping with the theme of caring for our physical body, this week we will consider the topic of nutrition.

If we are not caring for our physical body, can we really be and do what God has called us to do? We need to care for our physical body.

Are you like me and at times tired on the endless debates about whether a food is good for you or not good for you? There is research on both sides of each debate. It seems that for each article for a specific food or diet there is an article saying why that is not good.

I am not going to tell you what is good nutrition. I think each of us know what is healthy or can do the research. Each of us needs to know our bodies and what is good for our bodies.

Why is it important?

Our bodies are God’s temple. When we have company, we clean our house and keep it clean. Why do we allow our bodies to be run down? Pause and think about the fact that as a Christian our bodies are God’s temple. That should impact how we care for our body.  Let’s care for God’s temple. (I Corinthians 3:16-17)

Whatever we do needs to be done for God’s glory. I Corinthians 10:31 is specific in referencing eating and drinking. In eating and drinking we are to glorify God. That means that what we are eating and drinking should glorify God. If we consider this truth, how would our eating and drinking change?

There is some value to bodily training. (I Timothy 4:8) interesting that Paul uses the word training. Training gives the idea of learning, discipline, and practice. Training tells us that this is not easy but it something we need to keep working on.

How we can for our body shows gratitude. When we value something, we take care of it. When your favourite skirt gets a stain, we get out the stain remover to care for it. Do we really value our bodies? Let’s value our bodies and show God our gratitude.

Two of the passages above are from I Corinthians. Corinth in Paul’s time was a prominent centre of commence. I Corinthians also deals with the question of eating meat offered to idols. I am guessing that food was available and enjoyed there. It is also in I Corinthians that Paul gives instructions that now we refer to as The Lord’s Supper and discusses how they should not defile that with there eating and drinking.

I think our world today is like Corinth in Paul’s time. We live in a world with plenty of food and a wide variety. (I know there are places and individuals that do not have enough.) We splurge and enjoy food. Each of us has what we consider comfort food. We do need food but we need to be glorifying God in our eating.

Questions about caring for our bodies

Does good nutrition guarantee that we will be healthy? We life in a fallen world and have disease and sickness. So no, that does not guarantee health but it is the right thing do so. It honours God.

What is the goal of nutrition? Our goal should be to honour God. Each of us knows what that looks like for us.

What is your excuse? That is my question for you and me. Write them down and see what God says about those excuses.

I told you this is written for me as much as you. This is what I need. I need to write down my excuses and review what God has to say. I need to make some changes in this area. My goal is to lose weight. I have a renewed focus. What about you?

God is Faithful – Six verses reminding us of this

Yesterday was a bank holiday. My husband had planned a walk for international students. My daughter and I met them for lunch. It was great to see so many students enjoying their time together. Walking gives time for conversations.

I want to wrap up the faithfulness focus this month by looking at some verses on God’s faithfulness. These are verses to read when you are discouraged. Reading these will help you know God more. These are great to have posted where you can see them regularly.

Reminders of God’s Faithfulness

I think if you were to ask me right now what is my favourite book in the Bible, I would say, “Exodus.” I love reading it and seeing how God works, God keeps his promise. This passage is when Moses is up on the mountain the second time getting the ten commandments. This is what the Lord proclaims.

“The LORD passed before him and proclaimed, “The LORD, the LORD, a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness, keeping steadfast love for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, but who will by no means clear the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children and the children’s children, to the third and fourth generation.” Exodus 34:6-7

Look at what the Lord says about himself. He says abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness. I love the word abounding is describes big and full so much faithfulness.

“Know therefore that the LORD your God is God, the faithful God who keeps covenant and steadfast love with those who love him and keep his commandments, to a thousand generations.” Deuteronomy 7:9

God’s faithfulness is seen in that he keeps covenant. Again faithfulness is paired with steadfast love.

“All the paths of the LORD are steadfast love and faithfulness, for those who keep his covenant and his testimonies.” Psalm 25:10

I find comfort in knowing that the path of the Lord are steadfast love and faithfulness. Again steadfast love and faithfulness are seen together.

“The steadfast love the of the LORD never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.” Lamentations 3:22-23

Great is your faithfulness. This has a great reminder that God’s mercies never end and they are new. We cannot exhaust God’s mercy. He is faithful.

“God is faithful, by whom you were called into the fellowship of his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.” I Corinthians 1:9

Three words but such a deep truth to cling to. God is faithful. So simple but so deep, such a comfort for us.

“No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.” I Corinthians 10:13

These are just a few verses reminding us of God’s faithfulness. Copy these and put them someplace where you can be reminded of God’s faithfulness. God is faithful.

The Psalms are fill of so many verses that speak of God’s steadfast love and faithfulness. Read through Psalms and be encouraged.

What verse do you cling to reminding you of this truth?

Questions about Faithfulness

Live a life of faithfulness

Do you have questions about living a life of faithfulness? Maybe these are some of the questions that you have. If you have other questions, leave them in the comments and we will discuss them.

How do I live a life of faithfulness?

One day at a time. Seeking to love and serve God. Listen to God. Confessing when you fail and know that God forgives. Start your day seeking God, ask Him what he has for you today.

Does faithfulness mean I will be safe?

Depends how you define safe. As a believer we are safe in Christ but that safety might come in eternity. Think about Daniel. He was faithful in praying and remaining faithful landed him in the middle of a lion’s den. But there he was safe as God shut the mouths of the lions. Paul faithfully preached Christ but he was not always safe. In 2 Corinthians 11:23-27 Paul gives a list of things that have happened to him as a result of preaching Christ. We are safe in Christ but that might not mean that we will be physically safe.

Does faithfulness mean I will be successful?

Are you being faithful because God calls us to be faithful or are you being faithful to get some reward? We need to be faithful because God has called us to be faithful. We should not think that faithfulness will guarantee that we will get what we want. Faithfulness might not always looks like success but it can be faithfulness.

About 20 years ago I was leading a Bible study in the Asia. People were busy working long hours. I remember a few times there would only be one or maybe two people at the Bible study. That was a time that I began to realise that I needed to be faithful – faithful to prepare, faithful to be there. God was calling me to be faithful.

Does faithfulness mean I can never quit?

I am assuming that you are asking that you are doing something faithfully and now you want to quit but feel that if you do that you will not be faithful. We need to be faithful to what God is calling us to do. At times God leads us to do something else so yes, we can quit and still be faithful. We are still being faithful to what God has called us. We need to be sure that we are following God and not our doing this means I am faithful mindset.

When is faithfulness difficult?

I think that varies for each of us. There might be some areas of life that are easy for some but for others are difficult. I will say that I struggle when I am looking for results and that doesn’t happen. It is at those times that I need to remind myself that I need to be faithful. It might be difficult when others don’t understand why we are doing what we are doing.

When if faithfulness difficult for you? How do you keep going when it is difficult?

What is God calling you to do today? I pray that you will have the strength to live a faithful life today.

Other posts about faithfulness include Fruit of the Spirit – Faithfulness and The Foundation of Faithfulness.

Hinderances to Disciplines

Over the past few weeks we have been looking at the disciplines for success. These are some of the things that you need in your life in order to have success in reaching your goals. Each of these are in response the things that hinder us in our growth.

In this post I listed seven things that can hinder you in achieving your goals. I was thinking of things in myself and things that I have learned from listening to others.

Last year I coached a few friends on getting things done. I enjoyed cheering them on and watching them succeed. I began to realise that in order to truly be successful you need to deal with the heart issues. If you do not deal with those issues, then it doesn’t matter what you true you will be struggling. The perfect planner won’t help completely. The wonderful schedule will leave you frustrated. The organised house will only satisfy you for so long. You need to deal with heart issues.

How do you know what is hindering you?

The easy answer is not really easy but here it is — ask God to search your heart and show you.

Pray asking God to show you the things that are hindering you. Pray Psalm 139:23 for yourself. “Search me, O God, and know my heart! Try me and know my thoughts.”

Be still and listen. That can be the difficult part for me. My suggestion is to have a blank piece of paper so you can write what you are thinking and what God is telling you.

Be honest with yourself and with God. It might hurt to look in your heart but it will help you grow.

If you are still struggling, knowing the issues that are hindering you, talk with someone who knows you and will be honest with you. Others can often see things that we are blind to.

You might find other hinderances then the ones I listed. That is fine. You know yourself. Take those and then look at what needs to be done so they are not a hinderance.

When you begin to understand the hinderances, then you can begin to address those issues and grow in disciplines for success.

Disciplines for Success

Disciplines for Success

Each week for the past few weeks I have listed a discipline for success. The list of disciplines is below with links to the posts that give you more to help you understand the discipline and how it can help you.

Humility

Diligence

Self-denial

Grateful

Generous Living

Faith

Contentment

So let’s review these disciplines in our own lives. How do you rate yourself in each of these? Which discipline is the most difficult? Can you think of some ways that you could grow in one of these disciplines?

While this might be a challenging topic, I trust that it encourages you to grow.

“And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.” Galatians 6:9

Keep going. Keep growing.

What verse encourages you to address these hinderances and grow in disciplines for success?

The foundation for faithfulness

If I am honest with myself, I will admit that I do not always follow through with my intentions. I will also admit that I do not finish everything that I begin. (My stack of unfinished sewing projects is proof of that point.) I need something besides myself as my example of faithfulness. I am sure if you are honest with yourself, you would say the same thing. What is the foundation of faithfulness?

Foundation for Faithfulness

God is our foundation of faithfulness.

So if I say what verse speaks of God’s faithfulness? I am guessing that the majority would quickly turn to Lamentations 3:23. That’s what I did except instead of reading just verses 22 and 23 I went to the beginning of the chapter.

The author, likely Jeremiah, describes the situation using words like, has seen affliction (verse 1),  brought me into darkness without any light; (verse 2) my flesh and skin waste away (verse 4), and besieged, bitterness and tributlation (verse 5). That continues all the way to verse 21, “But this I call to mind, and therefore I have hope.”

Hope in the midst of all those things listed comes from the steadfast love of the Lord and his mercies. God’s faithfulness is shown in his steadfast love and his mercy.

God is the foundation of faithfulness. It is not me trying and believing I can do it if I try hard enough. God is the foundation. He is the example of faithfulness.

It is helpful knowing that God is our foundation but how about an example of an individual.

David’s Example

I think we can learn a lot about a person by listening to what they have to say about their parents. Listen to what Solomon says in I Kings 3:6, “You have shown great and steadfast love to your servant David my father, because he walked before you in faithfulness, in righteousness, and in uprightness of heart towards you.”

Did you see what he said about his father? David walked in faithfulness. We know that David was king, he feared the Lord, he praised the Lord but there was that time when he was not faithful. Remember Bathsheba.

That gives me hope and encourages me. David sinned and yet he is considered faithful. When Nathan confronts David about his sin, David’s response is “I have sinned against the Lord.” (2 Samual 12:13).

So when you sin, when you are not faithful, acknowledge it and recognise that it is against the Lord. Confess your sin. Know that God will forgive you.

We are called to be faithful. That means following through with what we said we would do and finishing what we begin. This is not always easy but God is our example and he gives us strength.

Well done though good and faithful servant.

Here are some reflection questions to help you think about this. 

How does understanding God’s faithfulness help you be faithful?

Are there areas in your life that God is calling you to be faithful even when it is hard?

Do you have areas that you are failing in being faithful? Confess this to God.

This is part of the study on faithfulness.

Contentment – Discipline for Success

Contentment, will that really help me succeed? I thought that it was discontentment that moved  me to set the goal and now you are saying that contentment is going to help me be successful. Are those the thoughts running through your mind? They are running through mine. Stay with me and let’s work through this and see how contentment can be a discipline for success.

Contentment

Discontentment is one of the things that can hinder you from reaching your goals. To overcome this hinderance we need contentment.

What is contentment?

In his book The Rare Jewel of Christian Contentment, Puritan author, Jeremiah Burroughs defines it,”Christian contentment is that sweet, inward, quiet, gracious frame of spirit, which freely submits to and delights in God’s wise and fatherly disposal in every condition.”

Contentment comes from within. It is the work of the Holy Spirit in our lives. It comes by fixing our eyes on Christ and seeing all that Christ has done for us.

Contentment is quiet. It is seen through the actions of a person and not from their words. The person that quietly goes through life enjoying all they have and seeing it as blessings from God.

Contented people understand that what they have comes from God. So they are willing to give graciously to those around them. They understand that God will meet their needs.

Contentment submits to a loving father who is caring for us. When we realise that we have a perfect heavenly father who is caring for us, contentment and praise should flow from our lives.

“That to be well skilled in the mystery of Christian contentment is the duty, glory and excellence of a Christian.” Jeremiah Burroughs

You can learn to be content.

That is what Paul writes in Philippians 4:11, “Not that I am speaking of being in need, for I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content” How do you learn this?

Paul is striving to know God. Philippians 3:7-11 Paul writes that, “I count everything as loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord” (verse 8), Then in verse 10 he writes “that I may know him and the power of his resurrection . . .” When we strive to know God, the things around us will mean little to us. We will grow in contentment as we realise how God loves us.

Paul is striving toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. He is fixing his eyes on eternity. When we do that the things of this world will lose their appeal. We have a confidence that God will work with all that we have.

Discipline of contentment

How does this help achieve our goals?

We will be satisfied with what God has given us. Instead of complaining about what we don’t have and how that is hindering us we will be thankful and work with what we have.

We know that God has placed us in the circumstances that he wants. We will stop comparing our situations and circumstances with those around.  Understand that God has sovereignly arranged the details of our life. So glorify him.

Maybe you were discontented with the way things were and so you decided to make a change. Is that discontentment in something you have control over and can change? If so use that to make a goal but if the discontentment is in the circumstances that God has placed in your life. Learn to be content.

Do you struggle with discontentment? Discipline yourself to be content.

Fruit of the Spirit – Faithfulness

As we begin a new month, we will continue looking at a Fruit of the Spirit. This month is Faithfulness. The ESV, NIV, and NASB all use the term faithfulness. The KJV uses the term faith. The Greek word is πίστις pistis which means faith, faithfulness. So I think either word can be used. I think both words have slightly different meanings in English. I will write a bit about faith in a later post.

A Fruitful Year Faithfulness

What is faithfulness?

The Zondervan Compact Bible Dictionary defines faithfulness, “an attribute both of God and man, implying loyalty, constancy, and freedom from arbitrariness or fickleness.”

Each of the attributes and character qualities in the Fruit of the Spirit are attributes of God. The same can be said for faithfulness. God is faithful. (2 Corinthians 1:18) God has demonstrated this to us and shown us how to display that in our lives. One way that God has shown his faithfulness to us by keeping his promises.

Pause and think about how God shows us his faithfulness. He displays it by keeping his promises. What promises has God made? How has he kept the promises? Can you see in the Bible how he is faithful?

God has made covenants with his people. God’s covenant with Noah was that he would not curse the ground again or strike down everything living creature. (Genesis 8:21) But keep reading God says that “seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night shall not cease.” (Genesis 8:22) That is a promise that we see throughout the year with the seasons but also each day. God keeps his promises.

Characteristics of Faithfulness:

The characteristics of faithfulness include loyalty, constancy, and freedom from arbitrariness or fickleness.

Who or what are we to be loyal to? We are to be faithful to what God has called us to do. We are to be loyal in our relationships with others. If we are to be faithful to what God has called us to do, we must be certain that we know what it is that God has called us to do. It is going to be different for each of us and will be different at different times in our lives. God calls us to be faithful.

What does constancy have to do with faithfulness? We need to keep going what we are called to do no matter what happens around us. This is where faithfulness continues even when we don’t see the results that we want. Our goal should be to be faithful to what God has called us to do. 

Freedom from arbitrariness or fickleness means that it is not based on our feelings but on what we are to be doing. Now, I will admit that I looked up the word arbitrariness. Maybe you know the meaning but if you don’t I will save you have to look it up. Arbitrariness means “The quality of being based on random choice or personal whim, rather than any reason or system” from Oxford Dictionaries. This removes the exceptions that we want to put in. I will be faithful except fill in the blank. Faithfulness is not based on our feelings, but on what God has called us to do.

Faithfulness Requires Action

Faithfulness requires action. In Matthew 25:14-30 Jesus tells the parable of the talents. In this parable the manager gives talents to the servants. The talents are given according to the servants abilities. The servants then had to decide how they would faithfully serve the master. The ones that heard, “well done, good and faithful servant” were the ones who had action.

Are you ready to put action into your faithfulness?

Other posts about A Fruitful Year can be found here — love, joy, peace, patience, goodness,

 

July Review

It is hard to believe that it is the end of July. Where has the month gone? Where has the year gone? Here is a quick review of what happened in July.

Miss K finished school and is enjoying her summer break. The weeks leading up to the end of school were challenging as we waiting to find out where she would have a school placement for autumn. (I won’t go into all the details but most of this has to do with her special needs and the process here.) She has a place at the local secondary school and we are pleased with the schedule that they have put together for her. It is a mix of classes with SEN and mainstream. We are thankful to know where she will be attending in the autumn. Now on my list of things to do is buy uniforms.

Miss K turned 14. Her birthday always is a time to pause and reflect on how God has sustained her life.  She is all about birthdays and one of her favourite things to watch in YouTube is birthday parties. We had a party with the girls from her class.

July Miss K turns 14

My son and I took a trip to Scotland. We rode the train and visited some friends. It was a nice getaway and fun to see some new parts of the UK and a fun time with my son.

July Review Loch Lomond

2018 Goals

My goals for 2018 are listed here. I also have them written in my planner and will add notes of things that I have done towards those goals.

Both kids were at camp the same weekend. That has never happened so we took advantage of that and planned tourist. When I told Miss K what we were doing she said, “that sounds boring” which was exactly why we were doing it when they were at camp. We enjoyed a day out in Lincoln. We knew that it would be almost impossible to get Miss K to go on a Towers Tour so we did that. It involved quite a bit of climbing but then we had a wonderful view of the city. That falls under the goal of relationship with my husband.

July Review Lincoln

One of my goals for July was to consistently blog three times a week. I have copied some posts from my old blog. Some of the posts that I copied this month were a number of posts about My Asia Journey. I share those just so you can learn a bit more about me. You can find Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4.

I finished a fun sewing project that I had been working on for a long time. It took some time to collect the selvages. I made a mug rug with fabric selvages. I like the way it looks and have begun collecting selvages for my next selvage project.

Selvage Mug Rug

A few trips on the train gave me extra reading time. I finished Why We Sleep, Among the Poppies, which is a Christian Fiction set in World War 1, and Essentialism.

Two things I made in the Instant Pot this month that have changed my world. Okay, maybe that is a bit dramatic but changed my cooking. I made mashed potatoes and hard boiled eggs. I have to say both were easy.

Ponderings in July

Recently I discovered that a zero-waste store has opened nearby. That got me thinking about all the plastic that we use. I am slowly making changes. So I got out the bread maker and made bread — saves plastic bags. I made some felted soap to try that instead of liquid hand soap. Next on my list is making yogurt in the Instant Pot.

How was your July? What did you do? Any good book recommendations? I can always add a few more books to my to be read list.

July Review