From Now On, I’ll Do Me

Heather Christena Schmidt

I haven’t had much time to write for the last few months. I’ve written, just not on my blog.

Still, I hadn’t realized how long it’s been since I checked in with you guys until a couple weeks ago.

My daughter was playing a for-fun tennis match with a friend, and the friend’s dad asked me: “so, have you been doing much writing lately?” My response was plainly “no,” and then I remembered I had written the obituary for my husband’s grandfather (who recently passed away at the age of 90). So kind of.

But I couldn’t remember the last time I had written on this blog, so I checked and it’s been …well, a while.

I started making my usual excuses, the ones I always make when it’s been a while. If you read through some old posts, you’ll see them. I’ve been busy. I have three kids. My…

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Friday Giftures for Days

Ben's Bitter Blog

The days are becoming shorter and I’m okay with that. Daytime isn’t good for you. The is the part of the 24 hours period where you have to do things like work, breathe, shop, deal with people, etc.

On the other hand, the night time is when you do fun stuff like TV, video games, mock other people on Social Media and scare people senseless and sleep and imagine lives way better than the one that exists in your waking life. Days are the worst. Let’s just makes days last much longer, because they are way better.

Anyways, let’s just skip the day and view these giftures at night…

Let’s start this day off…

…with a kick and a whiff.

This is what happens…

…when you do things during the day.

I just love when I have a camera recording…

…to see all the destruction in my life.

First world…

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stop at this post if you could use some life and encouragement…


 Command those who are rich in this present world not to be arrogant nor to put their hope in wealth, which is so uncertain, but to put their hope in God, who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment. Command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds, and to be generous and willing to share. In this way they will lay up treasure for themselves as a firm foundation for the coming age, so that they may take hold of the life that is truly life. – 1 Tim 6:17-19

If you’re wondering why it’s mid-afternoon and I’m just now posting, today has simply been too busy and there have been too many distractions. But who am I kidding, I doubt if anyone actually noticed. The Internet is much more interested in fake news, hyperbole, and salacious gossip than the contents of this blog!

Truth be told, I write for myself…

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