Coffee Break – 03.27.2017

Your Monday Dose Of Inspiration

On this day in history: In 1841, the first steam fire engine was tested in New York City. In 1884, the first long-distance telephone call was made from Boston to New York. In 1905, fingerprint evidence was used for the first time to solve a British murder case. And in 1912, the first cherry blossom trees were planted in Washington, DC. The trees were a gift from Japan.

Coffee Break

A Coffee Drinker’s Guide to Coffee Candies – You need to know this stuff. Really. And I’m going to have to find some of these.

Watch Sand Bubbler Crabs Transform A Beach – Have you ever heard of the sand bubbler crab? Neither had I, but this time-lapse video is pretty neat to watch.

Comedy Wildlife Photography – People have great senses of humor. But sometimes it seems like animals do too. Here are the 2016 finalists for The Comedy Wildlife Competition.

Unsatisfying – Some things just leave you… unsatisfied. Enjoy. Or not.

Memorize Scripture: 1 Peter 3:12

Hiding God’s Word In Our Hearts

Last week, we saw the first portion of an Old Testament quotation Peter used. Today, we see the rest of that quote. See it for yourself in 1 Peter 3:12.

1 Peter 3:12

Peter used Psalm 34:12-16, from the Greek version of the Old Testament, the Septuagint, to reinforce his point. Last week, we looked at the first portion of his quote. This week, we’ll memorize the rest.

Like last week, here is the passage Peter uses in its entirety:

Whoever of you loves life
    and desires to see many good days,
keep your tongue from evil
    and your lips from speaking lies.
Turn from evil and do good;
    seek peace and pursue it.
The eyes of the Lord are on the righteous
    and his ears are attentive to their cry;
the face of the Lord is against those who do evil,
    to cut off the memory of them from the earth.

Coffee Break – 03.20.2017

Your Monday Dose Of Inspiration

On this day in history: In 141, the 6th recorded perihelion passage of Halley’s Comet took place. In 1852, Harriet Beecher Stowe’s book Uncle Tom’s Cabin, subtitled “Life Among the Lowly,” was first published. In 1885, John Matzeliger of Suriname patented the shoe lacing machine. And in 1888, the Sherlock Holmes Adventure, “A Scandal in Bohemia,” began.

Coffee Break

Physics Says This Is The Best Way To Deal With Hot Coffee – When coffee is too hot, what do you do to cool it? Here are two approaches, examined from a scientific standpoint, showing which way actually works better. Or, you can just drink it hot.

Why The Purple Skittle Tastes Different Outside America – I didn’t know that Skittles had different flavors. They just taste like sugar to me. And I certainly didn’t realize they made them differently for different parts of the world.

20 Quick Tips To Improve Your Productivity – I found this to be the best article on productivity that I have ever read. This list prioritizes things like Bible reading and memorization, along with more mundane productivity tips. Well worth reading!

The Deadliest Garden In The World – This was morbidly fascinating. There is actually a garden that cultivates poisonous and deadly plants… on purpose. And it’s really quite beautiful.

Memorize Scripture: 1 Peter 3:10-11

Hiding God’s Word In Our Hearts

In the last passage, Peter stated that live in unity and be a blessing to others. He supported that statement with a quote from the Old Testament. Read it for yourself in 1 Peter 3:10-11.

1 Peter 3:10-11

Peter states very clearly that we are to live our lives to a higher standard, and especially so when we are faced with suffering because of it. In order to reinforce this, he quotes the Old Testament book of Psalms, using the Septuagint version. The Septuagint was a Greek version of the Hebrew Old Testament Scriptures, and Peter uses Psalm 34:12-16 from it to make his point.

Here is the entire passage:

Whoever of you loves life
    and desires to see many good days,
keep your tongue from evil
    and your lips from speaking lies.
Turn from evil and do good;
    seek peace and pursue it.
The eyes of the Lord are on the righteous
    and his ears are attentive to their cry;
the face of the Lord is against those who do evil,
    to cut off the memory of them from the earth.

Everyone has that one thing that excites them. For me, it’s coffee, or coffee mugs, or pocket knives. Or a few other obsessions hobbies. For you , it will be something different. For this guy, it’s Hot Wheels.