On this day in history: In 1521, Ferdinand Magellan discovered Guam. In 1820, the Missouri Compromise was enacted by the U.S. Congress and signed by U.S. President James Monroe. The act admitted Missouri into the Union as a slave state, but prohibited slavery in the rest of the northern Louisiana Purchase territory. And in 1854, at the Washington Monument, several men stole the Pope’s Stone from the lapidarium.
The Upside Down AeroPress Coffee Brewing Tutorial – I use my AeroPress often, and I usually use it inverted. I think it gives me more control over the coffee brewing process, and results in a better cup of coffee. Here’s a tutorial explaining how to do this. And you can pick up an Aeropress on Amazon, because why don’t you have one?
How It’s Made: Pen & Pencil Edition – The Well-Appointed Desk gathered a few videos together about how certain pens, pencils, and other writing tools are made. Some of these are very interesting. It’s unfortunate that the final one in the post is no longer available. Enjoy these!
4 Benefits Of Rising Early And How To Master Morning Wake-Ups – I have become increasingly convinced that my best times are in the mornings. When I can arrive at the office a couple of hours before everyone else, I can enjoy the solitude and quiet before the day gets crazy. I use it for personal study and devotion, and kick things into gear for “work” as others are arriving.
What Is Love? – This may be one of the most inspiring short videos you’ll ever see.
Today In Church History
On March 6, 1901, missionary Amy Carmichael committed her first act of kidnapping, by sheltering her first temple runaway, a young girl dedicated to the Hindu gods and forced into prostitution to earn money for the priests. Read more about her here.
Throwing Sheep Into A Pit – The principle of Sabbath rest is not something we do well. Although brief, there are some great thoughts here, especially the final paragraph.
One Very Good Reason To Read Your Bible – Using Proverbs 3:27 as a base, “Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due, when it is in your power to do it,” Tim Challies shares a great reason to daily spend time in the Word of God.