On this day in history: In 1821, Spain ceded Florida to the U.S. In 1866, authorization was given to build a tunnel beneath the Chicago River. The three-year project cost $512,709. And in 1955, Disneyland, Walt Disney’s metropolis of nostalgia, fantasy, and futurism, opened on 160 acres of former orange groves in Anaheim, California.
How To Make Cold Brew Coffee At Home – One of my favorite ways to make coffee is a cold brew. This method creates a coffee with a very low acidity, and it tastes great either hot or cold. Give it a try! You can get a Hario cold brew pot on Amazon.
10 Stylish Items Under $10 – We all want to look our best, but sometimes that can get expensive. Here are a few ways that men can step up their style game without costing too much.
Master Your Time – I really like the idea of being proactively productive. I want to be able to accomplish as much as I possibly can, without overworking myself, or sacrificing my family on the altar of work. Here are some great thoughts on productivity, and some great ideas to try.
Why All World Maps Are Wrong – Did you realize that all the maps you’ve ever seen of the world are wrong? Making a globe into a flat map is actually mathematically impossible. This video explains why.
Today In Church History
On July 17, 1674, Isaac Watts was born in Southampton, England. He preached his first sermon on this day in 1698, but is best remembered for the many beloved hymns he gave to the church. Read more about him here.
When Sin Keeps You From Prayer – Prayer is a topic that has been on my heart much recently. I plan on preaching a series on prayer this fall, and have become convicted that I do not pray enough or for all the things I should be praying for. This article is very convicting about why to pray, especially when we aren’t.
Lifting Your Soul – Speaking of prayer, the psalmist uses this phrase in many of his prayers. This is a theme I need to keep in mind as I pray as well.
The Challenge In Praying With Your Spouse – And, while we are on the subject of prayer, this is an area of prayer that too many neglect. Do you pray with your spouse? What is preventing you from doing this?