First American Missionaries
1. George Lisle – I was always taught that Adoniram Judson was the first American missionary, and he is the first entry to pop up when you google that phrase. However, if you look closely at his Wikipedia page, you’ll notice that it says he’s the first Caucasian American missionary. That’s because George Lisle, a former slave, left America to become a successful missionary in Jamaica 30 years before Judson was sent to Burma. How did I just hear of him 4 days ago?
2. Betsey Stockton – While I hadn’t heard that Lottie Moon (or Amy Carmichael) was the first single American woman missionary, I was surprised to find out last week that Betsey Stockton, a missionary to Hawaii, had even existed. I had never heard of her, even though she was the first single American woman on the mission field. It seems that every week I discover more of a need to learn black history, as it has been largely left out of my education so far.
Which Character Are You?
3. Take this short quiz to find out which character you are in the story of David & Goliath!
4. Take Beautiful Pictures on Your Phone – I stumbled across this video in a mommy/minimalism Facebook group I’m apart of, and I’m so glad I did! Maggy gives some great tips for taking professional-looking photos from your own home with your own phone! She gives tips for pre and post production, using a $20 light (available on amazon) and a free photo editing app. The maternity photos she takes are simply stunning! While professional photos are great, they might not always be in the budget, so it’s nice to learn some tips for getting great photos of your kids in between those professional shoots.
5. Bullet Journaling is something we’ve both gotten into here in the last year or so. Not a lot of people really know what exactly a bullet journal is, but this website can help answer all your questions. Check it out, and I’m sure we’ll both share some pages from our personal bullet journals soon! “The Bullet Journal is a customizable and forgiving organization system. It can be your to-do list, sketchbook, notebook, and diary, but most likely, it will be all of the above. It will teach you to do more with less.”