Shelter and safety. They make us feel comfortable and secure. We have a lot of comfort and security and shelter here in america. Rarely do we feel truly threatened or at risk. We go places we know are safe and we take part in activities that are completely within the realm of safety. Even when we risk a little it’s a conscious decision with as much safety measures in place as possible. We have so little risk in our lives we have to inject tiny amounts of it via perceptively dangerous recreational activities that are still extremely controlled.
With all this shelter comes, for me at least, a diminished sense of adventure and a disconnection with the experience of life and spontaneity. How can we truly connect with our surroundings if there’s a constant buffer separating us from it? When’s the last time you felt the touch of grass…
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One guidebook I read cautioned against visiting Liechtenstein for the “cocktail-party bragging rights.” But, so far as I can tell, there are only two reasons you visit the pint-sized principality, one condescending but honest (the novelty), the other more surreptitious (tax evasion). I’ve always been something of a geographical completist, one of those people who collects places, checks boxes, drives out of the way to get that last county in Maryland, visits Lansing just to have visited it. For that personality, the border crossing between Switzerland and Liechtenstein is entirely anticlimactic. Blink at the midpoint of the Rhine, not yet a major river, and you’ll miss the small white sign with the princely seal that unceremoniously marks your entry into the Alpine realm. You’d be forgiven, too, for missing the border crossing. Even the Swiss army has accidentally invaded on three occasions, ultimately…
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Moving from one house to another can be hectic. Most people do not even know where to begin packing and what they require. Some people pack in a disorganized manner such that their belongings do not fit in the storage boxes or they end up leaving behind some items. Although it may be tedious to pack and move houses, you may simplify the work by taking these few tips into consideration.
Start by finding packing materials. These may be boxes, suitcases, masking tapes and any padding material required for utensils and other delicate things. These will help you get organized in such a way that you know what is to be packed in what box. You may even label the boxes for ease of recognition or to help any other person helping you remember.
Collect Important Documents
Collect all your important documents together and file those that may…
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Relationships are hard, or at least I think they can be. Even when you meet someone and they seem ”normal” Is there such a thing as ”normal”? I can’t say I have found that. Ever. Which is okay. Life is about finding that person whom you wish to trudge through life with together. I believe whole heartedly that I have found that person.
For the sake of some privacy I’ll refer to him as J for now. I could use all these great words to describe him, like amazing, funny, sweet, handsome, it can go on and on, you get the picture he’s awesome. He is far from the normal I think.
He has a daughter whom he primarily cares for by himself. One huge major thing I love about him. He’s the best father a little girl could ask for. Reminds me of my dad how he cares for…
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The wall at Jericho was an impenetrable force to any army that was trying to overtake the city.
Before even dealing with the wall, any attacking troop would have to navigate their way across a ditch 8.2 metres (27 ft) wide by 2.7 metres (9 ft) deep, cut through solid bedrock with a circumference of around the town of as much as 600 metres (2,000 ft), then there was the wall itself, the height of the wall (approximately 1.5 metres (5 ft) thick and 3.7 to 5.2 metres (12 to 17 ft) high).
If the attacking army managed to get this far past the wall into the city without being shot down by the archers, all that was left was to defeat the well trained Canaanite army that was always standing on guard in the city.
This was the reality of a young leader; Joshua.
Joshua and his ragtag Israelite army had seen an…
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