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2018 Newsletter #3

Here’s seven updates as to what’s been going on in my life over the past week.

Estimated reading time: < 7 minutes.

I’ve been…

Watching: Luke Cage SS02. I liked it better than its first season, and better than The Defenders or Iron Fist. I still think that Jessica Jones and Daredevil have stronger antagonists.

Listening to: Lauren Daigle’s new hit single, “You Say”. I love how real Daigle gets with her lyrics. She just launched the lyric video this week too so if you’re a mega-fan, you can begin memorizing the lines (lyric video here).

Eating: the most amazing British confection I’ve never heard of before — a Victoria sandwich (for the uninitiated like me, it’s buttercream frosting and strawberry preserves sandwiched between layers of sponge cake). Next time, I’ll take photos to share.

Visiting: a British-themed tea house that serves you generous portions (see above comment about food) and tea by the pot. I want to go back next time on a rainy day, snag a seat by a window early, and bring a book. Doesn’t that just sound cozy? (Link here)

InstaBrowsing: photos of my nieces and nephews. What can I say? I miss my fam. They’re growing up so fast and I don’t see them as often as I’d like but at least with Insta, I can see those small moments of ice cream smiles, muddy feet, and messy crafts that make up a young child’s summer days.

App Download: I was planning this week on downloading a new app that would allow me to write text on images (like the featured photo of this post) and then discovered that iPhone has a built in feature that already allows you to do that. It’s called “Markup” and it’s buried in the Photo Editor. Expect to see me playing with text on graphics here in the future.

Practicing: Accountability. I’ve joined a local small group and we meet weekly with God, and each other, to share what we’re taking away from the Bible. It’s a relatively close-knit circle and learning from each other has been awesome. It’s also a good way to talk about our struggles and I’ve found this particularly helpful this week. Honesty matters.

So that’s a peek at my week, and I’ll be posting soon about how the literary journal is going, the one I blogged about earlier this summer. Stay tuned and keep reaching higher!

This entry was posted in: Lifestyle


Lauren Miller is a Midwestern born writer with a passion for Jesus, the written word, and dogs. She has two decades of experience in the library field and reviews books for the Historical Novels Review (UK). She likes to spend her free time enjoying period films, discovering new reads, and being surrounded by other people’s pets. Lauren, her husband, and their wily Maine Coon (who isn’t quite a dog) live in Missouri. You can learn more about Lauren’s writing at

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