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2018 Newsletter #4

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: Agatha Christie’s Crooked House. Wow. My husband predicted the killer in the first 15 minutes maybe? I was still guessing right up until the very end. I guess that means I need to brush up my perception skills. This has made me really want to sit down and actually read her mysteries when I’ve got the time. One of these days…

Listening to: Lauren Daigle again (what can I say? I get into moods…) If you know of any Christian artists similar to her, hook a girl up please!

Eating: homemade candies, a surprise from my mum on a recent visit, and scotchies. I love a great oatmeal-butterscotch cookie.

Visiting: the family farm. It’s mid-August and the grasses are dry from drought but there’s nothing like watching hummingbirds feed, or a groundhog rooting about in the brush, or a young fawn, ears alert, crossing a road.

InstaBrowsing: Catholic posts. Especially about recent news, which I’m not going to comment on except to say that I’m continuing to pray for the Church as a whole, especially for justice, and for healing.

App Downloading: Fantastic Beasts: Cases From the Wizarding World. This free game (with optional in-app purchases) builds itself on the premise that you’ve graduated from Hogwarts and gotten a job working for the Ministry of Magic in the Department for the Regulation and Control of Magical Creatures.

This is your classic hidden objects game with some puzzle elements added, with a social feature (if you connect to Facebook) of trying to outrank your friends as the best detectives. Naturally, to fully immerse, I am the same character for both this, as well as my other HP-themed game, Harry Potter Hogwarts Mystery. My time-turner is getting a workout as I travel back and forth in history — after all, I can’t let Merula and Ismelda lead Slytherin to a House Cup victory.

Link of the week: The Microscopic Structures of Dried Human Tears. This is fascinating and further proof (to me) of intelligent design by a Creator who sees every tear, as it says in the Psalms, “my wanderings you have noted; are my tears not stored in your flask, recorded in your book?” (Psalm 56:9, MAB). Absolutely lovely.

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Lauren Miller is a Midwestern born writer with a passion for Jesus, the written word, and dogs. She has seventeen years of experience in the library field and reviews books for the Historical Novels Review (UK). Lauren is the Managing Web Editor and writer for The Scribe, a web publication of the St. Louis Writers Guild, where she also serves as their Director of Communications. 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 LaurenJoanMiller.com.

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