International Sand Sculpture Contest

Revere Beach is the first public beach in the United States (1896) and it’s absolutely gorgeous. Every year, since 2004, people from all over the world come to the area for a three day competition to design the creations before you, and it’s estimated that roughly one million people flock in to see these designs.
I was disappointed by this year’s winner, but I think it’s safe to say these are all pretty unique. If you’re ever in Boston, this is a place worth a few hours of your time. It’s a five mile long beach. 🌊🐚🌅🏄🌞

The Bible Did Not Arrive By Fax

“The Bible did not arrive by fax from heaven. The Bible is the product of man, my dear. Not of God. The Bible did not fall magically from the clouds. Man created it as a historical record of tumultuous times, and it has evolved through countless translations, additions, and revisions. History has never had a definitive version of the book.” ―Dan Brown, The Da Vinci Code

All Beautiful Things

“All beautiful things carry distinctions of imperfection. Your wounds and imperfections are your beauty. Like Kintsugi, the Japanese art of mending broken pottery with gold, we are all perfectly imperfect. Breakage and mending are honest parts of a past which should not be hidden. Your wounds and healing are a part of your history; a part of who you are. Every beautiful thing is damaged. You are that beauty; we all are.” -Bryant McGill