Great Finds!

Today, I was like a kid in Disneyland. I discovered two great shops with all kinds of goodies. I spent a couple of hours browsing the long aisles, but I had to force myself to leave because I literally could spend days in each one. I decided that I would definitely come back for more next time.

christian bookstore

The first is Mardel just a few minutes away from where I live. Coming from a state (CA) where the Christian bookstore is a dying business, it was so exciting to see a gigantic store just for Christian books, gifts, music, and various paraphernalia. I was agape to see all kinds of book titles and the long aisles for each genre. If I wasn’t self-conscious enough, I could have danced down each aisle. This is definitely a place I’d be coming back to again and again.

heaven

Right next to Mardel is Hobby Lobby. I’m sure that this is a franchise all over the US, but this is honestly the first time I’ve been inside the store. It is like a Super Michael’s (CA arts and crafts store). Like most places in OK, it is huge and expansive

arts and crafts

I surveyed the many kinds of arts and crafts available in the store as I walked quickly to take everything in, and my mind was already running off with ideas for the different projects I could start. But I had to take a deep breath and get a hold of myself. I am in graduate school, after all. In any case, it gives me great comfort to know that this place exists just around the corner. What a great find!

another heaven

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