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For the week of February 17, 2014 – February 23, 2014.
Thingy-things I jabbered about in this episode:
- A surprise tax check
- Chipotle’s Quesorito
- My new laptop
- Gracie’s “Big Sister” gift
- The people of Walmart
- My freaking awesome socks
- Gracie’s and my trip to the local toy store and comic shop
- My brother’s Street Shark vs my face
- A birthday surprise for Wendie’s mom
- Lots of house cleaning
What I Learned: Serving your family is amazing; not just for them, but for you, too! It’s rewarding for you, too.
Scripture: Acts 20:35 - “In everything I showed you that by working hard in this manner you must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, that He Himself said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’”
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We are so close to having our newest little girl, Eiley (pronounced like “Riley”, minus the “R”).
At least that’s what Wendie is telling me.
Her contractions have been getting more intense, but she keeps on moving and doing everything that needs to be done before our baby arrives. It blows me away. It really does! I mean, if I was in that situation with aching hips, painful contractions, and being extremely tired, I would be everyone’s worst enemy. Ya’ll would hate me! I promise!
Not Wendie, though. She keeps pressing on. Sure, she occasionally has moments of exasperation, but all-in-all, she’s been fantastically patient with Gracie and me. Right now she’s filling sandwich bags with servings of oatmeal that will last us a week. It may sound like such a little thing, but it isn’t, I promise you.
I just thought I should brag on her for a second. If you haven’t listened to the first podcast episode, be sure to do it and let me know what you think of it so far. As always, thanks for reading and listening!
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Week of February 10, 2014 – February 16, 2014
After dealing with hardship after hardship in just the first month and a half of 2014, I decided that God wasn’t a big bully. I learned the problem was me. I needed to change the way I was looking at life and to focus on the small things in life that I should be thankful for. Oddly enough, this first week was full of these little events.
Scripture for this episode:
Do not be deceived, my beloved brothers. Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change. Of his own will he brought us forth by the word of truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of his creatures. - James 1:16-18 (ESV)
For everything created by God is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving, for it is made holy by the word of God and prayer. - 1 Timothy 4:4-5 (ESV)
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I started writing a personal blog called What Am I Thinking…? back in 2010 or around then. It was meant to be a place where I could share thoughts about my life and my family. It was supposed to be cathartic. Unfortunately, it turned into the one place on the internet that I dumped all of my personal baggage for anyone to read. (It’s still there. Take a look for yourself.)
I look at that blog and basically see garbage. Sure, there are a few bright spots in it, but all in all it was a depressing place.
And I’m tired of depression. I’m ready for therapy.
David Lives Here is going to be similar to Made My Day, which is hosted by James Kennison. I won’t deny the similarities that you’ll find if you listen to both of our podcasts. The end goal for each episode, though, will be learning a life lesson or a truth about God.Hopefully you’ll enjoy hearing the stories that I share and maybe something I say in one of the upcoming episodes will help you out.
Alright. Let’s see how this turns out…