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September Thoughts

It has been more than a month since I have written here.  No excuse other than lack of internet during the evenings!  It’s amazing how dependent we can become on something as simple as internet access!

Random thoughts from the past month:

1.  Moving 30 years of belongings from a 3500 square foot home is daunting.  Little did we realize how many Uhaul trucks and how many days it would actually take.  But it is done!

2.  Moving back to an area you have lived before has its pros and cons.  Not sure which outweigh which yet!

3.  Living a few blocks from the Gulf of Mexico is a plus.  Almost daily walks on beautiful beaches with my bride of 30 years is a huge plus.  The opportunity to take hundreds of photographs is nice.  Sunsets, birds, water, boats, moon rise, etc.

4.  Having full-time employment for the first time in almost two years is nice.  Missed the interaction.  Grateful for the opportunity and enjoy the faith my employer has in me.  Having group health insurance is awesome!  I welcome the opportunity to pay for Cyndi’s simply because it’s group and there are no pre-existing conditions!

5.  Driving through an U.S. Air Force base each day is daunting.  Having F-22 fighter jets fly over as they prepare to land can be both exciting and kinda scary.

6.  Despite what some people would have you believe, there are thousands of people who are unemployed that would like to work.  I see people every day that would rather have a paycheck than receive any type of public assistance – whether that is unemployment compensation, food stamps, social security disability, etc. – they want a job.  Problem – there are not enough jobs for them to have in today’s economy.

7.  I get the opportunity to serve beside some of the best people.  Each Sunday I’m amazed at the dedication and genuine concern for others these people display.  City Church Tallahassee.

8.  Catalyst 2012 will take place in three days and Cyndi and I won’t have the opportunity to be in Atlanta for it this year.  Catalyst 2010 was one of the most amazing experiences we’ve had and was certainly a defining point in our spiritual journey.  Not the event itself, but the opportunity we took advantage of while there.

9.  My wife is amazing!  She is my number one supporter and fan.  30 years ago I married so far out of my class!  Thankful for who she is, what she stands for and what she is willing to do to make our lives better together!

 

 

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Some Very Random Midweek Thoughts

How does that saying go? …The best laid schemes of mice and men often go awry?

While our plans haven’t necessarily gone awry, they certainly haven’t gone exactly as thought!

Good news for our financial health!  Some friends and peers from my previous career offered me a job in Panama City, Florida beginning the end of August!  I accepted and that means Cyndi and I are packing and moving in the next few days!  Loading a truck tomorrow and will store our belongings in the area.  Hoping to find a short-term rental (off-season) in Mexico Beach where we can at least enjoy the transition! Excited for the opportunity!

We will still continue to serve at City Church Tallahassee each week.  Down side is that it doesn’t appear that we will get to participate in community groups (Panama City is located in Central Time Zone, Tallahassee in Eastern Time Zone – making it really difficult to get there in time!).  Of all the things I’ve had the opportunity to do at City Church, community groups have brought me some of the most satisfaction.

Random happening this morning – two young deer were trapped in our neighbor’s back yard this morning.  Easier said than done trying to show them where the gate was for an easy exit.  Twenty minutes later they finally were able to push the fence up far enough to crawl through – they had no desire to go the easy way I wanted them to go!

Excited for Cyndi as she sold an item from her Etsy store this weekend!  You can check it out here:  SeaEverything.  It’s says I’m the owner but all the stuff is hers!

Also shipped some things from All Tide Up to a friend who will rep the items as he performs his original music in Panama City Beach!

Oh, and did I mention there is a storm that is expected to become a hurricane that could be in Central Florida by early next week?!  Never a dull moment in our lives!