David Days: 2/8/18

This morning before I showered, I spent about 15 minutes reading aloud, as suggested by another individual with a speech impediment. Did I stutter at all today- of course. I can’t remember a day I didn’t get stuck on a word. (Don’t you go feeling sorry for me). But I like to think that reading aloud and taking my time with each line got me in a mindset to just take my time for the rest of the day.

(What I got for my birthday.)

Sunday, I watched the Super Bowl with my parents I’m not a football fan. In fact I’m not a sports fan at all. I would choose a book over a football game any day. I watched just for the Halftime show. But I enjoyed watching the game; seeing a different team win this year. The Patriots has a good run, but I felt like it was time for a change.

I enjoyed this year’s Halftime show, but I think it could’ve been a little better. I was half expecting Joey Fatone, Chris Kirkpatrick, Lance Bass, and JC Chasez to make an appearance to perform with their former bandmate. C’mon I’m not the only one who feels the same way. Twitter, Facebook, and two employees at my workplace agree with me. If Beyoncé can share a stage with her former band mates for the halftime show, surely JT can. Other than that, Timberlake did his thing. His Prince tribute was beautiful, especially since the Super Bowl was taking place Prince’s hometown. You have to wonder how much work went into lighting up the city in purple like they did.

Was anyone else in stitches seeing that commercial with the Giants doing the dance from Dirty Dancing? They had to have been cracking their sides when they were making this commercial. I have to tip my hat off to that lift at the end.

This past Saturday at church, after potluck, my good friend David and I did our regular music jam after the fellowship meal. It’s always good when others join along with us, like our friend in this second clip who introduced me to the song As the Deer. I can’t get the song out of my head now.

Our music was a little different this time. For some of that time we ended up singing for some of the little kids of our church. The songs we sang were very active, in which we were all on our feet doing movement. Some of the songs we sang we hadn’t sung in the church in for a couple of years, yet they came back to me as if I sung them everyday. It’s amazing how things just come back to you. Some of those songs were Father Abraham; Roll the Gospel Train; Peace Like a River; Read Your Bible, Pray Everyday; King of the Jungle; and… I can’t believe I’m saying this….the Veggie Tales theme song. You know you’re desperate when you sing songs from your childhood. Lol At least the kids enjoyed themselves. Seeing them happy singing songs with a heavenly message is good. Hopefully as they grow older they will stay in the church and more importantly retain their love for Christ. Too often I see young people who stray away from the church for many reasons, one of the reasons being that there is nothing for them to do. Church shouldn’t just be for the adults. After all, Christ said that all of us should have the innocence of children.

I usually don’t talk too much about politics on my blog or on social media because of how it divides us, but the other night I felt compelled to write about the passing of NFL player Edwin Jackson, in which I said,

“It is sad about what happened to the Colts player who was killed by a drunk driver. Yes the suspected drunk driver may have been in the country illegally, but I would hardly call this an issue of immigration. I’m not excusing him at all for what he supposedly did. I would just treat the matter as another person who made a poor choice behind the wheel of a car, which cost the life of another. It’s sad that this happens all the time in our country, but it happens ALL THE TIME by people who are living here legally. It’s nothing new. Just treat the matter as a drinking and driving matter. Trump is just using this situation to build up his cause.”

Despite whomever God sets in power or allows to sit in power, my trust above all is in Him. We must remember that God is in control.

I’m going to go check out some blogs for a little bit before calling it a night. I haven’t forgotten you all, I promise. Good night.

By David Harris

I was born on January 31, 1992. I graduated from Austin Peay State University in December 2015 with a B.S. My major was Communications, with a concentration in Print & Web Journalism. My minor was English, with a concentration in Creative Writing. Writing is my passion. I’m a book lover. I prefer to to be called a Booklion rather than a bookworm. Why- lions are mightier.
My first love is Jesus Christ. I was raised in the Seventh-Day Adventist Church. No we are not a cult. We are Christians who worship on Saturday.
I have been stuttering since I was four, but through Christ I have persevered through it and will continue to do so. I’m not thing with Him.
Singing is another passion of mine. God blessed with me with the gift of song, which I am grateful for.

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