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April Reflection

Last Friday afternoon to Sunday afternoon I was out camping at Cheatham Dam with my parents and a couple of church members. While I spend a good amount of time indoors, I absolutely love camping. Who doesn’t love kicking it in tents, sitting around toasty campfires, singing songs, and taking in those sweet nature aromas. Most of all it is a great opportunity to cherish God’s creations and do some reflecting

Sometimes I have a pet peeve of limiting myself. But I guess I should give myself more credit than I usually allow myself to have. When I first learned that I was going to be an instructor for Pathfinders, I had my doubts because I wasn’t sure how the youth would respond to me with my speech. But the kids don’t seem to care if I take my time speaking or stammer. In fact, just the other week I learned that one of them likes that me and David are their instructors. Last Saturday, after some encouragement from my father and church members Joselyn and Tanya, who sat with me around a campfire, I decided that I would agree to become a Pathfinder Master Guide. It will be good for me to gain some more experience in advising and leading. My goal is to keep the youth interested in church(God) and let them know that there is a God in heaven who loves them and wants to be there for them.

Another highlight of the trip was when my friend David challenged me and Pathfinder leader Jose to the Korean Spicy Noodle Challenge. I had never heard of until that night and I was in a good mood, so I accepted. The objective is see which person can finish a cup of spicy Samyang Noodles first without giving into the hotness. To no surprise, I did not succeed. My lips felt like they were going to burn off, and afterwards they looked mighty red.  I thought you might enjoy the video, so here you go. Gotta love the commentary.

Two weeks ago I set up my 401K. I felt a bit bad about waiting so long to do it, but I’m just glad that I finally did. As I’ve learned from those Financial Peace University courses I took and guidance from parents, it is best to start saving money when you’re in your 20s, as opposed to your 40s and older. We’ll see how I do with my saving.

Yesterday, despite the small spoilers, I went to see Marvel’s Infinity War. I won’t go into detail because I don’t want to spoil anyone who hasn’t seen it yet, but all I can say for now is that this film will leave you in awe as you’re sitting in the theatre at the end, even when you’re driving on the way home. Did that really just happen, you’ll think.

Last month, Mr, Purple Rain, Prince came back from the dead and graced his presence at Tennova Healthcare. His appearance seems to still be one of the hot topics at the hospital.

Would you believe King of Pop Michael Jackson also resurrected and attended the Rock the 80s celebration.  Jackson was also seen taking a picture with Prince, who he supposedly wasn’t too fond of when the two were previously living. Dying and coming back might change a person.

OKAY I’LL STOP. LOL 😂

I’m kicking off this new month right, I finished a really good book that I started last week. Last Sunday, I decided I needed a break from the craziness of Jenny Lawson’s “Furiously Happy” for something a little more toned down. Lucky for me, I had a couple new books lying around calling out my name. My pick was Nicola Yoon’s “The Star is Also a Star”. The story about a teenage girl trying to stop her and her family from being deported to Jamaica, and a teenage boy on his way to an interview for Yale. Their paths cross, perhaps because it was destiny, and feelings blossom. Stay tuned for a book review.

Anybody else read shirtless? Try it.

I didn’t mention this, but I bought a new laptop, hopefully nothing happens to this one. It’s sad that there are people out there who are either bored enough or cruel enough to create viruses and mess with people’s stuff, but what are you going to do right? In case you didn’t notice, I made a few changes to my blog. I created a new collage as my header image, and my background is now a beautiful, mellow, peach colored sky.

My goals for this month are:

  • Increase my blogging,
  • Learn something
  • Pray and read my bible more everyday
  • inspire someone,
  • Teach someone something
  • Make good memories on my cruise to the Bahamas this month, which is fast approaching.
  • Improve my speech.

What are your goals? How was your April?

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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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