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David’s Daily: 7/17/18

Hello friends and family. How is everyone doing? I’m doing pretty well for a Monday. After my shift today I went to visit a church member in the hospital who is recuperating from a bad fall. I pray that God continues to heal him from his injuries and that He will be with his family.

Yesterday, I crossed an item off my bucket list. That something was going to Nashville and doing something pleasurable. Under the suggestion of my lady, we both went to go see a replica of the Athenian Parthenon. Despite messy weather along the way, we had such a good time. Before yesterday I had never done anything fun in Nashville. Better late than never right? Definitely going to do some more traveling.

Though I don’t believe in false gods, I have always been intrigued by the beliefs of ancient civilizations such as Greece. Throughout the museum I talked as if I were a tour guide by explaining to Courtni as much as I could about anything relating to Greek mythology, such as the story of Medusa, and the different gods and what they were gods of. Before we even entered into the museum, I was already rattling off the names of the 12 Olympians- Zeus, Hera, Poseidon, Hermes, Athena, Dionysus, Apollo, Artemis, Aphrodite, Hephaestus, Ares, and Demeter. History was my second favorite subject throughout school. I think it is important to keep up with history and to remember yours. If not, you will be sure to repeat the bad aspects of the past.

We would’ve gotten a selfie with the magnificent statute of the goddess of wisdom, but her full body was way too big to capture. Also, so many others were taking selfies that we did not want to unintentionally photobomb.

From last Friday, to this previous Sunday, 12 AM to 12 AM, I did my social media fast as I had mentioned in my previous post. I admit, it was a little tough. Every now and then I tapped an app on my phone, nearly forgetting that I said I would be online. But before anything popped up to steal me away from my fast, I quickly exited out. This alone made me realize how much social media occupies my time. My life. I thought about making an announcement on Facebook before I went offline, but I figured nobody would really care. I was sure there were better things going on. During my time offline, I was able get quite a bit done spiritually, such as read my Bible, do my Sabbath school lesson, and do a daily devotion. From here on out I will take at least an hour to make time for my Savior. Then again, I should be doing that all the time.

Yesterday, I made the decision to ditch one of my social medias, which was Twitter. Compared to my college days, I haven’t really said as much on this particular platform. When I worked for my college newspaper, we were encouraged to have accounts so we could keep up with news, as well as tweet campus events we were covering for our publication.The most I use it for now is to tweet about television shows I watch. Also, when I publish something on my blog, it appears in a tweet on my Twitter as well. Of course seems to really care about my blog on Twitter, so I felt it was time to cut swing low. The bright side is that I have a little more space on my phone and one less thing to distract and occupy my time.

Thanks for reading. I’ll talk to you all later.

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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