In this week’s episode, we talk about how to: road trip, accept compliments, and fall in love with anyone. We also play a mad round of “Fortunately/Unfortunately,” so hold on to your pets and your phalanges. You can listen on our website, in iTunes, or with your favorite podcast app!
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We begin this week’s episode by recounting the event henceforth referred to as ‘The Battle of the Ravenel Bridge.” It is a riveting tale of hardship, perserverence, and ultimate victory.
I saw Selma last week and highly recommend it. It challenged me and raised some questions I’ve been thinking about since:
- Is being a small part of a great cause enough for our generation?
- Has the need to be known for what we’re doing stolen our ability to accomplish anything meaningful?
“Like anybody, I would like to have a long life. Longevity has its place. But I’m not concerned about that now. I just want to do God’s will.”
– Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Speaking of Alabama, we’re taking a road trip to Birmingham soon!
What are some of your road trip strategies?
- Maggie loves driving and road trips, while I love being driven.
- We both agree road trips are great opportunities for catching up on phone calls, music, podcasts, and alone time.
- Maggie hates stopping frequently, but when she does stop she takes her time. I stop more frequently (bathroom stops, ahem) but don’t like to dilly-dally.
- We agree that good road trip snacks is KEY:
- I stock up at Trader Joe’s
- Maggie eats her body weight in baby carrots.
- Road trip games:
- Would You Rather?
- The Question Game
- Fortunately/Unfortunately (Just a warning: this one gets a little…intersting. Brace yourselves)
Mike and I are planning a trip to Europe this summer, but I’m feeling weird about it. Maggie gives me advice, and we discuss the benefits of traveling in the context of purpose and blessing.
- Traveling takes you outside of your comfort zone and contributes to character growth. Encountering new cultures provides perspective and challenges what we know and believe.
- It is an act of worship. Exploring new aspects of creation honors the Creator.
- Traveling allows us to be influenced by people whose stories and journeys are incredibly different from our own.
- It provides creative inspiration.
Do you have trouble receiving compliments? How do you go about giving them?
Our tips for receiving compliments:
- Say thank you.
- Be genuine – false humility is not becoming.
Our tips for giving compliments:
- If you think it, say it!
- Slide bits of encouragement into everyday conversation.
In other news, someone has discovered how ‘To Fall in Love with Anyone.’
Thoughts, questions, comments?