How to road trip, accept compliments, and fall in love (podcast)

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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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Show Notes:

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?

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