When was the last time you worked out? I haven’t worked out for like two months and my 13-year-old son challenged me to a basketball game and boy did I regret it the next day! It is important to work out physically but it is also more important to work out spiritually. When we are spending time with the Lord reading our bibles, doing devotions and going to church, we are working out and getting stronger and when we are stronger spiritually we are able to accomplish some amazing things. Let’s look at Peter for example. When he was walking with the Lord and he was pretty ripped spiritually. In Matthew 14:28-29 Peter sees the Lord walking on water and he says to Jesus “Lord, if it is you tell me to come to you on the water. Come, Jesus said. Then Peter got down out of the boat, walked on the water and came toward Jesus.” Peter had some amazing faith to want to take a step onto the unknown. You know there were 12 guys in that boat with Peter and he was the only one that wanted to get out! When was the last time you took a step of faith? When was the last time you got out of your comfort zone? When was the last time you did something when everyone else was watching from the sidelines?
“Thus Edom refused to allow Israel to pass through his territory; so Israel turned away from him.”
The tax return deadline has been extended until mid-July, but you may have already filed your taxes. If you were not entirely happy with the results, you might start seeking ways to change the outcome for next year. And one area to look at may be your investment-related taxes.
When our first baby was only about six weeks old, Chad and I decided to drive to another town for dinner. She had been a difficult newborn, to say the least. She had terrible acid reflux that had yet to be diagnosed, and she cried for hours at a time. Chad was a young lawyer, struggling to keep up with his workload. I was a stressed, exhausted first-time mom, just trying to keep my head above water, while mostly drowning in my own discouragement and desperation to figure out why my baby wouldn’t just be happy.
How many years have you participated in band? What was your role? I’ve been in band 7 years, ever since my 6th grade year. I am section leader for the flutes as well as Senior Drum Major.