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I Should Be Doing Something Else Right Now

I only have a quick second.

There are a million something else's I should be doing right now.

Like vacuuming since there are 18 kids coming over for prom pictures Saturday.
I spent two days planting flowers for OUTDOOR pictures.
But the weatherman announced that while it's been beautiful and delightful all week  it's all going to change on Saturday.
Maybe even some thunderstorms .
I feel like I can't even talk in complete sentences anymore with all the to-do lists in my brain so I'm just going to communicate via bullet point.
• We got rid of our trampoline.
We have been planning to get rid of the trampoline since the fall. The girls just don't use it like they used to and it took up an enormous chunk of the yard.
We bought the trampoline years ago from friends who were moving to China.
We naturally thought it would be easy to find someone interested to buy it from us.
Monte took pictures and posted it to our street's Facebook page with an asking price.

I Have Seen the Lord!

It's the season of contemplation.

What we agree with.
What we believe in.
Who we agree with.
Who we believe in.
In one way or another, it's all contemplated.
As believers in Christ, we can over think it.

And by "it" I mean the whole thing.
We over intellectualize the sacrifice God made by giving up His only son for our forgiveness.

We make it about laws and rules and dates and times and commentaries and personal theories as we throw stones and fiery darts at anything that disagrees with us until we are so far from the heart of the matter that we don't even know what's the matter anymore.

And people certainly don't think of Christ  when they see us coming.
In John 20:17-18 after Mary found the tomb empty and wept, Jesus revealed himself to her and told her to go tell the disciples.

"Jesus said, Do not hold on to me, for I have not yet ascended to the Father. Go instead to my brothers and tell them, 'I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my G…

Planet Earth 2

Have you seen any of the BBC's Planet Earth 2 series?

The series is broken down into segments, each episode takes on the animals of that particular segment even if they live across the globe from one another.

One episode was about islands.

We learned about the 3-toed sloth.

Oh my goodness.
This sloth was hanging out in a tree when he heard a mating cry.

The slowness in which he reacted is quite fast for his species according to the narrator, David Attenborough.

David Attenborough has the type of soothing voice  that could make Winnie the Pooh seem harsh.
And his brother played John Hammond  in Jurassic Park!
Back to the sloth.

After hearing the mating call, the sloth jumped into the water and started swimming toward the cry.

I'm not sure why but this struck me funny.

I've never really had a reason to believe a sloth couldn't swim but I sure didn't expect him to look like a tourist on vacation rather than a sloth on a mission to find his soul mate.

He's doing the …