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When you wish upon a star . . .

So I've been thinking about how I am wishing my life away . . . I wish for the weekend, I wish for summer, I wish for vacation, you get the picture. In the meantime, I don't enjoy TODAY as much as I should.

I was really contemplating this problem last night, and I felt led to read Ecclesiastes. Several verses just jumped out at me.

I know that nothing is better for them than to rejoice, and to do good in their lives, and also that every man should eat and drink and enjoy the good of all his labor -- it is the gift of God (Ecclesiastes 3:12-13)

For he will not dwell unduly on the days of his life, because God keeps him busy with the joy of his heart. (Ecclesiastes 5:20)

So, I'm going to try to focus on the joys of TODAY and enjoy every gift that God gives me - from my work, to my home, to my friends, to my family.

Orlando Top 10

1. Buca di Beppo - best pizza EVER! Great atmosphere and music too! I can't believe I never went there when we lived in Florida! Luckily there is one in the Atlanta area.

2. Korean Restaurant on Colonial - hole-in-the-wall place, but DELICIOUS Korean bbq! GREAT Beef Bulgogi! Although definitely not a tourist destination, the food was authentic and tasty.

3. Epcot - this one always makes my list. This is my most favorite tourist destination in Orlando. We love the World Showcase and the entire Boardwalk resort area.

4. The Simpsons Ride at Universal - this ride was being built the last time we were at Universal. It was well worth the long line - it was GREAT - at least for me. Being a simulation ride, it made Carlos a bit sick, but he was sweet enough to ride it with me anyway. I am looking forward to the Harry Potter ride next time we go!

5. BB Kings - THE BEST HOUSE BAND ANYWHERE! Definitely the best horn section anywhere! I don't know about the food, as I'…

New Testament Challenge

After a challenge from Pastor Jim, I read through the New Testament in one week. There were several things that I noticed:

• I have plenty of time to read the Bible, I just choose to do other things.
• I was much less anxious and more content during the week.
• I was unwilling to put crap in my mind while I was "flooding" my mind with the Word.
• The Bible talks more about money than almost any other thing! Almost every book (if not every book) of the New Testament has some mention of money or giving.