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The Beatles playing on top of Apple Headquarters at 3 Savile Row during their famous “rooftop concert” 1969

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Heads Up, Newlyweds-to-be:

Don’t over-commit in your first year.

This fall Ashley and I have been busy. And coordinating two schedules is more difficult than it looks.

  • Ashley works Monday-Thursday and Saturday.
  • I work Monday-Friday.
  • We co-lead a high school small group on Wednesday nights.
  • We attend a married couples’ small group on Thursday nights.
  • We go to church and have dinner with my family on Saturday nights.
  • And we help lead the youth meeting at church on Sunday nights.

For a couple months, we were able to make it work. But as we were getting ready to go to the youth meeting last Sunday, Ashley was on the verge of tears. We hadn’t spent any real quality time together in days.

So we talked and decided we were spreading ourselves too thin—especially as we go through this season of transition. So we’ve re-evaluated our schedule, and we’ve decided that we can no longer help lead youth on Sunday nights.

Sundays are the only day of the week where we’re both off work, and we needed to protect that shared time together.

It wasn’t an easy decision to make. We like investing in the kids and interacting with the other leaders at church. And we felt like flakes quitting halfway through the semester. But a change had to happen, and it was the right change to make.

We kinda learned this lesson the hard way.

So, as you start your life out together, guard your time jealously. There are only so many hours in a week, and the time you spend together—even if it seems like you aren’t doing anything important—is very important.

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I know the guy who drew this!!!!!!! check out:

(Source: godhealsme)

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Van Gogh’s “The Starry Night” and Hokusai’s “The Great Wave off Kanagawa” in one painting

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365 of 2014 - Week 41


Wednesday, October 8, 2014 - Perfect ending to a long day


Thursday, October 9, 2014 - Our small group celebrated Canadian Thanksgiving! (A couple days early)


Friday, October 10, 2014 - Grand opening


Saturday, October 11, 2014 - Seems like our niece was just learning to walk and now she’s already driving! 


Sunday, October 12, 2014 - Cold, rainy runs make me feel alive.


Monday, October 13, 2014 - Seen while running


Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - Biggest perk of working at Compassion: Free coffee

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I love this quote.

(from Liberal Arts)

(Source: hannahorvath)

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The monsters that rose from the dead, they are nothing compared to the ones we carry in our hearts.
Max Brooks, World War Z
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365 of 2014 - Week 40


Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - THESE bees aren’t disappearing.


Thursday, October 2, 2014 - Borrowed my parents’ hot tub while they were out of town.


Friday, October 3, 2014 - Ashley and I went to Mueller State Park to catch the last of the changing leaves.


Saturday, October 4, 2014 - Welcomed our new pastor to the church tonight. Glad to have you, Josh!


Sunday, October 5, 2014 - Ashley and I went to Happy Apple Farm with my family to pick apples and pumpkins. 


Monday, October 6, 2014 - My workspace for the next couple months.


Tuesday, October 7, 2014 - Got to watch the moon rise while running this evening.