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Thursday, August 29, 2013

Vegas Tips for Living in God's Wonder

Hi Friends,

Bryan and I got back from a surprise trip to Vegas not too long ago (fun together time!) for his work, and today as I was going through some of the pictures, I was reminded of some life lessons I learned there.

So, here are 4 tips for living in the wonder of God everyday from crazy Las Vegas:

1) When you feel like your stuck (like in 3 hours of traffic) and life is stormy and murky (like in a dust and thunderstorm) ... look for God's promises that the storm won't last forever (look for the rainbow!).  There is beauty and wonder even the stuck and stormy places of life.  Lift your head and look for it.  And keep on.

2) If you want to get the best out of a meal (or out of life), follow the recommendations of the One who has created the menu.  Just as you get the best stuff at a new restaurant when you ask the waiter (or chef) what's best and trust him to bring you just the right thing (we had some of the BEST food of our lives using this method in Vegas this time!!), so we should trust God to know what's best for us, and choose our "plates" for us in life as well.  Trust Him - even when the stuff on your plate looks a little scary (that's sushi pizza in the pic -- best thing EVER)!!

3) Feeling a little tired or worn-out? Take a moment for a good meal ... of God's Word!!

4) Enjoy the gift of laughter.  If you don't have enough of it in your life, watch Duck Dynasty. ;-)