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Life today has a way of pushing the things that are important aside to make room for so many things that are completely unimportant. I feel as though I am constantly working to weed out the meaningless addictions that life in the US has afforded me. From the internet to TV shows to sports to movies to all of the above on a handheld device. It's basically a full time job trying balance all of the countless distractions that come my way.

Recently I've been thinking about what I like to do. What would I do if I didn't have my current job (which is great and I'm not trying to leave or anything!) and wanted a hobby that meant something? I mean more than playing golf or camping or hiking -- which are things I love to do for fun and recreation. And today I had an idea! I think I might enjoy doing some minor financial planning for people on the side. I recently started reading Jon Acuff's new book, Start. So I think I'm going to just do it! I don't have a ton of extra time so I'll definitely start small, but I'm gonna start. And I think the best way to start is to help out with FPU at our church. I love Dave Ramsey. I like budgeting and finances and all the other nerdy things you can imagine at this moment as I type this. I like teaching and helping people. So I'm going to do it. And hey, if you're interested in my services let me know!

You've heard the saying, "We MAKE time for the things that are important to us."

I want to encourage you today. MAKE some time to figure out what makes you tick, what you like to do when the power is out or the President has taken over all your favorite channels. MAKE some time to love life in a way that doesn't involve your phone, tablet, etc. and your addiction to social media. MAKE time to BE who God created you to BE. If we would all just get a little better at this, I think we'd raise the bar of happiness and fulfillment in our lives to a whole new level. I'm with you Kid President!

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