43 things i’ve learned ~ guest post from @DavidWLitwin

In honor of my husband’s birthday, here are 43 things he’s learned:

1.    Love and Joy are contagious, bitterness and envy are infectious.

2.    God hates sarcasm.

3.    Wisdom is a promise of reading the book of Proverbs.

4.    Women are stronger than most men ( especially my wife ).

5.    Political, religious and sexual preferences doesn’t define someone’s identity – it influences their actions.

6.    My wife is a Jewel in the eyes of God.

7.    A good breadth and depth of reading is better than a college degree.

8.    God is bigger than my failures.

9.    Debt enslaves.

10.  Everyday science is proving God, it just doesn’t know it.

11.  Praise of children shapes their personality … and their creativity.

12.  Leaders are readers, but writers are revolutionaries.

13.  We all need to “live inspired” ( Spirit led ).

14.  God is the ultimate story writer.

15.  When you leave a room, the people gathered should be more encouraged, educated and motivated than they were when you walked in.

16.  Eye contact in conversation heals and binds.

17.  The church is truly herself AFTER a disaster occurs … it needs to treat each moment that way, because everyone is suffering from something.

18.  You don’t really know who your friends are … until you move.

19.  Singer, songwriter Jack Johnson is one of the most powerful and profound believers on the planet  … just don’t tell anyone ( it’s a secret ).

20.  We should never attack peoples actions, but we should lovingly address the painful outcomes.

21.  God isn’t a Republican … or a Democrat.

22.  Darwin’s dead … Jesus Lives! ( do you really want to put your faith in the dead guy? )

23.  Polarization is one of the enemy’s greatest tools.

24.  My wife’s green cooking has kept me healthy.

25.  Listening ( especially spiritual listening ) is a lost art … but an incredible tool.

26.  I wish I hadn’t watched so much MTV… or drank so many Big Gulps and eaten so much fast food … as a kid.

27.  The gospel of the “Kingdom” has yet to be preached in all corners of the earth ( especially in the U.S. )

28.  Fear is a physical reality based on events that have yet to occur … for some those events can be weeks, years or circumstances away, for others just seconds.

29.  Happiness is based on Happenings, Joy is based in Christ ( Scott from my Bible Study taught me that one ).

30.  Save, save, save. don’t spend, spend, spend. ( learned that one the hard way )

31.  I like mushrooms, sour cream and avocados. ( hated them as a kid )

32.  Everyone has a story.

33.  Empathy is a key to changing this world.

34.  I love Big Bang Theory.

35.  I have been blessed with a lot of cool talents … and I need to use them more.

36.  I need to live close to a beach ( 30 miles or closer would be perfect ).

37.  It is not good to have zeal without knowledge, nor be hasty and miss the way ( Proverbs )

38.  People need to cultivate relationships.

39.  We should be able to walk arm in arm without seeing eye to eye ( Rick Warren )

40.  God isn’t as religious as people make him out to be.

41.  I would much rather read than watch television.

42.  Botox has nothing on Pure Joy when it comes to beauty.

43.  I have a lot of living left to do!

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10 thoughts on “43 things i’ve learned ~ guest post from @DavidWLitwin

  1. Val Sweeney Cathell on said:

    Some of the best thoughts ever expressed in writing… David needs to write a book! I loved everything he said — very profound! xo

    • thanks Val, I actually have a book in the works (didn’t know if you knew that). We love you and your family. Have a great night and an “inspired” week.

      • Val Sweeney Cathell on said:

        David~ I am so glad you have come into my life! Cindy is fortunate and really blessed to have you. Inspiration comes to us in many ways. Sometimes we ignore it or don’t see it. I am so glad I see it in you. Your friendship means a great deal to me and it comes at a perfect time! Thank you for inspiring me!

  2. angelamroberts on said:

    I love these, especially God as the ultimate storywriter. I like that because that’s where I am. Glad to see you being you.

  3. wow I needed that:) He inspires….. I have realized that pain doesn’t build character, It reveals it….love to a precious couple that I wish I had known better and hope to get the chance!

  4. John Brandt on said:

    Big smile, great thoughts, Happy Birthday.

  5. Hi! I am just following up on a comment you left on my blog! Thank you for stopping by to say hi!

    We like ALOT of the same things — speaking of which, time for another cup of coffee 😉

    xoTiffany

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