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God is closer than you think!

Recently our family went to Disney. Despite living in Florida, we don't go there as often as you'd think, and so when we do go, it's a treat. On this trip we started our adventure in Epcot, probably because it's often one of the quietest parks and because I like to buy a British candy bar when we go around the World Show Case!

Marriage Lessons from Air-Mattress

Last week, Tracie and I got to do something that I don't think we have done for a long, long timeā€¦ and if I have my way, won't do again. We slept on an air mattress. I am really not a mattress snob, but I have never had a good experience with air mattresses - especially ones that leak.

This mattress rested inflated upon a tile floor which may not have helped our plight. As the night hours passed, much to my disappointment, I was provided more waking hours than I had hoped for to reflect on some of the dynamics of air mattressesā€¦ and their relationship to the wonderful union that Tracie and I are a part of called marriage.

Unclogging

One of the things that my family has really taken to this summer is water parks. We have visited many and recently we paid our first visit to LEGOLAND water park here in Florida.

Unfortunately, we got to the water park late in the day and so Tracie and I had to split up so that we could make the most of this experience. Tracie took Bethany on the big, crazy tall rides and I went with Jonathan on the smaller water rides more suitable for 5 year olds. Jonathan and I were having a great time playing on the water covered in jungle gyms, climbing our way to the top of the equipment which was probably about four stories high.

Triumphing Triumphantly

This week I began the immigration process of becoming a naturalized American Citizen. This seems like a huge, but natural, decision to make and I am looking forward to completing this process, hopefully in time for this year's elections. I will be deeply honored and humbled to become a US citizen.

One of the factors that made this decision easier for me is that I will be able to retain my British passport as I become an American citizen. However, holding dual citizenship isn't as simple a concept as it appears.

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