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    our-depression-story-pt1James Kennison and his wife Jennifer tell how Depression, Anxiety and Bi-Polar progressively changed their lives. How it disabled James, changed his personality, and cost him his career as a Pastor, and his family life they had built. It’s also a story of hope and recovery. This is part 1 of a 2 part series.

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    ep-17-simones-badgeSimone from JAM CIty posted her 5th grade badge with some great comments about my ministry efforts.

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    ep-16-knees-and-elbowsMy wife and I have differing views on power walkers.

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    ep-15-hidden-mickeysThis Memorial Day weekend cemented a family tradition in our family, and a Hidden Mickey hunt was the highlight of the trip.

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    Failing ForwardThis we’re talking about failing. I messed up and missed out on an awesome opportunity… but it still made my day.

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    My son J. is a pretty smart kid. He’s great at math, reading, telling time and he learned to ride his bike on the second push. But being six years-old he is prone to misunderstand things here and there, especially when it comes to his seat work. He’s always good for a kid story.

    Last week he brought home the following paper:

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    Hilarious right? He did exactly what was asked. He added a car to the train. I didn’t even say anything to him. I just snapped the picture and shared it on Twitter and Facebook as soon as I could.

    A funny little kindergarten misunderstanding, right? I didn’t think he would ever outdo that one.

    Then today he hands me the following paper:

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    Though there are a couple of regular cars drawn in I was thrilled to see the little box cars in the upper-right corner. I realized that these instructions said “box cars” rather than just “cars” and assumed he had read the instructions, understood and followed them. That meant that the first paper’s instructions were to blame. I could put my son back into the genius category that every proud parent is sure their child belongs.

    Then J. explains what I’m looking at.

    “That was the hardest one,” he says quite exasperated. “It was hard to fit them all in ’cause I had to draw six cars and six boxes.”

    They considered this take a failure… but the messups are my favorite part!

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    My daughter made my day today by believing in me. This episode we’re celebrating the following moments that made my day: My son did his English paper correctly, Having to get rid of a Facebook friend because of the Suggested Friends that were being presented, Had a good friend respond very well to the news that we were coming to visit, Guest-hosting on It’s Just Us podcast, Singing “Sail” with the kids and wife, I dropped my son J into a trashcan to retrieve my keys, Guest hosted the Westside of Mars podcast, Got an email from a depressed teen that I really related to, My family enjoyed the Valentine’s stuff I got for them, I wrote out the story of how my wife and I met, I found Microsoft Office CD’s I’d been missing for months, Read the first chapter edits from my editor Lauren.

    Plus your MMD moments! Send in some more to mmdcast@gmail.com.

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    This week’s episode, just to be a little different from the usual, will be focusing on the little, tiny wonderful things in life! Things like:

    Donna’s husband reaching out, Writing 20,000 words in my book, Waking up at 3am and writing, Had lunch with a friend and made his day, Gameboy Color vs Gameboy DS, A trip in the car to Disney World, When God takes, Will looking out for me via Twitter, Writing all day, Guest hosting on Pop Mockers, Finishing the rough draft on my book, Joking with the kids, Talking with my wife about her life after my depression, My son’s prayer, Getting through a to-do list, Framing Bird Man, Truth or Dare with my son, Kennison Trivia part 2, Editing my book, Podcast cover art gig, Whatever it is, yes, Reading my first chapter to my daughter.

    Plus your made my day moments and emails!

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    Donna, this one’s for you! We’re celebrating the tiny, little wonderful things that make our day, if we look to find them. This week it’s: Jenna calling me a “Man of God”, Honey butter from the wife, Finishing a book, Writing 18000 words in my own book, Writing Bible Stuff articles, Kennison Trivia, Comments on Bible Stuff articles, Disney Cruise, Tricking my kids, Seeing our Stateroom, Lunch on a cruise, Saving Mr. Banks, Glow bracelets, Jenn being thankful for the special things I brought on the trip, Watching Frozen again, Pirate costumes, Waterproof watches, Doug TenNaple, Snorkeling, Stingrays, Castaway Cay, Disney Dreams production, Signing autographs, Making the Piano man’s day.

    Plus your amazing MMD moments!

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