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    One more week of celebrating the moments that make every day worthwhile. This time its:

    Being interviewed by Rey Brown from “I Like Family” podcast, A lady at the school said I was very kind, I got Jenn’s new car stereo in, I had a woman as my contact picture, I recreated the Nobody’s Listening theme song, Started posting NLPast Rewind episodes, I was able to fix a bunch of RSS Feed issues, Talked out my fear of writing with Jenn, Ambrosia from Publix, A great email from an NLCast listener, A writing breakthrough, Watching Harry Potter with Jenna, Skipping church, Reading to J and Making a schedule for the week. PLUS a ton of your MMD moments! Enjoy!

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    It’s another week of celebrating the little, tiny wonderful things in life. Things like:

    Getting cake; my kids getting to hold my iPad; not having a great day, but making it into a good one; taking down Christmas lights with controlled anger; torturing my son; solutions to my hard drive woes; a good day of writing and inspiration; fixing Christmas for my wife; successfully recovering nearly every meaningful file from the failed drive bringing an end to the hard drive debacle of 2013; crushing my man dot between 12 packs of soda, getting a Buzz Lightyear from Tokyo, Japan; and throwing ice to enhance my performance of “Let It Go”.

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    Back again for week 8 of Made My Day celebrating the little, tiny wonderful things in life. Things like:

    • Finton from Ireland reminds me of better times and good ministry.
    • Going out to dinner an not only saves money, but I don’t mind the crowd.
    • 2013 tried to kill me and my family. We survived. Not everyone does survive Depression. Being that close to darkness changes your perspective on suicide.
    • I struck gold with at least one of my wife’s Christmas gifts.
    • I’m loving my new podcast headphones and a wired, low-profile, illuminated keyboard, which were Christmas presents from my lovely wife.
    • I completely cleaned and dusted my home office… which with all of my Buzz Lightyear collectables, was no easy task.
    • I picked out lamps for our living room. Jenn liked them. I made her day and that automatically makes mine.
    • Purchased a new control card for my lost hard drive. It may allow me to recover some of the data after all. I’ve already pulled some images from the drive.
    • I’m really enjoying putting together a marble roller coaster I got for Christmas. Makes my heart jump when it finally works right.
    • I’m not working… but I’m going to find something to do with my 9-5 time during the day. Jenn is a good wife.

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    Once again we’re celebrating the little, tiny wonderful things in life… which this week are:

    • Adobe Audition Presets and Windows Fonts still on my computer due to an SSD.
    • Nobody’s Listening podcast is being featured in “What’s Hot” in the “Kids and Family” section of iTunes along with Made My Day.
    • I survived three days without my family with no noticeable anxiety or depression!
    • A great quote from Unknown.
    • We got all our Christmas presents wrapped and one on Christmas eve-eve.
    • A little miscommunication from my 5 year old son concerning the dog.
    • Jenn and I talked about our future.
    • Got an awesome comment from a MMDCast listener.
    • Got Christmas all set-up by midnight Christmas eve.
    • Jenna cried with joy when she saw our gift to the family.
    • J enjoyed an unexpected gift the most of all.
    • Jenn cooked an amazing meal.
    • I got some good loot for Christmas!
    • Went to Busch Gardens in Tampa, Florida with the family… and a good attitude.
    • Jenna’s got jokes… so does J.
    • My friend Jon sends me a heartwarming video.
    • The kids enjoy their Squishy Baff.
    • Jenn lets me off the hook with a very astute observation about the podcast.
    • Reading a great book: Exiles: Living Missionally in a Post-Christian Culture
    • My friend, Ethan Nicolle has had an amazing year!

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    This week we’re talking about the wonderful little things that make every day worthwhile. Stuff like: A special MMD from my daughter, J’s Stuffed Reindeer, the dog is finally doing what he’s supposed to be, my daughter is acting like… and that’s a good thing. PDQ and Jenna’s going to get a knife… or two. Talking with my friend Paul Godbout. J winning an art contest. J’s wedding ceremony plans. Writing a chapter book or novel or short story… haven’t decided yet. Finding Jupiter with the help of my daughter’s new telescope. Taking pictures of the Moon. The kids finally trapped the stuffed reindeer. And writing a silly story about a peanut.

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    This episode crams two weeks of MMD moments into one show… and contrary to the title, it is family safe. We’re talking about Minecraft Birthdays, Sara Bareilles, bad hard drives, photos from the past, ministry moments, making a creeper from boxes, impressing my wife, my wife trying to convince my son that his “stuffie” is moving at night, Doctor Who is too much, plus your Made My Day moments!

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    This week it’s wireless routers, Candyland with dares, Doctor Who 50th Anniversary episode, MMD is a featured iTunes podcast, watching Doctor who with the kids, reading Harry Potter to my daughter, seeing Frozen, having Thanksgiving at Cracker Barrel and thanking a waitress.

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    This week we’re talking about Thanksgiving T-shirts, scaring your own children, tired eyes, USB 2.0 card readers, Axe Cop, Doctor Who, failing a math test, stealing a bedroom, an exploding Target, giant bubbles, being an artist, sauce problems, Star Wars loft beds, christmas stories, a kid from Ireland, Jesus being dead and how you don’t have to be thankful for crappy stuff that happens to you. Very liberating.

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    This episode you’ll enjoy wonderful moments from my week: Doctor Who excitement, teachable moments with my kids, porch lights, nasty soda flavor combinations, the Panara lady,  Mike Tompkins, the Exit Only Man, the lady who couldn’t order her chicken without drama, plus your MMD’s! And as a special bonus… we’ve got some WMD’s (Wrecked My Day) to share.

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    It’s the first episode of Made My Day. The first podcast episode I’ve recorded in over a year.

    You just made my day by downloading and listening. Thanks!

    This episode we introduce the show’s concept and talking a little about why it’s important to me personally. Then banging through a week’s worth of things that made each day worthwhile including: Milli Vanilli, Ceiling Fan pull chains, typing lessons, 1.5 megapixel photos from 2000, and the horror of pants dropping on fans.

    Then we read the MMD’s from some early bird pre-listeners and give a very special thank you to three important people: Janusz S., Ana S. and Tamara S. Without their monthly donations every show on the network would have been unavailable.

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    Gravity a flash comic by Hannah Unkrich – A wonderful explanation of how it feels to be sick… and then ostracized on top of that. I really like the meds angle. The more people share about this Depression thing the better.

    Peter’s Online Typing Course – We’re teaching our 8 and 5 year old how to type… cause they want to be able to type in Minecraft. This is what I’m using. It’s a great resource for teaching anyone how to type. I’m using it to review my numbers and symbols. Did I mention everything is free?

    Submit your own MMD moment to mmdcast@gmail.com or use the submission form.

    Thanks for your support!

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