HAPPY: Diving Into Contentment Philippians 4:10-23
Somewhere on your bulletin, I want you to write down (your best guess) how long you think you can hold your breath under water. How long do you think you can hold your breath? Everybody raise your hand. If you think you can hold your breath for at least a minute, keep your hand in the air. If you think you can hold your breath for a minute and 30 seconds or more, keep your hand in the air. If you think you can hold your breath for two minutes or more, keep your hand in the air. Three minutes or more, keep your hand in the air. We had one or two people at the two minute mark and now we have zero people who think they can hold their breath for over three minutes.
Happy - Gospel Centered Friendship Philippines 2:19-29
HAPPY: Attitude Adjustment Philippians 2:1-11
I was heading back, a few weeks ago, from a week of teaching in Paraguay with OM. I had had a great week and was heading to the airport. I got to the airport in Paraguay, which isn't a huge airport. My broken Spanish met the desk attendant's broken English and what I thought he said to me was, "When you get to Buenos Aires, you're going to be flying out of a different airport than you fly into." This was news to me, because it was not on my itinerary that I was suppose to change airports. Evidently, Buenos Aires has two airports -- one of them is for more local and commercial flights, the other one is for international flights. He told me it was about an hour away from one airport to the other. I looked at him and said, "Am I going to make it?" He paused and that made me feel that he didn't think I would and then he said, "Oh, yeah, you're going to make it." I asked if my flight was on time and he said it absolutely was. I text my wife --- Good news: flight's on time. Bad news: I might not make said flight. I get on the plane in Paraguay, fly to Buenos Aires; I run through customs, broken Spanish, I get in a cab that I think is going to take me to the right airport; pay a lot of money and he gets me there. I run in there about 8:30 and at 8:40 I'm standing in front of the attendant in front of their desk and I said, "Am I going to make my flight?" She looks at me and said, "Oh yeah, you're going to make your flight." I said, "What do you mean?" She said, "It's delayed nine hours!!"