Thank God for Your Normal, Boring Life

Earlier in the year, when I seemed to getting on a plane every week and I was dealing with some mysterious health symptoms, I remember thinking to myself: "If I could be at home, in my usual routine, doing all my ordinary work, going to the same grocery store, running the same running route, dealing with the same squabbles, tucking in the same six kids, sleeping in the same bed with my same wife, and doing this feeling relatively fine, I'd thank God each and every day for my wonderfully boring life." Of course, those sort of vows disappear all too quickly. I know I've had some normal, boring days since then and didn’t stop to thank God for the blessing of the same-old, same-old.

But I do so more than I used to.

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