Thursday, July 19, 2007

Sweet Times at Home Pt. 3 - Family Worship

How important is this to you? Feeding your children spiritual food, so that they can grow into spiritually mature followers of the Lord.

This is the question that I must constantly ask myself, in order to stay on track with what's most important in the lives of my children.

It's sooooooooo easy to lose focus and begin to drift into the world of normalcy without realizing what is happening. (Like a frog placed in a pot of cool water, not realizing the temp rising as the water begins to boil, and eventually allowing himself to cook to death, when all he had to do was jump out!)

If that's you, then there's two of us in the pot. So what do you say...lets jump out together, and not allow the culture of laziness so prevalent in too many Christian homes to define who we are as Spiritual leaders. We are called to Pastor the flock that the Lord has been so merciful to give us. He has entrusted us with these precious gifts called children and this blessing known as our wife.

Let us not fail our Lord or our homes. Let us fight the good fight of faith. Let us run the race with endurance. Let us look to the author and perfecter of our faith for strength!

Remember Men, we, not the Pastors of our churches, but we, are responsible for discipling our children, and leading our homes spiritually.

I leave you with this:

2 "Son of man, prophesy against the shepherds of Israel, prophesy and say to them, ‘Thus says the Lord GOD to the shepherds: "Woe to the shepherds of Israel who feed themselves! Should not the shepherds feed the flocks?
-Ezekiel 34:2-

4 And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.
-Ephesians 6:4-

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Sweet Times at Home - Pt.2

Hey Men, want to have a very interesting bible discussion with your kids? Watch the Rapture video below this post and ask your kids some questions about it. It's bound to spark some serious conversation.

We watched it altogether the other night, and man did it raise some questions. All the kids had questions they needed answered. I was surprised at the level of theological depth that such young minds can have. I loved helping my kids better understand the necessity of believing in the Lord Jesus before its too late!

So go ahead and do it with your families, then let me know how it went. I'd love to hear about it!

Monday, July 9, 2007

Friday, July 6, 2007

Happy 36th!

Yesterday was a special day for me, as I enjoyed greatly, taking my wife June out for lunch to celebrate her 36th birthday on July 5th!

She chose to eat at Tiffany's Tea Room and Cafe. (Not a place where masculine men hang out, like the Male Domain, but nice because she was there)

We had a nice lunch, along with very good tea for June, and masculine coffee for me. It was a blessing to me to be able to be with her for the early part of the day, as I had to work in the afternoon.

After lunch we headed back home to sing happy birthday, eat some ice cream cake, and read the cards that the kids made for her when we were gone. Janai, our oldest, also decorated with streamers!

It was a very nice and peaceful time for a very nice and peaceful Woman of God!

I Love You June, and hope your day was a blessing!

Happy 38th!

On July 1st, we celebrated with my brother Israel on his 38th birthday. We all began the day worshiping the Lord at various churches, then headed to Home Run Inn for some great pizza!

After all of us were good and full, we went to my sisters house to loosen our belts and enjoy the day hanging out with Is on his special day.

For those of you who know Israel, I don't have to convince you that he's a great guy. You know that already.

If you've never met him or don't know, let me tell you, you won't find a nicer guy out there than my brother Israel. He's a one-of-a-kind kinda guy. The kind of guy you'd love to call your friend!

We had a great time celebrating with him, and wish all of God's blessing upon him as he seeks to glorify the Lord with his life that has touched so many lives already, and will touch many more in the future ahead!

God Bless Is, and keep serving Him who loves you more than you'll ever know!