Sunday, February 28, 2010

Row Your Own Boat

A while back, I was sitting in a men's gathering with my five boys listening to a message on leadership from my friend, Chris Miller, when he used the term, "row your own boat." He went on to talk briefly about how the Vikings were strong, buff dudes, who would whip those who opposed them because of the fact that they "rowed their own boat."

They didn't hire someone to row for them, they didn't take government subsidies, to hire government rowers; no, they rowed their own boat. Rowing their own boat prepared the Vikings for what they needed to do. It kept them in top physical shape, and helped them stay focused on their mission, and it can do the same for us today.

Accepting responsibility in the areas that the LORD has called us to do so in, helps to keep men focused, it helps to keep men busy, and it helps to keep men in spiritual shape. Leading our homes spiritually is one area where men need to row their own boat. Providing for our homes is another, along with protecting. Educating our children is yet another, and sadly, this area is one where too many men have dropped the ball, and have seen devastating consequences as a result.

As men, we need to carry the blessed burden of leading, providing, protecting and educating with a joyous demeanor and uplifted countenance; for it is from the LORD of Heaven where we draw our strength to accomplish our given tasks. So go ahead, men, grab those ores, look to the LORD and row. Row like the faithfulness of your posterity depended upon it, because in many ways, it does...

Friday, February 19, 2010

Busy With My Wife...

If it seems like I haven't been posting much lately, it's been because my wife, June, who runs "A Wise Woman Builds Her Home," has been ill since the beginning of the year.

She's been in and out of doctor's visits, ER visits, etc., and I've been a lot busier than normal, picking up the slack of caring for the children more, buying groceries, and all the other things I take for granted when my wife is feeling good.

She's on the road to recovery, and I believe the LORD will give her good health in near future and beyond!

So, if things pick up for her health wise, I might be able to post more often than I have. If not, reruns will have to do!

(PS - I added "word verification" for commenting because I'd been getting a large amount of spam comments. I hated to do so, but hated deleting all the spam more!)

Friday, February 5, 2010

The Right Way

My son, Stephen Josiah, wrote this post a few weeks back on his blog, and I thought it was very well done, and quite inspiring. He hopes to be a Pastor one day, and I see the LORD's hand upon him already in the area of bible study and desire for the word. He's a good kid!

Hope you enjoy the post. Click here "The Right Way."