Thursday, November 28, 2013

a tad personal today


thankful today, for the here and now. thankful for the moment

the coffee to grace my lips

my wife who is my best friend

thankful that i can see the last leaf on a tree - hanging on, hanging in there despite the cold winds pushing and shoving

thankful for my children and their loved ones

sean such a well rounded man taking his mother's love and beauty and my wit and humor to new heights

aryn so beautiful and intelligent, a woman with smarts and beauty who knows how to get things done

taylor so sensitive to the world, so like his father, so learning about himself - a man whom I am so proud of, a man who has more potential to do good in the world then most.

thankful for my family.

thankful for Jesus Christ for whom despite my errors as a husband and father has given me grace in His kingdom and grace to be a man for my family. thank you good Lord.

maybe you don't understand the admittance of my imperfectness and "sin" in my life that has caused me to seek out God. If you've come this far I will share this.....we have had more troubles and trials in our family then I would dare share publicly and at the end of the day you have heard this- You can be sure of death and taxes within your life. I am here to tell you today that if you seek out God with your heart - truly look for the truth of this world that the death  you can be sure of is turned to life - eternal life

 " I love those who love me, and those who seek me diligently find me" God

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Le Mis (short version) =

Isnt it in the beginning that the protagonist of Le Miz stays with a local priest and steals his fine silver? After stealing the silver, the thief is captured and returned to the priest and the priest says "he gave the man his silver"! Allowing the thief to be not only forgiven but to go free and GET THE SILVER!!!

And we all LOVE this. Love the character, love the priest's actions and yet.....we do not do as we see, do we.

Why do we love this and fail to do the same and even go so far as to loathe people that beg and steal who are not far from the Jean Valjean character.

Jean Valjean is just a performance right? A character taken from someone's imagination who is either at any given moment; a play, performance, movie and one day, perhaps, a television show.

And where did Victor Hugo the  writer come up with such stuff? Do you think he witnessed some people like his very characters within his lifetime. I think so. Maybe Mr. Hugo saw them differently. Saw the potential and believed in them. Do we, should we?

I cannot imagine that priest....someone I did not know. Who gave me care, whom I stole from, actually vouching for me, but he did. Not only did he vouch for me but he believed in me.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

amazing words

Do not say, " I will repay evil;" wait for the Lord and he will deliver you. 

Who can say, " I have made my heart pure; I am clean from sin"?

Plans are established by counsel;  

Steadfast love and faithfulness preserve the king, and by steadfast love his throne is upheld. 

these are the words of God from his living Word the bible. Proverbs 20 ESV.

I have not found anything in this world as pure and life giving then God; and it is His word that sustains me over and over and over again.