In our life as gardeners, we need to spend more time on our knees, reading our guide book, and listening to the Master Gardener on how to maintain our garden and how to protect our special plants.
There have been few things in life that really impress me. But I must admit that the Teach Them Diligently Convention this year in Washington, DC has done just that! From the beautiful surroundings of the Gaylord Hotel and Resort, the perfect weather, the outstanding speakers and the awesome children’s program, I will say that I am in awe.
Many times we as men will let something go when we have a disagreement with someone. I think many times to myself, “Be a duck…be a duck…just let it roll off your back and move on”. Yet somewhere way back in one of our boxes (that’s another blog post) we bury a bone of that disagreement that we will dig up later.
There are times when your kids will start asking questions. They turn into rapid fire machines it would seem and are able to ask questions faster than you can answer. They will start humming or making noises that will somehow find just the right wavelength to become the most irritating noise in the world.
“When I get the time son…” or “Let’s go guys…I don’t have a lot of time…” or “I got a time schedule going here, let’s move it…” Are these the phrases that your kids hear from you? Dad are the kids constantly fighting for your time, are you are fighting for your time and your wife is fighting for your time? We fight and struggle to get it all done and only leave a few seconds of time for God. Let’s talk about time.
The Next Generation
One generation will declare Your works to the next
and will proclaim Your mighty acts.
Psalms 145:4 HCSB
This past Sunday I had the privilege of being able to step into the pulpit of my home church during the 11:00 service and deliver a message that God has laid upon my heart for a long time now. I was talking about “The Next Generation”. Those who will follow after us, are watching us and are trusting us to do what is right.
I had to break the sermon into two parts due to the length of the podcast. Part two will be posted on Thursday of this week.
Christ was rejected and despised by men. Husbands and dads, are you willing to be rejected by your kids? Are you willing to place everything that you are before the world and be rejected? Kids at times can be mean. It’s a fact of life. But it is also a fact of what they emulate what they see as well.
Are you willing to carry the pain of your loved ones? Cancers, mental disorders, physical limitations are things that can, though not always, cause pain. Are you willing to step up and endure the sufferings just as Christ did for your family?
Dads (and moms out there), Do you live life? Are you there in the moment when it is happening? Or, are you like this video shows? It is nice to have moments captured for us to look at later on in life. However, we can spend way to much time capturing the moment instead of…
Guys, are you looking for something to do with your kids? Well here is something that we will be doing this week in our house! *WARNING* This does involve sharp sticks, knives, drill bits, razors, matches and fire. Don’t do something stupid like burn down a house or put your eye out! *WARNING*