What do you want your kids to learn? Math? Science? Ballet? Gymnastics? How to hit a baseball? How to throw a football? All of these things are great. But I’ve decided that I want my kids to learn about God. More than anything else, I want to teach them what it means to know Jesus, to love Jesus, and to serve Jesus.
Honestly, it’s easier to teach them to throw a football or to hit a baseball than it is to teach them to love Jesus. But teaching them about Jesus is so much more important. I desperately want my kids to follow Jesus faithfully. So, I need to teach them to do just that. But how? Here are a few steps that might help.
Recently, Stephanie and I celebrated our tenth wedding anniversary. What an incredible blessing! I can honestly say we have been blessed with an incredible marriage. God has been so good to us. In the past ten years we have added to our family several times (with another one on the way). And we have lived in several different places. But through all the changes and additions, our marriage has stayed strong.
So, I thought I would share with you ten lessons I’ve learned from ten years of marriage. Here they are in no particular order (except the first one).
We are in the midst of my favorite week of the year. That’s right. I have a favorite week every year. Doesn’t everyone? Seriously. Think about it for just a moment. Do you have a favorite week of the year too?
Why is this my favorite week of the year? I’m glad you asked. There are several reasons. I’ll tell you the reasons. And I’ll add some lessons just for good measure.
The Bible says in Psalm 127:3-5, “Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb is a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior, so are the children of one’s youth. Happy is the man who has his quiver full of them; they shall not be ashamed, but shall speak with their enemies in the gate.”
What is a “quiver” anyway? Have you ever wondered that? Is it five? Is that right? Five children? If so, it looks like our quiver will be full once June rolls around. That’s right, a big announcement here on the blog today: Stephanie and I are expecting our fifth child at the end of June. Surprised? So were we!
In this brief midweek post, I wanted to share some random thoughts about Fathers Day and about dads.