Ella, you’re amazing! And you’re supposed to stay my little girl forever. You’ve grown up so much already and I’m tearing up in Starbuck’s as I write this just thinking about it. I hope it’s okay with you that this is public. I just thought of other Dads of future teenaged girls and the daughters who may need a bit of guidance too.
Guitars sound nice because of stress. Great guitarists know how to turn the tuning pegs just enough that all six strings are in harmony with one another and on key. But too much stress, too much tension, can stretch or break a string.
In 2013, God was good. But that’s true every year, isn’t it? His good character never changes. Ever.
We sometimes think that raising kids well is all about what we tell them. But what is even more important is what we show them. And if you want to do the best you can for the next generation’s sake, you’ll model at least these three traits in your home.
Yep. We struggled for eight years to have Sam and then assumed that would probably be it, so this was a total surprise, and we’re so grateful and excited!
Not in a flood.
Not in an earthquake.
Not in a wave of tornadoes or a political coups.
But from hunger.
Hunger. It’s that feeling that gnaws at our bellies in the morning because we haven’t had our cheerios yet. But for millions, hunger is a lifestyle with no hope. Today is World Food Day. It’s a good day to become aware of some things…
At Grace Hills, a new church in northwest Arkansas, we’re going to be investing heavily into kids. After all, Jesus certainly did. He loved them, cherished them, and ultimately died for them. We believe serving kids well and helping parents to disciple them is one of our chief callings in northwest Arkansas.
We’re almost to the 30-week mark of Angie’s pregnancy. I get to feel Samuel kicking, turning cartwheels, and giving me high-five’s when I put my hand on her stomach. Last night we painted the nursery. The bedding is in. We’re slowly stockpiling diapers and getting ready for the big day.
This is adapted from a sermon based on Judges 13
I really don’t have to belabor the point of how morally confusing these times are, do I? We hear the news. We read the stats. And we know how tough it is to be growing up in this present culture. That’s how things were for Israel when Samson was born.