Recently, I was migrating some of our home video to a digital format. I was reminded of the blessing of home movies. So, I want to encourage you, parents, regardless of how much it might embarrass your kids, take video every now and then to capture some of those moments.
Archives for June 2016
Fun Times with Dad – filming a video for my wife for her birthday.
In God’s complete sovereignty, infinite wisdom and perfect love, He provides us with the perfect child, or children, for us. He provides us the grace to parent them and strength we need each day.
“Every single human being is an image bearer of the Creator; thus, we are required to be very careful and faithful in terms of our moral judgment…. This means that we have to affirm without asking any other questions or without knowing any other particular about any other human being that they are an image bearer of God, and thus that they deserve the gift of life and the respect and dignity and sanctity of that life beyond any other consideration. It is not necessary that any human being meet any specific criterion, whether that criterion have anything to do with matters of health or intelligence or social status or moral qualification, nothing is necessary in order for human beings to have the status of being made in God’s image. That is because it is a status we have not earned or achieved; it is a status that is declared and granted by our Creator and by him alone.” ~ Albert Mohler, The Briefing on 6/13/2016
A Godly Father Balances Discipline with Love
No Love / No Discipline = Neglectful Father (Parent)
High Love / Low Discipline = Permissive Father (Parent)
Low Love / High Discipline = Harsh, Authoritarian Father (Parent)
High Love / High Discipline = Loving, Authoritative Father (Parent)
With Father’s Day approaching, it’s a good time to acknowledge the men who have made an impact on my life. Not all of these men do I know personally but they have made an impact just the same. This is a list of God-honoring men I truly respect.
Here’s to my Dad, who often took time at the end of a busy day to play catch. Who took an interest in scouting because I was interested in scouting.
Here’s to my Grandpa Bauer, who demonstrated generosity to others in way I want to emulate. Who had a great sense of humor and always made me laugh with his quick wit and was always up for a trip to the DQ!
Here’s to my Grandpa Conrad, who demonstrated to me a quiet spirit. Who was a jack-of-all-trades and impressed me with his many talents.
Hear, my children, the instruction of a father,
And give attention to know understanding;
~ Proverbs 4:1 ~
Here’s to my father-in-law, who raised a wonderful daughter I am blessed to call my wife.
Here’s to my college friends and roommates, who led me to Christ and showed me early on in my Christian walk what it meant to be a follower of Jesus.
Here’s to the pastors of TCBC, past and present, who faithfully preach the Word and challenge me to be a better man.
Here’s to my Scout leaders, who taught me life skills and spurred me on in my pursuit of the Eagle Scout award, my most proud achievement as a youth.
Here’s to Todd Wilson (the Family Man), Dennis Rainey, Dr. James Dobson, and Albert Mohler who challenge me from the other side of the microphone through radio programs and podcasts to be a better husband and father. Who’s books have taught me how to raise boys and girls and be the husband my wife needs me to be.
There are others, to be sure, who have influenced who I am today and I am no less thankful for each one.
What a blessing to be surrounded by men all through my life who have made a difference and made an impact on me personally.
Who are some of the men that have been an influence in your life?
On June 4, 2016, I ran the KT82 Trail Relay with five great friends. Our team was G6* because we had two subs running in place of two G6 members who were unable to participate.
The KT82 was a challenging relay which I started training for in January. We registered way back in November. I love doing these types of events, especially the team events where you are working together to accomplish a common goal.
This relay represents what the G6 is all about really…working together as a team toward a common goal. That goal is our pursuit of Christ as we look to lead our families toward Jesus. It is a blessing to have these men in my life.
I’m often reminded of Philippians 3 when setting goals:
Not that I have already obtained this or am already perfect, but I press on to make it my own, because Christ Jesus has made me his own. Brothers, I do not consider that I have made it my own. But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. Let those of us who are mature think this way, and if in anything you think otherwise, God will reveal that also to you. Only let us hold true to what we have attained. – Philippians 3:12-16