Tuesday, April 28, 2009

The oath

I am reading The Oath by Frank Peretti and I recommend it! I don't want to give anything away about the book but it has made me think many times about things I think or do and how sometimes I do or say things that I shouldn't. It just the little things that can become sins that take a hold of you and you don't realize it. If you've read this or do read it, I'd like to talk to you about it to see if it had the same effect on you.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Why?

I just saw a commercial with Ray Allen and I guess he has a child with diabettes.. Why do so many athelites have children with a disease? It just seems odd that some of the people that are on the best shape have kids that have issues..

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Falling short

I feel I fall so short of being the Christian, husband and father that I should be almost daily. No, I'm not the most horrible Christ follower but I have too many short comings that I know do not please God. I want to change those! Same goes with being the husband and father.. I want to have the fire to be all of those things, I just at times get selfish, I guess. Too many times I think of myself before God or others. I pray for change! I want others to see me and think, man that guy loves God and his family so much! I'd be very happy if, when I die, others would say he was a good Christian, husband and father. God help me!

Friday, April 03, 2009

It's a boy, maybe.

We had a Dr. appt. today & first off, all looks great health wise. We saw all 4 chambers of the heart, all organs, all fingers & all toes.. So all is wonderful!! Then I saw something a couple of times that I thought was a boy.. but said nothing.. then, one time I was just sure of it so I said "oh" & the doc said yeah, I think you're seeing what I see. So, with that, we all think we saw something. My lovely wife is only about 15 weeks along, so it's early, but the doc says he is 70-80%, closer to 80%, sure that it's a boy! I am so excited. I really wanted a boy this time. Don't get me wrong, I first wanted a healthy boy, but if God gave me 2nd wishes, I wanted a boy! Last night I prayed that God would just give us a boy b/c I felt that I already had the best daughter in the world. So I hope that the dr, the nurse, my wife & myself all were right & saw what we thought we did!

Now we've got to work on a good boy name. I really want something that has some strong Biblical meaning to it, but not something way out there like Enoch or somesuch.. Any GOOD suggestions would be great.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

New Job

Well, I've been at the new job for a week now & I am still as clueless as ever, but I really think once I figure out what I am doing, I really like it. It's nice to be out from the stress from trading but just a lot to learn.

All is going good other than that.. well, except for the wife's morning/afternoon/evening/night sickness. Hopefully that goes away soon!

Monday, March 02, 2009

She shoots, she scores!

Well, my 9 year old daughter is playing basketball this year. This is her first year & she has been pretty timid through the year thus far & maybe has taken 6 or 7 shots all year long.. Well, she this past game, she went to put one up & got fouled.. she made 1 of 2, so there's her first points of the year. Then just a few minutes later she gets the pass down to the left side again. She's about 8 feet out from the lane, actually it appears she's a bit behind the goal, but she puts it up & swish! I was so happy. I hope this is the first of many more baskets to come. I really like basketball & played it growing up so it's much easier for me to get more into it than I ever did when she played soccer b/c I have never played it really.

Sunday, March 01, 2009

Husbands love your wives

On the way home this evening for some reason Ephesians 5:25 really hit me. It says "Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her"

I have no problem w/ the 2nd part of this verse (and gave himself up for her), I'd gladly give my last breath so that my wife could live, but the 1st part really bothers me... Love your wives like Christ loves the church/ME... WOW.. I am so far from living that out it hurts to think about it.

Christ is always there for me no matter what. I do stupid stuff all the time yet He is there patiently waiting for me. How many times do I have a short fuse & not truly show my wife the love of Christ. I am going to strive to make sure that my wife knows how strongly I love her just as Christ loves me!