Being a father is a huge part of my life. It is one of the most enjoyable, frustrating, rewarding, tiring and satisfying things that I have been blessed with. I have 2 daughters, whom I refer to as Princess Mini and Mighty, 4 god-daughters, ranging in age from 20 to 6, and 4 god-sons(15, 13, 5, 5). I appreciate every man who takes the time to invest in his children and the children of those around him. I thought that I would share with everyone a list of bloggers whom I follow that also happen to be fathers. This list is in no particular order. E. Payne - Makes Me Wanna Holler Darren Rowse - Problogger, Digital Photography School, www.DarrenRowse.com Tony P. - The Anti-Jared Lamar Tyler - Black and Married With Kids Pastor Paul Schindler - Facing Eternity, Living Hope ChurchScott Williams - Big is the New Small
Showing posts from August, 2011
An interesting rebuttal to the concerns that many have raised about Campus Crusade for Christ's name change to Cru. It is not the name of your organization that determines your authenticity. Here one of the points that came from the article. There is no parachurch movement or denomination where all the leaders are equally theologically astute or articulate or solid. Therefore, our alignment with, and support for, missionaries and churches should be discriminating. No one should be assumed as doctrinally sound because of being a part of any organization. Neither should we assume they are unsound. The individual is key to what the individual believes. In our support of missionaries at Bethlehem we are far more concerned with their personal beliefs and commitments and practices than we are with the organization they are connected to. Read the rest of the article here
I cannot stress how important it is for us who are part of a local church, which should be all believers, to pray for your pastor. They are under a tremendous calling and do not often reach out for help. Over the last 2 months our Pastor has been on a much needed sabbatical. During that time our church's ministry council, with myself included, attempted to pick up his work. It was amazing to me to see how much he was doing on a daily basis. So I found this article over at Red Meat For The Soul entitled Praying For Your Pastor. In it he shares 9 points where you can pray for your leader. This one was my favorite. That I would have a consistent, powerful, diligent life of private prayer; that I would grow in my dependence on the Holy Spirit. Check out the rest of the article here. Most importantly, Pray for your Pastor. Be a blessing to the one who is serving you like Christ.