Build me a son, O Lord,
who will be strong enough to know when he is weak,
and brave enough to face himself when he is afraid;
one who will be proud and unbending in honest defeat,
and humble and gentle in victory.
Lead him, I pray, not in the path of ease and comfort,
but under the stress and spur of difficulties and challenge.
Here let him learn to stand up in the storm;
here let him learn compassion for those who fail.
Build me a son whose heart will be clear,
whose goal will be high,
a son who will master himself before he seeks to master other men,
one who will reach into the future,
yet never forget the past.
And, after all these things are his,
give him, I pray, enough of a sense of humor,
so that he may always be serious,
yet never take himself too seriously.
Give him humility,
so that he may always remember the simplicity of true greatness,
the open mind of true strength.
Then I, his father, will dare to whisper,
‘I have not lived in vain.’
Blended families have several challenges and barriers. One serious problem that escalates out of control is the way the new husband and wife feels about their kid(s). Better known as the Kid Factor! Each is committed to his or her own flesh and blood, while they’re merely acquainted with the other(s). The problem is when kid(s) sense tension between the parents, they will use it as an opportunity to exploit the situation to their advantage. Therefore, set boundaries for both sets of siblings. Discuss between husband and wife who should handle the discipline and how. Then share these new rules with everyone. I like to call the Barrier Dissolver! Just remember love is the key to barrier breaker.
“If you cannot get rid of the family skeleton, you may as well make it dance.” ― George Bernard Shaw
For decades there have been hidden within families skeletons dancing around seeking freedom. When will the day come that you will set yours free?
Remember, your enemy can’t hold you hostage if all your skeletons are out of the closet…..
God has a plan for you!
Moses raised another objection to God: “Master, please, I don’t talk well. I’ve never been good with words, neither before nor after you spoke to me. I stutter and stammer.” (Exodus 4:10 MSG)
Just as with Moses so with you! God desires to take your disability and use it for his ability. Remember, God is seeing you as his masterpiece not a broken piece. So arise and do the unthinkable prove the devil to be who he is a liar.
Only if I could tell them whats on my mind
“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” Winston Churchill
My wife and I recently had a nice dinner at this fabulous restaurant in the mountains. As I was glanced over the menu this thought came to mind.
Do you find that there is just not enough time in the day to complete the entire task listed on your calendar. Have you taken a pause lately to evaluate all that’s on your plate? Even when a person sits down to prepare to partake in a delightful seven-course meal they automatically have an understanding that each meal course comes in segments. So, What’s on your plate? Do you have enough quality time set aside on your plate to spend with your children, mate, work, self, parents, relatives, and friends? We must not leave out our spiritual time that keeps us balance. With all that’s going on within the market place re-evaluate today, the type of seven-course meal you are subjecting yourself to on a regular bases. It’s not that your plate is too small that’s causing your stress. Maybe, you just need to take some items off of the menu.
Searching for love in all the wrong places. We look for love in men, women, money, work, material things but today I’m suggesting just look for love in one place or the other: in yourself or in God if not both. I have found that the love of God never fails.
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails.
1 Corinthians 13:4–8a
Are you holding onto unforgiveness? When you think about one being confined. It has the same similarities of one being in prison for a crime or awaiting trial. One of my children came to me and said thank you dad for teaching me how to forgive. For its better to be at peace then to allow someone else to not only hold the key to your freedom but to also imprison you for something that was not in your control.
There are many people in society that will never accept our apology or forgiveness, just give it to God and move forward. You are loved by many, special, gifted, unique, and most of all God has forgiven you.
Today it’s about choices. Love is truly like a good home cooked meal. Lust equates to having a take out meal. Love will leave an everlasting impression and lust will leave you carving more with the in result feeling bad.
Before you remarry or marry ask yourself this: “Have you taken enough time to evaluate the complete household? Are you doing this out of pressure to fulfill an emotional, physical, sexual or financial need?” After asking yourself the above questions: choose whether you are ready to open their bag or have your own bags opened.
We’re in the season of love, the beginning of new relationships for single moms and dads, dinner, dancing’s and even fresh roses. A time when some will let there guard down in the name of fun, happiness and a good time. However, there is a predator waiting for entry into your securest place. This place maybe, your heart, mind, body, home, or child/children’s bedroom. Enjoy life but put up your predator shield. Shielding you from the triple A.A.A threat, the Adulterer, the Abuser, the Abandoner. The red rose means love and romance not you can have it your way. You are special in the eyes of God.