My son and I have been hanging out one on one, it’s been great overall. Earlier my wife and I also took him out for lunch, but she’s at her mother’s right now.
Eli’s beating me majorly at bowling, he got two or three strikes in a row.
We also played baseball again earlier, I did better at that.
A person can greatly respect another, for their talent, their wisdom, Love, etc. but we should never let our respect morph into idolatry.
To do that would be a sin.
I’ve kind of addressed this before in past writing, but it’s worthy of repeating.
Dear fellow writers, what is your preferred niche? Poetry, parables, quotes, something else? or do you even have one?
Last night, my son and I were hanging out playing with light sabers. The ones I originally ordered/bought recently were out of stock, but he bought some himself with $ he had saved up.
He bought a blue one for him, a red one for me. They made noisy sound effects, but that was the only downside.
At least we got some cool quality time together.
As a side note, I got a refund for the out of stock purchase, it’s always good when that happens, because I can put that $ to some future use.
Parents often worry that they will fail their children, either by holding the reins too tight, or not tight enough. All we can really do is our best to strike a balance.
Give them room to grow and bloom, and give Love, guidance, and discipline (as needed) along the way.
Cheers to those parents who are out there right now trying to navigate (and help their children navigate) the perils of this present age. My Love and support goes out to you.
The darkest things we’ve been through often make us appreciate the LIGHT that much more, and cling more fervently to it, or at least they should.
If you were blind, and then you were given sight, wouldn’t you then have a greater appreciation FOR that sight? I’d think so, and same concept applies.
It is essential for believers to have fellowship with one another. I don’t just mean in a church building, though that is certainly good.
Finding communities of fellow believers can help nourish and sharpen our faith. You can find communities in many places, online and off.
Sexual immorality poisons and kills. We see this in the spread of disease, and beyond. There are commands in scripture against sexual immorality for a reason.
God has His children’s best interest at heart.
A lot of people want to pursue a life of their own lust, and then they want to be free of accountability and consequences, but EVERYTHING a person does has consequences, that’s an inescapable reality.
People may not like to hear that these days, too many want people to tickle their ears, but truth remains truth regardless.
I spent a great deal of time this morning reading a ministry blog, and it brought a lot of things into focus in a very strong way. I am thankful it did.
What we focus our attention on certainly matters.
Not everything that WANTS our attention necessarily deserves it. That’s something we should keep in mind. Are we centered on that which is constructive, nourishing, fruitful?
We ought to be.
We should avoid pursuits that are empty and detrimental. I know some will likely say “that’s a no brainer” but it still bears saying anyway.
The details of recent events in East Palestine, Ohio have been brought to my attention by another blogger, and they are truly heart wretching.
If you are unfamiliar with the story, look up East Palestine train derailment.
Also, keep the community there in your prayers. Thanks in advance.