A Sweet Reminder of Mom through Our Baby

I wrote this on Instagram and thought to share it here. This is from our play time outside yesterday. :) 

I wrote this on Instagram and thought to share it here. This is from our play time outside yesterday. :) 

Tomorrow it will be 2 years since Mom died. 💐God was so kind to give me a baby who has eyes and a nose like her! 💕

Priscilla was almost born on her birthday too. When she looks at me, I see so much love and in some ways...a glimpse of Mom. 🙏

Sometimes it makes me cry and reminds me that she's gone, but mostly I am happy and at peace that I get to see her in Heaven one day! The precious and amazing gift from Jesus cannot compare to anything in this world. We are so grateful to the Lord for that! ❤️

 

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Teaching the Why to our Children

Teaching the Why to our Children

I love our children so much. They're truly a blessing and a heritage from God. They bring such joy into our lives. While being a daddy is fun and very rewarding, it's also very challenging! Guiding my children and teaching them with wisdom is probably the most challenging thing I've ever done.

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Expectations & Perfection: What I Learned from Jim Bob Duggar

I praise the Lord for being able to meet Jim Bob. He has encouraged me a lot through the books that he and Michelle wrote as well as through their show, 19 Kids and Counting  on TLC. Hearing everything in person, though, and seeing him interact with his wife and children were so helpful.

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Sharing Gospel Tracts - The Loved Illusion Cards from Living Waters

As we were driving back home from our Thanksgiving (story here and here) celebration, we spotted the man we had seen walking many times in the morning and afternoons. What intrigued us the most was that he would walk along the side of the road as his two tame dogs sat on the back of the walking caribou. It's a sight you have to witness for yourself.

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Is That a Safe Car?

Is That a Fast Car?

While I was cleaning Noah came into the kitchen with one of his Hot Wheels cars. I asked him, “Noah, is that a fast car?!”

Noah said, “Yes, it’s a FAST car!”

Was That Wise?

After I said that, I thought, why am I encouraging my little boy to love fast cars? When I was growing up, I liked fast cars, but soon realized that safe cars were much more desirable after I witnessed some terrible accidents as a result of recklessly driving “fast” cars.

It seemed much wiser to encourage my little boy to value safe cars rather than the vanity of a fast car. I then said, “Noah, is that a SAFE car?” I made sure he saw and heard my excitement.

Is That a Safe Car?

He then started running around the kitchen and dining room area with his car exclaiming, “It’s a SAFE car! It’s a SAFE car!”

Be Courageous

It's absolutely imperative that fathers teach their children correct values and forsake the vanity that our society teaches. I encourage you, fathers, to be courageous enough to really think about what you teach your children even through the seemingly insignificant moments.