Thursday, April 05, 2007

I am blessed

Children are a gift from the Lord; they are a reward from him.
Psalm 127:3 NLT

I am not a big fan of some of the more modern translations of the Bible. I am an old KJV kind of guy. But, the New Living Translation really expresses what my heart feels today better than any of the 13 other versions that I looked at.

Today is my birthday. That's no big deal. What is a big deal to me is that my son called me at 6:45 Am this morning as we were both in our cars on the way to our jobs. He just called to say "Happy Birthday" and to tell me that he loves me.

My daughter texted me as soon as she got up this morning and before she went off to class at college. She said that she loves me and that I am "fabulous!" Not just good or great. But, fabulous!

My kids are truly a blessing from the Lord. I see that more and more each day as they continue to mature and become the man and woman that God is calling them to become.

Another verse comes to mind...
Repeat them again and again to your children. Talk about them when you are at home and when you are away on a journey, when you are lying down and when you are getting up again.
Deut. 6:7 NLT

We are charged to instruct our children in the commands of God. Not just so that they might in their young and formative years they can join us in praise and worship, but that afterwards they might also, in their day, keep up “religion” (but more importantly, Relationship!), and convey it to their own children and those that should come after them.

On a day like today, I feel that I am blessed to be seeing that being lived out in my children's hearts and lives.

Thank you God.
Thank you JR and EH.


  1. Anonymous4:45 PM


    I could not agree with you more. The more I see my daughters smile and hear her laugh, the more I realize how blessed we are to have children. She is expresses pure happiness like I have never seen and it warms my heart.

    Happy birthday friend and enjoy God's blessings to you.

    in Christ

  2. Thank you my friend. You nguys are a great encouragement as well. I am encouraged and challenged to maintain the same level of passion for Christ that you have.

    See you Sunday.

    BTW, do we have Bible Study or not???

  3. Kevin,

    Nope, Sunday school classes are canceled for easter. I would prefer to have class......did I just say that? Amazing what things I look forward to now, compared to years ago. Cherie has to take care of the rugrats during the first service so we will be in the second.


  4. Kevin, you are very blessed

    hope ya had a great birthday!

    hope you and your family have a very blessed Easter Sunday!

  5. Kevin,

    It is so wonderful to see the actual reason that GOD commanded us to do these things with our family.

    I just love the Jesus that I seen in our children.

    Thank you for letting HIS light shine through you too.

    I was just thinking how HIS light is shining through your children then "bouncing out here" to all of us. Praise GOD!

    By the way, thanks for stopping by and adding you comment too.

  6. Kevin,

    Long time no contact. Thanks for visiting. Glad to have you.

    And... happy birthday. You have good kids. You are blessed.

    Jesus is Lord!