When Doug and I moved into our home almost 7 years ago, I made the decision to SIMPLIFY. My goal was to get rid of “clutter” and display only things that represented my faith and my family. Apparently, I am a fan of WORDS, because almost every room in my house has something to say! Since I’m…
Most anxious to start, yet guarding my time because one of the most godly men I know is fighting for his life.
My sweet father-in-law has been in the hospital since last week and has had one complication upon another plaguing his 84-year-old body. A former bi-vocational pastor, he has served the Lord faithfully, raised four godly sons, and been a rock for this family. I personally have been blessed to have such an example of pure, undefiled faith.
In Psalm 19:14 King David says, “May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable to You, my rock and my Redeemer.” I can honestly say that in the 30 years that I have been a part of this family, I have never heard anything negative come from my father-in-law’s mouth. He speaks the truth in love and will encourage even the doctors and nurses attending him. Just the other day a young doctor from the country of Ghana was in his room and the conversation turned from the patient to the doctor. We heard his story of becoming a doctor, but more importantly–how he came to be a believer in Jesus. When Eldon (my father-in-law) said to this young doctor, “I am proud of you, young man!”, there was no doubt that he meant that in the most sincere and loving way.
I tear up as I write, remembering that profound moment. I was again reminded that this is the heritage I want to leave those around me.
A heritage that speaks and lives out God’s faithful love.
God’s timing is always perfect, and I know it’s not coincidence that I was so strongly impressed to begin this blog after such a long time of contemplating it. I am vividly reminded that everything we do should be “unto the Lord” and ultimately our goal is to be “acceptable to You, my Rock and my Redeemer.”