Friday, November 28, 2014

Remember Christian Soul


Remember Christian Soul 


That today and every day you have

God to glorify.

Jesus to imitate.

Salvation to work out with fear and trembling.

A body to use rightly.

Sins to repent.

Virtues to acquire.

Hell to avoid.

Heaven to gain.

Eternity to hold in mind.

Time to profit by.

Neighbors to serve.

The world to enjoy.

Creation to use rightly.

Slights to endure patiently.

Kindnesses to offer willingly.

Justice to strive for.

Temptations to overcome.

Death perhaps to suffer.

In all things, God's love to sustain you.
~ ~ ~ From St. Augustine's Prayer Book

Saturday, November 15, 2014

A Note to Husbands and Fathers

Husbands and fathers, your family needs to feel safe when they are with you. You are to be a place they can run, knowing you will protect and care for them. There is something seriously wrong if your family dreads being near you, never knowing if they can trust you to be the man you are meant to be. If they are afraid of being around you, you are a miserable failure at this game we call life.

Are you a bully around your family, or a bully toward anyone, for that matter? Being a bully and being a Christian are not compatible. You are called to lead by example in humility, servanthood, and Christlikeness. You are not called to rule with an iron fist.

Love your wife. Love your children. Make sure they never have a reason to doubt your love and never have a reason to be afraid of you.

"There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear." - 1 John 4:18