Saturday, July 05, 2008

Signs - 6/2 Safe House

A friend of one of our boys is staying over a couple of nights as some stuff was going down at home. It's cool that he sees our place as a safe house and that his olds are ok with him being here. We're noone special, but I remember praying that our home would be full of God's Spirit and that all who entered would find peace.

Also reminds me of one of my favourute psalms (Psalm 46), which starts out:

God is our refuge and strength,
always ready to help in times of trouble.

The last few weeks I have been grateful that our God allows himself to be found when we experience troubles.

Tuesday, July 01, 2008


Craig McConnell: 29 says:

"I am a pretty good father.

I wish I had been the father I am now back when the girls were little.

Guess how I became the father I am now.

God used my children to grow me up… to father me… to sculpt me a little more into His image. I think God uses parenting to change/parent us more than he uses us to nurture our children (and in saying that I don’t for a moment want to minimize the affect/importance of our parenting upon our kids). At age 27 I couldn’t be the parent I am at 55. I’m not the father at 55 I will be at 70. That’s the way it is."

I can relate, and I hope I will say this when my boys are nearly 30.