Get Smart

Good Morning Readers:

It’s a great day down here in Central Florida.  Nice weather with a slight breeze.  I hope you had a great worship experience yesterday and are ready to face the challenges of this week head on.

This will be a short work week fo rme as my oldest son and I will be camping this coming weekend.  I shared with you our experiences on our last adventure and I hope and pray that this new adventure will be just as rewarding and full of great bonding time.  In case you missed it, I have two sons.  The youngest is 4 so he is not quite ready to join us but, you never know what our next trip after this one will bring.  Wildlife be forewarned…lol. 

I try to spend a lot of time with my boys so that they will be able to have lasting memories of their youth so that they can keep the legacy going with their sons.  Sometimes, however, we as parents tend to get over zealous when it comes to the time we spend with our children.  I say that because of the fact that our children start out AS children meaning, they must BE children.  Now, I will admit, I have not been a parent long but, I do know that there is always room for improvement and I also know that we are NEVER to old to learn.  A very good friend of mine pointed some things out to me (yes, I can be VERY stubborn at times…lol) that  I need to consider.  I won’t get into the details of what was said but, rest assured, she meant well and had very valid points but, did not overstep any boundaries.  In other words, there will be someone in our lives that will be there to give us good advice and wise instruction.  Because of this, we should be very happy to receive such advice because it was offered with a genuine heart.  With that in mind I want to share with us our Growth Moment.  The book of Proverbs. 

One neat thing about this book is that it has 30 chapters in it and, for the most part, there are 30 days in a month.  Well, I am making an effort to read this book for the month of March.  I’ve tried this before but was unsuccessful because of laziness but, this time, I will succeed.  I am challenging the youth at my church to do the same.  Now, I am challenging you.  It’s still early in the month so you shouldn’t have any problems catching up to chapter 7 for Mar 7.  I’m telling you, this book is really good.  Yes, there may be some things that you already know as common sense but, with God’s word, you will always get something new shown to you; even from a verse that you may know from memory.  That being said, let’s read this book together in an effort to better ourselves which will in turn better our children and or relationship with them.  Ready…Set…GO!!!

Until Next Time…