Honoring My Wife On Mother’s Day

On this day that we celebrate and honor mother’s everywhere, I want to take a few minutes to honor my wonderful wife, who is such a great Mom to our 4 beautiful kids.

I am such a blessed man to have a wife such as her. Our kids are so blessed to have her as their mother. Building a family with her has brought me great joy in this life. I thank her for choosing to marry me and have a family with me. God has smiled upon me many times, but I feel that His biggest smile has come in the form of the wife and kids that He has blessed me with.

My wife has given her everything for our family. She gives of herself, her whole self, everyday for our kids. They may not realize it now, but one day when they are parents, I believe that they will look back and realize just how much their Mom has given for them. They’ll realize the sacrifices made and the care that she has given. It takes a lot to be a Mom and many times it’s a thankless job. But, thanks or no thanks, my wife continues to be the great Mom that she is. She knows the importance of her role and she does it faithfully day in and day out. What a joy to watch.

Proverbs 31 verses 10, 11, 28 and 29 says it best:

10 [c] A wife of noble character who can find?
She is worth far more than rubies.

11 Her husband has full confidence in her
and lacks nothing of value.

28 Her children arise and call her blessed;
her husband also, and he praises her:

29 “Many women do noble things,
but you surpass them all.”

I have found a wife of noble character and I am a husband that lacks nothing. I pray that me and my kids remember more often to call her blessed and to praise her. And yes, she does surpass them all.

I love you my wonderful wife. I pray that your Mother’s Day is a blessed day.

Happy Mother’s Day!!!

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The Drama Queen’s Servant Heart

I say the title of this post kind of tongue and cheek because although I do affectionately call her a “Drama Queen” around the house, I know that deep down she truly has a servant’s heart. I speak of my oldest here, who has over and over again impressed me and shown me what a true servant she can be, allowing God to use her through her love for theater and performing arts.

As parents, my wife and I have always encouraged our kids to find an area to serve in our church. My wife and I both believe strongly that God has given each of us gifts, abilities, talents and passions of our heart, that He can use for His glory and to build up the church body. In other words, find an area that you think you can contribute in, and get involved.

Over the past couple of years, I’ve watched my oldest flourish and just take off. As a teenager she started out getting involved in our children’s ministry. This soon morphed into involvement in a children’s ministry worship team. In this ministry I was blessed to watch her lead the young kids in praise and worship of our Lord. I watched her blossom into a leader, being relied on and depended on by the adult leadership of the group. What a great joy and thrill it was for her to be recognized for her leadership and willingness to stepup. Now, her service in our children’s ministry has grown into her role as what we call a “Large Group Leader”, which is responsible for the worship and teaching of a large group of kids. This role involves music, theater, leadership, teaching, her outgoing personality, and her overall love for kids. You can’t imagine the joy I feel when watching her use her gifts. I am truly amazed and blessed.

Now, as we approach Christmas, I will have the privilege and thrill of watching her use her gifts to bless those who attend our Christmas Eve services. She is a dancer and angel in our Christmas Eve service. She has been hard at work for a couple of months already leading up to this. I look forward to being able to see her do her thing. The unfortunate thing is that I won’t get to watch it as it happens, I’ll have to watch it via video. That’s because I will have the joy of being on the same stage, at the same time with her. Not dancing or acting, but doing my thing.