Chill (literally) Weekend
Last Thursday was truly a winter wonderland, as we received at least a foot of snow (my estimation) here in Harrisonburg. Shoveling the driveway was not fun! But having a day with the family was great. Because of the snow, it gave me a chance to simply RELAX, and it was great! This was the NBA All-Star weekend, and I enjoyed every bit of it, especially the Dunk Contest & the actual All Star game, one of the best I have seen in a long time! Anyway, here are the Monday Moments, hope you are encouraged as you read!
Wow time flies! We had the opportunity to celebrate Chloe’s 1-year birthday. We had a small gathering to celebrate her life, partly due to the foot of snow on the ground, we couldn’t have everyone over to the house. But our theme was from the PBS Cartoon spin off of Mr. Rogers Neighborhood: “Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood”. Chloe loves Daniel Tiger, so we have nicknamed her Chloe tiger, and Cherelle and I were in costume as Mommy & Daddy Tiger, whiskers and all. Chloe demolished her first cupcake (Please take some time to see the pictures). I have been amazed to see her embrace life. Seeing her walking around the house, eating, and playing is just a joy. Many people told me that parenthood would be a blessing, and would change my life, but I can truly say I know what they mean now. I rejoice at the thought of Chloe, and look forward to what the Lord is going to do in her life.
Pillars of Faith
We were blessed this Sunday to have one of the most influential couples in my life and ministry, Pastor Art & Co-Pastor Dee. This couple has set a very living example of a Christ-Centered Marriage, quality parenting, and quality team work in ministry. I am humbled and honored to have had Pastor Art speak a word to DUCC, and into my life. Mentors like have and do serve as God’s instruments to help me grow as a man, husband, father, and pastor. Thank You Pastor Art & Co-Pastor Dee!
This year has gotten off to a very hectic, challenging, yet productive start for me. As I look back over the month of January, and now February I can see that God is teaching me what it means to persevere. It is teaching me what it means to trust in Him and lean not unto my own understanding. I find myself camping out in Philippians 4:4-7, and I hope that this scripture can encourage you today, this week, and this season.
“4Rejoice in the Lord always. Again I will say, rejoice! 5Let your gentleness be known to all men. The Lord is at hand. 6Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; 7and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.”