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Happy Birthday Tanner!

Children are a heritage from the LORD, offspring a reward from him. Psalm 127:3

Today we celebrate Tanners 7th birthday, it’s been amazing to watch him grow and develop into who he is today. If I think back to who I was 7 years ago, he has changed me for the good also. Children are a gift from God, and through them we can learn a lot about life. Jesus taught us until we become like a child we will never see the Kingdom of Heaven (Matthew 18:3)

Tanner sees the world through different eyes, he is full of love and innocence. This is exactly what God wants us to be also. The other day Tanner wrote a message on a sticky note and handed it to me. It simply says “ I Love You” , I now keep that message in my wallet, such a simple message but powerful knowing that the message is pure.

At the young age of 7, Tanner has touched many lives already through his love and compassion. When a classmate tripped and fell at gym class, he stopped and gave her a hug. When a bus driver was having a bad day, he drew them a picture to cheer them up. And these are just moments I know about, God only knows how much love Tanner has spread already

It’s a privilege and honor to be Tanners Father, I thank God every day for our family that he has given us. Even though life isn’t perfect, I wouldn’t change a thing. I pray that God continues to allow his light to shine through Tanner in Jesus Name Amen

Happy Birthday Evan

For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb.

I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.

My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place, when I was woven together in the depths of the earth.

Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be  Psalms 139: 13-16

As we celebrate another birthday for Evan, we reflect on how blessed we are to have him and how much a blessing children are.

I’ll never forget the day he was born, it was a long and tough labor, but Heidi is a warrior and pushed thru it. (no pun intended lol) But you realize how delicate and precious life is.  We should never take any day for granted, every day is a gift from God! The same with every child is a gift from God!

When having a second child you wonder can I possibly love each the same? The answer is YES! It’s incredible experience seeing the different personalities and likes of our children. But you love them both the same with all your heart and soul. The amount of love and joy you get with children is so overwhelming in a good way, its hard to explain.

I feel so blessed to be Evans father, to be celebrating another year of life with him, to have our wonderful family. These are the true riches of this Earth, not money or prestige but family and love. Anyone who says otherwise truly has never felt real love before I pray for another year of prosperity and blessings for Evan and our family in Jesus Name Amen

Come Near to God

Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. James 4:7

What does it mean to “Resist The Devil”? Temptation, curiosity, lust, greed, these are all weapons Satan uses to control you. We must resist these traps before they become chains to us.

Adam and Eve knew about the “Forbidden Fruit” and the consequences that came with it, but temptation and curiosity got the best of them.  When you are vulnerable submit yourself to God and he will make you strong

Come near to God and he will come near to you. Wash your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded. James 4:8

God is a just, therefore if you don’t want to come to him he won’t come to you. It’s only be your free will if you choose God. But know this “Everyone who calls on the name of The Lord will be saved”

Grieve, mourn and wail. Change your laughter to mourning and your joy to gloom. Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up. James 4:9-10

But Sin is fun, why be obedient to God when we can have fun now? Because your Sin will only last a season and leads to your destruction. You need to decide are you living for the moment or are you living for eternity?

Brothers and sisters, do not slander one another. Anyone who speaks against a brother or sister or judges them speaks against the law and judges it. When you judge the law, you are not keeping it, but sitting in judgment on it. There is only one Lawgiver and Judge, the one who is able to save and destroy. But you–who are you to judge your neighbor? James 4:11-12

While it might seem fun and harmless to gossip and slander other people, know this “ Those who judge shall be judged” If your going to expose someone else’s sin then be prepared to be accountable for your own sins.

Just as when the Jews were going to stone the prostitute, Jesus said “Let he who has never sinned cast the first stone” Jesus is the only Judge, Love your neighbor as you love yourself. Draw near to God and he will draw near to you in Jesus Name Amen

Dead To Sin Alive to God

What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound? God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein? Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death?  Romans 6: 1-3

Jesus has paid the price for your sins, does that mean you can now sin with no consequences? Absolutely Not, when you accept Jesus into your heart you become transformed, sin should be repulsive to you.

Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life. For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection: Romans 6:4-6

Jesus didn’t die alone on the cross, every single one of us died on that cross also. When Jesus resurrected from the dead, our new selves resurrected also. To deny Christ is death.

 Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin. For he that is dead is freed from sin. Romans 6:7-8

If you accept Jesus, your “Old Man” died on the cross, you are no longer a slave to sin and death. Your chains have all been broken.  Satan can no longer defeat you.

Knowing that Christ being raised from the dead dieth no more; death hath no more dominion over him. For in that he died, he died unto sin once: but in that he liveth, he liveth unto God. Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord. Romans 6:9-11

We worship the God of the Living and not the dead, this is only possible thru our Lord Jesus Christ. They can kill the body but they can’t kill the soul, you will have eternal life thru Jesus Christ.

Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, that ye should obey it in the lusts thereof. Neither yield ye your members as instruments of unrighteousness unto sin: but yield yourselves unto God, as those that are alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness unto God. For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace. Romans 6:12-14

However the flesh is weak and you are still vulnerable. You must resist evil and temptation, for Satan is like a lion looking to devour you. But thru Christ you have conquered sin and death. Trust in The Lord and he will be your refuge and strength in Jesus name Amen

Can you See The Signs?

For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places. All these are the beginning of sorrows. Matthew 24:8

With the recent natural disasters, including Earthquake in Nepal and Volcano in Chile, you have to wonder whether the end is near. All the things Jesus foretold us would happen are going on right now at an alarming rate. But still is anyone listening? Is anyone stopping to pray to God and ask for mercy and redemption? Is anyone preparing for the return of Jesus Christ?

And I will shew wonders in the heavens and in the earth, blood, and fire, and pillars of smoke. The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and the terrible day of the LORD come. Joel 2:30-31

Prophet Joel prophesized about these great events also, which was then preached by Peter during Pentecost.  Are we in the last days? Is our Lord Jesus coming very soon? If he does are you ready to stand before him?

And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring; Luke 21:25

Do you believe it’s all global warming or is it Gods warning? Do you think about the awesome power of God? It a split second he can take a nation that took centuries to build and destroy it in seconds. Are you really still too proud to bow before our Creator?

But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.  2 Peter 3:10

Jesus will return like a thief in the night, what does that mean? Means he will come when nobody expects it. And after he raptures up his followers, hell on Earth will begin. The natural disasters we see today are just a sample of what’s to come.

Do you see the signs? Do you acknowledge Jesus is your Lord and Saviour? Are you ready for his return? The signs are here,  be prepared in Jesus name Amen

My Virtuous Wife- Happy Birthday Heidi

A virtuous woman is a crown to her husband Proverbs 12:4

Today is my wife’s birthday Heidi, so this blog is to honor her as she is my crown, soulmate, and best friend. God couldn’t have picked a better partner for me, as she completes me. We’ve been together 17 years, married 10 years, and have 2 beautiful children. God has blessed me with this family and I couldn’t ask for anything more.

Whoso findeth a wife findeth a good thing, and obtaineth favour of the LORD Proverbs 18:22

God has shown me great favor with Heidi, as she is a blessing from God. We need to remind ourselves of this about our marriages. It’s easy to become complacent and take your partner for granted. But remember you are blessed with your marriage, as I am blessed with Heidi.

Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies. Proverbs 31:10

As the saying goes Money can’t buy you love. Our love is priceless. To have someone stand by you thru good and bad times is priceless. True love can never be bought, I have been blessed to be married to Heidi and experience true love.

She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness. Proverbs 31:26

Heidi is very smart and talented, when I need advice I can always go to her. We need to remember this in our marriages, God has giving us a partner to help us.  When you make decisions as a family, you make wiser choices. As it says in Ecclesiastes 4:9 Two are better than one

Also Heidi gives me words of kindness and encouragement when I need them. This is important to remember in your marriage, to life each other up as a team as it says in Proverbs 27:17 As Iron Sharpens Iron

How beautiful you are and how pleasing, my love, with your delights! Songs of Solomon 7:6

I am blessed with my beautiful wife, Heidi, I still remember that day we first met 17 years ago, it was love at first sight. What an awesome God we serve to give us this wonderful life.

So this is the day the Lord has made and also the day the Lord made my wife. And for that I’m grateful. Happy Birthday Heidi love you always in Jesus name Amen

Happy Birthday Tanner

Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be. Psalm 139:16
Today is a special day because it the birthday of our oldest son Tanner, he is a gift from God and we are truly blessed.
As we learn throughout the Bible, we are not mistakes, we are not coincidences, we didn’t just appear out of luck
We were handpicked by God and chosen to be giving life to; because we have a greater purpose to fulfill a divine destiny. It’s sad today in this world that there are many people who believe they exist just by coincidence or mistake.
Anyone knows our son Tanner, can tell he was special automatically. I believe he was hand picked by God for us. His unconditional love and brilliant mind continue to fascinate me. I learned a lot about life just by being the Father of our kids. They show us and teach us things others can’t, and I don’t believe that is a mistake.
Consider what the prophet Isaiah said in 49:5 And now the LORD says– he who formed me in the womb to be his servant to bring Jacob back to him and gather Israel to himself, for I am honored in the eyes of the LORD and my God has been my strength—
Isaiah basically saying the same thing David said in Psalms, God knew them before they were even born. How about the prophet Jeremiah
Jeremiah 1:5 “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.”
We see a pattern of what these “messengers of God” are telling us, WE ARE NOT A MISTAKE!
So we rejoice at the birth of our son Tanner as you should rejoice about your birth also, for you were made and called by God for a greater purpose. Don’t let anyone tell you different.
Happy Birthday Tanner! Amen