Saturday, February 18, 2012

New Blog!

I'm so stoked about this (see picture to the left - that stoked).  For a little while I've been toying with the idea of launching a new blog.  God has been doing this thing in my heart, probably because I need it more than anyone, where He is letting me know that I can approach Him and not only that I am able to, but that He WANTS me to.  So He's been revealing little truths here and there (you may have seen them on FB or Twitter) that tell me how and why I am able to approach Him.

I've been taking those truths and looking at what scripture says about them.  It's been pretty helpful with the season of life I am currently walking through (I'll blog on that a little later).  So I figured, maybe it'd be helpful to others.  So...

Introducing #ApproachGod.

It's a devotional of sorts.  It'll be titled with the truth that God has spoke to my heart, scriptural reference to that truth and what God spoke through that to me.  This blog will be a departure from my normal writing only in length (it'll be a lot shorter than I'd normally write).  Keep in mind this is what God spoke to MY heart and He may say something wholly different to your's... and that's ok.

Here's the first blog, He makes you holy.  Enjoy and #ApproachGod.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

He Called Me Dad!

This awesome thing happened yesterday... Sarah, Malachi & I were at Wal-Mart grabbing some stuff (ftr, we bought The Last Unicorn for Sarah's nostalgia sake) & I walked away to go get a picture for twitter. Prior to that, Mal (my step-son) & I went to the bathroom & hid from Sarah when we were done (just a little game we often play). That led into what happened when I walked away to get that picture. So I walked away & when I walked back Sarah said "Mal just called you dad!"

She said, when I walked away Mal said, "Dad, Dad!" and hid. Now, I may not have got to hear it, but that doesn't matter. What does matter is that HE CALLED ME DAD!!! This was huge for my heart. For the last nine months I've tried to make sure that Mal knows that I love him & that he feels secure that this is HIS family, so for him to call me Dad & acknowledge to Sarah that he gets that he has two dads let me know that what Sarah & I are doing is good & right.

After she told me, I picked up Mal around the waist to play with him, to which he promptly farted (such a boy).

My hope & prayer has been & will remain that regardless of what Mal calls me, that he always sees me not just as his mom's husband, but as a man that love Jesus, loves his wife & loves him. In that he'll grow to be a man that does the same. My hope is that he'll see me as a man that he can trust, depend on, confide in & that will lead him well. I'm already so proud of my boy.

A Dad,