Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Splendor


My father is like a rose: even with all his imperfections I can still adore his splendor.

How much more of a wonder is my Heavenly Father.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

A Tribute to Our Dad




He's rough and lacks in etiquette,
Society would say.
He has no classy attributes,
To help him on his way.

He's not a fancy dresser,
And he's not so trimmed and neat.
With simple clothes and simple shoes,
He wears upon his feet.

He doesn't belong to a club,
Or drive a shiny car.
And when he takes vacations,
He does not go very far.

He doesn't dine on fine cuisine,
To him fast food's a treat.
And he may use a plastic fork,
When it is time to eat.

He has a modest little house,
But has all that he needs.
He keeps his lawn cut nice and short,
He even trims his weeds.

He works long hours at his job,
To make an average pay.
And even if he's sick or tired,
He goes to work each day.

His job is just a factory job,
His pay just makes ends meet.
But, a few good friends and family,
Make his life complete.

He's not well versed in poetry,
Theater or the arts.
And wisdom is not something,
That he constantly imparts.

He loves the simple things in life,
For riches doesn't thirst.
He knows what is important,
And his family is put first.

The wealth that God has given him,
To treasure in his life.
A loving son and daughter,
And a very special wife.

He never has much money,
And his life is not a show.
But he is still the richest man,
That I will ever know.

To others he's a simple man,
And fame he's never had.
But he's the greatest man I know,
He also is my Dad.

Author Unknown

We love you, Dad!

Friday, June 3, 2011

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Let's Laugh

We have been discussing with our children for weeks the power of prayer. On Monday night during Bible Time, our son decided to "ask" the Lord for what he wanted. He prayed that the Lord would give him a "new Husqvarna lawn mower" and a "new Husqvarna weed wacker." (The proper name is Husqvarna gas trimmer.) He cuts lawns for college money and has researched what he likes best. Therefore, he decided he would ask God for his wish list.

The very next morning after he prayed for these items out loud with all of us, his weed wacker trigger button broke. He has a spare weed wacker, but it is also in need of repair. To be completely honest, he has been diligent in reminding us to take it to the repair shop, but we have not taken it to the repair shop. Well, we had to take one broken weed wacker to the repair man yesterday.

But what about his customers?
Guess what my son had to do?
Did you ever hear of Lowes?

Dad and Andrew went to Lowes to purchase a new Husqvarna gas trimmer funded by Andrew's college fund. We all laughed. He came home and said out loud to God, "Could you please wait a while on the new lawn mower?" He has changed his prayer to a "new, free, Husqvarna lawn mower." I'll let you know when it is answered. I'm sure you'll laugh with delight when that story is told.

By the way, he absolutely loves his new toy. He says it works great.