Mar 06 2012

Prayer for Husbands

Christ Jesus, you have called me to love my wife tenderly and sacrificially, even as you love the church, but too often I know myself to be a selfish man with a distracted heart.

Please give me patience, gentleness, and kindness toward my wife, and the wisdom to value her for her gifts and ideas.

Teach me to be vulnerable with her, openly sharing my own heart and thoughts, hopes and fears, even as I seek to better understand her.

Remind me to be ever mindful of her interests and needs with each decision I make and to structure my life in such a way that she receives the best of my energy and attention, rather than the leftovers.

Give me courage to passionately pursue relationship with her even when I feel wronged or wounded.

Let me become for her a man of tenderness, kindness, creativity, and integrity, protecting and cherishing her by vigilantly guarding my own eyes and heart.

Above all, teach me to lead as you led, Jesus, in humility and service.

Only by your grace can I be a godly man and a good husband for my wife.

Lead me Lord, I pray.

Amen

"Lead Me" by Sanctus Real

I look around and see my wonderful life

Almost perfect from the outside

In picture frames I see my beautiful wife

Always smiling

But on the inside, I can hear her saying...

“Lead me with strong hands

Stand up when I can't

Don't leave me hungry for love

Chasing dreams, what about us?

Show me you're willing to fight

That I'm still the love of your life

I know we call this our home

But I still feel alone”

I see their faces, look in their innocent eyes

They're just children from the outside

I'm working hard, I tell myself they'll be fine

They're in independent

But on the inside, I can hear them saying...

“Lead me with strong hands

Stand up when I can't

Don't leave me hungry for love

Chasing dreams, but what about us?

Show me you're willing to fight

That I'm still the love of your life

I know we call this our home

But I still feel alone”

So Father, give me the strength

To be everything I'm called to be

Oh, Father, show me the way

To lead them

Won't You lead me?

To lead them with strong hands

To stand up when they can't

Don't want to leave them hungry for love,

Chasing things that I could give up

I'll show them I'm willing to fight

And give them the best of my life

So we can call this our home

Lead me, 'cause I can't do this alone

Father, lead me, 'cause I can't do this alone

 

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Feb 28 2012

Gas Prices

What is up with Gas prices?!!!!

How much is it in your area?

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Feb 03 2012

It's Britt Nicole

If you missed my chat with Britt Nicole you can listen to it here.  My little gift to you.

New Album, singe and tour with Mandisa

Father Daughter Relationship

Divorce

Story Behind "All This Time"

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Jan 26 2012

The Father Daughter Dance

I'm going on a date this weekend…with my 10 year old girl! She's really excited about wearing her special dress…and going to the Father Daughter Dance with her Pops! 
Do you have any suggestions for me, to help make it more special?

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Jan 20 2012

Special Guest

I had a chance to catch up with Jason Gray, and he spoke about how God has used his speech impediment of stuttering, as well as the story behind the song "Remind Me Who I Am." In case you missed the interview, you can listen below!

The meaning behind "Remind Me Who I Am":

Jason's stuttering and how God has used it:

His family and his children's aspirations

How God uses imperfect people

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Jan 15 2012

Music I Love

Check out some of the music I'm loving, including "Let Me Feel You Shine" by David Crowder Band:

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Jan 12 2012

25 Things you can do with Coffee Filters

The wonders of coffee filters : 

Better than paper towels, and a lot less expensive... 

Coffee  filters .... Who knew!   

And you can buy 1,000 at the Dollar Stores for almost nothing, even the large ones. 

1. Cover bowls or dishes when cooking in the  microwave. 

Coffee filters make excellent covers. 

2. Clean windows, mirrors, and chrome...   

Coffee filters are lint-free so they'll leave windows sparkling. 

3.  Protect China by separating your good dishes with a coffee filter between each dish. 

4.  Filter broken cork from wine.  If you break the cork when opening a wine 

bottle, filter the wine through a coffee filter.

5.  Protect a cast-iron skillet.  Place a coffee filter in the skillet to absorb moisture and prevent rust. 

6.  Apply shoe polish.  Ball up a lint-free coffee filter. 

7.  Recycle frying oil.  After frying, strain oil through a sieve lined with a coffee filter. 

8.  Weigh chopped foods.  Place chopped ingredients in a coffee filter on a  kitchen scale. 

9.  Hold tacos.  Coffee filters make convenient wrappers for messy foods. 

10.  Stop the soil from leaking out of a plant pot.  Line a plant pot with a coffee filter to prevent the soil from going through the drainage holes. 

11.  Prevent a Popsicle from dripping.  Poke one or two holes as needed in a coffee filter. 

12.  Do you think we used expensive strips to wax eyebrows?   

Use  strips of coffee filters.. 

13.  Put a few in a plate and put your fried bacon, French fries, chicken fingers, etc on them.  It soaks out all the grease. 

14.  Keep in the bathroom.  They make great "razor nick fixers." 

15.   As a sewing backing.  Use a filter as an easy-to-tear backing for embroidering or appliquéing soft fabrics. 

16.  Put baking soda into a coffee filter and insert into shoes or a closet to absorb or prevent odors. 

17.  Use them to strain soup stock and to tie fresh herbs in to put in soups and stews. 

18.  Use a coffee filter to prevent spilling when you add fluids to your car. 

19.  Use them as a spoon rest while cooking and clean up small counter spills. 

20.  Can use to hold dry ingredients when baking or when cutting a piece of fruit or veggies..  Saves on having extra bowls to wash. 

21.  Use them to wrap Christmas ornaments for storage. 

22.  Use them to remove fingernail polish when out of cotton balls. 

23.  Use them to sprout seeds.  Simply dampen the coffee filter, place seeds inside, fold it and place it into a plastic baggie until they sprout. 

24. Use coffee filters as blotting paper for pressed flowers. 

Place the flowers between two coffee filters and put the coffee filters in phone book.. 

25.  Use as a kiddy's disposable "snack bowl" for popcorn, chips, etc.

OH YEAH -- THEY ARE GREAT TO USE 

IN YOUR COFFEE MAKERS TOO!

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Dec 29 2011

Bouncing Back After the Storm

It’s been a difficult year for a lot of people…myself included. My family and I went through a lot this year…from my wife losing her job…to having to move back to California all the way from North Carolina a couple of weeks ago. 

Had a friend email this to me…and it really helped me…maybe it’ll give you a different perspective today;

Have you ever seen a palm tree in the midst of a great storm? That tree may be bent so far over that it’s almost touching the ground, but when the wind finally stops, that palm tree bounces right back up. What’s interesting is that while that palm tree is hunched over under the pressure of the storm, it is actually growing stronger?

The reason God said we’d flourish like a palm tree is because He knew there would be difficult times. He knew things would come against us to try to steal our joy and victory. God said, “You’re going to be like a palm tree because when the storms of life blow, you are going to come right back up stronger than before.” Nothing can hold you back! No weapon formed against you will prosper.

As you reflect on the events over the last year, remember, the storms you have encountered have only made you stronger. You are wiser, you are more alive, and you are headed for victory. You’re brightest days are right out in front of you! Always remember that with God on your side, nothing can hold you back!

Bouncing Back After the Storm by K-LOVE Radio

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Dec 13 2011

Special Christmas Event

Is your church doing anything special this year for Christmas?  Maybe a nativity or an outreach of some sort. Please leave a comment and tell me all about it!

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Dec 08 2011

Old Family Recipes

We all have those special family recipes that we have kept secret for so long.  It's time to let the recipe out of the bag and share yours.

 

Aunt Margaret’s

Banana Sour Cream Bread

From the Chandler Family

Ingredients 

·      3 cups white sugar

·      ¾ cup butter

·      3 eggs

·      6 very ripe bananas

·      1 container sour cream (16 ounces)

·      2 teaspoons vanilla extract

·      2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

·      ½ teaspoon salt

·      3 teaspoons baking soda

·      4 /12 cup all-purpose flour

·      1 cup finely chopped walnuts

Directions

1.     Preheat oven to 300 degrees…Grease four 7x3 inch loaf pans.  In a small bowl, stir together ¼ cup white sugar and 1 teaspoon cinnamon with a pinch of powdered nutmeg.  Dust pans lightly with cinnamon and sugar mixture.

2.     In a large bowl, add cream, butter and 3 cups sugar.  Mix eggs, mashed bananas, sour cream, vanilla, nutmeg and cinnamon.  Mix in salt, baking soda and flour.  Stir in nuts.

3. Fill pans…and bake for an hour or so…check periodically with a toothpick until it comes out clean.

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