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Dear Son – Letter 1

Dear Son

Hi, I am your father. Wow, that is funny to type, because it’s true and because of the Star Wars reference. Star Wars? Well, you are too young to get that reference but trust me it was good.

The truth that I am now a father hasn’t fully sunk in just yet. I barely understand how to adult properly and now I have another life to take care of. That’s intimidating! But trust me, son. I want the best for you.

Right now you are small. Ity-bity. And so I can say that I want you to grow up to be a big, strong and most importantly a godly man. Oh, sure we are going to argue. You are going to disagree with me on a few things I am sure. Your hairstyle or your room. Maybe your friends or your music. That’s fine, as long as we both remember this. I want the best for you.

I want to protect you from this world and its entanglements. I want to help you fight sin, even when you don’t want to fight it yourself. I want to guide you towards the narrow path. Because, my boy. I want the best for you. I want you to know the supreme creator and to love him as we, your parents, do. Because that’s how I know I was a good dad. If I helped you to see and savor God the Father in all his glory and to love His son our savior. Then I know I have done my job.

My son, I don’t know what the future holds. I do know that at some point I am going to disappoint you somehow. It might be in my lack of being able to sport, or something else. But I hope you know and I want you to feel that I love you. Forgive me when I wrong you, please. It’s going to happen. But remember. I want the best for you.

Welcome, Malachi Mark Armstrong.

Reasons to love God

A couple of years ago I was asked to think about my love for God. I wrote it out as a prayer and recently I stumbled upon that note and thought I would share it below.


I thank you Lord that I am never beyond repair. Your grace is always bigger than my mistakes.

I love you Lord because you loved me when I was nothing more than a vile sinner. Not only have you saved me but you continue to save me from myself and when I am too stubborn to listen, and fall, you are always willing to forgive. I love you Lord because you have the best planned for me. I can trust in your guiding hand to lead me down the right path and not to harm me. You shaped and fashioned me in my mother’s womb and still continue to shape me into the person you want me to be. I love you Lord because you allow me to be a part of your story here on earth. You don’t need me but you choose to use me. Thank you for letting me be used by you. Thank you for hearing when I cry out about big things in my life. Thank you for hearing me when I cry out about silly things in my life. Thank you that you not only hear me but that you answer me, in a perfect way.

Lord you never let go, when I went through times of great depression and loss, you were there. Thank you.

I thank you Lord that with you there is no need for a facade, I don’t need to try to impress you or pretend that everything is OK when it is not. Because you know the true me, you have seen me at my lowest and my best, you know the depths of my heart Lord but you love me the same. And I love you too.

Musical Monday #27 – His Daughter (Molly Kate Kestner)

This song is a powerful reminder of how God cares for us.

Chocolates VS. Love

Love is in the air or is that just chocolate? *sniff* Mmmmm chocolate.  Yes today is the day that florists and chocolate companies look forward to. The day of red and white, of heart shaped items and teddy bears that ‘wuv you’.

The day of love. Valentines day. A highly emotional day for most people. The single ones amongst us are feeling lonely as they are reminded of their singleness or they hate the day and try to embrace their singleness in opposition of the day. Here in my corner of the world there are two big radio stations that have jumped on the “its ok to be single / lets party cause we are single” bandwagon and are hosting parties on 14 Feb aimed at the singles. The names these parities go by are ‘Love Sucks’ and ‘Sexy Singles Party; and just by the names you can tell that those parties are not designed to celebrate love, at the very most they are designed to celebrate lust. Now since it is supposed to be the day of love, allow me to briefly remind you what we are supposed to be celebrating.

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Just quote’n – Tim Killer

If we again ask the question: “Why does God allow evil and suffering to continue?” and we look at the cross of Jesus, we still do not know what the answer is. However, we now know what the answer isn’t. It can’t be that he doesn’t love us. It can’t be that he is indifferent or detached from our condition. God takes our misery and suffering so seriously that he was willing to take it on himself.

–Tim Keller

Love Words -The Skit Guys

Today is our anniversary and so I am going to shamelessly put something a little mooshy up…tell those around you that you love them. I love you dear wife.

Once Forbade – A Valentine Tale

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