The Heart of Music

Legacy when done with love I believe is not just temporal but eternal. When intention is passed down in the way they should go, a chord is struck and heard across the heavens.  It not only catches God’s ear but it composes a new melody in His heart.  As parents or grandparents we are called to live out and call forth family giftings that speak the Hands of God’s Glory.  It’s not about the “gift” it’s the intention of calling forth through the generations.  His “craft” of Hand: cooking, academia, sports, etc.  Speak it through the legacy of your children.  Watch relationship carry “strings” of Glory into eternal script that lights up the heavens and reflects into our relational lives.  Pass it on.  To Him be the glory forever and ever.  Amen.

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Monday Manna Moment

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How different would just one day be if we kept our hand in God’s back pocket?!?!?!

 I’ve been lost 3+ times already today.

These are his play jeans. He took you to the summer fair and bought you cotton candy!!! Then He bought you popcorn to offset the sugar. You were thirsty so he bought you a coke!!! Tummy ache in tow, He left you to your dreams.

Much Love, TWE

 

Monday’s Manna Moment: A Conversation

“You take care of the possible and trust God for the impossible.”

-Ruth Graham

Funding The Future: Husbands/Dads

Dedicated Good And Faithful Servant: Bucky

I’ve heard dads say “I just foot the bill.” :(( “I’m just an ATM machine.” ” They only come to me when they need $$$.”

There’s MORE to the picture. Husbands/Dads, God has placed work for your feet and money in your hands. What your “bills” do is fund the future.

  • Academic investment secures mental capacity, love of learning and the potential of your children and generations to come. 
  • Lifelong memories through celebrations, vacations and travel.
  • Teachings, modeling generous stewardship and value of sacrifice.

The disconnect comes with lack of or minimal expression of thankfulness and gratitude for your work and your funding. It’s felt by your wife and children. But their awareness of the need to express it is underdeveloped.

We, as wives and children need to consistently express thankfulness. Gratitude grows to be part of the foundation of God’s funding the future of His Kingdom come through your hands.  Wives and children express thankfulness through words, hugs, and texts/notes.

Where we fail and we will, God sees and takes note of the wise investment from your hands. His Kingdom grows in the hearts of those entrusted to your care.

Thank you. Thank you. Thank you for dinners out, flowers delivered, travels, educational opportunities, a roof over our heads, doctor bills, fender benders, closets full of clothes/shoes, a full gas tank, food on the table, on-the-way-out-the-door “Oh Dad, can I have money for…”, replacements for mishaps “broken microwave plates to shattered iPhone faces”, music lessons and private coaching sessions.

More than paying bills, your faithful stewardship builds “Kingdom Life” for your wife, your children, your church, and your community.

With “Father’s Day” be encouraged in your investments.  They are reaping eternal dividends not yet seen.

Please read the Scripture below and place yourself in the wise investment of your “talents.”

As wives and children, we are grateful for your disciplined savings plans and your generous provision from God’s Hand!!!

13 “Therefore stay alert, because you do not know the day or the hour. 14 For it is like a man going on a journey, who summoned his slaves and entrusted his property to them. 15 To one he gave five talents, to another two, and to another one, each according to his ability. Then he went on his journey. 16 The one who had received five talents went off right away and put his money to work and gained five more. 17 In the same way, the one who had two gained two more. 18 But the one who had received one talent went out and dug a hole in the ground and hid his master’s money in it. 19 After a long time, the master of those slaves came and settled his accounts with them. 20 The one who had received the five talents came and brought five more, saying, ‘Sir, you entrusted me with five talents. See, I have gained five more.’ 21 His master answered, ‘Well done, good and faithful slave! You have been faithful in a few things. I will put you in charge of many things. Enter into the joy of your master.’ 22 The one with the two talents also came and said, ‘Sir, you entrusted two talents to me. See, I have gained two more.’ 23 His master answered, ‘Well done, good and faithful slave! You have been faithful with a few things. I will put you in charge of many things. Enter into the joy of your master.’ 24 Then the one who had received the one talent came and said, ‘Sir, I knew that you were a hard man, harvesting where you did not sow, and gathering where you did not scatter seed, 25 so I was afraid, and I went and hid your talent in the ground. See, you have what is yours.’ 26 But his master answered, ‘Evil and lazy slave! So you knew that I harvest where I didn’t sow and gather where I didn’t scatter? 27 Then you should have deposited my money with the bankers, and on my return I would have received my money back with interest! 28 Therefore take the talent from him and give it to the one who has ten. 29 For the one who has will be given more, and he will have more than enough. But the one who does not have, even what he has will be taken from him. 30 And throw that worthless slave into the outer darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth’” (Matthew 25:13-30)

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Where He Isn’t

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Personal Note:

I live in doubt 24/7.

Well that’s honest in my current heart workings.

Can anyone relate?

What’s so God, soooo incredible is that in the desperate seeking,

I choose JOY.

If doubt is the lie we believe, then joy is the ______ we believe.

(The teacher in me could not resist a fill-in-blank.  ;))