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)


Tea Time: Walk With Me

An ALS walk was held in our region, this past Saturday. We had a Team Tracey participate to raise awareness of this disease and funds for research. I am overwhelmed by the response of family and friends. There is rare extravagance we are just not meant to grasp!!! It’s beyond our hand, our heart and the response belongs to God. God alone can invest that kind of love, support, compassion and generosity.

So, the posture of my hands are open to splash all of this goodness right back at you God. You used hands and feet to reflect your goodness in the land of the living. And as much as I HATE everything about this disease, I’ve experienced more of God’s goodness and love than I knew could exist here in our earthly home. Each and everyone of you who prayed, who loved, who attended details I know of nothing, who bundled your little ones against the cold, (our youngest walker was 3 months), who walked, showed up early to set up tents, donated coffee, donuts, balloons and ribbons. All of you are amazing!

I cried, I laughed, I struggled to absorb what had a life of it’s own. The walk had a life of it’s own. Each person, each family added it’s unique dimension that created complex glory that reflected the way our Lord loves. . .Beautiful Life in Him. We celebrated life. BIG LIFE in our Lord and in each other!

Special thanks to all of you who participated in any way. Even Kathleen’s friend, Jennifer, from Belgium. My husband, Bucky who ran with it, Bucky’s office staff, Stacy, Lindsay, Marlene: who made it a labor of love, Jane: who made it her “mission” to make it special, Susan and Allyson who took pictures. (You will see a few of Allyson’s pictures here!)

Lastly, Guess what God did? Our Team Tracey won “Most Spirited!” The Holy Spirit showed up in grand style! And that is all of you!!! Thank you is so inadequate!!! My heartfelt gratitude is also not even close! So please accept an investment in God’s Kingdom!!! Today’s total (still growing), FAR beyond our Goal, all by individual donor generosity: $$$12,850. Since some of you have asked: Email contact family and friends will receive a link to see and order pictures from the walk.  Also, we go back to Houston for a medical check up Nov. 7 and 8th. Please pray for encouragement and strength. The trip is always hard. Much love ~

Psalm 27:13-14
I remain confident of this: I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord.


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