Food For Thought
"Oh Happy Day"
There's no harder job than becoming "good parents." The older our boys got, the more certain they were they had it all figured out. Growing up, I knew I sure did! Was I ever wrong and at 54, there's still so much to learn.
When it came time to talk about God, all we could do was speak from the heart and share what we had learned. Ultimately, we knew they would decide for themselves. If you decide to read further on, this is what we told them.
Food For Thought"
We told them, whether you do or don't believe;
Three things everyone can pretty much agree on:
- There is so much we don't know for sure.
- Until we die, there is so much we will never know for sure.
- And no one; has ever been able to disprove the Resurrection of Jesus Christ.
You have one life to live and no one can live it but you. If you choose to believe, you're probably going to pick a vehicle in hopes you're on the right road to heaven, whether it be; Christian, Jewish, Muslims, Buddhist, Hindu, etc, etc.
Some choose not to believe, some simply follow the path they were born into; others question, analyze and make a choice. Your mother and I are followers of Jesus Christ and strive to build our life around him.
We told them, the time before Christ (BC), separating fact from fiction is so very hard to do. Instead of worrying and arguing about what may not be true, focus on what has the best chance of being fact and remaining the same even after 2000 years (AD).
The Resurrection of Christ; "The Lord's Prayer" & His statement: "I am the way, and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me!"
We told them, if you truly believe you should live your life for a place in heaven, not the few years here on earth. Sounds good especially on Sunday; easily said hard to do. Why?
I've come to terms with the fact I'm a Selfish, Self-Centered, Sinner. Like most everyone else trying to cope with bills, stress, pressure, anxieties, and disappointments. Life is a long road with pot holes at every turn. I want to be good. I know right from wrong, but dealing with the evils of temptation is part of being human. So what drives me to do what's right? I told them, being the selfish person I am, I want back what I'll miss the most!
From conception to death, the longer I live the more people I've lost. The heartache and desire to see them again will vary from person to person, but when it comes to "man's best friend," my dogs always gave me unconditional love. I work everyday, to live a life being "One with Christ." By his Father's "grace," heaven will be everything I hope it to be and they will be the first to greet me.
At first, we told our boys; "The true measure of a man is how he handles crunch time." Sure it seems easier when things are going good, but how do you do when things aren't? Then we finally realized in God's eyes, it's how you handle "GOOD TIMES," because when things are going good - you don't think you need Him.
For years I leaked oil, taking 3 steps forward, falling 2 steps back. Not very efficient, but life isn't easy. After years of floundering I told my wife I realized, the better person I became, the more good things started happening for our family.
The key was to keep going down that righteous path with more and more good "everything." Now you're on a roll, just keep doubling down and go all in with all you say and do. Sure as the sun will rise, next thing you know our dreams started coming true.
Heaven on Earth
You're born, go to school, get a job, raise a family and try doing the circle of life thing. We told them, no matter who you are there's someone "better off" and "worse off." Everyone is dealt a hand. It is what it is and no one can live your life but you! If you truly believe, live it, don't just talk it! All we know is the better parents we became, the more good things started happening for our family.
A Mate with Benefits
We told them, be one of the lucky ones that finds a soul mate, and there are lucky ones. It can be so much better than a friend with benefits! It's a lot of hard work, that's for sure, but having someone truly special always comes when you work the hardest for it.
The More You Give the More You Get
Give a little more, instead of always trying to come out on top. Dealing with day to day challenges is so much easier and the amount of stress you avoid is priceless!
Read the Signs
We told them you can make your own luck and create your own destiny. When you're living right good things happen. It's a self-fulfilling prophesy. Everything that crosses your path is more than a billion to one shot. Take note and draw from it. For example: Your alarm goes off, but you're already awake. What were you thinking the very second it went off? It has meaning, its part of your day.
What Doesn't Kill You Will Make You Stronger
Learn from each experience and grow from it. It will make you stronger.
The Holy Trinity
We told them, if it wasn't for this we wouldn't even be here. Plain and simple, either you believe or you don't. Alleluia!! Amen!! Build your life around it.
You Don't Know What You Got Till It's Gone
"Thank You Lord for this beautiful day!" Now imagine, in a blink of an eye it's all gone, you're on the other side and you didn't have time to say good bye. Then God says, "I'm going to give you one more day." What would you do with those 24 hours? Even more, he tells you, once a year you can go back for a day. Would you change anything? You don't know what you've got till it's gone.
Feel the Power of The Holy Spirit Inside You
When you're laying there dead and lifeless your time on earth is done. Take care of your body, it's the only one you have and treat yourself every chance you get. Take a deep breath, let it all in and feel the power of the Holy Spirit. It's the life blood inside you!
Double-Down, with Christ Anything is Possible
We told them, the key was to keep going down that righteous path with more and more good "everything". Now you're on a roll, just keep doubling down and go all in with all you say and do.
Sure as the sun will rise, next thing you know more and more good things start happening. Reach for the stars and at least you'll make it to the moon. But you know what! You can have all the stars you want, with Christ, anything is possible. BamBam & Spirit are proof of that and this website is a way for us to say Thank You!