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Ezra 7:10

“Now Ezra had determined in his heart to study the law of the LORD, obey it, and teach its statutes and ordinances in Israel.”

Lead Me With Strong Hands...

Lead Me With Strong Hands...

     Last night (June 3rd), I was doing some cleaning in my bedroom when I came across a fathers day card from my daughter Talia that brought back a flood of memories.  She is such a wonderful young lady, and the poem that she included with the card was the reminder I was needing to refocus my life on what was important.

Deuteronomy 6:6-9

“These words that I am giving you today are to be in your heart.  Repeat them to your children. Talk about them when you sit in your house and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.”

     A fathers' job is to lead his family.  To guide them into making Godly choices.  To be there when they need me, not only working so they can have nice stuff.  I've done too much working in the last several years and have missed so many of my kids activities.  (Just this weekend I missed all of my son's baseball games due to an event I was part of)

     Here's the poem:

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One of my all time favorite photos is this one that my wife took. As soon as I read the poem I thought of this moment walking back to our cabin at Bunker Hill Resort.

One of my all time favorite photos is this one that my wife took. As soon as I read the poem I thought of this moment walking back to our cabin at Bunker Hill Resort.

     I love my family so much, and need to remember my priorities.  Here are some images I looked back through as I remembered the great times I was a part of.  Lord, help me to focus more on my family, and make many more memories with them.

Talia as a little girl worked out with me. Here she was doing a sit-up!

Talia as a little girl worked out with me. Here she was doing a sit-up!

Talia’s birthday.

Talia’s birthday.

Boating at at Table Rock Lake. I'm so thankful for great family members like Steve and Sara who would let us ride along in their boat. Going to Viola to get some ice cream was always so much fun!

Boating at at Table Rock Lake. I'm so thankful for great family members like Steve and Sara who would let us ride along in their boat. Going to Viola to get some ice cream was always so much fun!

Camping in Yankton. We spent many summers camping, and made many great memories.

Camping in Yankton. We spent many summers camping, and made many great memories.

Swimming at Lewis and Clark Lake was always fun, even when the Mayflies where everywhere!

Swimming at Lewis and Clark Lake was always fun, even when the Mayflies where everywhere!

What a cutie pie!

What a cutie pie!

Look at that form!

Look at that form!

Wow... did that dairy farm stink! Talia on a first grade field trip to Shatto Dairy Farm.

Wow... did that dairy farm stink! Talia on a first grade field trip to Shatto Dairy Farm.

A cute bear at Halloween. I don't remember where we got this costume, but it is by far one of my favorites!

A cute bear at Halloween. I don't remember where we got this costume, but it is by far one of my favorites!

What a dancer. She was always so dramatic. Is there any doubt she would get involved in drama in high school?

What a dancer. She was always so dramatic. Is there any doubt she would get involved in drama in high school?

Christmas at Silver Dollar City. If you haven't been there at Christmas time, it is amazing. I highly recommend it!

Christmas at Silver Dollar City. If you haven't been there at Christmas time, it is amazing. I highly recommend it!

Decorating the Christmas Tree is always a favorite. We've had a real tree every year and I wouldn't trade it for anything! One of my favorite traditions is going out Thanksgiving break and cutting it down.

Decorating the Christmas Tree is always a favorite. We've had a real tree every year and I wouldn't trade it for anything! One of my favorite traditions is going out Thanksgiving break and cutting it down.

Leaving treats for Santa. I’m sure he enjoyed every one of them!

Leaving treats for Santa. I’m sure he enjoyed every one of them!

Opening Christmas presents. Talia is always so excited when it comes to presents!

Opening Christmas presents. Talia is always so excited when it comes to presents!

Sledding on Pappy’s driveway. Snow days are awesome!

Sledding on Pappy’s driveway. Snow days are awesome!

Tristan swimming in Lewis and Clark Lake.

Tristan swimming in Lewis and Clark Lake.

Camping in Yankton. What a handsome little boy!

Camping in Yankton. What a handsome little boy!

Tristan’s first Saturday night pizza.

Tristan’s first Saturday night pizza.

What a face!

What a face!

Tristan’s first birthday. He’s always been a messy eater!

Tristan’s first birthday. He’s always been a messy eater!

Walking down to Table Rock Lake. Nothing better than swimming and fishing at Grandma Lakes House.

Walking down to Table Rock Lake. Nothing better than swimming and fishing at Grandma Lakes House.

Easter weekend.

Easter weekend.

Another Christmas at Silver Dollar City.

Another Christmas at Silver Dollar City.

Visiting Santa. The Bass Pro Shop in Independence has one of the best Santa's that I've ever seen. We've been going to see him for many years...

Visiting Santa. The Bass Pro Shop in Independence has one of the best Santa's that I've ever seen. We've been going to see him for many years...

One of my favorite times is reading “A Visit From St. Nick” every Christmas Eve.

One of my favorite times is reading “A Visit From St. Nick” every Christmas Eve.

Visiting Sea World San Antonio. Tristan loved the Alamo as well. He even drew a picture of “the Alamo’s team flag!”

Visiting Sea World San Antonio. Tristan loved the Alamo as well. He even drew a picture of “the Alamo’s team flag!”

Song:  Lead Me by Sanctus Real

So I Turned My Eyes To Heaven...

So I Turned My Eyes To Heaven...

It's More Than The Drops In The Ocean...

It's More Than The Drops In The Ocean...