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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.”

When I Was A Kid...

When I Was A Kid...

I was sure
I could run across the ocean
And I was gonna be an astronaut …

Song: I Wanna Go Back by David Dunn

This song was actually playing on my iPod when I began writing this blog post. The main part of the verse states that “I Wanna Go Back…” Getting to watch my son play baseball… to see the joy on his face… makes me wanna go back. Sometimes I miss those carefree days. Days when I could just go out and have fun... Days when I could just go out and play... Days when I didn’t have responsibilities... Days when…

The pictures at the end of this blog are of my son Tristan playing an amazing first weekend of baseball.  He played in Liberty, in a Web Rings tournament.  The competition was top notch.  Our boys had been training hard, and they were ready to play.  They had spent all of January and February attending Sunday night indoor practices.  Once March rolled around, it was Tuesday, Wednesday, and Sunday night practices.  The boys were ready to play other kids in a game… not just practice.

Tristan was selected to be the starting pitcher in this first game.  He was nervous, but he did very well.  He pitched two shutout innings, striking out one batter.  It wasn’t all roses though, as he did hit two batters, and walked two as well.  Normally, Tristan is very accurate at throwing strikes, so this was a bit of a surprise.  Luckily his defense was good and helped keep the clean sheet.

From the plate, Tristan had a great first game.  He was officially 1 - 1 with two walks, and two RBI.  It was fun to watch him having some success from the plate.  He’s always been able to make contact, but his luck had been horrible.  He would seem to always hit it right to someone.  Perhaps all the long hours in the batting cages in January and February were going to pay off.

During the second game the team kept rolling.  Tristan went 1 - 3 with 2 more RBI.  He also had a stolen base.  He rotated around the infield as new pitchers came in and played the stellar defense that he is known for.

Sadly the weekend ended in the semi-finals the next day, but Tristan still played well. He went 1-2 and flashed the defensive glove several times.  It was so much fun watching Tristan play the game he loves so much…

Let me try that opening paragraph again…


When I was a kid, I was sure
I could run across the ocean
And I was gonna be an astronaut …

Song: I Wanna Go Back by David Dunn

This song was actually playing on my iPod when I began writing this blog post.  The main part of the verse states that “I Wanna Go Back…”  Getting to watch my son play baseball… to see the joy on his face… DOESN’T make me wanna go back.  Yeah, sometimes I miss those carefree days.  Days when I could just go out and have fun...  Days when I could just go out and play...  Days when I didn’t have responsibilities...  Days when I had dreams of doing great things…

But what I get to experience as a father is so much better.  I am so lucky that all those carefree days and dreams have passed and I’ve been given something even better.  I DON’T WANNA GO BACK!

Psalm 127:3-5 

Sons are indeed a heritage from the LORD, children, a reward.
Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the sons born in one’s youth.

GOD has blessed me with being a father.  I had no intention of ever being a father when I was a kid… in fact, until I held Talia the day she was born I wasn’t sure I was up to it.  GOD knew that I needed something better than what I had dreamed of when I was a kid.  Being a father is SO MUCH BETTER than all the things I ever dreamed of.  Talia and Tristan are my heritage… a heritage from the LORD. 

However, with being gifted such a great heritage, I have a responsibility.  A responsibility to raise them correctly.

Proverbs 22:6

Teach a youth about the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.

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. Bind them as a sign on your hand and let them be a symbol on your forehead. Write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.

I often lay awake at night, hoping that how I’ve raised my children will help them to be successful adults.  I pray for them daily to make the types of choices that bring them closer to GOD.  I pray that they make my faith, their faith.  I hope that what I’ve done will help them to serve the LORD in all they do.  To care about others.  To serve. 

I look at the heritage of Sandy’s family. Grandparents, children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren all attending the same church.  Eighty years of serving the LORD.  I hope that in eighty years, my heritage from the LORD is as great.  However, it won’t just happen.  Each day I need to make the choice to lead my family in a GODLY manner.

Joshua 24:15

But if it doesn’t please you to worship THE LORD, choose for yourselves today the one you will worship: the gods your fathers worshiped beyond the Euphrates River or the gods of the Amorites in whose land you are living. 

As for me and my family, we will worship THE LORD.


Enjoy some images from that first weekend of baseball.

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