Monthly Archives: March 2013

When the heck will he ever show up?

Last week while I was getting ready at home, God revealed himself in the most weird but real way. Where was I you ask? Well I was on the dunny!

I was sitting there doing the business…(won’t give you any more detail!), while my son Ollie was running around inside. He was looking for me. He was yelling out, “Dad, where are you?”

“I’m in here,” I said.

He ran down the end of the house but still couldn’t find me!

Again Ollie yelled, “Dad, I can’t find you, I want to to show you something.”

I replied, “I’m in here….in the toilet.”

Next I heard little feet pitter, patter down the hall.

Getting closer he opened the door.

“Oh…I found you,” he said.

This made me think of how often we are looking for our Heavenly Dad and wishing He’d just show up. Sometimes, like Ollie we have to ask a few times! I believe God will only show himself when we ask and even when we’re specific about what we want.

This was real in a way, when I woke at 3 in the morning the night before Big shed. I couldn’t sleep and wrote a few things on my mind down. I just simply asked God, to give me a couple hours of solid sleep before the Big Shed day. Well, 2 hours passed and I woke feeling refreshed and ready for the most inspiring day.

Another moment just now, that made me think of my Father was when Ollie was brushing his teeth. There wasn’t a towel to wipe his mouth on so he ran and got one. I was thinking don’t worry mate, I’ll get the towel while you brush your teeth. But he was hell bent on getting it and doing something independent. I though to myself OK no worries. What’s the rush??

This taught me patience. Kids teach you a lot about yourself but one of them is definitely patience! I thought…. how long did God have to wait for me to get my act together and give him my heart?! Well it took about 28 years but even from my end it was well worth it! He was as patient as they come. I’m definitely thankful that He didn’t run out on me or give up on me.

So there you have it, a few real life moments of God showing up in all things! Even while you’re sitting on the dunny?

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We are made to be overcomers.

“The greater the obstacle, the more glory in overcoming it.” – Moliere

We all have hurdles and mountains to climb. Sometimes it feels all too much and you feel like giving up. We have to find that something inside of us, to overcome it.

“All the world is full of suffering, it is also full of overcoming.” – Helen Keller

“You can’t cross the sea by merely standing and staring at the water.” – Rabindranath Tagore.

If all you do today is take a step forward, then you have achieved a mighty thing.

 


The Father Effect

“The biggest problem our country is facing right now is dealing with fatherhood and the roles that dads are playing in the lives of their families.”

“We have a whole generation of men, who don’t understand how much they mean to their kids.” – Tony Dungy, Author

As a father, I can have the biggest impact to shape our community to be better. It starts in my home raising my kids.

Check out this short film below to hear stories of the Father Effect. After watching, share in the comments below on how your father has shaped you. Good or bad!