Posts tagged ‘young’

April 2, 2012

My Greatest Blog

by pastortimfowler

I had the honor of doing a wedding this weekend for a young couple. Weddings always make me reminisce about that special day for me long ago. It is hard to believe that this year I will celebrate my 32nd wedding anniversary. My wife is a very lucky woman. I am a very special man, and she knows it.
I was just reading  1 Corinthians chapter 13, which I read at every wedding. It describes real love, the love of God and gives a definition of love that does not mention warm fuzzy feelings. This is what it says:
1 Corinthians 13:1-13
1 I may speak in the languages of humans and of angels. But if I don’t have love, I am a loud gong or a clashing cymbal.
2 I may have the gift to speak what God has revealed, and I may understand all mysteries and have all knowledge. I may even have enough faith to move mountains. But if I don’t have love, I am nothing.
3 I may even give away all that I have and give up my body to be burned. But if I don’t have love, none of these things will help me.
4 Love is patient. Love is kind. Love isn’t jealous. It doesn’t sing its own praises. It isn’t arrogant.
5 It isn’t rude. It doesn’t think about itself. It isn’t irritable. It doesn’t keep track of wrongs.
6 It isn’t happy when injustice is done, but it is happy with the truth.
7 Love never stops being patient, never stops believing, never stops hoping, never gives up.
8 Love never comes to an end. There is the gift of speaking what God has revealed, but it will no longer be used. There is the gift of speaking in other languages, but it will stop by itself. There is the gift of knowledge, but it will no longer be used.
9 Our knowledge is incomplete and our ability to speak what God has revealed is incomplete.
10 But when what is complete comes, then what is incomplete will no longer be used.
11 When I was a child, I spoke like a child, thought like a child, and reasoned like a child. When I became an adult, I no longer used childish ways.
12 Now we see a blurred image in a mirror. Then we will see very clearly. Now my knowledge is incomplete. Then I will have complete knowledge as God has complete knowledge of me.
13 So these three things remain: faith, hope, and love. But the best one of these is lov
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I want to love my wife like this.
I may have just finished my greatest blog ever.

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August 10, 2011

Explanation And Apology

by pastortimfowler

I realized after posting yesterday that I may have been a bit brash and maybe offended some with a few of my statements. Let me issue an explanation and an apology. First, the explanation.
I had just been reading an online article about how people use the internet to lure children into child pornography. I think that there is nothing lower on this earth than someone who would do such a thing to a child. I often sit and think about things after I read them in order to process them, but yesterday I jumped straight into my blog. Can you say oops? So if I offended some by the whole idea of killing such a pervert, I am sorry. I would hope that my Christianity would allow me to trust God for such vengeance.
Emotions are a very powerful thing. They cause us to act and react before thinking. They can cause us to challenge everything we have ever been taught and they can freeze us in our tracks. That is why it is so important to not make major decisions in a highly emotional state. Even blogging while emotional can be dangerous.
My wife was so sweet to see the pride in what I wrote and did not mention the whole gun thing. I am not sure if she is that kind or agreed with me that much. Scary huh? There is nothing more dangerous than a momma defending her young.
I have been more emotional the last few days, more than usual. I am very proud of my new grandson and equally as proud of all my grandkids. I guess the emotions come from this being the latest and the fact that it is my “baby” who now has a child. Give it time and the new one will be just as loud and irritating as the rest. That is where Mimi spoiling them comes into play.
This will be my last blog for now about my grandkids. They may be loud and obnoxious but I love them. I would do anything to protect them and I will do my best to teach them the right ways to handle life’s little problems. I am crazy proud of them all and always amazed at God’s handy work when I see a new-born baby.