Well needless to say I haven't been blogging much these days. I plan on getting back into it as much as I can, but life is full and will be even more so. Some of you may know that I'm going back to school. I posted on it a few months ago. Moody Bible Institute is a solid school and offers a really flexible distance learning program for guys like me who are in full-time vocational ministry already. I'll be finally finishing my bachelors degree! For me this is a big deal...
Miles is doing great! Having a son is an amazing thing. Some of my close friends who are dads always told me that their perspective on God was greatly expanded once they had kids. This has been true for me too. It hit me pretty hard the other day when I came home from the office and Miles gave me his first smile of recognition. It was the highlight of my week. Hands down.
In that moment I was reminded of how much God is moved with delight when I look to Him and smile. What is smiling at God look like? I'm pretty sure He loves it when we're thankful, when we are satisfied in Him, loving His word.
It's pretty amazing to think that a smile at God moves His heart. If I got a load of joy from Miles' smile at me, how much more is God moved when His children smile at Him? (Zeph 3:17)
There's my devotional thought for the day...
I've also recently written a few new songs. These are just demos and the songs aren't even completely done, but I figured I share them here at the blog for you to hear a little of what I've been working on. Later I'll do a more in-depth commentary on each song along with a chord chart in the SongCorner. Listen to them below.
You're My Rock
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