The things I love about May

1) I love the fact that we will celebrate Mother’s Day and honor our moms. Abraham Lincoln said: “No man is poor who has had a godly mother.”

2) I love the fact that we will dedicate babies on Mother’s Day. When I see parents who are dedicated to raising their kids in church, it gives me hope for the future of this world. They truly are the future leaders of God’s church!

1) I love the fact that we will celebrate Mother’s Day and honor our moms. Abraham Lincoln said: “No man is poor who has had a godly mother.”

2) I love the fact that we will dedicate babies on Mother’s Day. When I see parents who are dedicated to raising their kids in church, it gives me hope for the future of this world. They truly are the future leaders of God’s church!

3) I love the fact that we will celebrate a variety of graduations from Wee-Care to high school to college. Our children are experiencing those milestones of life that we all got to experience. Some are bitter-sweet but we have to remember that the Lord is the Lord of both the past and the future!

4) I love the fact that I will be doing two weddings in May. The weddings remind me of my marriage and of all the As a child I remember going to Atlanta, Georgia to visit my Uncle George and his family. One of the things we did was visit Stone Mountain. If you know anything about Stone Mountain, it is an imposing granite mountain that stands out for miles on the Atlanta horizon.

I remember climbing it as a young person and thinking this is just a bunch of rocks with seemingly no trail. It’s headed nowhere. But years later I thought about that experience when I read Dr. Warren Wiersbe’s book, The Bumps Are What You Climb On. The rocks on the mountain were the bumps but the bumps lead me to the top of the mountain.

Friends, I don’t have to tell you, life is difficult!

There are seasons of life that need to be named “Pain”. The bumps of life, at times, seem too difficult to bear and they seem to be without purpose. I certainly don’t claim to have all the answers when it comes to the struggles of life but the word of God does give us clarity at this point. From God’s perspective, He wastes no pain and He does have a purpose in it. Never forget the words of Paul in proper context, “And we know that in all things, God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” (Romans 8:28) For one, pain helps wonderful examples of godly marriage in grow us toward spiritual maturity.James tells us, our church!

5) I love the fact that we will celebrate Memorial Day and thank God for those men and women who have given their lives for our freedom!

6) I love the fact that we will have an AWANA celebration that encourages our children who have spent nine months memorizing God’s word!

7) I love the fact that Laura and I are being sent by the best church in the world on the vacation of a lifetime in May!

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I always wanted to be Hoss Cartwright and I am going to get my chance because of you! I love you and I thank God for the GREAT church that He allows me to serve!

Love in Christ, Bro. Tommy