most important

Being a dad has been awesome. It’s only been two months, but I have found out some very important information in this short time. Before I tell you what this is, let me just say that kids are a blessing. The whole kid thing is so new and exciting for us. Colbie changes everyday which makes it even more exciting. She’s starting to smile which makes me smile. And tear up. I’ve been more emotional since she’s came into the world. Can’t quite figure that one out.

After saying all of this, the most important thing about parenting has to do with my marriage.

I’ve learned that you have to put your marriage before you kids no matter what. You’ve probably seen this done backwards by many families. I know I have. Kids control the parent’s schedule. Everything is centered around the kids. It becomes chaos to everyone. In fact you probably think that’s the way it’s supposed to happen.

But, my advice for new parents (from my short experience) would be to get back to normal as soon as possible. Put your spouse first.

rapture

I have waited a week or so to write about this whole Harold Camping thing, just in case he was sort of right. Incase God decided to come on May 22nd instead, just to make Camping doubt himself a little. Of course, that didn’t happen.

If you are a Christian, you have thought about the rapture at one point in your life. You might ask for forgiveness constantly from God just to make sure you two are on the same page about your salvation. You sometimes compare yourself to your friends to make sure you’re doing ok in God’s sight. You make sure to check and see if some people who you think are holier than you are still here, just so you know the rapture hasn’t happened yet. Maybe your thought process is more profound and you think about the folding or piling of your clothes.

So, when Harold Camping predicted that the world would end on May 21st and then it didn’t, it still had us all thinking, “So, when is thing really going to happen?” People have been talking about it for years. People have been saying it’s going to be soon and we are all still waiting. I mean Earth is great and all, but I imagine Heaven to be at least 100 times greater.

Anyways, I have a feeling that when anyone predicts a time and day that God will come back, God won’t come back. Maybe Camping was right about the prediction,but he went and made God change His schedule. God’s probably more mad about that than anything. I hate it when something comes up and I have to change my schedule.

The other thing is that I feel sorry for the people that went and gave away all of earthly possessions since they listened to Harold Camping who thought God was coming back on May 21st. Right now they have to be hurt from the people who led them to believe something that wasn’t true.

In the end, the predictions not coming true really just makes “Christians” look stupid. You just can’t predict it. The predictions make people confused and angry when it doesn’t happen. It also wastes a bunch of time. Change the world while we’re still here. Feed the hungry, help the poor, love one another.

God is coming back for us one day. That’s all I know.

life

We probably haven’t talked in a minute.

So…

What’s one awesome thing that happened to you this week?
How are you doing?
Really.