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Basketball Mornings and #CrackerBarrel

Early games mean brunch at Cracker Barrel.

We started off with a big win.

And headed out for brunch.

The fire place is my favorite. I really love sitting in front of a fireplace. Add checkers and special things happen.

She played me to a draw. It was one long 10 minute game. She is getting good at this.

God Meant It For Good

Joseph went through some real family issues. It’s amazing to me how Joseph reacted when he saw his brothers for the first time after what they did to him.

His older half-brothers from three seperate moms had sold him as a slave, seperating him from a loving father and his baby brother from the same mom. Yeah, Joseph’s life was complicated.

Yet Joseph had already came to the realization that God had put him through all this as part of the plan to save his family. Joseph forgave his brothers and comforted them by telling them he forgave them.

God still uses our life situations to bring His plans to fruition. What situations have you come through that have allowed you to help or comfort others?

But Joseph said to them, “Do not be afraid, for am I in God’s place? As for you, you meant evil against me, but God meant it for good in order to bring about this present result, to preserve many people alive. So therefore, do not be afraid; I will provide for you and your little ones.” So he comforted them and spoke kindly to them.
Genesis 50:19‭-‬21 NASB

Father’s Day

A father’s work is never done, especially with an energetic son

“Hey dad”, he says, “let’s go out and play”, but son it’s father’s day

a day where I should relax and rest, and be told that I am the best

“But dad”, he says, “how about this”, a project that just can’t be missed

Son you know I love you so, don’t you think we should let that go

It’s father day and I’m the best, shouldn’t I just take a rest

Then there is this thought within, a little reminder of if not now then when

No, tomorrow I must mow, and Tuesday I’m not sure who is to know

If this dad is the best, then this lesson I must address

Life is too short to take a rest, when with an energetic son you have been blessed

© Johnathan Sexton and OneChristianMan.com, 2014.

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