Then what becomes of our boasting? – Romans 3.27a
Gotta love this video where Brian Regan talks about the common human condition of wanting to one-up others.
My favorite new song from my brother-in-law, Bradley Bean (the one in the orange and blue), and his comedy partner, Jackson Bailey:
These rules are maxims since the beginning of parenting and shall remain so until the end of time. As certain as gravity is pulling things down, these laws are fixed:
#1 – When you really need to hear something important, your kids will find a way to be so loud they will drown out what you need to hear (especially when you are on the phone).
#2 – Whenever you are about to have your family picture taken, one of your kids will secure a black eye, scratch across the face, or anything of that nature that might be used in the future as evidence that you are an abuser.
#3 – Whenever someone lends you a CD or DVD for a few days, you kids will find a way to scratch it so that you have to covertly buy another one to replace it.
#4 – If your child says he feels like he is going to throw up, he will…before you can get him to the bathroom or off of the carpet/rug.
#5 – If you accidentally say something confidential in front of your child, the secret will be revealed in the most public and embarrassing way.
#6 – Whatever you hope does not get broken…will.
#7 – If you have a van, at some point a child, unbeknownst to you, will turn on a dome light which will drain your battery overnight, and always the night before an important morning meeting.
Can you think of some more?
So, I know many of my church members have seen my office at work. But few have had the privelege of stepping into the bathroom off of our master bedroom. I took a pic to let you know what it looked like because I know that many of you are just dying to know. Behold! The master bath:
A man without self-control
is like a city broken into and left without walls. – Prov. 25.28
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control... – Galatians 5.22-23
“The Marshmallow Test” was first administered back in the 1960s and is still being used today. I found these videos both very funny and very fascinating. Of course the spiritual applications are almost self-explanatory.
“What can a marshmallow tell you about your kids?” is the lead line for this news story about the Marshmallow Test…
Boys are definitely hard-wired to be competitive. This morning I overheard our six-year old son say, “Momma, if we have another baby boy, it will be 4-3, but right now it’s tied up!”
ps – No, we are not pregnant.
Ok, I’m not sure this qualifies as contributing to your spiritual growth, but a “merry heart” is a good thing (Prov. 15.13):