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Sunday, October 24, 2010

am I practicing?

We heard a good message at church today. It was about Godly parenting. Now that our three are grown and on their own, most of our parenting is done. But there have been and will be teachable moments in the time I spend with my grands. The sermon included a story that made a powerful point that is applicable to all Christians.
The pastor, Allen, said when he was a boy, his dad took him and his older brother to stock car races. Children under the age of 6 were free. One night, just a few days after he turned 6, they went to a race. When his dad asked to buy tickets, he said "One adult and one child." The ticket seller looked at Allen and said, "What about him?' His dad replied, "He's 5 years old." Allen spoke up and said. "No Daddy. Remember I had a birthday. I'm 6 now." His dad frowned at him, told him to shut up and then said,"He's 5. One adult and one child." This happened before his dad was a Christian. Allen said nothing like that ever happened again after his dad was saved. But 50 years later, Allen still remembers the incident.
Why do you suppose it made such an impression? Well, his dad had told him about the importance of honesty, but when presented with the opportunity to show his son that he practiced honesty in his life, he failed.
How important it is that the life I live is consistent with the words I say. Not only as an example to my children and grandchildren but to all those who are witnesses to my life.

"Lord, who may dwell in your sanctuary? Who may live on your Holy hill?

He whose walk is blameless and who does what is righteous, who speaks the truth from his heart;

and has no slander on his tongue, who does his neighbor no wrong and casts no slur on his fellowman;

who despises a vile man but honors those who fear the Lord, who keeps his oath even when it hurts;

who lends his money without usury and does not accept a bribe against the innocent. He who does these things will never be shaken." Psalm15


  1. Wow, that is a powerful story! My grandfather always used to say, "Do as I say, not as I do." WHAT?!?! Oh, how important our examples are! Thanks for the reminder...have a wonderful day!

  2. That is so true, I was a kid and we went to the Christmas parade. It was cold and my Mom and aunt took six small kids. They let us get balloons and then we walked a long ways back to the car. My Mom kept counting the money over and over and she said, that guy gave me to much change. We got out of the car and walked and walked to find the balloon man. We didn't. My Mom agonized about that extra money.
    It was late when we got home and we were so cold but I learned that no matter what, honesty is always best and no matter what it costs do it anyway.
    Thanks for the reminder that someone is always watching, even when we think they are to little.

  3. Great reminder, thanks for passing the message on! :)

  4. I thought I would come here to answer your question since I never know how to do it the right way, I think it would work with crab meat. You don't cook the meat very long just until it is heated so I bet it would work, let me know how it turns out if you try it.
    Yeah, I was thinking it would be so much better with fresh clams. I hope it works. When you add the red wine vinegar it changes the whole recipe.

  5. Wow! Very powerful message. So true how our actions speak much louder than our words!


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