Date: 10 Oct 2011 Comments: 0

It’s been some time since I posted here, been very busy with things not related to spiritual growth and that’s been part of the problem. I am going through my MS in Cybersecurity from University of Maryland, University College (UMUC) which is pretty demanding. I have always liked the field of cyber security but it was an immature field until the past few years and the job market is ripe for this career. Unfortunately this means I have had to put my M.A. Christian Ministries on hold. I will get back to it… I promise… I am not going to waste those 30 credits I earned!

However, that is not the focus of this post. My church, Northwest Baptist Church, hosted a church-wide movie night at Harkins Bricktown Cinema where we rented out an entire theater (or screen depending on how you view it) for the movie ‘Courageous’, the latest movie by Sherwood Pictures, the church that created Fireproof, Facing the Giants, and a few others. To say the movie is great would not do it justice. I am so amazed at how powerful this movie is. 

The movie really made me realize how far I have fallen from being the kind of father I should be (and used to be for the most part). God has blessed me with a beautiful daughter who despearately needs her father to be the kind of man I need to be. He has also blessed me with the two baby boys who need to have a male role model they can grow to become like as they begin to develop personalities. Sadly, I have not been doing the best job on this and I made the command to myself that I would turn that around before it’s too late. The reality is that life is so short and can vanish so fast, that each passing day could be the last one. I don’t want to spend my whole life regretting what I should have done for my children if I ever lost one of them.

That being said, I have resolved to go and get the Courageous Bible study and follow it to the letter. I have always said that I wished there was a spiritual guide  for all fathers to follow. In fact, when I was active in seminary, I very strongly considered making one. Thankfully, the Sherwood Baptist Church has already produced a strong bible study, the very one that the guys in the movie went through. I am leaving my office early today (it’s a holiday so I don’t technically have to be here but I wanted to make up some time) and I will be buying this when I get off.

For any fathers… I can’t stress enough how vitally important it is for you guys to see this movie or read the book. The lessons it teaches are some of the most powerful and vital lessons you can ever learn as a father.

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