Mr. Dad

Good night

There I was sitting down waiting for Alyssa to get ready. A decision had to be made. Not “The decision” like Lebron. It was an important one for me though. I had no plans, nothing to do, and nowhere to go. She was leaving for a “girly” party. You know the type right?… The kind that only women go to, because only women would ever want to go. Imagine this… Here is the invitation… Alright Men, Save the date because this friday we are going to get together and sit and shop in my living room.  Alright who is in!!! Yea that’s never going to go down. But the ladies love it so more power to them. So my dilemma had nothing to do with the party actually.

She said she was going to bring my son Julian with her. Sweet right? As I sat and thought about it, I knew that this would be an opportunity for me to prefer my wife and be a little less selfish… Continue reading

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>Teaching

>Selfish… That is a frightening word. I think it becomes even more frightening when you realize its about you. Think about it… when someone else is selfish it is so ugly. No one wants to be around someone like that. Its something that we all learn about as a child. Don’t be selfish and share. I read a question recently and it made me think about it.

“What does God want to make shiny and new in YOU?”
I started looking at how I had been living lately. Everything pointed to myself. My time, my stuff, my money, what I wanted, what i didn’t want around me. That is a lot of me. I went to the store with Allie and hated every moment of it. I tried my hardest to get through it without complaining. The Truth is I was just a jerk. Seriously, It was all about Alyssa and what she needed to get done so I hated it. Forget the fact that I got to spend some time with her, which I don’t get to do a lot lately. After reading that question I started to think of ways to serve her and did a few. It was a little hard at first. Here is where I think I realized how bad I was.
I was sitting at the table working on something and she was cleaning and putting stuff away. She dropped some rice all over the floor, I was a little annoyed because she made some noise when I was trying to get stuff done. See what a punk I am. I knew that she was going to finish putting the rice away and then clean up the mess. I knew that I could stay right where I was and she would do all the work. Thats when I noticed my selfishness. So I got up and made a decision to serve. I got down and picked it up for her and cleaned the floor. She was so thankful. Thats just one little example and I am sure that my life is full of many more that I can change. I only need to get outside of MY world and look at the world around and start to serve. Maybe there is something that God wants to point out and change in you. Maybe it’s selfishness or something else. Whatever it is I pray you would see it now and we can work at being more like Him together.