What uncommon things do we want to become common?

Things like:
our children having mutual love and respect for each other.
our teenage children having love, honor, respect and obedience for their parents.
us continually becoming better friends and lovers.
our family totally trusting God in all things and putting our faith in Him to fulfill his promises.

Friday, December 31, 2010

Life is a Gift. Everyday.

By Creg

The two phrases "10 year old child" and "life threatening" shouldn't be in the same sentence.

But on Monday the 27th they were. There is now no competition for the longest day of my life.

Samantha, who was nearing a diabetic coma (though we were unaware that she had diabetes), and Chelsa were flown by emergency helicopter to Cook Children's Hospital in Ft. Worth. As strange as this may sound my thoughts were not on whether Samantha would live or die, but on who God would reach through this ordeal. A few people came to mind.

Throughout the week I thought of many things a father would be thinking, I suppose, who was in this position. The more I thought, the more I realized who God was reaching. It wasn't the people I had in mind, it was me. God was speaking to me about life, fatherhood, relationships. I can see God reaching a lot of us in large and small ways during circumstances like this when we fill our thoughts with Him and make time to listen .


  1. you are a warrior, not just any warrior but one of the old and valorous order! i love you and respect and admire you! it is an honor to call you my friend...

  2. Life with the Istres is a gift, too. (ALL of the Istres, thank God!)