Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Michelle Malkin on Parenting.


Michelle Malkin, columnist and television commentator wrote:
As a mother of a 4 year old girl and a 8 month old boy, I am increasingly dismayed by the liberal assault on the decency, the normalization of promiscuity, and the mainstream media's role as shameless collaborators....{excerpt removed}
When conservative women say,'have some self-respect' liberals in the media call us self-righteous. When conservative women say promiscuity is degrading and self-destructive, liberals in the media call us prudes. When liberal women raise their voices, they are praised as "passionate." when conservative women raise their voices, we are condemned as "shrill."
Her comments are concluded with a last bit of advice for parents:
Be "prudes." Be "rude." Be "shrill.". And never feel ashamed for asking out loud, "Have you no shame".

Quote taken from pg. 11 Bringing up Girls, James Dobson.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Awards Day

Yesterday I had the honor of observing my sweet girl receive rewards for highest average in her class in most every subject. I was filled with pride when she was given each award. Following the program Mandy and I walked with Abbey back to her classroom. It was there Abbey received the highest honor of all. Two people shared with Mandy and me about our little girls sweet Christian attitude. Good grades will only take one so far in life. What will separate you from the rest of the scholars is the goodness of Christ Jesus living inside us. If we are good it is because Jesus is good. If we speak a kind word it is because Jesus is kind. If we have compassion on someone it is because Jesus is compassionate. Christ in us is the hope of Glory.

Saturday, May 07, 2011

Blessed.

Enjoying a great Saturday with my two awesome children at the playlpark in McDonalds. This is in stark contrast to my previous Saturday assisting tornado victims in Franklin county AL. The events of April 27th have gripped my heart in a powerful way. I cannot describe how blessed I feel sitting here at total ease. Several men and women from my church have gone back today to assist those affected by the tornados. This passed week I have heard unbelievable stories from victims and relatives of victims. I would have a hard time believing them too if i had not seen it with my own eyes. God has blessed me and the rest of the Colley dogs. I hope our compassion will never diminish for all those sweet families that are suffering.

Monday, March 01, 2010

Worship is Not an Event its a Lifestyle!

Event - an occurrence that is sharply localized at a single point in space and instance of time.
Lifestyle - the habits, attitudes, tastes, moral standards, economic level, etc. that together constitute the mode of living of an individual or group "Worship is not an event; it is a lifestyle" became my philosophy for ministry in early 2002. Long story short, the church I was serving was having difficulties, and my ministry was coming to an end there. Mandy's dad was diagnosed with pancreatitis and spent over 6 months in the hospital. The final straw was when I was diagnosed with testicular cancer. In these dark months, God placed a dear brother in my life. He told me that I would come through this like gold. I remember thinking, how arrogant of him to say that to me. I did not have the ability to see that God was refining my life. I continued to go to church but was miserable Sunday after Sunday. I did not obtain any satisfaction from the services. Even worse, God seemed to be silent. I shared all these things with Bro. Allen. I could not get hold of the circumstances. He replied with a life changing statement, "Worship is not an event; it's a lifestyle." The ax fell. I had been throwing the world's biggest pity party Monday through Saturday, and then I expected to go to "worship" and showers of blessings to fall. In my hour of discouragement, I had completely lost my focus. I'm thankful to say that now I have regained perspective. Now, I wish I could say that I am perfect and I walk in sunshine all week long and heaven comes down every day in my life. I can't say that, but now I live with the perspective that I do not have to wait till Sunday to get it all straightened out. I'm going to walk and talk with Jesus, and Sunday I'm going to celebrate what He has allowed me to experience all week long. Where are you when it comes to worship? Is Sunday the first and last time God crosses your mind? I hope it is simply the first day of seven you offer totally to Jesus. If you allow your happiness to depend on your happenings, you will spend life totally discontented. However, if you will recognize that every second of our existence is a gift and our circumstances are ultimately for our good, worshiping God will be your lifestyle.