Sunday, February 2, 2014

Love, Dad (again)

Dear Family,

Tonight Emily and I were texting, joking about some of the things dad might be doing in this phase of life.

It got us laughing. Then of course, me crying. It inspired me to look for the voice mail recording Christina had sent all of us. I couldn't find it but I did come across some old treasures that made me smile. I wanted to post them here so we can always find his wisdom and easily remember when we need to.

So enjoy, laugh and cry. They're both good.


To my grandkids
 I want you to Know that I had hope to be with you in this earthly life.  
 I am thankful I got to interact with maia and Ethan my boy.  
 Just remember your home is like a school.   Your Parents are your teachers.   They will teach you about god,  Life,  Values,  and Righteousness.
 Be Teachable.   Your parents are your guide and teachers.   Love and respect them.   o well as you obey them.   Your life will go well as you obey them 

My prayers Is that you will learn To appreciate life.   That you May realize it is god who gives you life.   Learn also how to laugh, 
 your parents will know what is good for you.   That everyone of you will choose to follow christ.
These things are for grandchildren   

Angela Angela
 After you gave birth to Ethan my boy I began to envision all kinds of activities I could do with him.   IT appears these things are no longer possible unless God intervenes.   I envision Ethan and I , Playing basketball,  working on cars or
Trucks.   Playing basketball of coarse would be a priority.   Oneday when he is old enough to understand you can tell Ethan.  
My message for you.   That your faith in God will remain solid and strong.   I realized this horrible disease in my body has caused a lot of us To think deeper about god.   our faith in god.
Ultimately we can Still trust God.  

I enjoy being around with Ethan and maia.  

You and Jordan are doing a great job raising your kids.

i am Thanking god for the spiritual drive you have been Demonstrating lately.   Maintain it. 
I envision you and mike rearing your kids with biblical principles.  
Oneday your sphere of influence will be bigger.   one of the keys in making kingdom impact is practicising God's presence in your life.Keep learning from god' s word.   For mike,  I Hope and pray That one day you will take your responsibility as a spiritual leader in the home.  
 About automotive,  Think and apply safety whenever you work  on cars.   I have all the tools you need to Fix cars.   Try your best not to Loose tools.  

Hi Christina, 
 it has been a wonderful experience golfing,  Chatting,  and Spending time with you. 
I am very proud of you,  and of all of you Girls.   You have accomplished so much in life at younger age.   Whereever your career takes you just keep in mind your ultimate purpose in life.  

 I am very proud of you,  and of all of you Girls.   You have accomplished so much in life at younger age.   Whereever your career takes you just keep in mind your ultimate purpose in life.   There is no greater purpose in life than your God Given purpose.  
I am hopeful I get to see your first child before the lord takes me home.  
You and Frankie are good match.

One of my memories with you,  I Took you to A bus to go to a community center.   We Participated in a program called tug and tumble.   This was when we were living in richmond.   You Enjoyed being in there and you did not want to leave.   Watching you run on a high school track meet,  and watch you play high school basketball was one of my joyous moments.  

For frankie

Oneday when you have your own kids.   Here are things you may consider.   Build in them spiritual foundation at early age.   Read to them bible stories.   Demonstrate To them in Practical ways what it means to Love and to love your wife

dear emily,

oneday when you read this message you will find it inspiring. My prayer for you is, 

 you Will learn what it means to love your God.
  This Principle is foundational in your Relationship with God. Some biblical advice I want you to apply into your life. 

   Choose a life time godly partner.   Choose a life time godly partner.   Because unity in the spirit will bring more harmony into your marriage relationship.   Be a student of God's word.   Following biblical principles leaves no regrets.  
I Hope to be at your High school grad.   At your wedding as well.   Your a very good basketball player.   Keep developing your skills,  like Dribbling,  Passing to an open player,  Learning to lay up the ball with your left hand.   Pursue education.   To have a university degree gives you Some springboard for life.   I am confident if you keep improving your skills in basketful you Might end up playing university level.

Emily has A gentle spirit.   Her inner beauty is evident Only have one 14 Birthday enjoy it.  
 You will Oneday be challenged with your Chrisrienced that.  
 Trying to live out your values leave less regrets.  
 You are Very gifted in a lot of areas.   Use your talents and gifts to expand the kingdomtian values or you probably have expe of god.   

To my dear wife Kathy, 
 I want you to Know I am Thankful to god for being my wife,  Friend,  and Care giver. all my life trials and,  Challenges.
 you were There to help me.   You always demonstrated that you cared for me.   I Couldn't have done everything on my own.   I love you very much. 

You were With me in times of trials,  Suffering,  Perseverance,  and Victories.  

You were also one of My greatest resource in doing ministry.
.   You are indispensable in my life. 

my personal note

It is my hope that all my girls will try their best to teach their children that following Jesus is worthwhile doing.   The Influence of this World may attract Your kidtablish in them solid spiritual foundation while they are moldable teach them the word of god.   Eph, 6:1-2 is an ideal verse for them to apply at younger age.   Show them in lifes to do the Opposite.   I would have to say es There need to be a Respect for higher authority.   Help them to understand what it means to love God.   Model to them what it takes to do this.   I also hope you will always be parents of second chance.

this dynavox is messing up my notes (this makes me laugh) 

It is a very long exit.   Jesus says we cannot add an hour into our lives. our time on earth is   Pre-determined.   We can shorten our lives by sinning.   

bible study notes
Mark 1:1-13
We are called to pave the way For others.  
 Point people to Christ.   

1 comment:

QAMan said...

What a beautiful way to end the year then by reading these pearls of wisdom.

I'm convinced Jessy is very pleased with how his family is doing.

I have a much better appreciation of is words now that I have grandchildren of my own.
I see "my boy" in Jonah, the little Michael I did not have the privilege to meet.
I thank God for second chances.

Steph: You have put on a lot of spiritul miles in the drive Jessy saw in you.
And Michael, I see you as the cornerstone upon which your family is built; and a solid home you have (room for much expansion ;-> ).

The Beaulieus, Morales, O'Briens and Rossworms have done well in Jessy's prophesy.

At the dusk of 2014, the Church just celebrated the feast of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph, echoing Jessy's wisdom:

"The Lord honours the father above his children,
and he confirms a mother's rights over her sons.
Whoever honours their father atones for sins
and gains preservation from them;
when they pray, they will be heard.

Whoever respects their mother is like one who lays up treasure.
The person who honours their father will have joy in their own children,
and when they pray they will be heard.
Whoever respects their father will have a long life,
and whoever honours their mother obeys the Lord.

My child, help your father in his old age,
and do not grieve him as long as he lives.
Even if his mind fails, be patient with him;
because you have all your faculties,
do not despise him all the days of his life.

For kindess to your father will not be forgotten,
and will be credited to you against your sins --
a house raised in justice for you."
Sirach (aka Eccleiasticus) 3:2-6,12-14

"Brothers and sisters:
As God's chosen ones, holy and beloved,
chothe yourselves with compassion,
kindness, humility, meekness, and patience.
Bear with one another and,
if anyone has a complaint against another, forgive each other;
just as the Lord has forgiven you,
so you also must forgive.

Above all, clothe yourselves with love,
which binds everything together in perfect harmony.
And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts,
to which indeed you were called in the one body.
And be thankful.

Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly;
teach and admonish one another in all wisdom;
and with gratitude in your hearts
sing Psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs to God.
And whatever you do, in word or deed,
do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus,
giving thanks to God the Father through him.

Wives, be subject to your husbands, as it is fitting in the Lord.
Husbands, love your wives and never treat them harshly.
Children, obey your parents in everything,
for this is your acceptable duty in the Lord.
Fathers, do no provoke your children,
or they may lose heart."
Col 3:12-21

As we embark on a new year, may God be gracious to us and bless us.
Freed by the response to the cry in our hearts "Abba! Father!"
may we inherit here and now the Peace of our Lord;
may we like the shepherds go to our Lord in haste, glorifying and praising God;
have blessed and happy 2015.