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Monday Musings 06/12/10

From the family room to center stage…

There is nothing quite like watching your children excel and fulfill their dreams.

Last night, MJ and I got back from Ottawa in time to attend the 26th annual Singing Christmas Tree at Evangel in Montreal.  I had the privilege of participating in thirteen of them but last night’s presentation will go down in history as the greatest of them all for me.

What a thrill to sit in the audience, not as a pastor but as a father, and watch my son fulfill a dream.  For years Jonathan has dreamed of conducting a mass choir.  I have listened as he shared his vision of what a choir would look like and sound like, and I have even observed him “shadow” leading a choir in our family room while listening to cd’s of the Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir.  Well, last night, life for Jonathan moved from the shadows of a family room to the centre stage of a jammed packed church in downtown Montreal, and MJ and I were there to see it!  And then, to hear our daughter-in-law, Julia, sing a moving solo just made the night that much better.

To top it all off, all of this happened on our daughter’s birthday.  Stéphanie, thanks for adding the icing on the cake!!!

Children are our greatest gift from God, next to the gift of salvation and a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.  I would hope that it is the desire of every parent reading this blog to see your children excel in life, and even exceed the successes you have enjoyed.  Perhaps, there are some parents who have experienced disappointment in the path a child has taken, and the dreams you have had for them appear to be broken.  Can I encourage you to keep loving them and praying for them, and let them know that you still believe in them.  Never give up on the dream, champion their successes and entrust your child’s future into the hands of God!!!

Until next Monday…

Don

Taking risks for Kingdom impact!

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