WOW! It's been a long, long time since I've posted. I guess it's true you get writer's block or bloggers block. Anyway, here I am reading old posts and going trough my list of bloggers I follow. Opps guess I better back up and give you some catch up stuff first and why I haven't been blogging. Well you see the local sheriff has this thing about computers in jail! Nah! Just kidding, really. I had some pretty extensive surgery last November which promptly got infected which caused me to wind up in the hospital on three different occasions. I only was released to go back to work the beginning of May. You would think with all that time on my hands I would be blogging my life away but, truly I just wasn't really up to much of anything for about 5 months.
So here goes. Went to church this morning which I do most Sunday mornings. The Pastor was giving a sermon on God, The Father, and how he give everybody an opportunity to succeed in His world. This was the heart of the message. However, one point his hit on struck me very, very close to home. What did your father teach you and what have you taught your children? This really hit home as I got to thinking about what my daughter had said to me one day after my wonderful Gretchen had passed away.
We were talking about mom being in heaven and this and that and I remarked that Sarah had been raised as a Christian and so had mom and there was no doubt she was fixing boobers on little kids in heaven, if they had them there. Sarah promptly replied she was raised as a Christian but not in a Christian house.
We prayed a meal time but not in the morning, at bed or did not actively read the Bible. She had a good point.
My father taught me to hunt and fish, accept responsibility, show respect to my elders work had and have feelings for the other person who may not be as fortunate as I was. I tried to teach my sons and daughter the same things. I believe we succeeded in part but, as Sarah put it "not a Christian home".
Now to what do I do about all those missed opportunities?