Monday, September 30, 2013

the 6:4 man

this is chris,
my husband of twenty-one years
he makes persimmon pudding
puts the seat down
kills spiders
changes tires
washes dishes
travels the world
plays ping pong with his sons
speaks reason into my chaos-mind
calls me beautiful
but what i love best?
he's an ephesians 6:4 man
teaching his children
to jesus-walk this earth
this is the greatest a man can be

what has god shown you about a family member lately?

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  1. What a neat way to honor him. Hey my hubby puts the seat down too - a gracious, important and often over looked gift. That made me smile!

  2. 21 years, really? Wow! What a great testament to the power of marriage and the importance of faith!

  3. Amen. Powerful tribute to your husband.
    Caring through Christ, ~ linda

  4. Love it!! I love how God illuminates our family to us sometimes -- His perspective is always best (and not easily bogged down by the inconsequential).

  5. Sweet words about your man. I learned this weekend that God has truly given our son a special love for the woods, hiking and all things creepy crawly. Love this about him and trying to figure out how a non-woodsy, quite wimpy, Mama can help foster this God given desire and gift in my boy.

  6. I love this beautiful tribute to your husband ... hope he reads your blog.


  7. A beautiful tribute to your husband. My family will be entering a new season and God revealed to me that I'm now the only one who is shedding tears. He reminded me how important time with family is right now. Blessings to you. Visiting from Tell His Story.

  8. oh i love, love, love this one... what a godly man you have friend. and he puts the seat down??? !! :) pretty awesome.

  9. My husband doesn't ever. He just keeps on. My daughter forgives easily without hurt or bitterness. My other daughter is still tender. Life hasn't made her question motives and outcomes. Love them all.