encouraging words wednesday...{different}

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the other day, i overheard little man say "oh, crap"
i explained to him that this was something i didn't want him to say.
not just because it's inappropriate.
but because we're christians.
because you're a good boy and you set an example.

did he really get it?
probably not.
but he got enough to not repeat it again.
(at least within my earshot - let's be honest)

this lesson will repeat itself time and again as he grows up.
eventually he'll think twice.
not because i can hear him.
but because he's a child of God.

and that got me thinking.
i'm careful with the words that come out of my mouth.
i go to church.
i read the bible.
i teach my son about God.

but am i doing all that i should?

"and do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God."
~ romans 12:2

all of my friends - believers & non believers - know that i'm a christian
i try to show them all that i'm a "cool" christian....
that i'm just like them even though i believe in God.
i think it's been my hope that it would convince the non believers that church is the place to be.

but that's not the way.
that's not what i want my son to learn.

we saw the movie courageous this past weekend.
have you seen it?
excellent movie - go rent it NOW :-)

it's time for me to start making the courageous choices.
to stand apart, to stand up, to stand in His glory.

it may be difficult at times.....
but it's time for me to be different.

have you had an opportunity to be courageous lately?
how did it go?

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